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By Val Hopwood PhD FCSP Dip Ac Nanjing

This e-book permits readers to increase their perform through expanding their figuring out of acupuncture and indicating the place and the way it is going to profit their sufferers. in contrast to many imprecise acupuncture texts, this booklet makes the assimilation of data of chinese and scientific philosophies effortless.

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The Chinese doctors observed the symptoms of chronic heart disease and surmised, quite correctly, that the heart was failing in its function of pumping the blood around the body. That they attributed this to ‘Phlegm obstructing the Heart Orifices’ is only semantics, as the points that they selected over many, many years of trial still appear to have some value (Ballegaard et al 1993). What is more fascinating is that their idea that an ‘uprush of Liver Wind’, taking with it Qi and Blood, was the cause of Windstroke or stroke.

Rheumatology 38: 864–869. Gill JS, Zezulka AV, Shipley MJ et al 1986 Stroke and alcohol consumption. New England Journal of Medicine 315: 1041–1046. Gosman-Hedstrom G, Claesson L, Klingenstierna U et al 1998 Effects of acupuncture treatment on daily life activities and quality of life. Stroke 29: 2100–2108. Hopwood V 1996 Acupuncture in stroke recovery: a literature review. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 4: 258–263. Hopwood VA 2003 An investigation into the effects of acupuncture in stroke recovery.

Damp Heat Bi is characterized by swollen, stiff, painful joints that are red and warm to the touch. The pain is often described as ‘burning’. The patient may display signs of mild fever, lethargy and loss of appetite. The tongue may be slightly red with a greasy yellow coating. The pulse may be rapid and slippery, or thready and wiry. These two types of Bi may exist independently or may coexist in different joints in the same patient. All the acupuncturist can do is try to isolate the predominant pattern and attempt to treat that first.

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