The ancient Chinese techniques of acupuncture
and acupoint therapy can be used to help heal the body from
any illnesses and also promote general health. If you haven't
looked into these methods of healing, you may want to look
Acupuncture has been used for centuries to provide healing,
pain relief, and relief from other symptoms and illnesses.
Traditional Western medicine experts are beginning to
realize that it has merit and produces results.
Two very different theories exist as to how acupuncture
works. According to Chinese philosophy, the body contains
two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces
are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy, called "qi" (pronounced "chee"),
flows like rivers along pathways, or meridians, throughout
the body. This constant flow of energy keeps the yin
and yang balanced. However, the flow of energy can sometimes
be blocked, like water getting stuck behind a dam. A
disruption in the flow of energy can lead to illness.
The goal of acupuncture is to establish healthy body
function by restoring the natural circulation of energy,
or life force known in Chinese medicine as Qi. (This
is pronounced as "chee" and is also commonly
spelt as ch'i, chi or ki).
Qi is a fundamental concept of everyday Chinese culture,
most often defined as "air" or "breath" and,
by extension, "life force" or "spiritual
energy" that is part of everything that exists.
The pathways through which this vital energy flows are
known as meridians.
Pain It is quite common these days
to hear about people who turn to acupuncture as
a last resort to find relief from chronic nagging
and debilitating pain. Those suffering from long-standing
low back and neck pain, headaches and migraine,
fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and pain
related to arthritis and cancer are likely to benefit
from acupuncture treatments. More
"Too much anger injures the Liver
Too much fear injures the Kidneys
Too much sadness injures the Lungs
Too much thinking/worrying injures the Spleen
Too much joy/excitement injures the
Too much emotion injures the Heart"
According to Chinese medical tradition, theres constant
interchange between the Qi of the body and the Qi of
the environment: external Qi, which can be good or harmful.
Within the body, Qi is said to perform several functions,
one of which is protection against harmful Qi. If this
protective Qi is strong, it acts as a defence. If it
is weak, resistance is lowered and you may become ill.
Migraines A recent study published on March 2 by
The Lancet Neurology shows that Acupuncture is
as effective as drugs for treating migraines. It
was found 47% of those receiving traditional acupuncture,
compared to 40% of those in the drug treatment
group had been migraine-free for at least 50% of
the time. Full details of this research can
be found here.
Along the bodys meridians, there are over 500 acupuncture
points. Good Qi is thought to be restored to these areas
by stimulation for example with needles, although occasionally
massage, herbs, or suction cups may be used on these
Traditional Chinese Medicines likens the human body
to a highly complex electrical circuit. Like any electrical
circuit it must be kept in good working order if it is
to function effectively, and if the circuit breaks down
the result is illness. Among the major assumptions in
TCM are that health is achieved by maintaining the body
in a “balanced state” and that disease is
due to an internal imbalance of yin and yang. This imbalance
leads to blockage in the flow of qi (pronounced “chee”,
meaning vital energy) along pathways known as meridians.
Traditional Chinese Medicines theorises that it is essential
for qi, as well as blood to circulate in a continuous
and unobstructed manner for good health of the mind and
body. Acupuncture meridians or channels are the pathways
through which the energy flows throughout the body. Acupuncture
points lie along the meridians and are the holes that
allow entry into the acupuncture meridians. The acupuncture
points provide gateways to influence, redirect, increase,
or decrease body’s vital substances, qi (energy) & blood,
thus correcting many of the body’s imbalances.
Asthma Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
can be very effective for respiratory disorders
including Asthma. There are many studies relating
to the success of acupuncture treatment for asthma
which have been reported in the medical journals.
In 1979 the World health Organisation listed
40 diseases for which acupuncture was considered
to be beneficial and diseases of the respiratory
tract including asthma and bronchitis were included
in that list (2).
