Restores health and regulates the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical harmony of the body by keeping the flow of qi and forces of yin and yang in balance.
Benefits of Oriental Medicine
conducts electromagntic signals, releases endorphins, modulates and improves immunity, reduces pain and inflammation, reduces blood pressure, reduces body temperature, modifies meurotransmitters, modulates hormones
Diet therapy: for heating, eat...
for cooling, eat ...
for tonifying, eat ...
for moistening, eat ...
for drying, eat ...
(for heating, eat ) spicy foods and meat
(for cooling, eat ) watermelon and cucumber
(for tonifying, ) eat meat broths
(for moistening, eat ) asparagus and watermelon
for drying, eat ) crackers and chips
"Medicine and Food are the Same"
Neijin, the Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine
What is one reason that you would not want to use moxibustion?
if the patient has a lot of heat you should not use moxibustion
What happened between 421 and 221 BC?
Gold needles and silver needles found; Nan Jing Book of Difficult Questions: five element theory, eight extra meridians
What happened between 305 and 204 BC?
The Nei Jing, Yellow Emperor Classic of Internal Medicine: discussed anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, pathology, yin yang, syndromes, zang fu, needles and techniques
What happened in 1950?
Chairman Mao Zedong united Traditional Chinese Medicine with Western Medicine. Acupuncture was established in hospitals.
What are disorders of Qi?
depletion (too much exercise), qi stagnation (can cause pain), counterflow (can cause belching), fall
mother of qi, moistens and nourishes organs and tissues, nourishes the shen, governed by the heart, managed by the spleen, qi moves the blood
depletion, blood stasis, blood heat (blood stagnation can cause blood heat - may cause acne)
kidney essence, stored potential, reproduction and regeneration, inherited and acquired, regulates growth and development
precious liquid (yang)
lighter weight fluids on flesh and mucus membranes: sweat, saliva, urine, breast milk
dark, moon, water, passive, descending, female, contracting, cold, winter, interior, heavy, bone, front, interior of body
light, sun, fire, active, ascending, male, expanding, hot, summer, exterior, light, skin, back, exterior of body
Therapeutics for Deficient
tonify - gentle exercise, meat in diet, botanicals: ginseng and goji berries, warming hydrotherapy compresses
Therapeutics for Excess
purge - vigorous exercise, fruits and vegetables in the diet, botanicals: passiflora and gentian, cold hydrotherapy compresses and colonics
Therapeutics for Hot
yin foods (fruits and vegetables), botanicals: peppermint and aloe, cold hydrotherapy compresses
Therapeutics for Cold
Yang foods (meats and garlic), botanicals: cinnamon and ginger, heating hydrotherapy compresses
Eight Principles: Exterior
superficial, affects the skin, lungs, muscles
external pathogen, acute diseases, injuries of environment
Eight Principles: Interior
deep, affecting the meridians, organ system disease, chronic diseases, injuries of lifestyle
Qi that flows between the skin surface and the internal organs, along channels or pathways
large intestine, stomach, small intestine, gall bladder, urinary bladder, San Jiao (triple burner)