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Why does a person often feel sick whereas others stay in good health even without medication? Why do people suffer from chronic disease, diabetes, vascular or heart diseases, arthritis etc? The early stages of such illnesses could be evident in the process of aging, because the bodyís organs and functions are not performing as efficiently as before to produce the required balance of hormones and secretions in the body.

In this regard, I would like to talk about my personal view on ORTHODOX MEDICINE OF THE EAST-TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE and how it can benefit human kind as well as contribute to the global medical field. Traditional Chinese Medicine is the orthodox medicine of the East and is recognised as an alternative in the west and world wide.

Chinese medicine is practised differently from Western medicine because the medical concepts underlying it are based on a holistic approach to the treatment of the human body. For example, if one organ or meridian is malfunctioning it will give a series of symptoms. Therefore treatment of the one organ or meridian will affect the whole, producing inner balance and an harmonious environment.

This concept is also referred to as ‘the Yin & Yang balancing’. This is the explanation of how one acupoint can be used to treat many symptoms caused by different illnesses. It causes the endocrine response to perform homeostasis in the body which brings about positive results.

It has also been proven beyond doubt that Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture are able to improve or cure many chronic diseases. Western doctors have discovered that Chinese medicine and acupuncture are alternative forms of medicine for their patients. For instance, patient suffering from acute arthritis, spondylitis, tendonitis, myositis, vasculitis, neuritis, asthma, migraine, cerebralpalsy, diabetes, muscular atrophy of unknown cause, severe psoriasis, eczema etc and given complicated treatment or subsequently pronounced incurable by Western medicine, gained instant relief or were even cured with Chinese herbs and acupuncture.

Therefore, if the global medical field is ignorant about such treatment, or refuses to acknowledge it, people will continue to endure great suffering from certain illnesses which are pronounced incurable but which can in fact be cured. If medical practitioners can make use of Traditional Chinese Medicine they may find this knowledge very rewarding and if they combine it with Western medicine, they will achieve a greater effectiveness, gaining results which will benefit mankind.

I strongly believe that all the vital forces of the body can be self-balanced. Chinese medicine and acupuncture can actually help the body to respond and achieve the homeostasis. This treatment can help the body to respond and achieve this homeostasis. Which can help heal any form of illnesses, from malfunction to abnormality, as well as for self-adjusting, including old age symptoms. The only exception is bone fracture which should be referred to an orthopaedist for proper treatment.

Treatment advice:

Within 24 hours after Acupuncture treatment, the response of endocrine to perform homeostasis is high but gradually disperse after 72 hours. Therefore, it is advisable to follow instructions on the next treatment.

Acute illness has to be treated intensively daily or twice a day to obtain the required results.

For chronic and complicated cases it is advisable to continue treatment for 10-15 sittings as a course, or if necessary, as many as 30 sittings in one treatment course.

Sittings for prevention treatment and health improvement could be arranged for once a month or special prevention treatment for acute seasonal attacks of asthma, bronchitis asthma and pre-menopause syndromes.

ECIWO Acupuncture Therapy is the latest way to explain Acupuncture. It means Embryo Containing Information Of The Whole Organism, and is based on the Bioholography Law and Pan-Embryo Therapy. When this therapy is applied, the organic hormone for homeostasis is influenced. The duration of every treatment is 20-45 minutes with a course of 1-15 sittings.

Except traumatic injuries, the Nature Cure theory can assist the human body’s immune system overcome any disease (from ageing to cancer) caused by imbalance hormones of insufficient endocrine. These conditions cause malfunction of the body’s immune system, resulting in weak resistance.

This, in turn, causes individual cells to grow abnormally, according to turmoil-based, or TCM theory. This can be rectified with acupuncture treatment and Micro-acupuncture has proven to be effective in stimulating the body to produce substances for overcoming illnesses, as well as delaying ageing.

Ordinary Acupuncture, ECIWO Acupuncture, ECIWO Medicine and Ancient Acupuncture surgery are considered remedies with potential to conquer symptoms related to all kinds of diseases. From the first diagnosis the patient will be advised on the numbers of treatment needed and will be closely observed and monitored during the course of treatment.

The conclusion that (except for cases like bone fracture, old age and collapse of the Yin and Yang disease) Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine based on the latest Embryonic ECIWO Therapy is much more effective than a lot of Western medicine and in comparison produces far fewer side effects it is the natural way of cure for sicknesses.

Ancient Techniques With e-System Acupuncture

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Enable a better understanding in ECIWO theory and application in the acupuncture treatments. Please refer to our website www.chinesenaturecure.com for the article “Regulate the Immunology Function (Case Studies)” 有关穴位释放自体内化合物质及其作用的资料等,请参阅我们的网站www.chinesenaturecure.com 上的“Regulate the Immunology Function (Case Studies)”

1. WARM NEEDLING BY SUSPENDED MOXIBUSTION
悬灸温针—类 红外线热疗

Commonly used to enhance acupuncture treatments, this combination is especially helpful in cold, damp and stagnation syndromes, blockage over long duration or years, wind, pain, circulation, stiffness of joints, difficulty in mobility, etc. It is suitable for both Hot and Cold symptoms, to tonify the body or reduce symptoms. Moxibustion is applied by suspending the lighted moxa stick above acupoint, with or without the needle, allowing the patient to receive the heat. The heat should be tolerable and gentle, in order for the patient to relax and allow the body to react according to the treatment. Usually about 3 to 5 minutes, or in emergency cases or cases which require heat reinforcement, may take up to 10 – 30 minutes. Extra care and attention to be paid to open wounds, broken skin surface, Diabetic cases or neuro-derma disorders, so as to avoid burns, damaging the skin and scarring.

2. DIRECT MOXIBUSTION
接触灸—烧炙破坏疗法

Rolled Moxa wool or cut moxa stick can be used here, placed close to the skin surface and on the needle before lighting it, commonly applied to chronic diseases, such as Omarthritis, Sciatica, Herpes Zoster, persistent Asthma, etc. Treatments are usually given once daily or every alternate day.

3. SCARRING MOXIBUSTION
瘢痕灸—激发自体免疫疗法

Direct moxibustion is used here, one consumed cone is known as “Zhuang”. Usually 3 zhuang to 7 zhuang is used. Some acupoints or conditions may use up to 500 zhuangs. This method is to create a tiny blistering / festers on the skin, inducing a sterile superficial immunity effect to reduce pain, dredge collaterals, stimulate interferon, production of anti-inflammatory enzymes, and increase immunity.

Suitable for low immune conditions, such as asthma, allergies, herpes zoster, arthritis, joints inflammation, geriatric problems, weakness, tumors, etc. Treatments are usually given two or three times a week.

4. HOT NEEDLING METHOD
火针刺法—-深入烧炙疗法

Known as焠刺法, this is an ancient acupuncture technique by inserting hot needle into the affected area, often used in surgical conditions and arthritic inflamed joints. In order to achieve cell regeneration, superficial or old cells structures were broken down, similar to destroying the mutated cells. Eg., Warts, Pigmentation, deep tissue symptoms, allergic dermatitis, eczema,. Therapeutic course of treatments require two to five sittings.

5. COMMON ACUPUNCTURE METHOD
毫针刺法—-调和阴阳 补虚泻实

Hao Zhen ( 毫针 ) or Filiform Needle is the most commonly used needle in the modern acupuncture developments. This form of acupuncture needles have been practiced worldwide by western trained acupuncturist. The techniques of the needle which include, insertion of the needle, manipulated the Yin and the Yang, reinforcing for the deficiency syndrome and reducing manipulations for the excess syndrome.. A skillful practitioner will be able to induce and direct vital energy (Qi) to the acupuncture points, the meridians and the related organs or disorder areas as to enhance the effects of the technique. Filiform Needle Acupuncture are considered remedies with potential to conquer symptoms related to all kinds of diseases, This technique can be used for all kinds of ailments.

6. CUTTING METHOD / SMALL NEEDLE-BLADE NEEDLING METHOD
针刺割治疗法

Cutting Method is an ancient acupuncture technique by applying small needle-blades into affected location, hand, foot, or deep tissue. Suitable for various conditions related to the bones, joints, and cell renewals in wound healing. For example, in cancer cases, the immune system can be stimulated by applying the cutting method on Carcinoma points of the Foot.

In modern day acupuncture, normal or special acupuncture needles can be used to deal the same effect. It is better known as Acupuncture Microsurgery, a highly refined skill and is almost similar to modern medical concept that may cost many times more.

