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1 VII Contents Basic Theory of Acupuncture (Page 1) Scientific Aspects of Acupuncture Indication and Direction of Action of Acupuncture Relative Contraindications GB Yin and Yang PC LI KI 5 19 LU 18 Complications LR TB 21 Excessive Reactions, Undesired Effects, and BL ST SP SI HT Qi The System of Channels The Channel Clock The Five Phases of Transformation Acupuncture Points Characteristics of Acupuncture Points (Page 31) Localization of Acupuncture Points Method of Needling He points ST-36 Stomach ST-37 Large intestine ST-39 Small intestine BL-39 Triple burner BL-40 Bladder GB-39 Gallbladder Needle Stimulation Moxibustion Cupping Differentiation of Acupuncture Points Control Points Side Effects of Acupuncture Introduction to the Subject (Page 51) Delay in the Diagnosis of a Disease Worsening of a Disease as a Result of Treatment Autonomic Reactions Infections Accidental Damage to Organs and Tissues Other Side Effects

2 VIII Cun Measurement (Page 59) How to Locate Acupuncture Points Proportional Measurement Based on Body Cun cun Proportional Measurement Based on Finger Cun The Channels (Page 65) The Lung Channel (LU) (Hand Tai Yin) The Large Intestine Channel (LI) (Hand Yang Ming) The Stomach Channel (ST) (Foot Yang Ming) The Spleen Channel (SP) (Foot Tai Yin) The Heart Channel (HT) (Hand Shao Yin) The Small Intestine Channel (SI) (Hand Tai Yang) The Bladder Channel (BL) (Foot Tai Yang) The Kidney Channel (KI) (Foot Shao Yin) The Pericardium Channel (PC) (Hand Jue Yin) The Triple Burner (San Jiao) Channel (TB) (Hand Shao Yang) The Gallbladder Channel (GB) (Foot Shao Yang) The Liver Channel (LR) (Foot Jue Yin) The Conception Vessel (CV) (Ren Mai) The Governor Vessel (GV) (Du Mai) The Extra Points (EX) Topography (Page 389) Important Points in the Frontal Region of the Head Important Points in the Lateral Region of the Head EX-HN-4 EX-HN-2 Important Points on the Top of the Head GB-14 Anterior hairline EX-HN-3 LG 24 GV-26 CV-24 Important Points in the Neck Region Important Points in the Posterior Region of the Shoulder Important Points in the Anterior and Lateral Regions of the Shoulder Important Points in the Elbow Region

3 CONTENTS IX Topography (Page 389) Important Points in the Regions of the Hand and Forearm Important Points in the Frontal and Lateral Regions of the Chest Important Points in the Posterior Region of the Chest /2 Important Points in the Abdominal Region EX-LE-9 Important Points in the Lumbar Region Important Points in the Hip Region Important Points in the Anterior and Medial Regions of the Knee and Lower Leg Important Points in the Posterior and Lateral Regions of the Knee and Lower Leg Important Points on the Dorsum of the Foot Important Points in the Medial Region of the Foot Important Points in the Lateral Region of the Foot Refresher: Points for TCM Syndromes Important Points Arranged According to TCM Syndromes (Page 417) Pragmatic Five-Step Concept for Treating Locomotor Pain and Headaches ;;;;;;; ;;; ;;; ;;;; ;;;; ;;; (Page 421) ;y Diagnostic Step One: Excess Deficiency Diagnostic Step Two: Channel Axis Treatment of Headaches Treatment of Pain in the Neck and Upper Thorax Treatment of Pain in the Shoulder Treatment of Pain in the Elbow Treatment of Lumbago Treatment of Lumbago Sciatica Diagnostic Step Three: Dysfunctional Muscles Diagnostic Step Four: Pattern of External Pathogenic Factors (Climates) Diagnostic Step Five: Internal Pathogenic Factor (Emotion) and Pattern of Zang Fu Disharmony

