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By Christopher M Norris PhD MSc MCSP

Useful guide combines conventional chinese language and Western acupuncture with smooth physiotherapy recommendations. contains illustrations and scientific tips. therapy protocols also are integrated. For pros drawn to the topic. Softcover. DNLM: Acupuncture issues.

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Both GV-14 and BL-23 may be used to tonify yang in cases of cold bi syndrome. BL-23 is the back shu point of the kidney, while GV-14 (Sea of qi) as the meeting point of the du meridian with the six yang channels acts to clear pathogenic factors from the exterior. Meridian style treatment Seem (1993) described the cutaneous regions of the body not simply as areas of musculoskeletal pain, but as surface projections of the underlying meridian pathways themselves. He claimed that in treating the cutaneous region the practitioner is in e€ect treating (albeit indirectly) underlying pathology.

Together with a preference for warmth. Due to pathogenic cold blocking the collaterals or lack of warmth/ nourishment of organs by qi. Slight pain which lingers for long periods, showing cold syndrome of deficiency type. Deficiency of blood leading to emptiness of vessels. Pricking Heaviness Colicky Pulling Burning Cold Dull Hollow The bi syndrome Bi syndrome, also called `painful obstruction syndrome' results in pain caused through obstruction of qi and blood due to pathological invasion of a combination of wind, cold and damp.

14) originates on the lateral nail point of the 1st toe (LR-1) and travels along the dorsum of the foot between the 1st and 2nd toes. The meridian passes to the medial aspect of the ankle, LR4 lying anterior to the prominence of the medial malleolus. It intersects with the spleen channel at SP-6 (3 cun superior to the apex of the medial malleolus) and rises to a point 8 cun above the malleolus where it crosses behind the spleen channel to continue to the knee, (LR-8 lying just superior to the medial edge of the popliteal crease) and thigh (LR12 lying medial to the femoral vein in the crease of the groin).

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