Kienitz has developed a system for determining the most active
acupuncture points of a given hour, day, week, month or season and to
synchronize them with the mental and physical needs of his clients. The
result is a breakthrough in the science of Oriental Medicine that allows
him to use the power of the environment to accelerate the healing
60-70percent of the human body is made up of water, our blood is 93
percent water and our brain is about 70 percent water. These percentages
are very similar to the ratio of water to land on earth as about 75
percent of our planet is made up of water.
It is accepted by physicians that our bodily fluids flow more freely at
the time of full and new moons. People suffering from asthma, bronchitis
and even certain skin diseases, find their ailments aggravated (or
sometimes alleviated), under the influences of the moon. The moon, like
the other planets, exerts a considerable degree of influence on human
beings. It has been observed that people suffering from mental ailments
invariably have their passions and emotions affected during full moon
The word 'lunatic' derived from the word 'lunar' (or moon) and indicates
how very early in our history the influences of the moon phases on human
life were known. Medical science had also determined different reactions
to certain medicines by patients under the influence different phases of
the moon and researchers have found that certain phases of the moon not
only affect humans and animals, but also influence plant life and other
elements. Low-tides and high-tides are a direct result of the very
powerful influence of the moon.
In the system of Chrono-acupuncture, Zi Wu means literally
midday-midnight but more broadly is interpreted as ebb and flow. The
Tidal Balance System of Acupuncture, developed and refined by Robert
Kienitz, uses the relationships between the ebb and flow of Qi and blood
in the human body and the ebb and flow of the heavens, earth and sea.
According to the I Ching (Book of Changes), change (ebb and flow), is a
process. No matter how short or long the cycle of change seems to be,
there is still a process involved. No process of change is straight and
smooth, the process of change acts like a wavelength. The Tao of Change
Everything is in a process of continuous change,
Rising and falling alternately in a progressive spiral
of evolutionary advancement.
When changes proceed beyond their extremes,
They alternate to their opposites
Then a new cycle begins,
Going around and beginning again.
Within the I Ching there are many wave form cycles of change
represented. Some wave forms are short and some are as long as the flow
of the sixty four hexagrams in their entirety. The wave form that the
Tidal Balance Method of Acupuncture uses is a series of hexagrams that
create a wave form that corresponds to the wave forms of the natural
cycles of lunar and solar change.
The I Ching tells us that the days, months and seasons of the year
progress in an orderly flow of energy from greatest yang to greatest yin
and back again. The hexagrams representing this flow of energy are
referred to as Tidal Gua.
Robert Kienitz has drawn on his twenty year study of Acupuncture and
Oriental Medicine and his thirty five year study of the I Ching to
develop the Tidal Gua and their relationship to acupuncture and Oriental
The Tidal Gua energy movements represent any linear, temporal, series of
events and can be used to balance any conditions that arise from time
related phenomena or that reoccur consistently in the same time cycle.
This is true for hours in a day, days in a lunar month, months in a year
and years in a Zodiacal cycle. One of the best examples of this is the
correspondence of a woman’s menstrual cycle to the lunar phases each
month. The changes in hormonal and other physiological relationships can
be modified and harmonized by using the Tidal Balance Acupuncture
Robert Kienitz offers Tidal Balance Acupuncture at both his Wilmington
and Carolina Beach offices and is credentialed by the National
Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to teach
this system to other Licensed Acupuncturists.