Contemporary Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture by Claire M. Cassidy

By Claire M. Cassidy

Modern perform OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL drugs explores the idea and perform of oriental medication, explaining what oriental medication is and the way it really works. It discusses the effectiveness of oriental drugs in treating a couple of universal issues, together with ache keep watch over, substance abuse, bronchial asthma, digestive issues, women's reproductive future health, HIV, melancholy, CNS malfunctions, and extra. this article provides the reader an creation to the traditional theoretical foundations of chinese language drugs, in addition to glimpses into what an afternoon within the lifetime of a contemporary practitioner is really like. a part of the clinical publications to Complementary and replacement drugs sequence, this ebook was once written with the normal medical professional in brain.

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By Claire M. Cassidy

Modern perform OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL drugs explores the idea and perform of oriental medication, explaining what oriental medication is and the way it really works. It discusses the effectiveness of oriental drugs in treating a couple of universal issues, together with ache keep watch over, substance abuse, bronchial asthma, digestive issues, women's reproductive future health, HIV, melancholy, CNS malfunctions, and extra. this article provides the reader an creation to the traditional theoretical foundations of chinese language drugs, in addition to glimpses into what an afternoon within the lifetime of a contemporary practitioner is really like. a part of the clinical publications to Complementary and replacement drugs sequence, this ebook was once written with the normal medical professional in brain.

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Stem from them. The Stomach is called the Controller of Rottening and Ripening. The Spleen is called the Controller ofTransport. The Large Intestine is responsible for transit. The residue from transformation stems from it. It is called the Drainer of the Dregs. The Small Intestine is responsible for receiving and making things thrive. Transformed substances stem from it. It is called the Transformer of Matter and Separator of the Pure from the Impure. The Kidneys are responsible for the creation of power.

These findings have led to the theory that the Meridians are reflections of the pathways of least electrical resistance throughout the body. Structurally this may represent fascial cleavage planes where extracellular ionic fluids can spread electrical potentials over great distances without needing to overcome the resistances of cellular membranes. It is even conceivable that these low-resistance extracellular fluid pathways might have branches connecting them to the internal organs, thus providing some concrete, albeit hypothetical, basis for the traditional Organ-Meridian associations.

Ascertaining the abnormal pulse qualities is of greatest importance to styles of acupuncture practice 34 CONTEMPORARY CHINESE MEDICINE AND ACUPUNCTURE A SUPERFICIAL DEEP Small Intestine Gall Bladder Bladder Radial Artery Heart Liver Kidney B 1st 2 nd 3 rd t DEEP SUPERFICIAL Lung Spleen Pericardium Large Intestine Stomach Triple Warmer POSITIONS Right Hand Left Hand chi guan cun Figure 2-5 Two common models of pulse diagnosis. A, Model popular in Five Element style. B, Model used inTCM. ) that are primarily governed by the theory of Yin and Yang, such as TCM.

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