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Mechanism of Acupuncture and Moxibustion
(how it works)
1. Harmonizes and regulates Yin and Yang
disharmony/imbalance is the basic cause of all disorders.
- Acupuncture uses Jing Luo theory, points
combination theory, and techniques of acupuncture and moxibustion
to obtain harmony.
i/ make diagnosis
principle, i.e. what needs tonifying and/or sedating
Acupuncture regulates the heart and vascular systems functions.
guan PC 6 can both speed or slow heart (regulate)
- BL 14, 15,
and ST 36 treat Angina
- both also
have an effect of regulating circulation and blood pressure
*It should be noted that the regulation has to
be obtained through proper acupuncture needling technique.
Acupuncture regulates respiratory system through regulation of the vagus nerve and the sympathetic nervous system.
i.e. relaxes bronchioles for
Chuan, LU 1, BL 13
It regulates gastrointestinal function and motility, relieves stomach
Regulates kidney and bladder functions to correct such disorders as
incontinence and urine retention.
Acupuncture regulates the nervous system, particularly when electro
acupuncture is applied.
It increases white blood cell and platelet counts, i.e. for infections of
all kinds, anemia.
- Moxa BL 42, 17, 20, SP 10
2. It supports, harmonizes, and balances the Zheng Qi
immune, healthy Qi), Zheng Qi is the combination
of Wei Qi, Vital Qi, Gu Qi, and Zhen Qi. The onset and progression of disease is
determined by the war between and strength of both Zheng Qi and the
pathogenic or evil Qi.
Zheng Qi or eliminate pathogen, perform both these tasks but determine % to
which each should be done, or apply one principle then the other.
deficiency &/or sedate excess based on acupuncture techniques and points
combinations, i.e. sedate Du 14, and LI 11 to clear heat.
is generally more sedating, moxa is more
Acupuncture and moxibustion positively effects
immune system function
ST 36 within 2-3 hours of an extended treatment can increase white cell
numbers up to 60 %, this number returns to normal within 24 hours.
It can also raise antibody formation which seems to be effective for acute
infections in early stages.
3. Acupuncture and Moxibustion
opens the Jing Luo
(meridians & collaterals) passages.
- disharmony of Qi
and/or blood causes stagnation in the Jing Luo, this results in an excess, which results in a
deficiency in another place.
Acupuncture and moxibustion can regulate
Qi and blood circulation thus opening the Jing Luo.
No stagnation, No pain.
may acupuncture or perform moxibustion to a
specific points, or to the whole meridian, resulting in unblocking the
stagnation. Modern research confirms
the admirable effects of Acupuncture with killing pain.
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