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This syndrome refers to a suffocating sensation, fullness and pain in the chest. There is only fullness as if the chest is being oppressed in the mild case, but angina pectoris, shortness of breath and asthmatic breathing in the severe cases. It is closely related to the dysfunction of the heart and lung organs.
Thoracic Bi-Syndrome / Zhen Xin Tong / 真心痛
What is the key Etiology of Thoracic Bi-Syndrome?
Constitutional deficiency of either Heart Qi / Yang
What patterns of Thoracic Bi-Syndrome?
- Def Cold (Angina Pectoris)
- Turbid Phlegm Retention (Cholesterol)
- Blood Stasis (Atherosclerosis)
What is the needle technique of CV-15?
Downward insertion only
This term refers to a cardiac condition characterized by rapid heart beat with nervousness and anxiety. it generally occurs in paroxysmal (sudden) attacks. Such attacks or their aggravated conditions are often the consequence of emotional disturbance or overstrain.
Palpitations / Jing Ji / 惊悸
What is the key Etiology of Palpitation?
Constitutional deficiency of HT Qi or insufficiency of HT Blood
What are the patterns of Palpitations?
- HT-Shen Disturbance
- Qi & Blood Def
- Phlegm-Fire Disturbance
- Blood Stasis
What are points used to treat Anxiety?
- HT-7 & BL-15
- Combination of Yuan-Source with Back-Shu points
What is the best point to treat Arrhythmia?
PC-6 w/ light stimulation, < 90° manipulation
This term refers to a mental disorder with paroxysmal (sudden) attacks, is characterized by a sudden falling down in a fit, mouthful of foam, eyes staring upward (only see the whites), convulsions and screaming as if sounding like a pig or sheep. However, the patient appears normal when he regains consciousness.
Epilepsy / Seizures / Xian Syndrome / 癇症
What is the difference between Yang Epilepsy and Yin Epilepsy?
- Yang: convulsion (movement)
- Yin: loss of consciousness (stasis)
What points are used to treat Seizures?
- DU-8, 14
- Yao Qi - 1→1.5 cun above hiatus
Legally speaking, do acupuncturist treat seizures?
This is characterized by a quiet physical state such as emotional dejection, apathy, dull or incoherent speech.
- Dian 癲 Manic Depression - Fluid stagnates into phlegm and disturbs upward to result in the mind disorder
- Yin in Nature
This is characterized by hyperactive physical and mental state such as restlessness, abnormally hyperactive mentality, excessive motor activity or violent behavior.
- Kuang 狂 Mental Insanity - related to depressed LR Qi
- Yang in Nature
What is the special needle technique applied to treat Dian (癲) Syndrome?
- 30 gauge needle, 1.5 cun needle into Yin Tang
- Needling tip inserted until same level as BL-1
What are the patterns for insomnia?
- Def of HT & SP
- HT & KI Disharmony
- Derangement of ST
- Flaring up of LR Fire
What are common points for insomnia?
HT-7 & SP-6
How do you locate An Mian?
Midpoint of SJ-17 & GB-20
What is the tonification / sedation method for BL-62 & KI-6 in treating insomnia?
- BL-62↓ (Yang Qiao)
- KI-6↑ (Yin Qiao)
What is the indication for moxa therapy in the treatment of insomnia?
- *esp for HT Blood & SP Qi Def
What is the Etiology for Somnolence?
- Excessive damp acc in the SP
- Trauma leading to blood stasis of vessels of the brain
What is the Pattern for Somnolence?
- Excess Damp Acc in SP
- SP Qi Def
- Def and Decline of Yang Qi
- Blood Stasis obstructing
What is tonification / sedation method for BL-62 & KI-6 for Somnolence?
- BL-62↑ (Yang Qiao)
- KI-6↓ (Yin Qiao)
What are the patterns for Poor Memory?
- HT & SP Def
- HT & KI Disharmony
- Emptiness of Sea of Marrow
- Phlegm-Fluid and Stasis Obstruction
What point are good for Poor Memory?
What are points used to Sweating?
- Over sweat: LI-4↓ & KI-7↑
- No Sweat: LI-4↑ & KI-7↓
What are the patterns for Epigastric Pain?
- LR Qi attacking ST
- Food Retention
- Def Cold in SP & ST
What are common points for Epigastric Pain?
What are most common causes of Erosive Gastritis?
What is the common cause of Nonerosive Nonspecific gastritis?
- H. pylori
- *This is a spiral gram-negative rod that resides beneath the gastric mucus layer adjacent to gastric epithelial cells.
This term refers to noisy vomiting with food substances?
Ou Tu 嘔吐
This term refers to non-sounding vomiting with food substance?
This term refers to noisy nausea without food substance or gastric fluid?
What are the patterns for Nausea & Vomiting?
- EPF invading ST
- Food Retention in ST
- LR Qi attacking ST
- Def of SP & ST
What points can be applied to safely treat Hiccups?
Extremity points (i.e. PC-6, ST-44, LR-3); torso points not suitable due to the hiccuping action
What is the extra point used for Hiccups?
- Zhong Kui
- On the dorsal crease of the middle finger, at the center of the proximal interphalangeal joint