Kigo: Exploring the Spiritual Essence of Acupuncture Points Through the Changing Seasons
The concept of 'kigo', a Japanese word meaning 'season word', is used to understand the seasonal energy of the points and how the body relates to the universal flow. As an understanding of the spirit of the point brings focus and potency to a practitioner's needling, it also strengthens their ability to touch a patient's soul and spirit, besides the physical body.
Tying in the macro cosmic connection of the body to the universe with a poetic force that amplifies and deepens the effect of acupuncture, Kigo is the perfect companion not only for acupuncturists, but also for chiropractors and psychotherapists, doctors and nurses, and other practitioners who use the points as part of their clinical work.
About the author
Lorie Dechar is an alchemical healer, mentor and teacher, and has over 25 years of Chinese medicine practice experience, over 10 years as a senior faculty member of Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC and many years of teaching at institutes and retreats throughout the US, Canada and the UK. She lives in Maine, USA.