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Acupuncture/Acupressure

Ancient Art to Modern medicine

Acupuncture/Acupressure
• Western:
– Relieve muscle spasms – Change Immune System – Enhance mental clarity/Calm mind – Release hormones and neurotransmitters
• Decrease pain, swelling, etc.

• Eastern
– Works with meridians to restore balance of organs – Remove energy blockages – Tonify deficient Qi – Sedate and Disperse Stagnation or Excesses

– Increase bloodflow to area

Acupoints
• Often found in depressions between muscle bundles and bones
– Find the Dip!

• Technique
– – – – – – – Acupuncture Acupressure Aquapuncture Lacer Moxa Pneumoacupuncture Electric Stimulation

Diagnostic Points
• Alarm –May indicate organ involvement or energy imbalance • Association points – transport Qi to organ • If reactive, rule out:
• • • • Local problem Problem on that meridian distally Disharmony of TCVM Organ If both reactive often organ or organ and meridian problem

Diagnostic Points
• Excess
– – – – Protruding Warm Painful/Sensitive Tender to light pressure – Hard/Dense

• Deficiency
– – – – Depressed Cool/Cold Vacant/Empty Tender to deep pressure – Soft/Spongy

Acupressure: Local Diagnostic Point Treatment • Sedate excessive points: – Apply light pressure until feel resistance – Hold Pressure until feel resistance dissipate – Then exert more pressure until feel resistance – Repeat • Tonify deficient points: – Apply pressure in short. pulsating thumb movement – Continue until point warms – Less time .

Contraindications • Pregnancy – Body is out of balance and needs to stay out of balance • • • • Wait 3-4 hours after or before eating Excitement High fever 12-24 hours post breeding .

compulsive behavior. chronic grief and depression • Function: Takes Qi from air to build defenses.Meridian Review . dry skin. eliminates noxious gases .Lung • Govern Skin and Hair • Indicated: respiratory conditions. regulates sweat and skin moistening. body hair and skin. dull coat.

weak immune system • Function: receive food and H2O.Meridian Review – Large Intestine • Skin and Hair • Indicated in constipation/diarrhea. supports the lung . respiratory conditions. skin problems. absorb fluid and excrete remainder thus removing stagnant qi. tight neck muscles.

eye problems. knee problems. nourish muscles . transport food essence and qi to body. inflammation. lethargy and weakness • Function: receive and transform all food with spleen.Meridian Review .Stomach • Governs Muscles and lymph • Indicated: Digestive tract disorders. jaw tension/pain.

digestive disorders • Function: Primary organ in production of postnatal Qi. muscle problems. 4 limbs. proper movement. governs blood. decrease strength. digestion .Meridian Review Spleen • Governs muscles and lymph • Indicators: Immune system deficiency/disorder. immune system. governs muscles. essential Energy. connective tissue.

cardiovasc. memory • Pericardium is protector . Problems. disturbed sleep. nervous system disorders.Meridian Review Heart • Vascular system • Indicators: Shoulder problem. hyper or depression • Function: Control direction and strength of blood flow. restless. center of emotion and mental consciousness.

foreleg problems. neck and jaw pain/stiffness. brings clarity with Ht. depression • Function: receive and transform nourishment. assimilate nutrients. . lack of clarity or enthusiasm.Meridian Review – Small Intestine • Indicators: Shoulder problems. rules discernment.

blance meridian system. general pain.Meridian Review . association point sensitivity • Function: Transforms fluids through storage and excretion. Lower back and hock. muscle spasms or cramps of hindquarters. . arthritis. bone/joint problems.Bladder • Indicators: Urinary Tract.

ears.Meridian Review . fear. reproductive issues. dull coat.Kidney • Indicators: Bone problems. growth and bone healing. periodontal disease. aggression • Function: Houses essence therefore fuels metabolism and maintain vitality. survival and instinctual fear . sexual function.

and elbow. balance emotions . irregular heart rhythm including rapid heart. calms heart. protect heart from emotional stress. absorbs heat. foreleg.Pericardium • Indicated for: Stiff neck. chest conditions.Meridian Review . heart murmurs • Function: Protect heart from external stresses.

neck problems. mid and lower regions of the body.Meridian Review – Triple Heater • Indicated for: ear problems. enhances the lymphatics system . transforms and transports Qi between upper. forelimb problems • Function: TH is a function not an organ.

muscle soreness. indecision • Function: Regulate flow of Qi through body and governs decision making. timidity. joints . anger. hock problems. ligaments.Meridian Review – Gall Bladder • Indicated for: Arthritis. ear and eye problems. tendons. governs ligaments. rules eys. tendons.

metabolism. estrous cycle.Liver • Indicated for: eye problem. tendon. joint. secreting bile. tendon and ligaments .Meridian Review . aggressiveness and anger • Function: even and harmonious flow of Qi through body. controller of strategic planning. ligaments. neutralize poisons. digestive disorder. assisting in regulating blood sugar. synthesize proteins.

repro ailments. problems of lung and chest. Regulates peripheral nervous system.Meridian Review – Conception Vessel • Indicated for: Genital disorders. abdominal pain • Function: controls Yin of an animal. absorbs overflow of energy from one meridian and redirects it where energy is deficient . head and neck pain. itching.

