Acupuncture

Oriental Medicine – Traditional Chinese Medicine – Introduction to acupuncture. Principles and Effects of acupuncture – Needles and how to use them.

HOW TO LEARN ACUPUNCTURE

The chances are that when you hear the word acupuncture you think of charts showing a maze of lines running over the body and called meridians, along which are scattered dozens or even hundreds of acupuncture points. If you know a little more about it you may be aware that these points have extraordinary names …

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ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT AREAS

Generalized stimulation Liv 3 LI 4 S 36 (said to enhance activity of immune system) Generalized stimulation of this kind is particularly likely to produce the euphoria, drowsiness etc. that characterize strong reactors. Some disorders that may be treated in this way include chronic urticaria, asthma, menopausal hot flushes, and migraine. These are discussed below, …

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The effects of acupuncture

Once the needle is inserted a number of things may happen. The effects of acupuncture are well known and applied nowadays. Local effects of acupuncture You may feel a resistance to twirling the needle. What produces this effect is not known, but it is a common finding and is sometimes called ‘muscle grasp’. It can …

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The gate theory

According to the old model of pain perception, which goes back as far as Descartes for its ultimate inspiration, the nervous system is something like a telephone system. If you tread on a drawing pin, say, a pain impulse travels up the nerves from your foot to your spinal cord and thence to your brain, …

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ACUPUNCTURE CHANNELS

PAIRED Lung (LU) Large Intestine (LI or Co) Stomach (S) Spleen (Sp) Heart (HT) Small Intestine (SI) Urinary Bladder (B or BL) Kidney (K) Pericardium (PC) – also called Sex and Circulation Triple Warmer (TE) Liver (Liv, LR) Gall Bladder (G or GB) UNPAIRED Conception Vessel (CV) Governing Vessel (GV) The sequence used in the …

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SETTING UP AN ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC

Exactly how you set up an acupuncture clinic after the course depends a good deal on your individual circumstances. GPs, hospital consultants, physiotherapists in hospital or private practice – all will have to find their own particular approach. Some general advice does however apply to practically all groups. There is no need to start needling …

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Acupuncture – The elbow

Needling sites: Anterior medial elbow area Indications: – weakness of hands – carpal tunnel syndrome – elbow pain – writer’s cramp Anterior lateral elbow area Indication: – pain in base of thumb Posterior lateral elbow area Indication: – pain in dorsum of wrist H 7 (beside pisiform) Indications: – cardiac disorders – anxiety (Mann) For …

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