In certain conditions, needles were applied in quick insert and remove actions on acupoints. Example, 钩针(Gou Zhen) or Hook Needle as used for cutting, 芒针(Mang Zhen) or Long Needle as used in deep tissue acupuncture, or 雀啄术 Sparrow Pecking Needling Method, 报刺术 Trigger Needling Method in the deep acupoint, 沿皮刺法 (Yan Pi Ci Fa), applying needles along the skin. 骨刺法 (Gu Ci Fa), applying needles into the deep acupoint on the side of the bones.

The common syndrome among the cases where these techniques were applied is a combination of stagnation of Qi and Blood, obstructing the meridians and collaterals, leading to poor blood circulation, pain and numbness, malnutrition and weakness, further strains to the affected area.

Variety of bones and joints disorders, such as disease along the spinal column, frozen shoulders, arthritic inflammation, deformation, stiffness, pains and numbness, calculi, spurs, hyperosteogeny, immobility, etc., can be helped by using acupuncture microsurgery technique.

Sports or trauma injuries, chronic condition of wear and tear of joints, and post operative wound healing, hemorrhoids, low immune disorders such as asthma, can also be helped. Therapeutic course of treatments require about two to five sittings and it is advisable to consult Acupuncturist regarding this method of treatment.

7. HEAD NEEDLING METHOD
头针刺法

Usually can be observed as row of 10 to 18 needles inserted along the surface area of the head, treatments arranged for once daily or alternate days. From the research gathered by many TCM and Acupuncture hospitals and practitioners, this method renders good results for post stroke hemiplagia, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral palsy, post operative paralysis, vertigo, and loss of speech, trigeminal neuralgia, and cerebellum imbalance.

Neurological function disorders such as chorea, intelligence, and epilepsy. Others such as organ prolapsed and abnormal uterine bleeding can also be helped using this method.

Opposing side will be used for treatment, such as treatment will be applied on the left head if the hemiplagia occur on the right.

For more details on this method, please refer to the relevant books written by various professors who are familiar with this technique, such as Dr Jiao Shunfa and Prof Mingqing Zhu.

8. HUA TUO JIA JI METHOD华佗夹脊疗法

Using Jia Ji points, or 两边 (Liang Bian), distributed on both sides of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar vertebrae, and can be observed as row of 18 to 28 needles inserted on either side, or observed as one straight row. Moxa cones or wool can be used too. Treatments can be applied daily or alternate days. Suitable for degenerative disorders, cervical spondylosis, inflammation of vertebrae, spinal column disorders, respiratory and blood vessels disorders, digestive disorders of liver and gall bladder, diabetes, myasthenia gravis, lower limbs paralysis, etc.

Applying the E System acupuncture theory, these sets of Jia Ji points can be used to treat the relative organs disorder along the path of spinal column, enabling the blood supply more nutrients to the acupoint and specific organs, and to enhance the body immune system.

9. BLOOD LETTING METHOD
放血疗法—类手术放血疗法

Also known as bleeding method, this is another ancient technique, using acupuncture techniques to bleed or “drain”, usually to activate blood and Qi, reduce swelling, disperse stagnation, and detoxify cases of inflammation, reduction of heat in Excessive disorders, complements Acupuncture Microsurgery for the surface in necessary cases. Needling methods such as 梅花针or 七星针Therapeutic course of treatments require 1 to 3 sittings.

Three-Edged Needle apply blood letting for dispersing a stasis三棱针–手术排血/放血疗法 Suitable for various emergency conditions, using 三棱针 (San Ling Zhen, otherwise known as Three-Edged Needle) to perform blood letting technique for disperse, relief the condition. San Ling Zhen blood letting method can be applied on emergency conditions such as Acute Laryngitis, Tonsilitis, heat stroke, apoplexy, Acute Pain syndrome or acute low back pain. Also suitable for acute gastrointestinal inflammation, etc.

Distal acupoints such as finger tips can be selected to apply blood letting for dispersing a stasis, or stagnation. This is common in stroke conditions or cerebral hemorrhage.

10. TRADITIONAL SUCTION / CUPPING METHOD
拔罐/角吸疗法

Used in promoting circulation of blood and Qi, pain relief, reduce swelling, dispel cold and dampness, often used for arthritis of wind-cold-dampness, acute sprains, cold syndromes, wind syndromes, acute gastrointestinal pain. Local area usually becomes sore, flushed or bruised, and is considered normal and will disappear after some time.

Colour is used to define various conditions in the TCM theory. After removal of the cup, the location may have a bruise or colored circular mark, indication of the condition related to the acupoint, the location or even the related organ.

If it is observed to be red, it can be explained as Heat or Blockage in the meridians & collaterals or internal organs being overactive. Dark red colour, sometimes accompanied with slight swelling, is another indication of Qi and blood blockage and stagnation in the meridians and channels, commonly found in cases of external injury, eg., like a bad fall, sports injury or traumatic accident.

If the location is observed as yellow, may be due to wind and dampness, can be found in rheumatic arthritis conditions, 痹症 Bi-Syndrome, disorders in the joints, four limbs, and affecting the meridians, organs or distal joints.

Greenish Purple – Cold and dampness, commonly found with very poor micro-circulation or numbness, usually some stimulation such as tapping or massage is applied before putting on the cups.

11. HEAT THERAPY / MOXIBUSTION
热疗/隔药物温灸

Can be applied through various instruments such as Hanging, Box, or applied direct onto the needle. Indirectly over a piece of ginger, salt or garlic.

Within 24 hours after Acupuncture treatment, the response of endocrine to perform homeostasis is high but gradually disperses after 72 hours. Therefore, it is advisable to follow instructions on the next treatment.

Acute illness has to be treated intensively daily or twice a day to obtain the required results.

For chronic and complicated cases it is advisable to continue treatment for 10-15 sittings as a course, or if necessary, as many as 30 sittings in one treatment course.

Sittings for prevention treatment and health improvement could be arranged for once a month or special arrangement for prevention treatment for acute seasonal attacks of asthma, bronchitis asthma and pre-menopause syndromes.

ECIWO Acupuncture Therapy is the latest way to explain Acupuncture. It means “Embryo Containing Information of the Whole Organism”, and is based on the Bioholography Law and Pan-Embryo Therapy. When this therapy is applied, the organic hormone for homeostasis is influenced. The duration of every treatment is 20-45 minutes with a course of 1-15 sittings. Depending on individual response to the treatment, some cases may see improvements

In Acute or Early onset of symptoms, usually 1 to 3 acupoints are selected without strong stimulation, without retaining the needles, because the acupoints will normally experience strong reaction to the stimulation during these periods.

Chronic or needle phobic, or weak physical constitution, 5 to 7 acupoints, without strong stimulation retain 30 to 45 minutes; additional stimulation may be applied during intervals.

In certain cases, the course of meridians and collaterals were selected, by inserting needles on opposite direction with the points, facing each other. Usually found on four limbs, using up to 16 to 32 needles. This can serve as “locking” the acupoint, reinforce or even to reduce the treatment effect.

Except traumatic injuries, the Nature Cure theory can assist the human body’s immune system overcome any disease (from ageing to cell changes) caused by imbalance hormones of insufficient endocrine.

These conditions cause malfunction of the body’s immune system, resulting in weak resistance. This, in turn, causes individual cells to grow abnormally, according to turmoil- based, or TCM theory. This can be rectified with acupuncture treatment and acupuncture microsurgery has proven to be effective in stimulating the body to produce substances for overcoming illnesses, as well as delaying ageing.

Ordinary Acupuncture, ECIWO Acupuncture, ECIWO Medicine and Ancient Acupuncture surgery are considered remedies with potential to conquer symptoms related to all kinds of diseases. From the first diagnosis the patient will be advised on the numbers of treatment needed and will be closely observed and monitored during the course of treatment.

The conclusion that (except for cases like bone fracture, old age and collapse of the Yin and Yang disease) Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine based on the latest Embryonic ECIWO Therapy receives good response than conventional medicine and in comparison produces far fewer side effects it is the natural way of cure for sicknesses.

Modern View on the Theory of Channels, Collaterals, and Organs

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A long time associate of mine, Dr Mikhail Teppone, send me his latest paper on the modern view of the theory of Channels, Collaterals, and organs.
I am re-posting his papers here, and if you are interested to find out more, please contact Dr Mikhail. His contact details can be found in at the end of the article.

ABSTRACT

The theory of Channels, Collaterals, and Organs is one of the most important but at the same time, one of the most difficult in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Do we need to preserve the original TCM lingo or is it possible to match the TCM terms with their equivalents in modern medicine? The authors review the main ideas about Channels and Organs theory and provide their own explanation.

