Acupuncture in Clinical Practice: A guide for health by Nadia Ellis

By Nadia Ellis

Acupuncture is now practised greatly during the global. a few use acupuncture for its soreness relieving results, and others use it as a part of conventional chinese language medication. This booklet addresses either elements of acupuncture and demonstrates its functional program in scientific therapy. this can be the 1st ebook on acupuncture written for physiotherapists and actual rehabilitation practitioners, and is usually appropriate for reference for acupuncture scholars.

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The external climatic influence is Dampness and the internal emotional influence is Depression. Liver (gan) is responsible for the movement of body fluids. It controls the movements of the body and nourishes the muscles and tendons. It also nourishes the eyes. The external climatic influence is Wind and the internal emotional influence is Anger. Kidney (shen) controls reproduction and is the organ where ancestral energy or yuan qi is stored. It eliminates impure fluids. It nourishes the bones, joints and teeth, rules the ears and manifests in head hair.

It also gives access to the long (longitudinal) lo meridians. 6 THE LO MERIDIANS The description of the therapeutic use of the lo point in the previous section needs to be further examined. There are two meridian systems associated with these points. They are: 1. The tranverse lo meridians. 2. The long lo meridians. Knowledge of the symptomatology of these systems is important to the clinician in order to make a proper diagnosis. If correctly used the lo point can be very useful; but one must be quite sure of the diagnosis, to ensure that one is manipulating the internal balance of qi and not moving perverse qi, (which has the effect of increasing the perceived fullness of the pulse), from one organ to another.

Tongue: the body will be red, shrivelled, and tough; the coating yellow with cracks or blackish with pimples. (b) Yin Pulse: deep, minute, fine, rough, slow, empty and weak. Tongue: body light coloured, thick and tender; coating appears glossy. 5 Conclusions Having learned all the various aspects of signs and changes in tongue and pulse, etc. there comes a time when this has to be correlated with the presenting symptoms. It is not easy to combine TCM and Western concepts of diagnosis. It is easier to practise solely in one or other discipline.

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