Acupuncture in Brief. Medicine is used worldwide both as a complementary and as a primary mode of treatment.Natural Medicine with many branches, styles, and theories.Theories and Techniques drawn from long-term observation and testing. Written texts date back as far as 168 AD.. Acupuncture Train
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1. The Treatment of Hepatitis with Acupuncture & Qi Gong Chad J. Dupuis, M.Ac., L.Ac.
Yin Yang House
Acupuncture & Wellness Center
512 Tremont Street, Chattanooga
2. Acupuncture in Brief Medicine is used worldwide both as a complementary and as a primary mode of treatment.
Natural Medicine with many branches, styles, and theories.
Theories and Techniques drawn from long-term observation and testing.
Written texts date back as far as 168 AD.
3. Acupuncture Training in the US The majority of practitioners graduate from 3-4 year post-graduate level programs with clinical rotations.
Some states also allow MD’s and/or Chiropractors to practice with minimal or no additional training.
National Certification is required in most states and licensure from the states Board of Medicine is required.
4. Acupuncture Diagnoses Conditions are not treated, people and their unique set of signs and symptoms are.
This adaptability is a large part of the effectiveness of acupuncture.
Treatments are based on Chinese Medicine diagnoses which are arrived at from many sources, including your symptoms, pulse, tongue, pressure pain, emotional state, etc.
5. Treatment Methods Acupuncture is not just needles… many practitioners include massage (tuina), energy work (qigong), and other techniques such as cupping and moxibustion.
Herbal Medicine is also an important branch of Chinese Medicine – which includes dietary adjustments and recommendations.
Lifestyle changes and exercise are an important part of the healing process. Exercises such as Tai Chi, for example, are well known for their effects on the immune system.
6. A Science and an Art Traditionally acupuncture was taught in a teacher/student model instead of formal schooling as it often is now.
While many conditions can be treated well with acupuncture with established protocols, it is still an art form requiring good instruction and techniques.
You are likely to get different results from different practitioners as well as from different styles of acupuncture.
7. Hepatitis Introduction Autoimmune Hepatitis
Jaundice, Unresolved Acute Hepatitis, etc.
Calcium Absorbtion/Bone Formation
Hypertension, Fatigue, Weight Gain, Depression
50% 5 Year Survival Rate w/o Tx.
Pre Cirrhosis / 90% 5 Year Survival Rate w/Tx.
8. Chronic Hepatitis B 5% Acute HBV to Chronic Liver Disease.
Fatigue, malaise, diarrhea
Lowered immunity via bone marrow interruption
3-5% w/o Treatment Resolve
50% w/Interferon Treatment Resolve
9. Hepatitis C May be asymptomatic, chronic liver disease leading to cirrhosis.
80% Chronic Carriers and develop cirrhosis over 20+ years.
10. Chinese Medicine Ideas Hepatitis effects the Liver, Gall Bladder and Spleen Systems of the Body
Liver in Chinese Medicine:
Stores the Blood, Circulates Qi/Energy, Controls the Tendons, Manifests in the Nails, Opens into the Eyes, Houses the Ethereal Soul (spirit).
Five Element Associations – Eyes, Tendons, Sour Taste, Green Color, Shouting, Emotions of Anger and Frustration, Spring Time, Wind
11. Gall Bladder in TCM Yin/Yang Pair with the Liver.
Stores and Excretes Bile (digestion)
Ability to make decisions
Controls the Tendons – energy for strength, whereas Liver supplies Blood for nourishment.
12. Spleen in TCM Controls the Blood, Produces energy from proper digestion and assimilation, Controls the muscles and limbs, controls the raising of energy, houses the “Yi” (intellect).