Nervous disorders.Meridian Review – Governing Vessel • Indicated for: Spinal problems. redistributes and balances body’s QI especially Yang aspect . central nervous system. backache. hindquarter lameness. immune stimulation • Function: Strengthen back and spine. controls bladder.

Alarm Points .

Association Points .

Phlegm GB 34 –Tendons GB 39 – Marrow and Brain Liv 13 – Yin Organs CV 12 – Yang Organs CV17 – Respiratory system and Qi .Influential Points Lung 9 – Arteries BL 11 – Bones BL 12 – Wind and Trachea BL17 – Blood and diaphragm. Build Immune system Stomach 40.

Master Points LI 4 – Face and Mouth Lu 7 – Head and Neck St 36 – Abdomen and GI tract Sp 6 – Urogenital system and rear abdomen Bl 40 – Lower back and hips Pc 6 – Chest and front abdomen .

BL60. PC8. TH23.Emergencies • Shock – HT9. HT7 • Trauma – • Seizures – . 39. ST35. PC6. Tip of Tail LI4. GV26. 44. SP6. KI1. 62 GV20. SP6. TH5. Baiwei. GB20.

Chinese Herbal Medicine Ancient Art to Modern Medicine .

Natural medicine • Extremely long written record of principles and experience with herbal • Pattern based system • Almost always based on a formula of herbs versus single herbs .Chinese Herbal vs.

Substances used in TCVM Formula • Plants ~ 80% • • • • • • Flower Leaf Root Bark Seed Whole herb • Animal Parts ~ 15% • Bone • Shell/Skin • Tissue • Minerals ~ 5% .

Actions of Herbs • • • • Balance Yin and Yang Prevent Disease Improve quality of life Regulate Qi • Treat Pathologic • Strengthen Normal .

Naming of Chinese Herbals • Different parts of plants and Different Species are used in different formulae – Each species and even parts of plants can have different actions • Ex: Ginseng – American. Chinese and Siberian .

Herbal Formula Names • • • • By Color By Function By Shape By location .

Chinese Herbal Toxins vs Toxicity • Heavy Metal Poisoning • Air Pollutant • Solvents • Insecticides • Herbicides • Fumigants • Side Effects • The etiology of Disease • Balancing herbals • Allergy to plant/animal .

Causes of Herbal Reactions • • • • • • • • • • • Toxic ingredients Overdosage Wrong Diagnosis Wrong Source of herbal – stem versus flower Processed Poorly – raw versus cooked Contaminated Reaction with Western Drugs Allergy Substitute in formula Impure Injection Using herbal too long .licorice .

tea/decoction • • • • • • • Powder Pill/Tablet Injection Wine/Tincture Patch Cream/Spray/Steam Moxa .Forms of Administration • Food Therapy – Soup.

part of body . minimize side effects • Envoy – harmonizer. focuses on specific merdian. organ. treats less important pattern.Herbal Formulations • Emperor – Greatest effect on main pattern – Usually in largest amount • Deputy – Aids in treating main pattern or used against 2ndary pattern • Assistant – Reinforces effect of chief/deputy.

Food Therapy • Let Food be your medicine » Hippocrates • Follow same principles as herbals – Flavors – Direction – Energies .

5 Element Flavors • • • • • Fire -.Bitter Earth -.Pungent Water -.Sour Bitter Sour Sweet Salty Pungent .Sweet Metal -.Salty Wood -.

Egg Yolk Mung Bean Mushroom R./G.TCM Zang-Fu Foods HT/SI--PC/TH SP/ST Bitter Gourd C. Egg Yolk Cinnamon Duck Kidney Mussel Lamb Pork Salt Wheat LIV/GB Brown Sugar Chive Crab/Clam Clove Eel Liver Oyster Yam Wine Red Bean (small) Ginger . Pepper Salt Spinach Wheat Barley Chicken Chive Clove Garlic Lettuce Licorice Lamb LU/LI Tofu Carrot Mushroom Corn Honey Peanut Rice Spinach Vinegar KID/BL C.

