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

By Nadia Ellis

Acupuncture is now practised largely through the global. a few use acupuncture for its soreness relieving results, and others use it as a part of conventional chinese language medication. This ebook addresses either points of acupuncture and demonstrates its functional program in scientific therapy. this is often the 1st publication on acupuncture written for physiotherapists and actual rehabilitation practitioners, and can also be appropriate for reference for acupuncture scholars.

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The time of day, the year of birth and the month can all be correlated using Five Element Theory. The above is only a summary of a wealth of information which has accumulated over thousands of years. It gives a different and fascinating aspect to the diagnosis of disorders which are met in clinical practice. 4 THE EIGHT PRINCIPLES OF DIAGNOSIS In traditional Chinese medicine, the correlation of signs and symptoms are classified into eight main categories. There are various examination procedures which enable the practitioner to arive at a diagnosis based on the Eight Principles.

The 12 main meridians 47 The location of the acupoints are described by identifying anatomical landmarks and measuring the distance from these landmarks by using the 'cun' measurement. 3). A guide as to how deep the acupoint can be found is given in centimetres. This measurement can only be approximate, as the actual depth will be dependent on the amount of fatty tissue beneath the skin. An indication of the angle of needle insertion is also given. e. perpendicular 90°, oblique 45°, horizontal15°.

The Four Seas 25 Acupoints with specific functions • • • CV 17, shanzhong, is concerned with inspiring air. ST 9, renying, controls the ascent of yang qi from Man towards Heaven. BL 10, tianzhu, controls the descent of yang from Heaven to Earth and Man. 2 Sea of nourishment The essence of this sea is Earth, where energy is extracted from food to nourish the whole body. 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.

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