We believe that ancient Chinese doctors understood the complexity of the human body and divided it into 2 morpho-funcional parts: cells and intercellular spaces. Through the theory of channels and Collaterals, those physicians described physiology and pathology of intercellular spaces and by the theory of Zang and Fu Organs, they described cellular physiology and pathology.

Key Words: Channels, Collaterals, Meridians, Organs, Cells, Intercellular Space

INTRODUCTION

IN THE DEVELOPED WESTERN COUNTRIES, people are increasingly aware of different types of alternative medicine. Despite the growing interest, alternative medicine has not yet been integrated into the mainstream healthcare system. Therefore, still remaining are 2 separate forms of medical practice, Modern Western and Traditional Eastern or Chinese medicine.

No doubt perhaps, the future of medicine lies in the integration of modem technology and the extensive wisdom and experience of Eastern healing methodology. The main obstacle for such integration is the difference of views on the nature of human organism, methods of diagnosing and treatment, as well as vague terms used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Do we need to preserve the original TCM lingo or is it possible to match the TCM terms with their equivalents in modem medicine? Can we apply such terms as Yin and Yang, Five Elements, Excess/Deficiency, Heat, and Wind

interchangeably with those of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, various hormones, endorphins? After reading, our hope is that vague and unknown words will take on a new, deeper meaning in relation to the universal laws of nature and human development. Our desire is that TCM will become vital and accepted in the modern Western world.

According to the TCM theory of energy, Qi circulates through the human body via special pathways known as Channels and Coilaterals. This process supports normal organ and body functions. When disease occurs, the cause may be internal (hereditary or congenital Ql disorders, strong emotions, etc) or external (Wind, Heat, Cold, etc). Pathological conditions in TCM can be attributed to abnormal circulation of Qi and blood, which results in a state of excess or deficiency of organs and channels. Therapeutic methods used in TCM restore balance of Qi and blood between various points in the body.

MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF THE HUMAN BODY

The terms used in TCM first appeared in the ancient oriental philosophy and have very broad meanings. Modern science, on the contrary, employs terms with precise and exact definitions. Therefore, any attempt at literal translation of TCM terms into modern language directly would result in a loss of meaning and essence of that particular term. TCM theory can be represented as a simple mathematical model which would show the relationship between physiological and pathological laws of human organism. When we apply this model, where TCM terms and principles resemble elements of algebraic equation, we can understand an individual patient problem and find specific treatment approach. This is also true in cases of unknown etiology and pathogenesis where diagnosis and treatment are yet to be developed.

Acupoints

The skin of both human and animal is characterized by morphological and functional heterogeneity. The same is true for bodies of plants and insects. 1’2 In TCM, this heterogeneity is described as Acupoints, Skin Zones, Channels, and Collaterals.

Some publications on acupoints argue that there are no unusual morphological elements at the site of acupoints. Loose connective tissue with large numbers of nerve receptors, free nerve endings, extensive microcirculatory system, and cells with biologically active substances form the morphological basis for acupoints and intercellular connections, which include gap junctions. Gap junctions are microscopic
water channels that directly supply exchange of broad spectrum of nutrients between cytoplasm of tissue cells.3-7

Skin resistance varies from one to two Mega-ohms, but at the site of acupoint entrance, it decreases to 20—60 Kilo-ohms.8—ll Due to low resistance of skin at the site of acupoints, one may visualize them by a high voltage corona discharge device. Disruption of the electrical field has the highest value above low electric resistance points of the skin. At these areas, stimulated luminescence is observed on the dielectric medium (Figure I). 12

Besides electrical heterogeneity, acupoints have other specific characteristics such as low frequency oscillations (7—10 and 15 20 spontaneous visible light emission,14 increased accumulation of radioactive phosphorus, 15 increased sensitivity to high frequency electromagnetic radiation, 16’17 high conductivity or natural electromagnetic radiation from the sun, 18 etc.

This electrical heterogeneity of skin can still be detected during the first few days after death.2•19-21 However, due to autolytic processes occurring in the cell post mortem, the physical parameters of skin gradually equalize and electrical heterogeneity disappears.

Taking into account the above information—as well as the Chinese term for acupoint, kong xue, which means fissure or crevice—we can conclude that acupoints are places in the skin where connections between the epithelial cells are not tight, thus providing an entrance into the body. The site of acupoints contains large numbers of active elements, which make it a complex functional unit that provides interaction between internal body environments with its external surrounding (Figure 2).

System of Channels and Collaterals

Qi and blood Circulate in the human body along Channels and Collaterals. There are 12 main channels and their secondary vessels which supply normal function and defence of the human body by means of circulating Qi and blood.

Secondary vessels include Tendino-Muscular Channels, Luo Channels or Collaterals, Divergent Channels, and Curious or Extra Channels (Figure 3). Currently, there are 2 different views on channels. First, the channels themselves are non—existent; an imaginary line called ((meridian)) connects

functionally similar points; true connection between points is achieved through the function of the nervous and endocrine systems.22,23

Second, experimental data suggest the presence of a morphological relationship between the points of the same channel. For example, during acupuncture, the conduction along exact pathways of sensory reactions,24 electrical current,25,26warmth,27 visible light,28 and radioactive isotopes29 take
place.

The modern science approach suggest the presence of correlation between structure and function of a biological object. Presently, no specific structure has been found to identify the channels. But, sometimes the absence of structures can make way for a new function. For example, the “door or window aperture,” “river bed,” or “gap” all provide conduction or passage.

The main function of the channels is to conduct: electrical current, warmth, light, etc so that Qi travels along the channel. Channels can best be described as a network of gaps stretching along the well known anatomical structures.

The inner channel walls are formed by the surfaces of muscles, bones, tendons, vessels, and cells. These channels are filled with fibrous connective tissue, electrolytes, and structured water molecules.30’31 We presume that to be sufficient to ensure Qi conduction.

This theory is supported by the research of Korean physician Kim Bon Chan32 as well as the description found in the ancient book of the famous Chinese physician, Li Shi Zhen: ‘the inside of a human body contains tunnels and one, who mentally looks within self, can illuminate them.”33

Experimental data reveal that informational interaction between cells is achieved through the electromagnetic field at the range of 1 X 1010 Hz 28,34 From physics, we know that only wave-guides or dielectric wave-guides can conduct these high frequency waves. Impulses of relatively low frequency are conducted by the nervous system, but high frequency signals are conducted by the system of “gaps” or
wave-guides. Thus, the channels are the only possible entities that can transmit high frequency impulses produced by cells. Theoretical and experimental data show that channels can act as weave-guides to conduct electromagnetic waves 1,28
of various ranges.

Possibly, channels and collaterals form the oldest independent regulatory system of humans and animals.35-37 Morphological simplicity of channels is the reason why they have not been identified. In the words of a biologist, “channel system is too primitive in a view of modern biology.”38

Though basic, the channel system connects other more complex regulatory systems and provides interaction of inner organs with outside environment.

Based on the above, we can conclude that by using the theory of channels and collaterals, ancient Chinese doctors described physiology and pathology of intercellular spaces and body cavities (Figure 4).39

One may attempt to find correlation between channels, secondary vessels, and intercellular spaces of various anatomical structures, but this correlation would be more functional than anatomical. Depending on the disease and its sequence, disorders of organs and tissues can be linked to various channel structures. For example, in the event of inflammation of skin and subcutaneous tissue characterized
by inflammatory symptoms such as localized redness, hyperthermia, hyperesthesia, edema, and pain exacerbated by pressure, this type of abnormality can be described as “Excess of the Tendino-MuscuIar” channel. If skin changes its integrity, as when a keloid scar or ulcer is present, this would point to a disorder of the Luo channel.

Governor Vessel is a typical example of the gap model of a channel. It originates in the kidney, extends down to the perineum through the uterus or prostate gland, and then, one of the main branches ascends through the vertebral column. The point of GV 16 (Fong Fu) gives birth to the branch, which enters the skull. Its main pathway lies through the top of the head and ends at the upper lip.

What is an anatomical equivalent of the Governor Vessel: spinal chord or vertebral column? We believe that Governor Vessel is a vertebral channel; GV 16 (Fong Fu) corresponds to Foramen Magnum at the occipital bone.

Therefore, the branch of Governor Vessel penetrating the skull is the extension of the vertebral channel into the skull through Foramen Magnum (Figure 5).

