Conception, equine breeding programs, equine acupuncture
At the moment of conception there are two forces coming together. There is the physical and the spirit.
The physical creation occurs with the union of the male and female parts from the mother and father. The quality of the mother is important and the quality of the fathers contribution is also important at this stage. At his point the Jing is formed. Also the health or otherwise of them at this point and their degree of ‘complementation” is important.
The aim is to limit inherited weak characteristics from being passed on, though these may be useful.
The spirit has chosen which parents will suit its purpose of incarnating on the earth and begins the process of transforming what is there into what it needs. This is done by imprinting.
The role of imprinting.
Another force that comes into play at the conception is external surroundings. All happenings and impressions at that time are imprinted. Consciously or unconsciously. If they are unconscious then they will need to be transformed at some later stage for the spirit to take over the body fully.
for example; If parents are drunk at conception there is unconsciousness. If parents really want the child and plan for it then there is consciousness.
The symbol for the pure conception for the horse is the unicorn horn. In the wild this can occur more often. Sometimes on a horse you can see reminders of this in the forehead area.
The symbol in the western Christianity was the immaculate conception of Jesus. Noone is saying that it really happened but it is a symbol for the ideal.
Imo AI is a very cold process so a chill at this time will be occurring. Warmth will be needed at later stages to shift this. eg moxa at GV4.
Inherited tendencies can be limited by using Ki9 regularly after the 18th week. I suggest moxa here .
help can be given to the embryo and mare in the phases mentioned here in this order.
Each month corresponds to a channel, in the following order: Liver, GB, PC, Triple Burner, SP, ST, LU, LI, KD, UB, SI, HT." When the month is nourished by that channel, you don't needle it. i.e. in the first month, the fetus is nourished by the Liver, so it is not to be needled, and so on. But can be augmented say with herbs or foods.