The 5 Houses of Chi

For thousands of years, Chinese Medicine has used a metaphor of the 5 Elements — Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood — to identify imbalances and then balance energy flow in the 12 main meridians of acupuncture. Using points called Command Points, relating a meridian to each of the elements, Chinese Medicine recognized early on the interconnectedness of all things. Because of this holographic approach to balancing energy, it was a natural match with the philosophy of Applied Physiology, and was adopted early on in the development of AP.

The 5 Houses of Chi is Applied Physiology's method of using traditional Chinese Medicine rules of 5 Element energy movement, with a kinesiology twist. Building on skills obtained in the Agape Quest and other AP workshops, the practitioner identifies imbalances based on specific issues rather than general 5 Element energy flow. These issues may result in complex patterns of energy flow imbalance, leading to the identification of numerous acupressure command points requiring stimulation.

In this workshop, the student will learn:

As one of the early workshops developed in Applied Physiology, this method still holds up as a key balancing technique in the Applied Physiologist's arsenal of energy balancing modalities. By marrying the traditional tenents of the centuries old techniques of Chinese Medicine with the body's ability to specify, through muscle monitoring, precisely what pathways it wants balanced, the results achieved using the 5 Houses of Chi method are often quite remarkable.

As this workshop usually comes after the 7 Chi Keys, the student is already familiar with the location of the points used in this technique, and is able to make immediate use of the 5 Houses in their balancing sessions.

This module is usually combined with another advanced Applied Physiology module, Polarity. The combination provides a powerful 1-2 punch in an exciting 5 day format for the professional kinesiology practitioner.

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