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By Nadia Ellis

Acupuncture is now practised generally in the course of 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 elements of acupuncture and demonstrates its functional software in scientific therapy. this is often the 1st booklet on acupuncture written for physiotherapists and actual rehabilitation practitioners, and can also be compatible for reference for acupuncture scholars.

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B) External problems (Biao) These are, as expected, to do with superficial disturbances and influenced by climate such as cold, heat, damp or wind. Complaints in this category would include neuralgia and localized joint disease. When combined with Cold there is fever and shivering. Pulse: floating and light. Tongue: has a white coating. When combined with Heat there is a hot skin and thirst. Pulse: rapid and floating. Tongue: thin white coating with a red tip. When combined with an Empty condition, there is perspiration and a feeling of cold.

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.

This can be effective in stimulating energy if used at the time of day when qi is passing through the meridian. 00 hours. Thus, in clinical practice, if the patient attends for treatment at this time, BL 66 would be an effective point in stimulating bladder energy. Generally the horary point can be used at any time as an alternative to the source point. 4 Sourcelyuang point This point is used to stimulate energy in a meridian without involving other meridians. g. this would be KI 3 (taixi) in the kidney meridian.

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