In a study conducted at the Department of
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in the University
Hospital of Vienna revealed that over 70% of
patients with long-standing asthma reported a
significant improvement of their ailments after
ten weeks of acupuncture treatment. (3)
Acupuncture was introduced into western medicine in
the 1950’s and 60’s and has gradually become
more accepted, as research has shed light on the mechanisms
underlying its effects on the human body.
Diabetics Scientific studies and clinical tests
in international research centers in the past 10
years have shown that acupuncture can help diabetic
patients in many ways by lowering the blood glucose
content, lowering the release of pancreatic glucagons
and attenuate symptoms of polyphagia (the urge
to eat too much), polydipsia (excessive thirst)
and polyuria (excessive passage of urine).
Yin Lo, PhD (November 2003) Diabetes and Acupuncture
- Monrovia, California
Currently, there is not one western scientific theory
that collaboratively explains all of the physiological
mechanisms underlying the effects of Acupuncture. This
is because Acupuncture has a variety of therapeutic effects
on the body thus the action must vary depending on the
type of pathology. However it is proposed that acupuncture
primarily produces its effects through regulating the
nervous system. Regulation of the nervous system aids
the activity of pain-killing biochemicals such as endorphins
and immune system cells at specific sites in the body.
In addition, studies have shown that acupuncture may
alter brain chemistry by changing the release of neurotransmitters
and neurohormones. These affect the parts of the central
nervous system related to sensation and involuntary body
functions, such as immune reactions and processes that
regulate a person’s blood pressure, blood flow,
and body temperature.
People love their pets. They dress them in fur coats and throw them
outrageous birthday parties. Now, some people are indulging their
pets in alternative therapies to help them feel their best.
Dogs, cats, horses, and even birds and rabbits
are getting acupuncture to treat conditions
ranging from pain to skin problems to urinary
tract disorders. Although pet acupuncture may
seem like a modern indulgence, the Chinese
actually began pampering their pets with it
during the Jin Dynasty (136-265 A.D.). In the
1970s the practice began catching on in the
Pet acupuncture isn’t much different
from the human variety. Although pets can’t
say how they’re feeling during the procedure,
some vets claim that acupuncture has a calming
effect on animals. The American Veterinary
Medical Association recognizes acupuncture
as a legitimate treatment, and some pet insurance
plans will even cover the costs.
In summary, scientists have deduced a number of theories
from observing a number of individual clinical effects
of acupuncture treatment. These theories and the observed
clinical effects on which the theories are based can
be summarised as the following:
Each Time we do a newsletter on Acupuncture
many clients ask "is it easy?",
the answer is the modern forms of needleless electronic
With todays Electronic Acupuncter systems its very
simple,and mostly very efective...
First look at one of these
charts Decide what you want to treat,Turn
your unit on place the tip on the skin near the
positions for your problem shown on the chart, listen
for the tone from your electronic Acupuncture
unit when it reaches a high pich you have found
the point, Double check with your chart,and
press the button as laid out in the instructions
If someone near you fainted, collapsed from exhaustion
or had a stroke and lay unconscious–what would
you do? What if you knocked someone out during martial
arts practice? You can do more than call 911. Acupuncturists
know points that can revive someone
One Acupuncture Point
Everyone Should Know
Click on picture
Acupuncture at GV 26 activates the sympathetic
nervous system. This elevates catecholamine levels, increases cardiac output and stroke
stimulation of extracranial trigeminal nerve fibers can
increase cortical cerebral
blood flow.Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS.
Kundalini yoga practitioners and Asian
martial arts people learn about the Governor Vessel meridian,
which runs up the spine and neck to the top of the head,
and the Conception Vessel meridian, which runs down the
front. Together they make an energy loop that passes
from the pernium (at the genitals) to the brain and back.
With simple Electronic acupuncture , vitality
in that energy loop can be increased to enhance longevity,
Renzhong, or Governing Vessel 26
(GV 26), is an acupuncture/acupressure point in traditional Chinese
medical system (TCM). It is the most-used first-aid point
for acute emergencies. Using a needle or nail to stimulate
this point is a well known Chinese folk life-saving therapy.