TCM Food Directions Outward Pepper Cinnamon Clove Fennel Garlic Ginger Green Onion Mustard Nutmeg Upward Asparagus Beef Sugar Carrot Chicken/Egg Corn Honey Kidney/Liver Rice Neutral Tofu Mushroom Duck Egg Eggplant Grape Mung Bean Radish Greens Spinach Wheat Downward Barley C. Egg White Duck Pork Kidney Sheep Liver Mussel Pork Sweet Potato Vinegar Inward Bitter Gourd Clam Crab Hops Kelp Lotus Plumule Oyster Shell Salt Seaweed .

TCM Food Energies Hot Black pepper Cinnamon bark Ginger Green pepper Red pepper Soybean oil Warm Brown sugar Chicken Fennel Garlic Green onion Shrimp Lamb Ginseng Raspberry Neutral Abalone Beef Carrot Peanuts White sugar Oyster Pork Rice Egg Yolk Cool Apple Barley Tofu Chicken egg Eggplant Wheat Mushroom Spinach Mung bean Cold Bamboo shoots Banana Clams Crab Lettuce Kelp Seaweed Sugar cane Watermelon .

Use of Food Energies • Treat hot conditions with cooling foods • Treat cold conditions with warming foods .

Onion. Mustard.tonify yang/Qi. Ham Prawn Oats White Rice Glutinous Rice Sorghum Broad Bean Olive Oil Rice Vinergar Brown Sugar Malt Sugar Wine . Sweet Potato. Citrus Horseradish. Papaya.remove stagnations. Peach. Coconut Coriander. Apricot. Egg Yolk Beef Kid. Chives.activate channels Treats: Yang deficiency. Garlic. Plum Black/Rasberry.stagnation Meat and Dairy Grains and beans Veggies and Fruits Ginger. Shrimp Lobster.Hot/Warm Foods Function: clear cold. Hawthorn. Other Chicken.cold patterns. Pumpkin. Lamb Kid Lambs/Chicken Liv Phesant. Squash. Venison Mutton. Cherry Sunflower Seed. Pepper.

hot flash. Turtle. Kelp. Alfalfa. Persimmon. Strawberry. Scallop. Conch. Ginko. Yogurt Grains/Beans Millet Barley Brown Rice Buckwheat Wheat Flour Barley Sprouts Job’s Tears Seeds Tofu Mung Bean Sesame Seed Veggies & Fruits Spinach. Drain Fire. Celery. Cucumber. Mahi. red face Yin Defeciency Meat/Dairy Turkey. Egg White. Alligator. Kiwi. Seaweed. Pear. Crab. Oyster. Orange. Mussel. Clam. Cod. River Snail.Cold/Cool Foods Function: Clear Heat. Mango. anxiety. Frog. Cooling blood Treats: Heat patterns including cough. White Radish Other Sesame Oil Flaxseed oil Soybean Oil Honey Wheat Sausage Salt Chrysanthemum Greent Tea . Watermelon. Rabbit. Amranth. Broccoli. Duck Egg. Duck. Mushroon. Bitter Melon. Shark. Bananas. Tomato. Egg Plant.

Lotus. Quail. Pork Liver. Red Beans. Yellow Croacker Grains and beans Corn. Octopus. Green Beans. Lemon. Cauliflower. Lychee. Pineapple. Chicken Eggs. Salmon. Beef Liver. Black Sesame Veggies and Fruits Yam. Carp. Black Bean. Blood Deficiency. Black Sesame Oil White Sugar Crystal Sugar . Calabash. Broad Bean. Sardines. Sweet Rice. Eel. Longan. Chinese Cabage. Loach. Flat Fish. Kidney Beans. Ginkgo. Any other condition Caution: DO NOT PROMOTE DAMPNESS Meat and Dairy Pork. Cuttlefish. Cow Milk. Jellyfish. String Beans. Cabbage. Beef. Wild Rabbit. Peas. Soy bean. Pork Kidney. Potato. Maintenance Treats: Qi and Yin deficiency. Tuna. Sweet Potato. Tripe. Raddish Other Peanut Oil.Neutral Foods Function: General Qi and Blood tonic. Mackeral. Carrots. Peanuts. Date. Apple.

Sleeps in warm area/bed. dry signs. Tongue pale/lavender. deep/weak pulse. Congestive heart failure. slow pulse • Qi Deficiency – Collapse. incontinence. Panting. pale-dry tongue. cold paws . Fast pulse. cracked pads. pale/wet tongue • Blood Deficiency – Deeper/Chronic disease.TMC Food Tonics • Yin Deficiency – Air Conditioner is broken – Cool Seeking. red tongue • Yang Deficiency – Heat Seeking. Hot.

