The Bonghan vessel system (the meridians of acupuncture) was discovered by Bong Han Kim of North Korea in the early 1960’s. Actually it was likely discovered before that by some anatomists beginning in the 1600s but those discoveries never gained traction for further study. Kim wrote a total of five papers on this vessel system, four of which were turned into two books.
The Bonghan vessels are the physical meridians of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. You may have thought they were just energetic and invisible, they are not. They are a fluid filled vascular system that permeates the entire body. The fluid substance is of a material nature, and it is likely the liquid qi or chi which the ancient Chinese texts talked about which actually moves through the meridians.
Qi/chi is not just an invisible ‘energy’, but it’s also a physical meridian fluid. It can conduct electricity, biophotons, etc. That meridian fluid is filled with DNA and stem cells among other things.
Kim disappeared in 1965. Rumor is said that he was on the wrong side of politics. With he and his staff never to be heard from again, his research center was shuttered. But in this new century a doctor in South Korea picked up again on Kim’s original research and began his own research along with others. The Bonghan vessel system was renamed by the new researchers to be the Primo-Vascular System (PVS) – primo meaning primordial.
The PVS is everywhere but has never been recognized in western medicine in part due to the reliance on dead cell cadaver slides in their hematology blood work. In that state things are either not seen or when they are seen they’re dismissed as artifacts because the anatomy learned never covered those “things”.
But under live, real-time conditions, much more is seen. Kim discovered these things with technology of the mid-twentieth century, others today are following his lead with newer methods and microscopes.
This ‘new’ Vascular System is Everywhere
Although it’s not really new since it is primordial and has been with us since day one. But now that it’s being seen on a larger scale, at some point it will likely make it into anatomy textbooks. And it will change medicine when it does.
One thing the books will show is that the Bonghan/primo vessels actually can enter into, exit, and run through the blood vascular and lymphatic system itself!
And therein lays an interesting bit of information for what we see under the microscope when looking at live blood.
Using phase contrast microscopy and a technology referred to as Ki Energy Medicine with a vibrational toolset for identifying heretofore unknown blood elements, Dr. Keiichi Morishita in Japan has been setting what I might call a new paradigm for live blood microscopy and understanding blood elements in new ways. I am super excited to be sharing this information moving forward in the Biomedx workshops.
I was recently talking to an acupuncturist about this new material. In passing he mentioned that before he came to a Biomedx workshop, he was thinking most of what he might be exposed to beyond the microscope would not be of much interest since his influence was of eastern origin. But then he discovered everything we did had relevance to his perspective and expanded upon it greatly.
Eastern Medicine = Western Medicine? Sort of…
There really is no difference between eastern and western health care as to how the actual science works in the process of getting to the end result. It’s just that a lot of folks haven’t been exposed to certain of these sciences so they don’t make the connections. To an extent I like to think that’s where the Biomedx workshop helps people.
George Crile, a founder of Cleveland Clinic, laid out a bipolar theory of life. Emanuel Revici stressed this dualism and clinically took it to a whole new level. It is the synthesis of this information and more that really bridges the gap between eastern and western health care thought processes. It is likely why another acupuncturist once told me that all of her associates in the field should come to a Biomedx workshop. That was dittos for a naturopath as well.
With this new round of information being plugged in, what is going on here should expand things even further.
The microscope if approached correctly should be an entry level tool for all health explorers to embrace at some point in their training for what it can impart. In the living blood, remnants of the primo-vascular system can be seen. I never recognized it as such before, but I do now.
Stem Cell Nirvana
It’s an interesting thing, as mentioned earlier, the PVS contains stem cells. What I did not mention, is it is also a point of origin for meridian hematopoiesis. In the last newsletter I mentioned intestinal hematopoiesis, well here is another to consider.
There are some studies that have been done that discuss how electrical acupuncture can greatly increase the production of stem cells. As the PVS contains stem cells, and every acupuncture ‘point’ is actually a node on the PVS system, it raises interesting possibilities for regeneration, anti-aging, and more.
Stimulating certain acupuncture points in certain ways may in reality ‘push’ the PVS stem cell filled liquid medium to the vascular-connected organ/gland which in turn brings all the healing potential that omnipotent stem cells can offer.
I’ll leave this with you for now as there is plenty here to begin your research into these things. But of course if you want the fast track to it all, just come to the next Biomedx workshop.
Oh, and I do have an Apology about our Workshops…
For years I have expressed in programs how Anton von Leeuwenhoek was one of the first microscopists. I have since learned I was wrong.
When digging into the PVS and related meridian information, I discovered that the first recorded use of a microscope occurred about 4000 years ago connected to the Chow-Foo dynasty in China. They used a tube filled with water and a single refractive lens on the end. By varying the amount of water in the tube they could adjust the magnification, probably going as high as 150x so certain morphology could have actually been observed much like what is observed today with modern microsurgery.
Those early health care practitioners could have known much more than we thought they may have known about anatomical structure and morphology. Today of course we have very powerful microscopes and we continue to turn over new pages of discovery all the time, even confirming it seems what they may have already known 4000 years ago.
Adjusting pages for the Biomedx “bible binder” (as some have called our class notebook) has been a bit challenging as I try to figure out exactly how to squeeze more than 60 pages of new material into an already jam packed agenda. If you’ve been here before you know what it’s like. If you come back as so many do, you can expect more.
One thing for sure that I’ll be doing is going over plaque formations seen in the blood and providing much more detail of what they are and how they are derived. This will be information that has never been presented in a “live blood” microscope course before, from here or anywhere.
To give you a hint it is tied directly to the Bonghan vessel system in the body we’ve been discussing here. Prior to this year I’ve never really talked about it but I was given a gift about 2 years ago and things fell into place which showed the great relevance it has to live blood microscope work. At the end of last year a couple of papers were published that kicked me into action that said now’s the time to put it together.
Hope to see you at future workshop. You can also dig into this material at edu.biomedx.com