Acupuncture in Clinical Practice: A guide for health by Nadia Ellis

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 publication addresses either points of acupuncture and demonstrates its sensible program in medical therapy. this can be the 1st publication on acupuncture written for physiotherapists and actual rehabilitation practitioners, and is usually compatible for reference for acupuncture scholars.

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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. These channels are called meridians. Each meridian is identified with an organ or function.

Pulse: deep, fine, slow and weak. Tongue: moist, tender, with no coating or with a thin white coat. 3 Full/ empty (a) Full conditions (Shi) These are signified by an excess of qi and the symptoms give rise to acute cramps, hypertension, increased muscle tone. g. agitation and insomnia, is one of the symptoms encountered. Pulse: overflowing, slippery and strong. Tongue: tough, thick coating. (b) Empty conditions (Xu) These are caused by deficiency of qi. This leads to hypofunction of the organs and typical symptoms will be excessive tiredness, exhaustion, low blood pressure, tinnitus, incontinence of urine, diarrhoea and sudden profuse sweating.

Tongue: has a yellow coat and is dry. (b) External problems (Biao) These are, as expected, to do with superficial disturbances and influenced by climate such as cold, heat, damp or wind. Complaints in this category would include neuralgia and localized joint disease. When combined with Cold there is fever and shivering. Pulse: floating and light. Tongue: has a white coating. When combined with Heat there is a hot skin and thirst. Pulse: rapid and floating. Tongue: thin white coating with a red tip.

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