In much the same way, we can analyze Conception Vessel and describe its relationship to the chest, abdominal, and pelvic cavities. Therefore, both Governor and Conception Vessels are cavities themselves, regulating the function of their respective organs.

Hence, channels are not organs, tissues, or cells but various body cavities. This approach is not yet integrated in modern Western medicine.

STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF ZANG (YIN) AND FU (YANG) ORGANS

TCM distinguishes 12 main organs in the human body: Lung, Spleen, Heart, Kidney, Liver, Pericardium, Stomach, Large Intestine, Small Intestine, Gallbladder, Bladder, and “Triple Energizer” (San Jiao). The first 6 belong to viscera or Zang (solid) organs; the other 6 belong to hollow or Fu
(hollow) organs. These organs are divided into Yin-Yang related pairs, which form one of the Five Elements.

Zang or dense organs have inner cavities (bronchus, bileducts, renal calyx, pelvis, etc and correspond to Fu or hollow organs (Figure 6). At the same time, Fu organs have solid walls, which correspond to the Zang organs (Figure 6).

Thus, Zang organs contain Fu properties inside, and Fu organs contain Zang properties outside. Therefore, a renal calculus is actually located in the Bladder Channel and peptic ulcer will need treatment of the Spleen Channel.

The term organ in TCM involves much broader meaning than an anatomical formation. All cells contain standard components like nucleus, mitochondria, Golgi complex, endoplasmic reticulum, etc. Each organelle possesses certain inherent functions. Function of oxidative phosphorylation and synthesis of ATP molecules is carried out in mitochondria; synthesis and transport of proteins takes place in endoplasmic reticulum; Golgi complex is responsible for the accumulation of proteins, synthesis of polysaccharides, and
more complex substances; the function Of regulation of differentiation, development, and death of cells belongs to the nucleus (Figure 7).

In the majority of cells, it is possible to allocate the function of breathing, which corresponds to the lung;
function of synthesis and storage of complex substance, which is appropriate for endocrine glands and the liver; and function of regulation of cell age, corresponding to
the kidneys, etc.

Thus, the concept of organ in TCM includes the set Of cellular and intracellular structures that carry out certain functions. For example, Lung involves all structures that facilitate diffusion and transport of gases (02 and C02) as well as oxidative phosphorylation and synthesis of ATP molecules. Therefore, regardless of the cause of “breathlessness” or shortness of breath from the modern perspective, the points on the channel of Lung are used to treat it.

DISCUSSION

Since the time acpuncture was introduced in the United States and Europe, discussion and debate about the nature of “acupoints, channels,” and “collaterals” has continued. There have been fewer questions about “organs,” perhaps, because of appearing like classic organs from the modern
point of view.

Scientific medicine made a large step ahead when R. Virchow claimed that disease was pathology of cells, but at the same time, any extracellular disorders were almost ignored or deemed “functional diseases.” Conceivably, the conception of “cellular medicine” was a reason why Traditional Chinese Medicine’s ideas about “holes, channels,” or “tunnels” distributed into the human body have been hard to become accepted.

Thus, the concept of organ in TCM includes the set of cellular and intracellular structures that carry out certain functions. For example, Lung involves all structures that facilitate diffusion and transport of gases (02 and C02) as well as oxidative phosphorylation and synthesis of ATP molecules. Therefore, regardless of the cause of “breathlessness” or shortness of breath from the modern perspective, the points on the channel of Lung are used to treat it.

CONCLUSIONS

We believe that ancient Chinese doctors understood the complexity of the human body and divided it into 2 morpho-functional parts: cells and intercellular spaces. Through the theory of “Channels and Collaterals,” those ancients described physiology and pathology of intercellular spaces. By the theory of “Zang and Fu Organs,” they described cellular physiology and pathology.39

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

We wish to thank Oxana Teppone-Martin, RN, BSN, CCRN, who helped to translate this article from Russian into English.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to:
Mikhail Teppone. MD, DAC
AcuTech International. Inc.
4866 Bathurst Street, Suite 508
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Canada

E-mail: teppone@rogers.com

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Modern Interpretation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory

TCM Concepts
This is the second part of what Dr Mikhail Teppone emailed me. I’m helping him put up on my website to help him get more views on his paper.

Original Article

ABSTRACT

The terms and theories applied in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are interpreted in this article. Ql can be imagined as a universal measuring and comparison unit as well as a common managing parameter in a cybernetic sense: the terms Heat and Cold are suggested as an evaluation of heat production by the patient body or his/her organs; the theory of stress designed by Selye is compared with Zhang theory of 6 Channels. Finally, theories used in TCM are explained to be a mathematical model, showing the general physiological and pathological processes taking place in the human body.

Key Words: TCM Theory. Qi. Tao. Yin. Yang. Five Elements, Heat, Cold. Excess, Deficiency

INTRODUCTION

DO WE NEED 10 PRESERVE the original Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) lingo or it is possible to

match the TCM terms with their equivalents in modern medicine? Can a Western physician apply such terms as Yin and Yang, Five Elements. Excess or Deficiency, and Heat or Cold in his/her daily acupuncture practice?

In this article, we attempt to answer these questions and suggest reasonable explanations of the main terms and theories applied in TCM.

ACUPOINTS, CHANNELS, AND ORGANS

The main aspects of Acupoints, Channels, and Organs have already been described.t?2 We repeat our idea: it is assumed that through the theory of Channels and Collaterals that ancient Chinese physicians described physiology and pathology of intercellular spaces as well as body cavities, and by the theory of Zang and Fu Organs, they described cellular physiology and pathology.

(The) system of Acupoints is a part of the Channels, i.e., it is a part of intercellular spaces. Due to morphologic and functional complexity of acupoint areas, it provides interaction between internal body environments with its external surrounding.

Ql OR ENERGY

It is difficult to translate the term Ql and many different translations have been proposed, none of which approximates the exact essence of Qi.3 Et can assume different manifestations and can mean different things in various situations. Usually. it is impossible to understand the meaning exactly without the text where the word, Qi. Is applied. Sometimes, Qi is translated as ”air,” ”energy,” and  “living force,” or functional activity is described by means of Qi. At the same time, it is both material and nonmaterial. It can he associated with either “energy” or “form” Hence, it has a quality described by quantum physics as corpascular-wave dualism.

A name of the Qi depends on context and classification (or system of coordinates) that is applied; for example Yang Qi and Yin Qi. Wei Qi and Nei Qi. Qi of Lnng, Qi of Liver, Qi of Upper Jiao. etc. Accordingly, one and the same “Qi” can be named by a different manner according to its exact function…

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The Concept, Basic Principles Tasks And Significant Of Holographic Medicine

holographic medicine

Dr. TCM Li Lai Tian
China Shandong Medical University, China 

Inspired by the ancient holographic theory and influenced by the heated holographic research in the modern times, I published “On Chrono-holography” in 1986,and invented a holographic diagnostic- therapeutic instrument in the following year.

My invention was sent to the 15th International Invention Fair held in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, by the State Science and Technology Commission. It won the gold medal at the fair, and also the patent in China.

On the basis of years’ clinical experience, I developed the mental-psychological holographic analysis and diagnosis, which signifies the progress of holographic diagnosis and treatment from the category of pure biology medicine to that of biology-psychology socio-medicine.

I published “An Introduction to Holographic Medicine” in 1989, clarifying a series of principles in the new subject of holographic medicine. In 1991, my Holographic Medicine came out.

With the joint effort of medical workers through the years, holographic medicine has been developing quickly. The Holographic Medicine Research Association of China, founded in 1994, has gathered together a considerable number of experts on holographic medicine.

And, at present, near 1,000 professionals are working for the development of holographic medicine. The national conference of holographic medicine has been convened twice (in 1994 and 1996 respectively) with two thesis collections published, and the third is now in preparation.

What Is Holographic Medicine?

As a new branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), holographic medicine takes basic principles of TCM as the foundation.

Under the guidance of the long-evoluted holographic relation of human anatomy and physiology, of human mind and psychology and chrono-holography, holographic medicine starts with the concept of wholism and differentiation of symptoms and signs.

Its range of study includes holographically-related changes between holographic units of the human body and the overall stereo-space or rhythms of chrono-holography, holographically-related changes between holographic units of human mind- psychology and the overall space or chrono, holographically-related changes between the body and mind, holographic relation between the body and the drug, and holographically superior drug.

By applying these inter-related features, rhythms and changes, holographic medicine, as a new subject, aims to regulate human physiology and psychology. By using basic diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, such as non-traumatic therapies, acupuncture, holographic diagnostic-therapeutic instrument and mental-psychological holographic analysis, and by studying holographically related common features between several stereo-gradations and the whole body, holographic medicine prevents, diagnoses and treats diseases.

