By Nadia Ellis

Acupuncture is now practised largely in the course of the global. a few use acupuncture for its ache relieving results, and others use it as a part of conventional chinese language medication. This publication addresses either elements of acupuncture and demonstrates its sensible program in medical remedy. this can be the 1st ebook on acupuncture written for physiotherapists and actual rehabilitation practitioners, and is additionally compatible for reference for acupuncture scholars.

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Particular: this is a significant point for all lung conditions. It is the key point for ren mai which governs yin energy. g. toothache, facial pain and paralysis. 0cm. LU 9 Taiyuan source point Location: in the depression on the radial side of the radial artery on the anterior wrist crease. g. arteriosclerosis and intermittent claudication. g. OA carpo-metacarpal joint. 0 em. Caution: point lies near to the radial artery! 3b). Indications: General: eliminates pulmonary heat and is used in emergency to restore yang qi.

This flow of energy takes 24 hours allowing two hours per meridian. 1). 1 The circulation of qi through the meridian system showing the 24-hour cycle. 4 ENERGY CYCLES There are two cycles which are important in assessing the level of energy in each of the meridians. 1 The seasonal cycle The seasons are calculated according to the equinox dates on the calendar. Thus summer starts on 21st June, autumn on 21st October, winter on 21st December and spring on 21st March. Late summer is considered to be the last month of the summer period.

1 INTRODUCTION According to traditional Chinese medicine vital energy or qi flows through a system of 12 channels and regulates body functions. These channels are called meridians. Each meridian is identified with an organ or function. These paths of energy can be mapped on the surface of the body and specific points can be identified (acupoints) which, if pierced, can affect this flow of energy. 4. The organs are divided into six pairs, which are the functional units. One organ in each pair being yin (zang) and one yang (fu).

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