Stone Healing and Classical Chinese Medicine

This past weekend I had the great fortune of having my injured shoulder treated by Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation Taoist Master of the Jade Purity School, Yellow Emperor/Lao Tzu Sect, ordained by 87th Generation Taoist Master Yu Wen (Jeffrey’s adoptive Grandfather). I was invited to be a demonstration subject at his workshop, which was hosted by a good friend of ours, Kathryn P. White, Ph.D., DHM, MTOM. An incredible healer in her own right, Kathryn is the President and Founder of the American University of Complementary Medicine (AUCM) in Beverly Hills, California.

As the workshop focused upon the use of gems and stones in the practice of Classical Chinese Medicine, Dr. Yuen used stones and crystals instead of the customary needle upon certain acupuncture points. He did not pierce the skin but instead used the sharp points of the stones and pressed fairly deeply upon the points. He also used a scraping technique around the shoulder area called “Gua Sha.” The effects were quite remarkable as the flow of energy felt in the body was pronounced and gave much relief to my shoulder. He also recommended elixirs made up from specific stones as further treatments to be continued at home.

Dr. Yuen seems to have an encyclopedic knowledge of Taoism and the Classics of Chinese Medicine and he artfully combines this knowledge with an intuitive understanding that enables him to connect quickly and deeply with underlying causes of illness.

Of great interest to me was his recommendation of the use of certain “animal” sounds for strengthening the tendons. Although the “Six Healing Sounds” in Classical Chinese Medicine are quite powerful, he recommended the animal sound of “huummph!” (I’m not sure this spelling is quite correct). He also recommended “Waah!” These reminded me of certain Japanese martial art “kiais” that I’m familiar with. The kiai is a way of generating and focusing powerful internal energy.

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3 responses to “Stone Healing and Classical Chinese Medicine

  1. This is fascinating! I am a massage therapist and I have been studying Native American healing techniques involving stones for a while now, but I never realized that Traditional Chinese Medicine had such a long history with the stones, as well!

    The website for the lady that I have been studying with is http://www.SacredStoneMedicine.com, in case anyone is curious.

    Thanks for posting this!

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  3. I’ve also had experience with ‘healing stones’ over the last 12 years. The gemstones must be of therapuetic quality meaning they must be of a high frequency and consciousness. This can be muscle tested before purchasing to determine if the stone / gemstone is of therapuetic value. Stones also have their specific mission and purpose and can be wonderfully helpful to people. I’d suggest that we treat them with respect once we realize their bigger picture true beingness …

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