Acupuncture in Physiotherapy: Key Concepts and by Val Hopwood PhD FCSP Dip Ac Nanjing

By Val Hopwood PhD FCSP Dip Ac Nanjing

This booklet permits readers to increase their perform by means of expanding their figuring out of acupuncture and indicating the place and the way it's going to gain their sufferers. in contrast to many vague acupuncture texts, this booklet makes the assimilation of information of chinese and clinical philosophies effortless.

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Rheumatoid arthritis This condition is a good example of a Bi syndrome and can usefully be subdivided into two types of Bi: Cold Damp Bi and Damp Heat Bi. Cold Damp Bi is characterized by stiff swollen and aching joints, with early morning stiffness in particular. These joints are improved by heat and warmth, and worse in cold or wet weather. There is usually a feeling of heaviness and coldness. There is no redness or heat in the joints. The tongue is pale and swollen, with a thin white greasy coating.

27 qi, blood and body fluids Fluids or Jin Ye The circulation of fluids is important to Chinese Medicine and quite easy to understand. Western medical professionals have a concept of interstitial fluid draining into the lymph system and thus returning to the circulation. Problems will arise if this event is prevented, perhaps by mechanical blockage or congestion in the lymph nodes. The TCM idea is similar, but described in different terms. 5 shows the basic circulation of the Jin Ye fluids. It is intimately connected with the flow of Qi around the body, and the Qi provides the energy for much of it.

Rheumatoid arthritis This condition is a good example of a Bi syndrome and can usefully be subdivided into two types of Bi: Cold Damp Bi and Damp Heat Bi. Cold Damp Bi is characterized by stiff swollen and aching joints, with early morning stiffness in particular. These joints are improved by heat and warmth, and worse in cold or wet weather. There is usually a feeling of heaviness and coldness. There is no redness or heat in the joints. The tongue is pale and swollen, with a thin white greasy coating.

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