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Acupuncture for Insomnia by Hamid Montakab PDF

By Hamid Montakab

ISBN-10: 313164401X

ISBN-13: 9783131644015

Insomnia and comparable sleep issues challenge 10-40% of the grownup
population or even as much as 25% of kids, affecting alertness and reminiscence,
causing emotional and actual fatigue, and placing the person at elevated
risk for melancholy, heart problems, high blood pressure and different health and wellbeing
hazards. Acupuncture for Insomnia: Sleep and desires in chinese language Medicine provides a powerful therapy for continual and acute sleeplessness utilizing healing suggestions from either TCM in addition to classical chinese language drugs.

Special Features:

  • Provides complete history at the body structure, explanations, and
    treatment of sleep issues, drawing key parallels among strategies of Western
    and chinese language drugs
  • Classifies all acupuncture issues that impact sleep to
    help in settling on the main applicable remedy in your sufferer
  • Offers a close research of sleep in chinese language medication
    to provide you with a whole knowing of the energetics of sleep and wakefulness
  • Analyzes the importance of goals in chinese language drugs
    and how goals could be skillfully built-in right into a patient’s therapy

from the original point of view of a doctor who's additionally knowledgeable in TCM and
classical acupuncture, this ebook provides a number of case examples, and an
up-to-date evaluate of medical reports on chinese language medication and sleep. it's an
essential reference for all acupuncture practitioners who supply optimum remedy to sufferers with insomnia, sleep problems, and different sleep pathologies.

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Furthermore, the sensitivity of these xi points, when palpated, is an excellent indicator that these channel systems are disturbed. Time In its temporal movements, yin is first shao yin, then tai yin, and then jue yin. This sequence can be seen in life as well as in all phenomena: all things begin shao (small), then they grow tai (big), and then grow old, tired, worn down, and become terminal (jue). Sleep, in its temporal structure, is regulated by the yin qiao vessel, as indicated by the classical statement on wei qi that “it penetrates inside at the medial ankle at night, and emerges at jing ming, BL-1 in the morning, allowing the eyes to open” (Ling Shu).

In most chronic cases of insomnia, both variables, that is the length and the quality of sleep, are affected, making the treatment that much more complex. It must be emphasized that, in Chinese medicine, insomnia is not a disease but a symptom. Any pattern of disharmony that produces yang repletion or yin vacuity can result in disturbed sleep. All those emotions that affect the shen may equally disrupt sleep or dreams. The complexity in diagnosing the causes of insomnia lies in the fact that the following all need to be considered so that finally the involved zang fu (organ) pattern can be identified: ● The state of the substances, that is, xue (blood) and the yin, and possibly the jin ye (fluids) ● The overall state of the mind and the emotions ● The movements of wei qi (defensive qi) 30 3 Insomnia I propose a simpler and more systematic way of approaching the problem.

In cases of worry or obsessive thinking with spleen qi vacuity: supplement pi shu BL-20 and drain yi she BL-49. ● In cases of fear from kidney qi vacuity: supplement shen shu BL-23 and drain zhi shi BL-52. In case of emotional manifestations from repletion of qi, the ying (spring) and shu (stream) points should be used: ● In case of intense anger or rage from liver fire: drain xing jiang LR-2 and tai chong LR-3. Etiology and Treatment of Insomnia ● In case of overexcitement and manic behavior from heart fire: drain shao fu HT-8 and shen men HT-7.

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