4 X Pragmatic Five-Step Concept for Treating Internal Diseases (Page 437) Diagnostic Step One: Differentiation According to the Eight Principles (Ba Gang) Diagnostic Step Two: Pattern of Disharmony According to the Zang Fu Organs Diagnostic Step Three: Pattern of Disharmony According to Internal Pathogenic Factors (Emotions) Diagnostic Step Four: Pattern of Disharmony According to External Pathogenic Factors (Climates) Diagnostic Step Five: Specific Dysfunctions An Example of Treatment in Compliance with the Pragmatic Therapeutic Concept: Chronic Gastritis Associated with Cold and Dampness TCM: Identifying Patterns of Disharmony (Page 449) Introduction Patterns According to the Eight Principles (Ba Gang) Patterns According to the Internal Organs (Zang Fu) Yin Activity Yang ;y ;y Time Yang Yin Patterns According to External Pathogenic Factors (Five Climates) Patterns According to Internal Pathogenic Factors (Five Emotions) Patterns According to the Vital Substances (Qi, Blood, Essence) Concluding Comments Case Studies Psychosomatic Dysfunctions (Page 557) Basic Therapeutic Concept for Psychosomatic Dysfunctions Mind Body Relationships of the Organ Networks According to TCM The Lung Network The Kidney Network The Liver Network The Heart Network

5 CONTENTS XI TCM Refresher (Page 577) Main symptoms: General exhaustion, weakness Paleness (face, tongue) Spontaneous sweating during the day Further differentiation according to the zang organ affected Cough: Indigestion: Palpitations: Pain and weakness in the lumbar region and the knees: Chronic, weak Soft and bulky stools, Mild on exertion Disturbed Rales especially with or constipation Disturbed sleep micturition: exhaling Flatulence Dyspnea on exertion Incontinence Dyspnea on exertion Disturbed appetite Dribbling urination Feeble soft voice Enuresis Nocturia Spermatorrhea (Kidney qi Lung qi deficiency Spleen qi deficiency Heart qi deficiency deficiency) Kidney qi not firm* *Kidney qi deficiency is synonymous with the pattern called kidney qi not firm Basic Information on TCM Formation of Qi Formation of Blood (Xue) The Five Functions of Qi Flow of Qi in the Zang Fu Organs: Physiology and Pathology Main Symptoms of Disturbed Organ Networks Basic Patterns of Zang Fu Disharmony Patterns of Disharmony According to Ba Gang (Deficiency, Excess, Heat, Cold) Symptoms of Basic Patterns of Disharmony Differentiation Between Yang Deficiency and Yin Deficiency Differentiation Between Qi Deficiency and Blood Deficiency Differentiation Between Qi Deficiency and Qi Stagnation Differentiation Between Patterns of the Blood (Deficiency, Stasis, Heat) Differentiation Between Patterns of Deficiency (Yang, Yin, Qi, Blood) Differentiation Between Qi Deficiency of the Lung, Spleen, and Heart (Kidney) Differentiation Between Yang Deficiency of the Spleen, Kidney, and Heart Differentiation Between Yin Deficiency of the Kidney, Lung, and Heart (Liver) Differentiation Between Blood Deficiency of the Heart and Liver Differentiation of Pain Associated With External Pathogenic Factors Differentiation of Pain Associated With Qi Stagnation and Blood Stasis Changes of the Tongue Assigned to Patterns of Disharmony Zang Fu Patterns of Disharmony in the Modular System Three-Step Comparison of the Main Patterns of an Organ Network in the Modular System: The Lung in the Modular System: The Heart in the Modular System: The Spleen

6 XII TCM Refresher (Page 577) Zang Fu Patterns of Disharmony in the Modular System Three-Step Comparison of the Main Patterns of an Organ Network in the Modular System: The Stomach in the Modular System: The Liver in the Modular System: The Kidney Appendix (Page 637) References List of Points in Alphabetical Order Subject Index

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