Author Archives: Martin Eisen

About Martin Eisen

By profession, Dr. Eisen was a university Professor specializing in constructing mathematical models such as those in cancer chemotherapy and epilepsy. He has studied and taught Yoga, Judo, and Aikido. Dr. Eisen was the founder and chief-instructor of the Shotokan Karate Clubs at Carnegie-Mellon and Dusquene Universities and the University of Pittsburgh. He helped teach Yoga in Graterford prison. His curiousity about the relation of Qi to healing and martial arts led him to study TCM, Tai Chi and Praying Mantis Kung Fu. He was initiated as a Disciple of Master Gin Foon Mark. Dr. Eisen now teaches (at his Kwoon and by webcam), writes and researches Praying Mantis, Qigong and Yang Tai Chi - see http://home.comcast.net/~carolezak

Scientific Qi Exploration: The Extraordinary Meridians or Vessels (2)

[Scientific Qi Exploration 气的科学探讨] The Extraordinary Meridians or Vessels (Part 2) Marty Eisen Ph.D. (Continue from previous poster, Part 1)  7.  The Conception (Ren) Vessel (Mai) The Pinyin Ren means Conception and refers to pregnancy.  It is also called the … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Meridians or Vessels — Part 1

[Scientific Qi Exploration] The Extraordinary Meridians or Vessels (Part 1) Marty Eisen Ph.D.   1.  Introduction (1, 2)  The eight Extraordinary Meridians are: Du (Governing) Mai (Vessel), Ren (Conception or Directing) Mai, Chong (Penetrating, Thrusting) Mai, Yin Wei (Linking) Mai, … Continue reading

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The Divergent or Distinct Meridians (Part 2)

[Scientific Qi Exploration] Part 2: The Divergent or Distinct Meridians By Marty Eisen, Ph.D. The Third Confluence (a)  Stomach Divergent Channel Departing from the Stomach Meridian on the thigh, it enters the abdomen, connects with the stomach and disperses into … Continue reading

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Part 2: The Collaterals

By Marty Eisen, Ph.D. [continued from September/October 2013 issue] (f) The Heart Collateral Meridian  Bifurcating from H 5 (Located with the palm facing upwards, on the radial side of the tendon of m. flexor carpi ulnaris, 1 cun above the transverse … Continue reading

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Scientific Qi Exploration – The Divergent or Distinct Meridians

  Part 1: The Divergent or Distinct Meridians by Marty Eisen, Ph.D. 1. Introduction (1,2,3,4) The Distinct or Divergent Meridians derive their name from the fact that they diverge from the 12 regular Meridians. They diverge from big joints such … Continue reading

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Scientific Qi Exploration

[Scientific Qi Exploration] Meridian System — Part 1. The Collaterals by Marty Eisen Ph.D. 1.  The Fifteen Collaterals (Luo) or Connecting Vessels (1,2,3) The translation of Luo is “net.”  It is used in Chinese Medicine to refer to the Collaterals.  … Continue reading

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Book Review – Heavenly Streams: Meridian Theory in Nei Gong

Heavenly Streams: Meridian Theory in Nei Gong by Damo Mitchell Paperback (304 pages) 2013 Singing Dagon, London ISBN-10: 1848191162, ISBN-13: 978-1848191167 Review written by Martin Eisen, Ph.D. The title “Heavenly Streams” refers to the Meridians which contain streams of heavenly energy. … Continue reading

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Scientific Qi Exploration (Part III)

[Scientific Qi Exploration] Scientific Qi Exploration – Horary Cycle  Qi Pathways from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. (Part III) by Marty Eisen Ph.D. The Meridian pathways of the Qi flow in the Horary Cycle, from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m., … Continue reading

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Scientific Qi Exploration – Horary Cycle’s Qi Pathways from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Part II)

[Scientific Qi Exploration] Horary Cycle’s Qi Pathways from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Part II)   The Horary Cycle with Exit and Entry Points        Recall that each Organ and its corresponding Meridian energy is at its peak during the … Continue reading

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Scientific Qi Exploration – The Jingluo

Scientific Qi Exploration The Jingluo: Part 1 – The Horary Cycle by Dr. Marty Eisen 1.  Introduction Jing can be translated as “to pass through” or “pathway” and refers to the vertical channels or meridians.  Luo means “network” and refers … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Fu Organs (Qi Heng Zhe Fu) – Part 2 of 2

[Scientific Qi Exploration] The Extraordinary Fu Organs (Qi Heng Zhe Fu) Part 2 of  2 by Marty Eisen Ph.D. continued from September/October 2012 issue 4.  Bones (Gu) The Bones are related to the Kidneys because they store Marrow, produced from … Continue reading

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Scientific Qi Exploration – The Extraordinary Fu Organs

[Scientific Qi Exploration] The Extraordinary Fu Organs (Qi Heng Zhe Fu) by Marty Eisen, Ph.D. Introduction Chapter 27 of Simple Questions states that Marrow (Sui), Brain (Danao) , Bones (Gu), Blood Vessels (Mai), Uterus (Zigong) and Gallbladder (Dan) all store … Continue reading

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