It can be used for shock, coma, asphyxia, cardiac arrest,
heart attack, respiratory arrest, and loss of consciousness.
It is said that stimulating this point helps the body
(no matter in humans or animals) resume regular cardiac
and respiratory rhythms and restore consciousness
GV 26 has
been proven to restart breathing and heart function in
many cases in animals in cardiac arrest who have been
technically “dead” for several minutes. “GV
26 is a useful shock point, It works almost like mouth-to-mouth
artificial respiration in drowning, heart attack and other
emergencies. It stimulates heart and respiration (breathing)
to begin.” says Dr. Kerry Ridgway, veterinary acupuncturist
from Aiken, South Carolina .Source
GV-26 as a point that people can apply pressure to for
about a minute at a time to increase mental alertness
and physical energy
GV-26 is particularly useful for drowsy drivers, as
it tends to pro...vide an almost immediate boost of alertness
that can be life-saving. GV-26 can also promote mental
clarity and focus, useful for when a project is at hand
and the brain feels a bit sluggish
Beyond promoting mental alertness, Acupuncturists
have consistently found that application of pressure
electronic acupuncture system to GV-26 can accelerate
healing and restoration of range of motion after a sprain/strain
of the back.
According to Chinese medical theory, inserting
a needle into GV26 helps re-establish Yin-Yang harmony.
From a scientific perspective, needling GV26 has profound
effects because there are numerous nerve fibers, both
sympathetic and parasympathetic, at that location.
For those with knowledge of human anatomy:
GV-26 provides access to muscular branches of the right
and left buccal branches of cranial nerve VII, and superior
labial branches of the infraorbital nerve, which is a
branch of the middle division of cranial nerve V. GV-26
also provides access to branches of superior labial arteries
and tributaries of companion veins.Dr. Ben Kim
The Colorado State University Veterinary Medical Center's
Critical Care Unit routinely uses acupuncture on animals
in cardiac or respiratory arrest in combination with
conventional procedures. Interestingly, just a single
powerful point is employed .Jeff Grognet, D.V.M., B.Sc.(Agr.)
Through stimulation of GV26 is especially beneficial
in the emergency room and in dogs under anesthesia, it
can be used by dog owners at home. If your dog or cat
is electrocuted, falls into water, or suddenly stops
reason, using your electronic acupuncture unit
save his life.
The Evidence on Acupuncture
The research so far on acupuncture has been mixed, but several studies
have indicated that it's effective for treating certain conditions.
Here are a few highlights of the research so far:
A wide variety of acute and chronic conditions
exist for which acupuncture can be effective. According
to the World Health Organization following is the list
of indications for which acupuncture can be used
of the esophagus and cardia
Acute and chronic gastritis
Chronic duodenal ulcer
Acute and chronic colitis
Acute bacterial dysentery
Paralysis after apoplectic fit
Paralysis caused by poliomyelitis Meniere's syndrome
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction Nocturnal enuresis
defined as a sensation of sound perceived by
a person regardless of an external stimulus.
It is generally compared to the sound of hissing,
of a whistle or a waterfall.1,2 Studies have
shown that the prevalence may reach 32% of individuals;3
in 0.5% of individuals,
1. Acupuncture had an effect on otoacoustic
emissions (OAE) in tinnitus
2. Acupuncture had an effect on the suppression of
emissions (OAE) in the left ears of tinnitus patients. More
Aging For thousands of years, the Chinese have
known that beauty comes from the inside. At least as
early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD-1270AD) Acupuncture
rejuvenation practices were employed for the Empress
and the Emperor's concubines. The Chinese discovered
and utilised ways to change the energy flow from within
the body to initiate the healing process for rejuvenation.
According to a famous Chinese axiom, "Where Qi goes,
blood flows." Even for those unfamiliar with the
principles of Chinese Medicine, it is known that increased
circulation helps the body to look and feel better. Commonsense
would tell us that treating the underlying cause of why
someone is ageing is preferable to masking the outward
symptoms and allowing further decline and dysfunction
to continue within the body. ...