Basic Principles of Holographic Medicine

On the basis of TCM principles, the concept of wholism and differentiation of symptoms and signs, holographic medicine makes use of the relation between holographic units and the whole body of human, and the interrelation among holographic units to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases. The establishment of the concept of holographic unit shows the meaning of the basic principles of holographic medicine.

The concept of holographic unit has two aspects of implication. First, it means the part of human body which has its own independent function, and which bears overall information of the body as well. Ear, eye, nose, tongue, for example.

Each holographic unit possesses its special anatomy and physiological function empowered by the body. For example, an eye can see, ear can hear, hand can carry and foot can walk. At the same time, it reflects the overall information of each part of the body, that is, the information reflected at point-areas of holographic units that shows the anatomy, physiological changes and differences of each part of the body. For example, on the face of the middle fingertip, there are point-areas reflecting changes of the vertex, ear and blood pressure.

On the great-toe massage reflex area, there are point-areas reflecting changes of pituitary gland and trigeminal nerve. Holographic medicine, in this way, diagnoses diseases with the help of the changes at point-areas of certain holographic unit, and then, treats diseases of each part of human body.

On the other hand, holographic unit also refers to human mind and psychology. Any change in human body cannot take place independent of human mind and psychology, which are holographically related. Each individual’s mind and psychology reflect the mental and psychological characteristics of certain community or of human race as a whole; on the contrary, the mind of the entire human race is the aggregate of individual minds.

Individual minds influence and enrich the mind of certain community or of human race. As a result, individual mind, community mind and human mind as a whole are all holographically interacted. As far as a single person is 

concerned, his mind should be shown in kinds of mental holographic units, such as thought, feelings, consciousness, will, sense, disposition, memory, thinking, imagination, ability, idea and perception.

All these mental holographic units co-ordinate into a mental whole and each contains the overall information of the mental whole. For example, each individual’s thought is stamped with the brand of a certain class. Thus, it can be said that every mental holographic unit contains the mental whole, and is also contained by other mental holographic units. In other words, the mental whole can be seen through each man or through certain mental holographic unit of him.

All this exposes the holographic relations in human mind and psychology. Holographic medicine contributes to the human health by applying this holographic relation between the individual and the whole, or interrelation among holographic units.

Any substance system is the unity of space and chrono, and the holographic unit in holographic medicine is no exception. So holographic unit is also clearly featured by chrono-rhythms.

That is to say, any holographic unit, physical or mental, indicates not only space holographic correspondence with the whole body or with other holographic units, but also the holographically-related correspondence of certain chrono-rhythmical changes between itself and the whole body or other holographic units.

From the point of biology, holographic unit displays a series of corresponding changes of chronical or rhythmical holography, for example, biological recapitulation as a whole, annual rhythm, seasonal rhythm, monthly rhythm, weekly rhythm and daily rhythm, etc.

From the point of human mind and psychology, individual mind and psychology can show different holographic changes in correspondence with time, place and community. From the point of either side of the two, (biology, and mind & psychology) holographic unit shows changes of chrono-rhythms concerning birth, growth, youth and dotage.

So, in holographic medicine, holographic unit means the part of human body which is particularly functioned or characterised in morpho-physiology, in mind and psychology, and which indicates the information of the whole body, such as ear, tongue, foot, hand, eye, nose, scalp, thought, feelings, consciousness, will, sense, disposition, memory, thinking, imagination, ability, idea and perception, etc.

Any holographic unit is empowered by the body to be morpho-physiologically functioned. Besides, on its point-areas, it also indicates anatomy of each part of the body, and changes and differences of physiological holographic information of the body concerning chrono and space.

For example, a hand is empowered by the body to work; and on it, there are near a hundred points indicating the overall information about space or chrono changes and differences of organs on human body. There exist common features between one mental holographic unit thought, for example, and another holographic unit— sense, for example; or unity between one mental holographic unit and individual mind, community mind or even human mind as a whole.

But each of these elements has its own independent specialities. Both the common features and the specialities not only have space holographic relation, but also are holographically featured by certain chrono-rhythms. 

From the above, it can be concluded that, in holographic medicine, the concept of holographic unit emphasises the information of the whole body that it can reflect.

More specifically, this information is the epitome of the whole body included in a certain “fragment” (Each fragment contains the information of the whole body.), or certain part of the body, not the specific anatomy of the “fragment”.

Just like other concepts of TCM, this concept puts more emphasis on function than on anatomy. Holographic medicine also stresses that, even on body holographic units, there exists mental-psychological holographic correspondence regulating the body through mind and psychology.

For instance, some point-areas on ear can be used to regulate emotions. We should actively study it to serve the people.

In holographic medicine, the clinical values of holographic units are different.

From the point of human body, those holographic units, which are more important in human activity, are more valuable clinically, because they bear on them more, clearer, more complete information of the body. On the other hand, those holographic units, which are less important in human activity, are less valuable clinically.

For example, human head, ear, eye, hand and foot are pivotally indispensable in human activity. Naturally, they can bear more information of each part of human body, and can also reflect this information more clearly than those less important organs, as metatarsal bones, metacarpal bones, etc.

From the point of human mind, the holographic units which are more closely related to people’s mental-psychological activities are more valuable clinically since they can reflect more mental or psychological information.

On the contrary, those that are less closely related to people’s mental- psychological activities are less valuable in clinical practice. For example, given an individual’s mental-psychological activity, family spirit more than that of the human race as a whole, will influence him or her more greatly.

In clinical practice it is more valuable to use family spirit to regulate mental-psychological abnormalities of family members. But in actual practice, better effect could be achieved only when this holographic relation of human mind and psychology is flexibly applied.

Holographic medicine and holographic biology are different although they both use holographic theory. Holographic medicine builds itself on the theories of traditional Chinese medical science.

In practice, it starts with concept of wholism and differentiation of symptoms and signs, applies to the prevention and treatment of diseases the concept of holographic unit which has both physical and mental-psychological connotation. Holographic medicine also puts stress on integrate 

holographic information of holographic units, including not only space holographic characteristics, but also chrono-rhythms. In this sense, only the treatment of diseases at proper time could achieve good effect.

So, holographic medicine is a clinical branch of TCM, belonging to biology psychology socio-medicine. Holographic biology is a branch of biology, belonging to basic theoretical research.

Its subject of study is holographic embryo, which is emphasised as an anatomy-functional unit, not including a concept of mind or psychology.

Tasks of Holographic Medicine

Holographic medicine is a newly established subject. Many important tasks need urgent research:

  1. Further study on holographic units of the human body and their stereo- distribution to treat diseases and to train more professionals in this field.
  2. Further study of mental-psychological point-areas on body holographic units in order to treat the patient physically and psychologically as well.
  3. Further study on mental-psychological holographic analysis and treatment in order to cure the ever-increasing mental-psychological and psychology-physical diseases.
  4. Further research on holographic mechanisms with the help of modern knowledge and techniques in all subjects concerned in order to establish the classical experiments of the holographic mechanism and to reach the unity of Oriental dialectics and Western analysis.
  5. Detailed exploration and application of chrono-holography in order that one share of chrono-holographic treatment could bring about the effect that should have been brought about by a dozen shares of more space holographic treatment.
  6. Development and optimisation of holographic drugs with the help of the holographic theory in order to improve the production and quality of the drug; vigorous development of clinical practice in holographic drug in order to improve the effect of holographic therapy.
  7. To carry out research on holographic diagnostic -therapeutic instruments, improve the accuracy of instrument diagnosis and the effect of treatment, and to standardise, diversify and automate these medical instruments as well.
  8. To organise medical experts on holographic medicine to revise the Holographic Medicine every three to five years in order to lay a good foundation for the standardisation of holographic treatment and for the perfection of holographic theory and the training of professionals.
  9. In 1997, organised by Holographic Medicine Research Agency, with Li Lai Tian, Tian Daozheng and Jiao Chunrong as compilers-in-chief, The Complete Works of Holographic Medicine was published by China Medical Science and Technology Press. These compilers include as many as authoritative experts on holographic medicine in and out of China. For example, Prof. Zhang Xinshu, inventor of Carpal-Angle Acupuncture, Prof. Tian Weizhu, legal heir to the inventor of Eye Acupuncture, Prof. Zhu Mingqing, inventor of Scalp Acupuncture, Dean of American Acupuncture Research Institute, Dr. Zhou Minhua, Director of International Micro-acupuncture Agency, Chairman of California Association of TCM Practitioners and inventor of Zhu-Zhou’s Scalp Acupuncture, Prof. Wang Wenhua, inventor of Nail Diagnosis, Prof. Guan Zunxin, inventor of Tongue Acupuncture, Prof. Liu Yaxian, expert on Mouth Acupuncture, Prof. Zhou Zexin, inventor of Zhu-Zhou’s Scalp Acupuncture, Vice Director of American Acupuncture Research Institute, Prof. Hong Lianggu, Director of Malaysia Holographic Diagnosis-Treatment Center. This fact proves that holographic medicine research involves many experts in and out of China. This book has been selected as text book in USA by International Microacupuncture Agency, and been proved wonderful ever since. 

