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Acupuncture point Location & Indications

Acupuncture Theory

Acupuncture treatment of specific diseases (alphabetical order)

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Maximizing health, relieving pain.  Your body is a dynamic environment of interrelating and interconnecting networks.  Some of these networks are obvious and others are more subtle.  Western science has focused it’s attention on the obvious networks such as the nervous, circulatory, endocrine, and lymphatic systems.

 

In contrast, Traditional Chinese Medicine has, over the centuries, mapped out the subtle networks and interrelationships that reveal our bodies to be dynamic cellular ecosystems.

 

By using a systems approach to health care, early Oriental practitioners discovered Acupuncture point.  They found that upon stimulating these points a cascade of positive changes occur in the body.

 

Computer imaging of the brain during an acupuncture treatment shows dynamic activity occuring in many regions and structures within the brain.  This modern research has shown that stimulating an Acupuncture point causes an increase in the production of endorphins and simultaneously activates the immune and endocrine systems.

Your acupuncturist can choose the most effective treatment plan to help you obtain your desired health outcome.  Acupuncture point will be chosen to relieve pain and stress, and to increase vitality.

 

Each acupuncturist uses fine high grade surgical steel needles to stimulate the Acupuncture point on your body.  These pre-sterilized and disposable needles are used ‘only once’. 

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine includes many modalities.  Ask your practitioner about alternatives to needles.

 

Millions of patients have enjoyed the benefits of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  They report the elimination or reduction of pain, and increase in function, and a greater sense of vitality and well-being.

 

Acupuncture point treatment has evolved over thousands of years.  It is called empirical science when Acupuncture point have been systematically tried and observed for functions and treatment efficacy.  This art was started by the use of what the Chinese call ‘ashi’ points, or points where there is pain.  Bones, sharpened stones, or bamboo were inserted into these ‘ashi Acupuncture point’ and it was found to give relief.  Over the next few centuries, Qigong practitioners, doctors, and shamans began to see and map out the system of energetic meridians that course throughout our body.  To date this is still being refined.  Acupuncture point are specific points on the body which give particular access to this energetic system, performing different functions depending on their locations and the patterns of disease disharmony involved. 

 

The needles are usually retained in the body for 10 minutes to one hour.  While the patient is relaxed, the Acupuncture practitioner may choose to manipulate particular needles at particular Acupuncture point to give desired effects.  This action is to either tonify, nourish, or strengthen, or conversely, to drain or subdue.

 

Electrical stimulation is also sometimes indicated.  This is performed by placing small alligator clips onto the needles and passing a very mild battery generated electrical current through the it. 

 

It should be known that many conditions can take many months of treatments to obtain desired results.  For instance, Chronic low back pain that has been nagging someone for 10 years may see some very quick results, although, any substantial lasting effects would actually take months or even years of regular treatments.  The acupuncture practitioner will find out all they can about the particular condition and judge how frequent and how long treatment is indicated according to the severity and duration. 

 

The sensations people claim to receive from Acupuncture point treatment are: dull aching pain, tingling sensation at the points or along the course of a meridian, mild electrical shock, heaviness of the treated limb(s), and many more that get quite original to the individuals.  Although, if pain seems to persist and is unbearable, inform your acupuncturist, he may extract the particular needle or back it off until the pain subsides. 

 

As with any medical field, the patient should use caution and instinct in carefully choosing their practitioner.  It should be someone they feel very comfortable with so a trusting relationship may be formed.  The practitioner themselves should be healthy, as they are coming in very intimate contact with your subtle inner energies.

 

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Acupuncture point Location & Indications

 

LUNG - Hand Tai Yin

LARGE INTESTINE - hand yang ming

STOMACH – Foot Yang Ming

SPLEEN – Foot Tai Yin

HEART – Hand Shao Yin

SMALL INTESTINE – Hand Tai Yang

BLADDER – Foot Tai Yang

KIDNEY – Foot Shao Yin

PERICARDIUM – Hand Jue Yin

SAN JIAO – Hand Shao Yang

GALLBLADDER – Foot Shao Yang

LIVER – Foot Jue Yin

Ren Mai

Du Mai

Extra points

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Acupuncture Theory

Specific points (Yuan, Xi-cleft, etc.)

How Acupuncture works

Clearing Heat, warming Cold

Different Treatment of same Disease, same treatment of different Diseases

Tonifying deficiency, sedating excess

Local and whole body treatment principles

Formation of points prescriptions

Methods of combining points

points prescription combination

Treatment based on Eight principles

Treatment based on Meridian diagnosis

Treatment based on Qi and Blood diagnosis

Treatment based on Zang Fu organ diagnosis

Treatment of symptoms and causes

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Acupuncture treatment of specific diseases (alphabetical order)

Amenorrhea

Angina

Aphonia

Asthma

Bi Zheng (painful obstruction)

Breast tenderness

Chest pain

Constipation

Convulsions

Cough

Depression

Diarrhea, IBS, Crohn's

Dizziness

Dysentery

Dysmenorrhea

Early menses (periods)

Eclampsia

Eczema (dermatitis)

Edema

Endometriosis

Enuresis

Epilepsy

External Pathogenic Invasions

Facial paralysis (Bell's paulsy)

Gallbladder pain

Headache

Hiccup

High fever

Hypochondriac pain

Impotence

Indigestion

Infantile convulsions

Infertility

Insomnia

Irregular periods (menses)

Irregular uterine bleeding

Jaundice

Lack of breast milk

Late periods (menses)

 

Leukorrhea (vaginal discharge)

Lin Zheng (urinary problems)

Lochia retention

Long Bi (urinary retention)

Loss of consciousness

Malaria

Male infertility

Malnutrition

Malposition of fetus

Mania (psychosis)

Melancholy

Menopause

metrorrhagia

Morning sickness

Mumps

Palpitations

Phlegm-fluids retention

Polio

Postpartum dizziness

Premature ejaculation

Prolonged labor (delivery)

Pulmonary tuberculosis

Seminal emission

Shingles

Stomachache

Stomach spasms

Sunstroke

Trigeminal neuralgia

Urinary tract pain

Uterine prolapse

Vaginal itchiness

Vomiting

Wei Zheng (flaccidity syndrome)

Wheezing

Whooping cough (pertusis)

Wind Stroke

Xiao Ke (diabetes, wasting syndromes)

 

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