By Christopher M Norris PhD MSc MCSP
Functional guide combines conventional chinese language and Western acupuncture with smooth physiotherapy thoughts. contains illustrations and scientific counsel. remedy protocols also are incorporated. For execs attracted to the topic. Softcover. DNLM: Acupuncture issues.
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5 cun. 1. Clinically the easiest method of measurement is to use the hand span (of the patient) or the thumb. In addition, measuring from the lateral joint line of the knee to the apex of the lateral malleolus is 16 cun. If this distance is measured in centimetres with a tape the distance is simply divided by 16 to ®nd the single cun measurement for this particular patient. This should be recorded on the notes for future reference. 63 cm. 9 cm. 3. Lung channel The lung channel (Fig. 3) is said to begin internally near the stomach, in an area known as the middle jiao.
Acupuncture and pain relief Wandering bi is seen especially in the peripheral limb joints including the wrist/elbows and knees/ankles. There may be chills and fever as a result of defensive qi ®ghting the pathogenic wind. The tongue coating may be thin and sticky and the pulse super®cial re¯ecting an exterior syndrome. Painful bi presents as severe stabbing pains which are alleviated by heat (warmth) and aggravated by cold. The location is ®xed in contrast to wandering bi and there is no local redness or heat (in contrast to heat bi).
The primary meridian continues to the medial aspect of the popliteal crease at KI-10 (between the tendons of semimembranosus and semitendinosus), and then ascends along the postero-medial aspect of the thigh to the tip of the coccyx. From here a branch of the meridian passes internally to the spine and enters the kidney organ and connects to the bladder. One branch passes up through the liver and lung to terminate at the root of the tongue. Another branch joins the heart and links to the pericardium channel at CV-17 (front mu point of the pericardium channel).
Acupuncture: treatment of musculoskeletal conditions by Christopher M Norris PhD MSc MCSP