Holographic medicine faces a great many tough tasks and we heartily hope that our fellow doctors home and abroad will contribute their valued advice for the prosperity of holographic medicine.

The Significance of Holographic Medicine

1. Before the theory of holographic medicine was advanced, there were all kinds of diagnoses and treatments for diseases of the whole body by treating certain parts of the body, such as ear acupuncture, foot massage, hand acupuncture, nose acupuncture and mouth acupuncture.

These therapies are accumulated spontaneously from individual or national collective experience, but short of unified theory to direct. Each therapy is independent, without theoretical relations with others, and cannot complement each other.

However, the birth of the holographic medicine theory unites these spontaneous and seemingly independent therapies by means of modern theory of holographic science, and makes them become a diagnostic-therapeutic system guided by the unified theory.

The theory of holographic medicine shows each independent therapy has holographic relation with the whole body, which makes the scattered and independent therapies have the unified holographically interrelated characteristics, under the guidance of the unified theory.

Thus, these therapies are united in a holographic system of diagnosis and treatment, and they have been changed from spontaneity to consciousness, from individual experience to scientific rationality, from independent therapy to a mutually complementary system of diagnosis and treatment with the unification of theory and practice.

2. At present, the numbers and details of acupoints are different in each acupuncture, such as ear acupuncture, mouth acupuncture and foot acupuncture and so on. Each therapy has its own advantage in treating certain disease.

Under the direction of the holographic medicine theory, we can more consciously explore the space-disposed acupoint groups from the already-found acupoint groups in these therapies, and find out the new and unused point-areas tallying with the body epitome to serve the people.

There are great potentialities in this aspect, for instance, we have found the dysmenorrhoea acupoint and constipation acupoint on the side of metacarpal bone. To stimulate the shoulder- area on foot can treat arthritis of innominate bone.

3. The existing hand acupuncture, foot acupuncture and mouth acupuncture, etc. are mostly limited to physical treatment, seldom involving the mental-psychological point-areas.

To explore according to the theory of holographic medicine, we may find out more point-areas concerning mental or psychology-physical diseases to serve the people. For example, motion point-area on hand; point of psychological treatment, seeming-calm point, nervousness area, and pleasure acupoint on ear.

All these make holographic diagnosis and treatment a new troupe of biology psychology socio-medicine.

4. Holographic medicine reveals the connotation of the concept of wholism and differentiation of symptoms and signs on each point-area through holographic therapy, raises the traditional taking stopgap measures — treating the head when the head aches, treating the foot when the foot hurts — to a higher level of the concept of wholism and differentiation of symptoms and signs.

Holographic medicine has been united with traditional Chinese medical-pharmacological theory, and has become a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine and greatly improved the curative effect.

5. In applying holographic diagnoses and treatments from the height of holographic medicine, it is advisable to combine all of them and to complement each other according to the need of the patient’s conditions, thus to improve the curative effect as well as the doctor’s capacity in treating patients.

6. Holographic medicine theory reveals the good effect of proper timing of treatment on holographic therapeutic point-areas. It emphasises that, for diseases, each has its best time limit of treatment.

In this sense, it unifies the age-old chrono-treatment in TCM and the latest chrono- treatment in all types of holographic treatments. So, one share of chrono-holographic treatment could bring about the curative effect that should have been brought about by a dozen shares of space holographic treatment. For instance, in applying Fang’s Scalp Acupuncture to treat insomnia, better effect could be achieved at night than in the daytime.

7. The birth of holographic medicine also brings similar folk diagnoses and treatments of different nationalities to the height of holographic theory. For instance, in some nationality, the large intestine is used to diagnose diseases of the whole body of drought animals.

People used to regard this as a spontaneous experience. But today, from the point of holographic medicine, the large intestine can be viewed as a holographic unit, on which there is holographic information of the whole body. Naturally, it can be used to diagnose and treat diseases of the whole body.

8. It is not long since the theory of holographic medicine was advanced. It is still in exploration in some aspects, such as, the exploration of mental-psychological holographic point-areas in holographic diagnosis- treatment group; the chrono-rhythms of each holographic point-area.

What we have grasped is only a little, which shows the theory of holographic medicine not only perfectly summarizes the former diagnoses and therapies, like hand acupuncture, ear acupuncture and foot acupuncture which were spontaneously researched and summarized and improves them to a holographic system of diagnosis and treatment; but also has a broad orientation and prospect for development and research.

The potential is great. With further exploration in this field, it is sure to make a great contribution to the health of human beings and become one of the most important subjects in safeguarding human health in the coming century.

ETIOLOGY Etiology of Chinese Medicine In China

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Having existed as a part of humanity through the ages, cancer is now one of the leading killers and cause of poor health in our civilization. History has observed the struggle against cancer by our Chinese ancestors, with their wealth of accumulated experience. There are many records and descriptions of tumors in the long history of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)).

In the inscriptions on oracle bones and tortoise shells, found in the ruins of the Yin Dynasty (1700-1100B.C.), the character ¡§Liu¡¨ (tumor) is mentioned. In Zhou Rituals of the 11th century B. C., it is recorded by physicians who specialised in tumor treatments, who were referred to as ¡§Yang Doctors¡¨.

Today tumors are still called Zhong Yang (inflamed ulcers) in Korea and Japan. Liu Xi, a physician of the Western Han Dynasty (206B. C. ¡V A. D. 25), described tumors as ¡§inflamed with an uneven surface like a rock.¡¨ The term ¡§Yan¡¨ became a synonym for ¡§rock¡¨. This term for the external manifestations of cancer is still used in modern biomedicine.

The archaic descriptions of Changqin, Shixia in the Yellow Emperor¡¦s Canon of Internal Medicine, Jiju in The Classic on Difficulty, and Zhengjia, Shiyi, Fanwei and Yingliu in the General Treaties on Causes and Symptoms of Diseases, about the causes, pathogenesis, signs and symptoms, all resemble the descriptions of tumors of the gastrointestinal organs, liver, spleen, pancreas, uterus, ovaries and thyroid glands, in modern biomedicine.

In 1171, Dongxian Jushi of the Southern Song Dynasty first mentioned the term ¡§Ai¡¨ (cancer) for an inflamed ulcer in his Wei Ji Bao Shu. Since the Ming Dynasty (A.D. 1368-1644), ¡§Ai¡¨ was widely adopted as a general term for cancer of the mammary gland and others. Since then, knowledge about cancer has become more specific regarding its pathogenesis. Valuable experience has been accumulated regarding treatment, which now plays an important role in the modern clinical practice of oncology.

Though still not subdued, cancer has been intensively studied at the bimolecular level. This research indicated the causes of cancer are to be found in the molecular changes of DNA in organic cells being invaded by carcinogenic factors, external or internal. This causes mutations or gradual changes in cellular genes, or the abnormalities of genes due to disturbance in cellular differentiation.

This theory opens a new path for the prevention and treatment of tumors. Possessing the essence of TCM, integrated with modern biomedicine, this new branch of science for the prevention and treatment of tumors, may prove superior to either TCM or western medicine (WM) when applied alone, and will undoubtedly make many contributions to the health of mankind.

Etiology and Pathogenesis of Cancer in TCM

Viewing the human body as an organic whole, TCM believes, the influence of internal and external factors which cause disharmony at certain points, precipitate pathological and physiological changes, which then the manifest themselves at certain locations as tumors, or a local lesion of a general disease. There are no exceptions to the fact that all diseases, including tumors, occur because of external, as well as internal conditions.

The internal factors include weakening of the body¡¦s resistance, disharmony of visceral functions, Qi as well as blood and emotional changes, the lowering of the body¡¦s resistance being of vital importance. The external factors refer to the six abnormal climatic factors or six exogenous evils, of wind, cold, summer heat, dampness, dryness and fire, as well as evil Qi.

