Advanced Techniques in Oriental Medicine
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When you grasp the needle, do so with great care, firm strength and caution for the peril, as if holding a tiger's tail: one wrong move and great harm could befall.--Huangdi Neijing
This uncommonly useful guidebook presents an overview of all aspects of needling, from the parameters of the needle itself to the importance of treating and anchoring the patient's spirit. Skya Abbate's clear language and detailed descriptions guide you step-by-step through thirteen categories of disease, ranging from anxiety, geriatric and chronic degenerative diseases to those illnesses thought to be untreatable.
Specialized chapters offer insight and guidance for practitioners seeking to enhance their treatment strategies with additional therapeutic techniques, including moxibustion, bleeding techniques, herbal liniments, infrared light, threading, and others. Rounding out the text is a practical appendix with a glossary of Chinese medical terminology, sample instructions for patients, as well as an index with more than 2,000 disorders.
Skillfully weaving the time-honored principles of Oriental medicine into the cutting-edge reality of the clinic, Advanced Techniques in Oriental Medicine offers a wealth of simple, yet effective, treatment strategies.
0.5 to 1.0 in, or apply deep dispersive pressure to the point several times a day as needed. When using PC-6 as a longitudinal luo, needle the point obliquely 0.3 to 0.5 in in the distal direction (towards the fingers). Magnetic wrist bracelets (for sea sickness) worn on the point perform these functions well. KI-6 Zhao Hai (Shining Sea) Location My preferred location of KI-6 is what is typically referred to as Japanese KI-6 (which is actually one of the alternative Chinese locations). This
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products will stain clothes. The stain can be removed with rubbing alcohol or better yet have the patient wear old clothing when using the liniments. With all products, avoid the eyes and mucous membranes. Except where indicated avoid open wounds. Discontinue if allergic skin reactions or irritation develops. Some of these products can be taken internally. See discussion above or consult standard herbal texts on how to use in this manner. Keep these and all drugs out of the reach of children. In
or reduction of excess conditions. French acupuncturist and physician Jean Claude Bossy correctly states that “all xu zheng (deficiency syndromes) are associated with lowering of the defense system; thus, therapeutics must reinforce general conditions, zang conditions and local conditions. Moxa appears essential in the treatment of xu zheng.”6 Moxa is an excellent method to use for the prevention of illness as well as the overt treatment of vacuity syndromes, perhaps the preponderance of a
Sommer-Druck Feuchtwangen Abbate Advanced Techn. in Oriental Med. WN 024534/01/01 TN 143051 9.6.2006 Umbruch III Other Modalities—Treatment Tools Complementary to Acupuncture Method With a #1 gauge 30 mm Seirin needle, thread the points by puncturing LI-20 subcutaneously towards bi tong. Connect the points transversely. Needle slowly, shallowly, and with control as you approach bi tong in the infraorbital area, threading the needle about 0.5 to 0.75 in. Do not obtain qi nor tonify nor