By Peter Pearson MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG (auth.)
TO ACUPUNCTURE a pragmatic advisor for GPs and different scientific group of workers Peter Pearson, MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG The clinical Centre, Yateley, Cambedey, Surrey GU17 7LS Publisht;d in. the united kingdom and Europe via MTP Press constrained Falcon residence Lancaster, England British Library Cataloguing in book facts Pearson, Peter An advent to acupuncture: a realistic advisor for GPs and different scientific group of workers. 1. Acupuncture I. identify 615. 8'92 RM184 ISBN-13: 978-94-010-7935-8 e-ISBN-13: 978-94-009-3199-2 DOl: 10. 1007/978-94-009-3199-2 released within the united states via MTPPress A department of Kluwer educational Publishers a hundred and one Philip force Norwell, MA 02061, united states Copyright © 1987 MTP Press constrained Softcover reprint of the hardcover 1st variation 1987 All rights reserved. No a part of this book might be reproduced, kept in a retrieval procedure, or transmitted in any shape or in anyway, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording or another way, with no earlier permission from the publishers. CONTENTS Preface 7 Acknowledgements eight 1 what's acupuncture? nine 2 neighborhood disorder of channels thirteen three The channels and issues 15 four process 37 five particular stipulations forty five 6 Systemic therapy fifty three 7 different kinds of acupuncture sixty five eight educational concerns seventy three nine extra info seventy nine References eighty three Index 87 PREFACE numerous years in the past, a sufferer consulted me, and asked 'aquapuncture'. This sounded extra like an underwater sexual intercourse than the rest, yet I confessed lack of understanding! a number of extra requests highlighted my entire lack of information of this topic and encouraged me into activity.
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Sanjiao: Otherwise known as 'the three cavities' or the 'triple warmer organ', no apparent conventional equivalent, seems to encompass areas in the chest, epigastrium, and hypogastrium - functionally controls body temperature. The following organs seem to have similar functions to their conventional equivalents: Small intestine, gall bladder, stomach, large intestine, urinary bladder. We can apply some of this teaching in attempting to identify organ dysfunction (in traditional Chinese terms) in our patients.
One owes a certain respect to a system that may well, in time, be found to produce acceptable medical results, despite the present unacceptability of many of its principles. We have to study these principles in order to be able to make 53 An Introduction to Acupuncture any sense of the rationale behind traditional Chinese medicine as a whole. Only then may we eventually be in a position to fmd a scientific basis for acupuncture. From a more practical point of view, there may be many of you who wish to treat patients from a broader base, especially those with the more chronic diseases/symptom complexes who have not responded to conventional medicine.
Generally, with aXu disease the organ will need tonifying, with a Shi disease, sedating. g. wood creates fire, fire creates earth, water destroys fire). The creator element is called the 'mother' element and the created element the 'son' element. g. heart - fire) and the mother element to that organ is used to tonify that organ, the son element, to sedate. Each organ has five 'shu' points described, each representing one of the elements. You will be relieved to hear that I am not about to list these points!