In 1962, Bong-Han Kim, a North Korean medical surgeon at Pyongyang Medical University, published the first scientific evidence of the structures that correspond to the acupuncture meridians. After three years of further research, he published the present book, which is a complete account of his findings. This current edition contains the complete text of that 1965 book, including over 100 colour photos and diagrams.
The book describes a range of completely new anatomical structures, including node-like structures at the acupoints, connected with fine vessels which extend to the internal organs, and also exist within blood and lymph vessels and throughout the nervous system. These structures are reported to circulate embryonic-like cells which transform into the various cells required by our body’s organs and tissues and which are circulated in this “meridian” system to complete their transformation. And the purpose of the entire system is said to be the continuous repair and regeneration of key cells in our organs and elsewhere.
To date, every one of Kim’s procedures that have been reproduced by other researchers have confirmed his claims. However the scope of his work was tremendous and many aspects of it have still not been investigated or reproduced by other researchers.
This is an extremely important book and is a fascinating read for any practitioner or student of acupuncture or biology.
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About the Author
Near the start of his research in 1962, the North Korean leadership awarded Bong-Han Kim the People's Prize for his work. But not long after the publication of his 1965 book, the Kyung-Rak Institute was inexplicably closed and Kim was not heard of again.
Table of Contents
Editorial preface 3
KYUNGRAK SYSTEM 8
Part 1. Constituent parts of the Kyungrak System 9
Chapter I. Bonghan duct 9
I. General structure of Bonghan duct 9
II. Internal Bonghan duct 10
Structure of Bonghan ductule 10
III. Intra-external Bonghan duct 12
IV. External Bonghan duct 13
V. Neural Bonghan duct 14
Chapter II. Bonghan corpuscle 15
Part II. Various systems of Kyungrak 29
Part III. Various systems of Kyungrak and their roles 40
I. Biochemical composition of Bonghan liquor 40
II. Conductibility of Bonghan duct 47
III. Study on circulation of Bonghan liquor 51
IV. Effect of stimuli to Bonghan duct 54
V. Effect of cutting of Bonghan duct 57
VI. Path of circulation of Bonghan liquor 59
Part IV. Embryological and comparative biologic studies on Kyungrak system 61
I. Kyungrak Consists of Several Systems 64
II. The Kyungrak System Is the Multi-circulation System of Bonghan Liquor 65
III. The Changes in the Circulation of the Bonghan Liquor Exert Influence on the Functions of Different Organs 66
IV. The Differentiation and Development of the Kyungrak System Precede the Differentiations of the Vascular and Nervous Systems and Other Organs 67
V. The Kyungrak System Is Considered To Be Existing Widely in the Biological World 67
THEORY OF SANAL 69
Chapter I. Circulation in the Kyungrak system 70
Chapter II. Characteristics of sanal 71
Chapter III. “Bonghan sanal-cell cycle” 80
Chapter IV. Sanal and cell division 90
Chapter V. Sanal and cell 94
Chapter VI. “Bonghan sanal-cell cycle” and the role of the Kyungrak system 95