External Pathogenic invasion (cold, flu)

Acupuncture point treatment

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External Pathogenic Invasion

Western medicine - common cold or flu due to external pathogen/ acute viral, bacterial infection.

TCM - invasion blocking LU Qi, superficial syndrome


P/T - Expel Wind cold, disperse, promote LUQI, relieve superficial area.

Acupuncture Rx - Hand Yang Ming, Hand Taiyin, LU 7 + LI 20 ( nose disorders, cough), LI 4  (reinforce LU’s function to expel cold), BL 12, SI 7 ( relieve aversion to cold + headache), GB 20, Yang Wei        (Pond of wind)

                                - Headache – Yin Tang & Tai Yang

- Wind Cold - complicated damp, heavy body, nausea = SP 10, LU 5,

- Qi Stagnation -  SJ 6, GB 34

- Wind Cold + Qi def  - ST 36, BL 11, BL 43, BL 13

- Body ache - Cupping. From BL 11 ~ BL 13 ~ Lumber region. Then stop at BL 13 for 15min.                                                       


P/T- Expel wind heat, descend, clear Lung QI.

Acupuncture Rx - Hand TaiYin, Hand Yang Ming, DU/ sedate, LU 10, LU 5 (clear, descend, soar throat, fever, cough, phlegm), LI 11, ST 44 (Ying-spring, clear heat, relieve thirst, fever, dry), DU 14, SJ 5 (reduce fever, superficial area), LU 11, LI 11( bleed), ST 9, Xi Chuan ( high fever), Ren 22 


                                - Complicated blood def – SP 10, SP 6, BL 13

- Yin def – KD 6, KD 7

Summer Heat and Dampness

P/T. Clear summer heat, transform dampness, relieve superficial area,

Acupuncture Rx - Hand Taiyin, Foot Yangming, with neutral stimulation, LU 6, LI 4 (promote LI  function, clear summer heat, transform damp), ST 36, Ren 12  (middle jiao dampness), SJ 6 (regulate 3 jiao, transform dampness, expel summer heat)

- High fever -  Du 14

- more damp -  SP 9

- Irregular bowl, soft, or sticky BM  -  ST 25

- Qi + Yang def -   ST 36, BL 43

- Yin or blood def -   BL 13, SP 10, KD 7



Alternative treatment methods

                auricular – LU, trachea, nose, throat, SJ, ear apex, *strong stimulation

                cupping & 7 star needle – BL meridian

                self massage – LI 4, 20


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