Once the body¡¦s resistance decreases, the disease causing factors make use of asthenia of the body, resulting in a subsequent illness. This is the reason TCM states categorically, ¡§Where there is disease, there is asthenia of Qi.¡¨

Based on holistic thinking, TCM stresses disease occurs as a result of combined internal and external causes. TCM therefore treats etiology and pathogenesis as a whole.

1. Emotional Disturbance

TCM embodies changes of spirit and sentiment as the ¡§seven emotions¡¨: pleasure, anger, grief, fear, yearning, sorrow, surprise, all of which are emotional, physiological reactions of an organism towards external changes in its environment. Emotional disturbance refers to reactions, either excessive (excitation) or insufficient (inhibition) which will ultimately lead to disturbances in the flowing of Qi and blood, and the visceral functions, with subsequent illness.

TCM claims rage harms the liver, excessive stimulation harms the heart, grief harms the spleen, great sorrow harms the lungs and fear harms the kidneys. Though not necessarily precise, this belief definitely points out that emotional injury will affect the physiological functions of the Qi, blood, viscera, and channels, lower the body resistance, resulting in disease. The human body is susceptible to cancer when under emotional stress or disturbance. This is mentioned early in Chinese medical classics, such as the Yellow Emperor¡¦s canon of Internal Medicine, and the Golden Mirror of Original Medicine.

2. Damage of the Viscera

Through the flow of Qi and blood, the vital energy circulating along the channels, and the distribution of body fluids, the internal viscera, extremities and other body parts function as a whole and life supporting activities are well maintained. The condition of the internal viscera is closely connected with the occurrence and growth of tumors and subsequent convalescence of the organism.

Disharmony and weakness of visceral functions, usually manifesting abnormalities of the spleen and kidney have a direct bearing on the incidence of tumors. TCM holds that in addition to the digestive and urinary systems the spleen and kidney represent respectively, they include the nervous system, the psyche, endocrine functions and part of the circulatory system. When functions of the spleen and kidney are weakened, manifesting asthenia body resistance, tumors are apt to occur.

3. Disharmony of Qi and Blood

TCM maintains that Qi is the impetus for life supporting activities, while blood, derived from the essence of food and drink (nutrients) through digestion and absorption, is in turn, the material basis for Qi activities. Being mutual transformable and coexisting interdependently, the whole body is nourished by its ceaseless flowing through the channels. Disharmony of Qi and blood occurs when either one of them is defective. Stagnation of Qi can lead to stasis of blood.

Prolonged stagnation of Qi and blood will inevitably lead to the occurrence of a tumor. Wang Qingren, a famous physician of the Qing Dynasty (A. D. 1616-1911), pointed out that abdominal lumps are blood masses, denoting a tumor mass in the abdomen, and are formed of stagnant blood. This provides theoretical background for the principal of activating the blood circulation and eliminating blood masses in tumor therapy. This has long been one of the main therapeutic rules for tumors.

4. The Exogenous Pathogens

TCM holds cancer is related to exogenous pathogens. Seasonal climatic changes include wind, cold, summer heat, dampness, dryness, and fire, called ¡§The six Qi¡¨ which can, when in excess, be the direct etiological factors in cancer. In fact, this agrees with the chemical, physical and biological (bacteria, virus, and parasites) factors of exogenous origin of cancer in modern investigations.

Under their contemporary circumstances, our ancestors, though not expressed explicitly in definite terms or with clear interpretations, made valuable contributions to the understanding of external pathogenic factors causing cancer over a period of 1000 years prior to the practice of western medicine.

5. Inappropriate Diet

Three Categories:

5.1 Excessive Drinking and Hard, Cold, Hot and Roasted Food
The ancient physicians asserted drinkers and those who like hot foods are apt to develop dysphagia. This indicates that the drinking of hard liquor, eating an excess of hot hard, roasted or glutinous food or food difficult to digest, can stimulate and damage the mucous membrane of the esophagus and stomach, and lead to epithelial hyperplasia and eventually canceration.

5.2 Excessive Fish, Dairy Products and Greasy Food
Modern medicine has proven, too much greasy food may produce carcinoma of the colon, ovary or mammary glands. Experiments reveal, when feeding animals with fatty food, the more unsaturated fatty acid the food contains, the higher the incidence of cancer caused by its carcinogenic factors. Some authors claim the high incidence of stomach cancer in Japanese and Icelanders, may be the result of addiction to dry salted fish, pickled vegetables, smoked trout and salmon. The higher incidence of cancer in coastal regions compared to that of inland inhabitants may also result for the same reasons.

5.3 Injury of the Spleen and Stomach, a Result of Irregular Meals
The spleen and stomach will inevitably be injured by irregular meals, unlimited food and drink. The functions of these viscera are adversely affected by abnormal digestion, absorption and distribution of food essence. A disturbance of meridian and visceral function results in circulatory disturbances of Qi and blood, followed by stagnation and ensuing lumps.

Modern medicine concurs with the fact that rapid swallowing during meals or eating in a squatting posture can cause retention of food in the esophagus. Such stimulation of the esophagus leads to inflammation or hyperplasia and canceration of the epithelial cells.

Etiology of Cancer in Modern Medicine

Though the causes of cancer are not yet fully understood, through the vast multi-disciplinary research of the past half century, we have learned there are many factors related to cancer: chemical, physical, biological, inherited, endocrine, psyche, immunological and nutritional, any of which may cause cancer either individually or in combination with other factors.

1. The Chemical Carcinogenic Factors

Investigation of chemical carcinogenic substance began with the establishment of industry and developed rapidly. It has been verified that about one thousand varieties of chemical substances, artificially produced, are carcinogenic. According to some investigators, they represent 80% of the causes of cancer, and are included in the following categories:

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, with 3,4 benzopyrene representing the carcinogenic substance prevalent in coal tar, bitumen, nicotine, creosote, and anthranol; in alkylating agents, aromatic amino compounds, aminoazo dyes; nitrosamine, nitrogencompound (butter yellow), in metalic carcinogenic compounds (cadmium, zinc, arsenals, nickel), and in the phytotoxins (cycasin, fern toxins, safrole, senecionine). The mechanism of the carcinogenic action of these substances is as follows: the direct cause of cellular mutation, causing the body¡¦s metabolism to produce carcinogenic metabolites, or causing a transformation of body enzymes, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which, when entering the body, exert a toxic action on the body cells by the transformation of the enzymes which then activate the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

2. The Physical Carcinogenic Factors

These factors include electrolyte radiation, sunlight and ultraviolet radiation, chronic stimulation and the persistent stimulation of fibrous materials.

Observations and experiments have proven that radiation of whatever origin, such as  radiation and X ¡V ray result in carcinogenic actions of varying degrees, to higher animals. Included among them, the most common are carcinoma of the skin, lungs, thyroid glands, leukemia and malignant lymphoma. Persons exposed to perennial ultraviolet and heat radiation are apt to suffer third degree burns.

About 20-30% of osteosarcoma cases evolve from local wounds. Women who have experienced multiple births with repeated cervical laceration are more susceptible to cervical carcinoma. Cancer of tongue edges and check are usually the result of chronic stimulation by the sharp edges of remaining teeth or unsuitable dentures.

Asbestos and fibreglass are the most common carcinogenic materials. Perennial inhalation of dust containing asbestos will result in extensive fibrosis of the lungs in a number of cases, half of which will eventually terminate in lung carcinoma or pleuro-mesothelioma.

The three common features of physical carcinogenic factors are: a prolonged latent period, low incidence of carcinoma, and definite carcinogenic agents, which can easily be avoided. It seems, therefore, physical factors are not the most serious threatening factors as causes.

3. The Biological Carcinogenic Factors

The most important, the virus deserves attention. As many as 30 types of animal tumors reveal the presence of a virus. In the human body, a virus is also found in African Burkitt¡¦s lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, cancer of the mammary gland, liver carcinoma, cervical carcinoma and leukemia. However, the theory of an etiological virus is questionable since not all cancers show the presence of viruses in the tissues.

Many diseases other than cancer, such as lupus erythematosus and nodular leprosy, reveal a virus in their serum. Whether a virus is the root cause or just a coincidental factor in tumor etiology is still open for investigation.

The second category of biological carcinogenic factors is fungus. In nature, mycotoxins, the metabolites from many fungi, are harmful to the nervous, digestive, urinary and blood systems and are potent carcinogenic agents. Such toxins, identified at present include aflatoxin B1,  B2,  G1,  M1, parti-coloured aspertoxins, albomycotoxin, fusarium and purapen toxin.

