By Nadia Ellis

Acupuncture is now practised greatly through the global. a few use acupuncture for its discomfort relieving results, and others use it as a part of conventional chinese language medication. This ebook addresses either points of acupuncture and demonstrates its sensible software in medical remedy. this can be the 1st booklet on acupuncture written for physiotherapists and actual rehabilitation practitioners, and can be compatible for reference for acupuncture scholars.

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The Eight Principles of diagnosis 17 Invasion of shih in the autumn can cause cough in the winter. Invasion of han in the winter can produce superficial yang disturbances in the spring. 10 Conclusions The acceptance of the theory of the Five Elements is difficult for one trained in Western concepts of medicine. In the author's experience the awareness of Five Element Theory has been very helpful in taking a history even when acupuncture is not the treatment of choice. Signs and symptoms which appear unrelated in Western concepts of medicine can usually be understood using Five Element Theory.

The diseases are usually chronic and the result of the draining of qi over a long period. Pulse: very small, fine and weak. Tongue: light coloured with a thin coating. 4 Yin and yang These are the categories within Chinese thought that have universal validity and are applicable to all phenomena. The diagnosis criteria described above - interior I exterior, excess/ deficiency, 20 Basis of traditional Chinese medicine heat/ cold- should be regarded as shadings of the overall concept of yin and yang.

Empty In this case there would not be pain on superficial pressure but there would be pain on deep palpation of the area and joint movement would be painful. This indicates a penetration of perverse energy into the main meridian. (b) Treatment of tendino-muscular (TM) disorders Full Superficial needling of ah shi (tender) points is indicated to sedate the TM meridian, accompanied by supplying of the main meridian, either by using the yuan (source) point or the tonification point. Empty In this situation the main meridian should be sedated and the TM meridian supplied.

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