By Peter Mole

ISBN-10: 190586213X

ISBN-13: 9781905862139

Acupuncture is a holistic treatment which originated in China over 5000 years in the past. it truly is now commonly practised within the Western global to alleviate the indications of a variety of actual and mental stipulations. Acupuncture, as in all chinese language drugs, perspectives the sufferer as a 'whole' and treats approximately all persistent sickness as a manifestation of the individual's specific weaknesses. while acupuncture is directed at those long-standing weaknesses or 'imbalances', the sufferer is usually surprised to discover that not just is his or her major criticism bettering, yet many secondary proceedings are too. by means of putting very positive needles into particular issues at the physique, the existence strength or 'Qi' within the physique is influenced, permitting it to come back to future health, stability and concord in physique, brain and spirit. writer BIOG: Peter Mole is likely one of the UK's best practitioners of acupuncture and is the Dean of stories on the collage of built-in chinese language drugs in interpreting. Peter practises on the Oxford traditional well-being Centre and is a member of the administrative Committee of the British Acupuncture Council.

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Sometimes the patient is impoverished by the lack of an emotion. The Chinese regard the health of the person’s spirit as crucial to his health and his chances of recovery. A practitioner can often see many people with similar symptoms, but they are reacting very differently. One may be at the end of his tether while another remains inwardly calm. As the Nei Jing says: When the spirit is peaceful, suffering is minute. Patients often come to acupuncture complaining of physical symptoms. Many have the experience of acupuncture bringing about an improvement in how they feel in themselves and it is then striking how often they regard their sense of well-being to be their main priority.

The following are a few examples: YANG YIN Fire Water Heat Cold Dry Wet Hyper-active Hypo-active 31 Acupuncture for body, mind and spirit Fire/Water The juxtaposition of Fire and Water may seem strange unless one bears in mind that Fire represents the flame that keeps alive and stokes all metabolic processes. Our bodies need to be kept constantly within a degree or two of 36–37° Celsius in order to function at their best. Water constitutes over 75% of the human body and is essential to moisten and cool the body’s physiological functions, to balance the warming action of the Fire.

32 2 – The philosophical basis of Chinese medicine Moxibustion, which involves smouldering small quantities of a herb on acupuncture points, is often used for this purpose. Many people find hot weather difficult to deal with. This is common in all age groups, but is especially common in the elderly. These people have some yin deficiency. Feeling hot in the night is also a common symptom of yin deficiency. Some people are strongly yang deficient; some are strongly yin deficient. Some have more subtle imbalances.

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