Under conditions of high temperature and humidity, aspergills flavus grows and proliferates on peanuts, soybean, maize, rice, potato powder and cotton seeds. The toxicity of the fungus produced under these conditions is 75 times higher than that of 2 ¡V methy1 ¡V nitrosamine and can cause liver carcinoma and cancer of many kinds of the viscera in animals. Moreover, the toxicity of this substance can be destroyed only by strong ultraviolet light or temperatures as high as 280 „aC.

In addition parasitosis also causes canceration in certain internal organs. For example, schistosoma japonicum is apt to grow in the human rectum and liver. The incidence of liver and rectum carcinoma in endemic areas of schistosomiasis are rather high, while liver carcinoma is also frequently seen in clonorchiasis patients.

4. The Inherited Factor

Derived from normal cells, tumor cells are the result of mutation of cellular genes, under the influence of extra ¡V or intra ¡V cellular carcinogenic factors. Such cells, once having become tumor cells, posses the indigenous biological features of tumors and will produce progeny with its own defective characteristics and unlimited growth potential. It has been observed clinically and proven some tumors reveal a hereditary tendency. These include multi ¡V neurofibroma, retinoblastoma, rectal ¡V polyp¡¦s syndrome, nephrobalstoma, multilipoma.

Moreover, it is not uncommon to observe carcinoma of the liver, stomach, colon, mammary gland and cervix occurring in members of the same clan or nationality. Although related and with the same habits and environment, members of the same family, when inhabiting a different place, with a different life style, always reveal the same high susceptibility to tumors. This point deserves further research.

5. The Endocrine Factors

Hormones are an essential substance for the regulation of physical growth, and the physiological functions of an organism. Various endocrine glands maintain the internal stability of the human body. Due to the redundant stimulation of certain tissues and organs by some hormones, the result of hormone imbalance causes cancerization and cell proliferation of the affected tissues or cells. Carcinogenic actions have been observed in the ovarian hormone, pituitary gonadotropic hormone, thyrotropic hormone, and lactogenic hormone.

For example, carcinoma of the mammary gland, which has been attributed to the estrogenic hormone, can be ameliorated by castration of the ovaries or administration of progesterone. Men receiving perennial estrogen therapy are also apt to develop carcinoma of the mammary gland. Orchiectomy or estrogen administration yields satisfactory results in prosthetic carcinoma. Oral administration of thyroxin inhibits the secretion of pituitary thyrotropic hormone and is helpful in thyroid cancer treatment. By making use of the fluctuation of hormone secretion and its feed back action, cancers due to endocrine disorders can be treated. This explains the close relationship between cancer and endocrine disturbance.

6. The Nutritional Factor

Affected directly by the nutritional state of the organism, tumors grow at the expense of the host nutrition and even in excess of the normal cell needs. In case of pernicious anemia, B12 deficiency increases the incidence of leukemia and carcinoma of the stomach, vitamin C interrupts the synthesis of nitrosamine in vivo and hence decreases the carcinogenic action of the latter. Ample supplements of microelements, including iodine, copper, zinc, magnesium, molybden and selenium in food, inhibits or retards the growth of tumors in experimental animals.

Epidemiological studies of tumors have shown, in human groups with a high fat, low fibrous tissue diet, the incidence of colon and mammary carcinoma is higher, while among those with low fat and high fibrous tissues diet, the incidence is lower. Restriction of nutrition inhibits the tumor growth, but decreases the nutritional needs of normal cells. This leads to physiologic ¡V pathological changes in the body, lowers the immune function and therefore the body becomes susceptible to tumor invasion. Rational nutrition will maintain good health and help prevent the occurrence of tumors.

7. The Immune Factor

There are two kinds of body resistance to tumor invasion, specific and non-specific, each embraces cellular and humoral immune function. There are three kinds of cells participating in the immune reaction, namely, T ¡V lymphocytes on which the thymus relies, B ¡V lymphocytes derived from bone ¡V marrow and macrophagocytes. Neutralphilic granulocytes and platelets also play a role in immune reaction.

Immune reaction reflects the capacity of the body¡¦s reaction to antigenic materials. Tumor cells are a ¡§foreign body¡¨ with antigenicity, to which the body reacts with the production of antibody and immune cells, which monitor, rejects, resists, and even destroy the tumor cells. Immunity defects, whether congenital or acquired, diminish the reaction of the body¡¦s immunity and may cause cancer to occur.

The factors responsible for the growth or inhibition of tumor cells are very complicated and are closely related to the strength of the body resistance, toxicity of tumor cells and the presence of ¡§close factor¡¨ that counteracts with the body resistance.

8. The Psyche Factor

The stability and balance of the neuro ¡V psyche system, the highest center of the body, has a direct bearing on the development of a tumor.

Clinically, it is not unusual to find tumors in people with poor mental health as well as the ¡§tumor ¡V phobia¡¨ people. For patients with the same cancer, satisfactory results are likely to be obtained in cases where patients are optimistic and fully confident that they can conquer the ailment. It has been estimated that 75% of all cancer cases have a history of poor mental health or melancholy.

In summary, one strong carcinogenic factor alone may cause cancer, but such a circumstance is rarely encountered. In most cases, two or more factors, together with tumor promoting, yet non-carcinogenic factors, are responsible for the cancerization of normal cells under long and repeated stimulation. The cancerization process is affected by various factors including changes of geographical environment, changes of habits, the persistence or interruption of carcinogenic stimulation, the state of the body resistance, the condition of nutrition and the mental state, which can all terminate in either cancer formation, or interruption of cancer development, or total reversion to normal cells. It is essential, therefore, to continue to study the causes, prevention and treatment of human cancer on an overall comprehensive basis.

Acupuncture for Varicose Veins

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THE PHYSIOLOGICAL CONCEPT

Varicose veins – distended, visible superficial veins on the legs – are almost always the result of problems with valves within the venous system of the leg. All leg veins contain one-way flap valves which are designed to help the flow of blood in the veins in an upward direction on its return to the heart.

When one or more of these valves fails to function correctly, some blood is able to flow back down into the leg – in the wrong direction – and tends to overfill and distend branches of superficial veins under the skin. Over a period of time, this additional pressure of blood causes the veins to stretch, bulge and become visible. At the same time, tiny capillary branches of the veins are also overfilled with blood, producing multiple spider veins and purple discolouration.

In some cases, varicose veins can also cause skin changes, damage, sclerosis, heaviness, weakness, tiredness and pain on the leg.

THE TCM CONCEPT

According to TCM theory, the general pathology of varicose veins is usually spleen qi deficiency and blood stagnation. Factors like stress, long time standing, emotional agitation and greasy foods are the causes for qi and blood disharmony, qi deficiency, production of phlegm and blood stagnation.

To break this down even further, varicose veins can be classified into three broad categories:

toxic damp heat  type spleen deficiency, food stagnation, qi stagnation transforming to heat, accumulated toxic heat flowing downward to the meridians. Symptoms include tight varicose veins, local redness, swelling, hotness and pain, red color skin around the veins, scorching pain, thirsty but not want to drink, foul breath, restlessness, red, tender and puffy tongue with yellow greasy coating, slippery and rapid pulse.

damp heat type   accumulated phlegm and dampness transforming to heat, damp-heat flowing down ward. Varicose veins like messy ropes, local aching, tightness, heaviness and distension, oily and bright surrounding skin, body heaviness and tiredness, heaviness of head as if being wrapped, symptoms aggravates in the afternoons, dark purple and enlarged tongue with turbid greasy coating, deep and rapid pulse.

deficient cold and dampness type  cold and dampness accumulated in the interior due to qi deficiency. Varicose veins shaped like earthworms, soft upon palpation, mild continuous pain, gray or sallow skin color, local cold and damp sensation, dizziness, symptoms aggravates after stress, sallow complexion, pale enlarged tongue with white greasy coating, moderate and weak pulse.

WHAT CAN ACUPUNCTURE DO?

Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine which has more than 2000 years of history. This ancient treatment method has very good effects on varicose veins. However, it is rarely known to the Western world.

Acupuncture can improve the blood circulation effectively. By inserting the tiny needles into the key points along the meridians, the acupuncturist forces the blood to move in the veins and surrounding areas. Meanwhile, the points for coordinating the internal organs are selected to enhance the energy and blood flow to supply and develop the source of blood to the area. Like the clogged pipe being washed wide open by a forceful supply of water.  Sometimes, suctions will also be used to remove the stagnant blood.

Points selection
P6 | H7 | Lu 9 | Sp 6 | Ren 6