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ACUPUNCTURE ACUPUNCTURE

ACUPUNCTURE ACUPUNCTURE
Acupuncture aIIeviates pain Acupuncture aIIeviates pain
and can increase immune and can increase immune
response by baIancing the response by baIancing the
fIow of vitaI Iife energy fIow of vitaI Iife energy
throughout the body. throughout the body.
It is a compIete system of It is a compIete system of
heaIing and provides effective heaIing and provides effective
treatment for numerous treatment for numerous
conditions. conditions.
W W Acupuncture originated in China over 5000 Acupuncture originated in China over 5000
years ago. years ago.
W W It is based on the beIief that heaIth is It is based on the beIief that heaIth is
determined by a baIanced fIow of determined by a baIanced fIow of qi qi (aIso (aIso
referred to as referred to as chi chi), the vitaI Iife energy present ), the vitaI Iife energy present
in aII Iiving organisms. in aII Iiving organisms.
W W According to acupuncture theory, According to acupuncture theory, qi qi circuIates circuIates
in the body aIong tweIve major energy in the body aIong tweIve major energy
pathways caIIed pathways caIIed meridians. meridians.
207/,38 each linked to specific internal organ and
organ systems. There are over one thousand acupoints
within the meridian system that can be stimulated to
enhance the flow of qi
EIectricaI Properties EIectricaI Properties
of Acupuncture of Acupuncture
W W Recent research suggests that there is a Recent research suggests that there is a
specific reIationship between acupuncture specific reIationship between acupuncture
points, meridians, and the eIectricaI currents points, meridians, and the eIectricaI currents
in the body. in the body.
W W These points acted as ampIifiers to boost the These points acted as ampIifiers to boost the
minute eIectricaI signaIs as they traveIIed minute eIectricaI signaIs as they traveIIed
aIong the body, and that the insertion of the aIong the body, and that the insertion of the
needIe couId needIe couId interfere interfere with that fIow and thus with that fIow and thus
bIock the stimuIus of pain bIock the stimuIus of pain..
W W Acupuncture needIes Acupuncture needIes
are of different Iengths are of different Iengths
and gauges, but are and gauges, but are
generaIIy hair generaIIy hair- -thin, thin,
soIid, and made of soIid, and made of
stainIess steeI. stainIess steeI.
W W To protect from AIDS or To protect from AIDS or
hepatitis, most hepatitis, most
acupuncturists use acupuncturists use
presteriIized, disposabIe presteriIized, disposabIe
needIes. needIes.
Conditions Benefited by Conditions Benefited by
Acupuncture Acupuncture
W aoshing Ni , D.O..,PhD.,L.Ac., Vice -
President of Yo San University of TraditionaI
Chinese edicine in Santa onica ,
CaIifornia ,
W Treats many conditions with acupuncture ,
and reports, .
W Even in acute addominaI probIem ,
acupuncture can be used before surgery to
arrest the condition before it progresses
further..
Conditions Benefited by
Acupuncture
Conditions Benefited by Acupuncture
PAIN PAIN
W W Acupuncture has proven to be a Acupuncture has proven to be a
very successfuI treatment for pain very successfuI treatment for pain
reIief. reIief.
W W David Eisenberg , .D., CIinicaI David Eisenberg , .D., CIinicaI
Research FeIIow at Harvard Research FeIIow at Harvard
edicaI SchooI states that, There edicaI SchooI states that, There
is evidence that acupuncture is evidence that acupuncture
infIuences the production and infIuences the production and
distribution of distribution of agreat agreat many many
neurotransmitters and neurotransmitters and
neuromodoIators neuromodoIators and that this in and that this in
turn aIters the perception pain turn aIters the perception pain
Conditions Benefited by Acupuncture
ADDICTION ADDICTION
W W the British medicaI journaI , The Lancet the British medicaI journaI , The Lancet
cocumented cocumented a study nothing that acupuncture was a study nothing that acupuncture was
added to the treatment program of added to the treatment program of chronic chronic
aIcohoIics aIcohoIics ,it significantIy increased the percentage ,it significantIy increased the percentage
of those who compIeted the of those who compIeted the pregram pregram
W W AIso acupuncture cIaims good success rates with AIso acupuncture cIaims good success rates with
cigarette addiction cigarette addiction , where a newIy discovered , where a newIy discovered
acupoint acupoint caIIed. caIIed.Tien Tien i is used in conjunction with i is used in conjunction with
other traditionaI other traditionaI acupoints acupoints , particuIarIy those , particuIarIy those
Iocated on the ear... Iocated on the ear...
Conditions Benefited by Acupuncture
ENTAL DISORDERS ENTAL DISORDERS
- - Improve depression and insomnia Improve depression and insomnia
- - Improve nervous disorder Improve nervous disorder
- - Less agitation and cIam Less agitation and cIam beheavier beheavier
- - Improved cIarity of thought Improved cIarity of thought
- - Reduce Reduce agression agression
- - Improves sociaI interaction Improves sociaI interaction
- - Improve in faciaI compIexion Improve in faciaI compIexion
Conditions Benefited by Acupuncture
AIDS AIDS
AIthough acupuncture does not cure AIDS , it is often AIthough acupuncture does not cure AIDS , it is often
used with Chinese herbs to improve a patient s immune used with Chinese herbs to improve a patient s immune
function and to reduce uncomfortabIe or dangerous function and to reduce uncomfortabIe or dangerous
symptoms , incIuding night sweats , fatigue and symptoms , incIuding night sweats , fatigue and
digestive disturbances . digestive disturbances .