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have
been used to strengthen and promote optimal sexual
health for centuries. Chinese Emperors took their
sexual health quite seriously and would consult
with a team of physicians if they experienced any
difficulties in the bedroom. While Oriental medicine
is well know for improving men’s sexual performance;
in fact, there have been medical textbooks devoted
to the subject; acupuncture can quickly increase
male and female libido and restore sexual desire
The Point for Sexual Desire
(also called the Bosch Point or the Libido Point)
increases libido and enhances sexual arousal.
2004 study in the "Annals of Internal Medicine" found
that acupuncture significantly reduced pain and improved
function in people with osteoarthritis of the knee that
couldn't be helped by medicine. The study included 294
patients with chronic osteoarthritis. After eight weeks,
participants who received acupuncture reported far less
pain in their affected knee than those who didn't receive
2000 study in the "Journal of the American Medical
Association" found that electroacupuncture plus
an anti-nausea medication relieved nausea and vomiting
caused by chemotherapy better than medication alone.
The study included 104 women with breast cancer who
had been given high-dose chemotherapy. Women in the
electroacupuncture group had a third of the vomiting
episodes of those in the medication group. An earlier
analysis of 11 studies also found acupuncture to
be effective for nausea related to chemotherapy,
as well as surgery and pregnancy.Home
In-vitro fertilization. A
trio of 2006 studies in the "Fertility and Sterility
Journal" suggested that acupuncture may help women
who are undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures.
When women had acupuncture before and after embryo transfer,
they were anywhere from eight percent to 18 percent more
likely to get pregnant than women who had sham acupuncture
(outlined below) or no treatment. The only caveat --
one of the studies found that women who had acupuncture
were slightly more likely to miscarry.
Points for Heart Conditions
Acupuncture Point HE5 • Tong Li • Heart
5 Connecting Li. Luo Connecting Point on the Heart
Channel to SI4.
Location: On the palmar surface of the forearm,
1 cun proximal to the transverse wrist crease,
on the radial side of flexor carpi ulnaris tendon.
Calms The Spirit
Regulates Heart Rhythm
Acupuncture Point PC6 • Nei Guan • Pericardium
6 Inner Pass.
Location: On the anterior forearm, 2 cun superior
to the transverse wrist crease, between the tendons
of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis muscles.
Unbinds The Chest
Regulates The Heart
Harmonizes The Stomach
Calms The Spirit
Alleviates Nausea And Vomiting
Bladder control problems.
A report in the July 2005 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology
found that acupuncture may relieve overactive bladder.
Out of a group of 74 women, those who were treated
with acupuncture for bladder control had 30 percent
fewer urgent trips to the bathroom, compared with
only 3 percent fewer trips in the group that received
How does acupuncture work
from an Eastern Outlook? When a needle is inserted into an acupuncture
point you will usually feel a sensation of warmth, slight
numbness, heaviness or mild achiness at the point of
insertion. This is known as obtaining the Qi. According
to Chinese medicine Qi is the vital energy which flows
through a system of channels called meridians and regulates
the bodily functions. All the vital activities of the
human body are explained by changes and movement of Qi.
The activities of the Zang Fu organs, maintaining the
normal temperature and defensive systems of the body
all depend on the promoting and stimulating effect of
The meridians are the transmission lines among the various
parts of the body, making the organism a unified whole.
The meridians and their tributaries provide Qi and Blood
and thus warmth and nourishment for the whole body and
also serve as lines of communication among the organs
and the body. They adjust the ebb and flow of Qi in the
body and help maintain a balance of yin and yang, blood
and Qi and defense and construction.
