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Alternative Treatments
Acupuncture
Acupressure
Diagnosis
[2]
• Huge catalog of disease states
• Method
– Inspection ex: tongue
– Observation
– Inquiry
– Palpitation [1]
Acupuncture • Meridians – “transport qi
and blood” [4]
and
Acupressure • Qi- body energy [5]
• Zang & Fu organs [6]
“Holistic”
• Treat patterns of
disharmony [1]
– Stagnation, deficiency,
obstruction
• Exogenous pathogenic
factors [4,5,9]
Hearing Loss and Tinnitus [7]
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Kidneys nourish ears
Disharmony between Heart and Kidneys
Damp-heat in Gallbladder
Damp-heat obstructing lesser yang channel
Qi deficiency
Acupuncture
[1]
• Inserting and manipulating fine needles into
specific points on meridians
• Sterile
• May not be near affected area
• Electric stimulation
Acupressure
• Physical pressure is applied to points by the
hand, elbow or devices [3]
• Similar to massage
– May be performed at massage therapist office
Herbal Supplements
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Pills or teas
“large” doses at specific times
Sometimes months or years [5]
Change with seasons
“Pill for Deafness that is Kind to the Left
Kidney” [7]
Western Views
• Research limited by design difficulty [1]
• “side effects of acupuncture are extremely
low” [8]
– Use in conjunction
• May increase awareness of overall health
status
World Health Organization [1,10]
…2003 report concludes acupuncture has been demonstrated as an
effective treatment for:
Alcohol dependence
Allergies/Asthma
Anxiety/Depression
Arthritis/Joint pain
Back pain
Bladder/Kidney problems
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Childhood Illnesses
Colds/Flu/Cough/Bronchitis
Constipation/Diarrhea
Dizziness
Drug Addiction/Smoking
Eye, ear, nose & throat
disorders
Fatigue
Gynecological disorders
Headache/Migraine
Heart problems/Palpitations
Herpes
High Blood Pressure
Infertility
Insomnia
Fibromyocitis
Neck pain/Stiffness
Numbness/Poor
circulation
Premenstrual Syndrome
Sciatica
Sexual
Dysfunction/Impotence
Shoulder pain
Skin problems
Sports Injuries
Stress/Tension
Tendonitis
TMJ/Jaw pain
Weight gain or loss
References
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4.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acupuncture
http://www.amfoundation.org/acupuncture.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acupressure
Li Ding. (1991) Acupuncture, Meridian Theory and Acupuncture
Points. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press
5. Scott and Monda. (2004) Golden Flower Chinese Herbs: Formula
Guide 4th Ed. San Francisco: Jin Hua Press.
6. Bernie Clark. (2007) YinSights: A Journey into the Philosophy and
Practice of Yin Yoga. Library of Congress.
7. Bensky and Barolet. (1990) Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas
and Strategies. Seattle: Eastland Press.
8. 1997 NIH consensus panel
9. http://www.mcpt.com.au/acupressure.php
10. http://www.asianinstitute.edu/clinic/chinese_medicine.html
Lao Tzu riding an ox
Possible author of Daoist text Daodejing.

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