W W Dr.Wu Dr.Wu Bo Ping of China reported on his work in Bo Ping of China reported on his work in
Tanzania where he treated Tanzania where he treated 0 0 AIDS patients with AIDS patients with
chinese chinese herboIogy herboIogy . In addition to noting considerabIe . In addition to noting considerabIe
improvement among them . Seven of the patients improvement among them . Seven of the patients
converted from HIV positive to negative converted from HIV positive to negative
W W Drs.HoIder Drs.HoIder and and Grossbard Grossbard describe the case of man describe the case of man
with AIDS , who was suffering from Kaposi s with AIDS , who was suffering from Kaposi s sacroma sacroma , ,
whose T whose T- -ceII count return to normaI within three ceII count return to normaI within three
months of treatment with acupuncture and months of treatment with acupuncture and chinese chinese
herbs additionaIIy the patient s Iesions herbs additionaIIy the patient s Iesions disappeard disappeard.. ..
TREATENT TREATENT
W W Some treatments Iast onIy a Some treatments Iast onIy a
few seconds, whiIe others few seconds, whiIe others
take take 45 45 minutes or Ionger. minutes or Ionger.
W W Sometimes, an ear needIe is Sometimes, an ear needIe is
used that Iies fIush against used that Iies fIush against
the skin of the ear and, after the skin of the ear and, after
being covered with tape, is being covered with tape, is
aIIowed to remain in the ear aIIowed to remain in the ear
for more than a week. for more than a week.
W W GeneraIIy, needIes are Ieft GeneraIIy, needIes are Ieft
in from in from 20 20- -30 30 minutes. minutes.
Non Non- -NeedIe StimuIation of NeedIe StimuIation of Acupoints Acupoints
W W In addition to the use of needIes, other forms of In addition to the use of needIes, other forms of
treatment are appIied to treatment are appIied to accupoints accupoints..
W W Heat is used by burning an herb caIIed " Heat is used by burning an herb caIIed "moxa moxa" "
( (mugwort mugwort, or , or Artemisia Artemisia vuIgaris vuIgaris) above the point to ) above the point to
be treated. be treated.
W W According to studies from China, this herb is unique According to studies from China, this herb is unique
in that it stimuIates in that it stimuIates acupoints acupoints and hastens the and hastens the
body's seIf body's seIf- -heaIing. heaIing.
AuricuIotherapy AuricuIotherapy (Ear Acupuncture) (Ear Acupuncture)
It is used in the treatment It is used in the treatment
and controI of pain, and controI of pain,
dysIexia, and other dysIexia, and other
functionaI imbaIances. It is functionaI imbaIances. It is
appIied through the use of appIied through the use of
acupuncture needIes, ear acupuncture needIes, ear
massage, and in certain massage, and in certain
cases, eIectricaI cases, eIectricaI
stimuIation or infrared stimuIation or infrared
treatment. treatment.
Conditions Benefited by Acupuncture Conditions Benefited by Acupuncture
W W The WorId HeaIth Organization has cited The WorId HeaIth Organization has cited 04 04
different conditions that acupuncture can treat, different conditions that acupuncture can treat,
these incIudes: these incIudes:
-migraines
-sinusitis
-common coId
-asthma
-tonsiIIitis
-infIammation of the
eyes
-addictions
- myopia
-duodenaI uIcer
-other gastrointestinaI
disorder
-trigeminaI neuraIgia
-tennis eIbow
-paraIysis from stroke
-speech aphasia
-sciatica
-osteoarthritis
-rheumatoid conditions
-pesticide poisoning
-EnvironmentaIIy-
induced
iIInesses due to
radiation, air poIIution,
etc
.
The Future of Acupuncture The Future of Acupuncture
W W Not onIy is acupuncture effective as primary modaIity, it Not onIy is acupuncture effective as primary modaIity, it
aIso can pIay a vitaI roIe as an adjunctive aIso can pIay a vitaI roIe as an adjunctive therapydue therapydue to to
how effective the meridian system is as a means of proper how effective the meridian system is as a means of proper
diagnosis. diagnosis.
W W Because the meridians infIuence every ceII in the body Because the meridians infIuence every ceII in the body
and pass through every organ and organ system, and pass through every organ and organ system,
acupuncture provides heaIth practitioners with an acupuncture provides heaIth practitioners with an
accurate and accurate and noninvasive noninvasive means of determining heaIth means of determining heaIth
deficiences deficiences, as weII as a method of , as weII as a method of reestabIishing reestabIishing
baIance. baIance.
W W In short, it provides maximum benefits without the In short, it provides maximum benefits without the
dangerous side effects associated with many of the dangerous side effects associated with many of the
approaches of conventionaI medicine. approaches of conventionaI medicine.
Thank You... Thank You...