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involves the harmonizing of Yin and Yang.
– Yang Qi deficiency or cold pathogenic invasion.
– Yang Qi excess or hot pathogenic invasion (with heat the body function is
Warming Acupuncture (tonifying, setting the mountain on fire, etc.)
and Moxibustion techniques are used to: warm Jing Luo, warm and invigorate Yang Qi, expel cold pathogens,
and rescues Yang.
Clearing heat Acupuncture (sedating, cooling
heaven, etc) techniques is used for:
expel Wind/Heat, clear heat and detoxify, purge heat, and open
Clearing Heat – use rapid needling methods (sedating, cool heaven, etc).
take needle out (same speed you would take your hand out of hot soup).
- bleeding methods also used
to purge heat.
Wind/Heat: shallow, LI 4, 11, Du 14, 3 edge needle
on finger tips, use 7 star needles for other areas.
Clear heat and detoxify: BL 40, PC 3, Shi Xuan
Clear heat/open cavities: Du 26, Jing-well, PC
Clear organ heat: use organ Ying-spring and Jing-river
Warming coldness – retain needle longer
- insert deeper to invigorate Jing Luo Qi
- manipulate slowly with proper techniques for
Moxa for cold in the blood (warms Yang Qi):
- warm local area of problem
- warm whole meridian
- warm mid Jiao (this warms
whole body): Ren 6,12, ST 36
- to rescue Yang use
Ren 4, 8. Moxa
many times. Apply salt and use size
of date moxa cone on Ren 8. Can Use direct moxa
on Ren 4.
heat and cold syndromes
with heat, heat with cold, all combinations of the two. Also watch for false cold or false heat.
i.e. upper Jiao heat (insomnia, irritable) with
low Jiao cold (cold feet, copious urination, white vaginal discharge), use
Ying-spring/Jing-river to clear Heart heat, and
Ming Men to warm low Jiao (Kidneys).
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