Transcript Alternative Treatment - University of Arizona
Alternative Treatments Acupuncture Acupressure
 • • Huge catalog of disease states Method – Inspection ex: tongue – Observation – Inquiry – Palpitation 
Acupuncture and Acupressure
• • • • • Meridians – “transport qi and blood”  Qi- body energy  Zang & Fu organs  Treat patterns of disharmony  –
Stagnation, deficiency, obstruction
Exogenous pathogenic factors [4,5,9]
Hearing Loss and Tinnitus 
• • • • • Kidneys nourish ears Disharmony between Heart and Kidneys Damp-heat in Gallbladder Damp-heat obstructing lesser yang channel Qi deficiency
 • • • • Inserting and manipulating fine needles into specific points on meridians Sterile May not be near affected area Electric stimulation
• • Physical pressure is applied to points by the hand, elbow or devices  Similar to massage – May be performed at massage therapist office
• • • • • Pills or teas “large” doses at specific times Sometimes months or years  Change with seasons “Pill for Deafness that is Kind to the Left Kidney” 
• • • Research limited by design difficulty  “side effects of acupuncture are extremely low”  – Use in conjunction May increase awareness of overall health status
World Health Organization [1,10]
…2003 report concludes acupuncture has been demonstrated as an effective treatment for: Alcohol dependence Allergies/Asthma Anxiety/Depression Arthritis/Joint pain Back pain Bladder/Kidney problems Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Childhood Illnesses Colds/Flu/Cough/Bronchitis Constipation/Diarrhea Dizziness Drug Addiction/Smoking Eye, ear, nose & throat disorders Fatigue Gynecological disorders Headache/Migraine Heart problems/Palpitations Herpes High Blood Pressure Infertility Insomnia Fibromyocitis Neck pain/Stiffness Numbness/Poor circulation Premenstrual Syndrome Sciatica Sexual Dysfunction/Impotence Shoulder pain Skin problems Sports Injuries Stress/Tension Tendonitis TMJ/Jaw pain Weight gain or loss
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1997 NIH consensus panel http://www.mcpt.com.au/acupressure.php
Lao Tzu riding an ox
Possible author of Daoist text Daodejing.