Acupuncture for Body, Mind and Spirit by Peter Mole

By Peter Mole

Acupuncture is a holistic remedy which originated in China over 5000 years in the past. it really is now extensively practised within the Western international to alleviate the indicators of quite a lot of actual and mental stipulations. Acupuncture, as in all chinese language medication, perspectives the sufferer as a 'whole' and treats approximately all persistent illness as a manifestation of the individual's specific weaknesses. while acupuncture is directed at those long-standing weaknesses or 'imbalances', the sufferer is usually surprised to discover that not just is his or her major grievance enhancing, yet many secondary proceedings are too. by means of putting very superb needles into particular issues at the physique, the lifestyles strength or 'Qi' within the physique is prompted, permitting it to come back to overall healthiness, stability and concord in physique, brain and spirit. writer BIOG: Peter Mole is likely one of the UK's top practitioners of acupuncture and is the Dean of stories on the collage of built-in chinese language drugs in studying. Peter practises on the Oxford ordinary wellbeing and fitness Centre and is a member of the administrative Committee of the British Acupuncture Council.

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Wood Liver Gall Bladder Fire Heart Small Intestine Heart Protector Triple Burner Earth Spleen Stomach Metal Lungs Large Intestine Water Kidneys Bladder 51 Acupuncture for body, mind and spirit THE ORGANS OF THE WOOD ELEMENT Liver Body When the Liver channel starts to malfunction, gan – digestive disorders are very common. Indigestion, Liver nausea, flatulence and other kinds of digestive troubles can be successfully treated by enhancing the functioning of this channel. This is particularly so when the symptoms are brought on by eating when tense or by eating foods which the Liver finds hard to deal with such as rich, fatty foods.

Often it means that the person no longer has the symptom. Each channel can only be treated where it runs close to the surface of the skin and this is the pathway that is shown on the accompanying diagram. It also has a deep pathway that travels into the torso and passes through its associated organ. Each channel has acupuncture points along its pathway, the longest having 67 points, the shortest just nine. Each point has a name. Some names describe the point’s location; some allude to a quality that treatment of that point can bring to that Organ.

A preponderance of yang leads to heat manifestations; a preponderance of yin brings on cold. The following diagrams show in a very simplified form the 4 basic types of yin/yang imbalance: Figure 3. The four basic types of yin/yang imbalance These four varieties of imbalance require radically different treatments. These will also be determined by many other factors, not least by consideration of the other fundamental axiom of Chinese medicine: the Five Elements. THE FIVE ELEMENTS In the Nei Jing the master practitioner Qi Bo expressed the theory in this way: 35 Acupuncture for body, mind and spirit The Five Elements are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth.

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