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By Nadia Ellis

Acupuncture is now practised generally in the course of the global. a few use acupuncture for its discomfort relieving results, and others use it as a part of conventional chinese language drugs. This e-book addresses either elements of acupuncture and demonstrates its functional program in scientific therapy. this can be the 1st e-book on acupuncture written for physiotherapists and actual rehabilitation practitioners, and is usually appropriate for reference for acupuncture scholars.

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Acupoints with specific functions • • ST 30, qichong, controls the metabolism of yang nourishment and qi distribution. ST 36 zusanli, regulates the GB, Sl, LI and BL, all digestion and drainage of the lower part of the body via Energy of Blood. 3 Sea of meridians/blood The essence of this sea is the control of the interior of the body. Acupoints with specific functions • • • BL 11, dashu, binds the material aspect of bone and the immaterial aspect of the meridians. ST 37, shangjuxu, governs all movements from yang to yin as summer merges into autumn.

This is described in Chapter 5. , Birch S. A. (1989) Towards the development of a mathematical model for acupuncture meridians. Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Res. Int. , 14, 217-226. Low, R. (1983) Formation of Acupuncture Energies, in The Secondary Vessels of Acupuncture, Thorsons Publishers Ltd, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. FURTHER READING Vieth, I. (1972) The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine, University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London. 1 INTRODUCTION According to traditional Chinese medicine vital energy or qi flows through a system of 12 channels and regulates body functions.

The diseases are usually chronic and the result of the draining of qi over a long period. Pulse: very small, fine and weak. Tongue: light coloured with a thin coating. 4 Yin and yang These are the categories within Chinese thought that have universal validity and are applicable to all phenomena. The diagnosis criteria described above - interior I exterior, excess/ deficiency, 20 Basis of traditional Chinese medicine heat/ cold- should be regarded as shadings of the overall concept of yin and yang.

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