Chestnut. Fennel Seed. morinda. Ophiopogon. Rosemary. Carp. Spinach. Pear. Asinath. Psoralea. Black Bean. Lychee. Dioscorea. Epimedium. Wheat. glehnnia. Lobster. Date. Oats. Tofu. Rabbit. Chives. Rehmannia. Corn. Yam. Figs. Eel. Barley. Clam. Mussels. Paeonia. Basil. Shitake Mushroom. Apples. Dill Seed. Mutton. Eggs. Rabbit. Herring. Mutton. Kidney. Walnut. Thyme. Lily Yang Tonic Venison. Mackeral. Trout (warmest of Fishes). Prawn. Asparagus. Chicken. Cinnamon. Glutinous & Brown Rice. Garlic. Pork. Nutmeg. Ginseng. Cinnamon Bark. Millet. Honey. Rumen. Lotus Seed. Mango. Astragalus. Dried Ginger. atractylodes. Cheese. Kidney Bean. Squash. Tomato. Pumpkin. Licorice. Shrimp. Lemons. Clove. Goat Milk.QI Tonic Beef. Black Sesame Seed. Eucommia *Avoid too much dampness . Polygonum Yin Tonic Duck. Royal Jelly Blood Tonic* Beef Liver Heart Pork Skin Hairtail Fish Sardines Eggs Carrot Longan Kidney Beans Parsley Apricot Dates Angelica. Sweet Potato. Sea Cucmber. String Bean. Cistanche. Cherry. Raspberry. Peanuts. Peas. Lycium.

Pumpkin. Green Tea. Seaweed • Phlegm Resolving: Masses. Mental issues. Garlic. Parsley.Foods to Counteract Dampness – Alfalfa. Swelling – Aduki Bean. Lettuce. Rye. Job’s Tears. Peppermint. Mushroom. Apple Peel. Seizures – Almonds. Black Soybean. Plaintain (green). Garlic. Barley. Anchovy . Job’s Tears. Kidney Bean. Mucous. Shitake Mushrooms. thyroid masses. Turnip • Water Draining: Edema. Marjoram. Alfalfa. Seaweed (esp. Rutabaga. Black and White Pepper. Kelp. Barley. Mackeral. Mackeral. Sardines. Mushroom. Watercress .

Other TCM food Therapies Essence deficiency Almond Artichoke leaf Bone Marrow Chicken Egg Kidney Liver Microalgae Raw Milk Mussel Nettle Oyster Pollen Royal Jelly Seaweed Sesame Seed Walnut Qi Stagnation Basil Caraway Cardamon Carrot Cayenne Chive Clove Coriander Dill seed Fennel Garlic Grapefruit Marjoram Orange Peel Peach Peppermint Plum Radish Squash Turmeric Turnip Vinegar Blood stagnation Brown Sugar Butter Chestnut Chicken Egg Chili Pepper Chive Crab Hawthorn Leek Mustard Leaf Onion Peach Radish Saffron Scallion Shark Sturgeon Sweet Rice Rose Turmeric Turnip Vinegar Shen Calm Bitter orange Celery Chamomile Frankinscense Lavender Lettuce Mistletoe Mulberry Valerian Warm Milk Raise Spirit Arnica Basil Bilberry Gingko Ginseng Jasmine Oat Rosemary Sage St John’s wort .

Wind Wind Heat Borage Burdock Root Catnip Chinese cabbage Chrysanthemum Echineacea Eucalyptus Lemon balm Marjoram Mint Oregano Peppermint Sage Spearmint Turnip Yarrow Wind Cold Basil Black Pepper Caraway Cayenne Chilli Cinnamon Coriander leaf Garlic Ginger – fresh Leek Mustard leaf Onion Peppermint Rosemary Sage Scallion Wind Damp Basil Cayenne Cherry Eel Job’s tear Juniper Mustard Leaf Peppermint Radish Rosemary Spearmint Tangerine Peel Thyme Turmeric Turnip .

Feed the Grandparent (Ko cycle) • In Deficiency.Principles of Using TCM Diet • Identify constitutional type • Determine whether Excess or Deficient • In Excess. Feed the Constitutional Grandchild . Feed the Zang-Fu and the Mother (Shen cycle) • Balance the ingredients for each flavor. direction and energy • For Prevention.

Web Help • Nats 2.edu/neuro/AltMed/Alt_Med_Neuro.html Ca:P ~1.htm • Balanced Homemade Recipes Made – Balanceit.uiuc.com/ .net/~cusickbook/2.susanwynn.vetmed.2-1.att.0 – Balance Calcium – – – – – www.pdf • Integration Therapy for Specific Conditions – Neuro.ufl.4:1 adult Calcium Citrate 1200-1500mg/cup of meat Bone Meal.nat.5000mg/lb of meat 6 small chicken necks or 1 large turkey neck/cup of meat • Turkey necks more of a choking risk • Cusick’s Canine Nutrition – Home.com – http://www.edu/mainnat.

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