What happens in disease? In disease, exogenous pathogens,
such as wind, cold, dampness, heat, dryness or fire,
invade the body through the exterior and penetrate into
the interior via the meridians in turn, affecting the
organs. Organ pathologies, such as Liver Wind, may spread
to other parts of the body through the channels. Through
channel transference, disease in the organs may also
be reflected in areas of palpatory tenderness, swellings,
indentations, nodules and red areas on the skin.
There can be many disharmonies involving Qi. We speak
of deficient Qi, stagnant Qi, collapse of Qi and rebellious
Qi. The following metaphor is very helpful in understanding
how acupuncture can affect Qi flowing through the meridians.
Imagine the flow of Qi to be like water flowing in a
stream. Just as the flow of water can be affected by
an obstruction in the stream so can the flow of Qi be
obstructed in the meridians. Qi in meridians can be blocked
by becoming stagnant, by being obstructed by dampness,
phlegm, cold, etc. When a stream is blocked by debris
it floods upstream from the debris and becomes dry downstream
from it. If one clears the debris away the water in the
stream can resume its normal and natural flow. In a like
manner, if the Qi in a meridian is blocked the body suffers
disharmony. And if the blockage from the flow of Qi within
a meridian is removed, the natural flow is restored and
the part of the body affected by the blockage regains
its natural harmony and state of balance.
How can this flow be restored by acupuncture? Imagine
making a small hole in the pile of debris which is blocking
the stream. It will often clear the entire stream path,
because the force of the water gushing through the hole
will widen continuously until eventually all the debris
is washed away and the normal course of the stream is
restored. Similarly by inserting a needle into an acupoint
of the blocked meridian it will have a similar effect.
And just as a stream may have certain points more easily
accessed or more easily blocked, the meridians have certain
points which, when needled, will have a significant impact
on the flow pattern. In this way by needling acupuncture
points it is possible to exert a direct therapeutic effect
on the channels and organs, and thus in turn on bodily
For those who simply don't want needles poking into
them, or for those who don't have the time or money to
see an acupuncturist, there is another alternative for
healing. Electro Acupunture therapy provides similar
benefits to acupuncture but doesn't require needles.
This type of therapy can also be done by you at home,
with minimal training. This technique is beneficial for
those who enjoy taking an active part in their own health
Electro Acupunture therapy uses magnetic and radio waves
which are applied to certain areas on the body --- based
on the acupoint charts. This pressure then stimulates
the body in much the same way that acupuncture does.
With a special acupoint tool, you use to guide the magnetic/electro
waves to the part of the body that needs healing(treating).
The charts allow you to target specific illnesses and
problems and relieve symptoms. You can also use it as
a diagnostic tool as well.
ACUPUNCTURE DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY DEVICE
These units will
Find and Treat GV26 and so much more
thousand years of ancient Chinese medical practices
are right here in one amazing product:
It can help aging cells to recover, normal metabolism
and circulation, improve the ability of aging cell to
repair , recover and regain youthfulness.
While it can diminish inflammation and help calm the skin, and improve
blood circulation. (it gets twice the result with half the effort.)
Cosmetic treatments like removing spots, softening
and whitening skin and wrinkle decreasing maybe noticed
Functions of Locating Acupoints , Organs,
health Measurement of Acupoints searching and measurement
according to the data displayed on the LCD Screen:
(1) Aldridge d & Pietroni P (1987)
Clinical assessment of Acupuncture in Asthma Therapy:
a discussion paper.
Journal of the Royal Soc of Med, 80, 222-4.
Jobst KA et al, (1986) Controlled trial of acupuncture for disabling
breathlessness. Lancet 2, 1416-9.Fung KP et al (1986) Attenuation of
exercise induced asthma by acupuncture Lancet 2, 1419-22.
(2) reported by Dr S Fulder MD in The Handbook of Complementary
(3) Beneficial effect of acupuncture on adult patients
with asthma bronchiale.
Zwolfer W; Keznickl-Hillebrand W; Spacek A; Cartellieri M; Grubhofer
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, University of Vienna, Austria.
Am J Chin Med (UNITED STATES) 1993, 21 (2) p113-7