補 瀉 之 法 與 步 驟 rules and steps of supplementing and depleting
76th difficulty of Nanjing is linked with explanation of yin and yang circulation of fourth difficulty.
Practitioners of archaic acupuncture use direction of Wei and Rong as of yin and yang for diagnosis and finding direction of natural qi flow through pilse palpation. Direction from inside towards outside is yin, rong direction of the pulse. Direction from outside towards inside is the yang or wei direction of the pulse. Same directions are used to supplement and deplete qi.
Same difficulty shows that surplus of yin is the yang deficiency. For example pulse map recorded according principles of Nanjing archaic pulse diagnosis shows that lung is yin excessive or yang deficient, rong excessive or wei deficient. In this case supplementing yang practitioner of archaic acupuncture depletes yin, supplementing wei he depletes rong. For this case practitioner uses yang victory or yang dominating movement of the nature palpated through the pulse.
Heart is yin deficient and yang excessive, wei excessive, rong deficient. Stimulating yin, practitioner of archaic acupuncture depletes yang, supplement rong and depletes wei. For this case practitioner uses yin victory or yin dominating movement of the nature palpated through the pulse.
Here are steps and rules of supplementing and depleting used in archaic acupuncture