Acupuncture treatment of diseases, syndromes, and conditions with acupuncture follows some distinct rules and principles. This section covers those rules and principles.
The most common diseases you will see in an acupuncture treatment setting and point combinations that treat them. For class, memorize the basic points, the etiology and mechanism of disease. Understand the treatment principles based on the differential diagnosis. If you have a good understanding of point energetics you should be able to figure out the rest.
For an actual treatment setting it helps if you know as much biomedical information about what you are treating as possible. This gives you a real-world understanding of what your patients are facing and other treatments they are likely to be receiving.
Study Guides for Acupuncture Treatment of Disease
Amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea, respiratory problems (asthma, dyspnea, common cold, allergic rhinitis, epistaxis, laryngitis/pharyngitis), circulatory problems (congestive heart failure, hypertension), sexual dysfunction (impotence and infertility), deafness and tinnitus, diabetes, morning sickness and nausea/vomiting)
Female uro-genital (menopause, mastitis, leukorrhea, UTI), lower GI tract (diarrhea, hemorrhoids,appendicitis, constipation), liver/gallbladder-related (hepatitis, cholecystitis), central nervous system related (dizziness/vertigo, facial paralysis, epilepsy, headaches, migraines, cerebrovascular accident (CVA), multiple sclerosis.
Arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, lateral epicondylitis, stiff neck/cervical spondylosis, chemical dependency, anxiety disorder.