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Use with acupuncture points
Table of contentsIntroduction Use on active acupuncture points Cervical spine syndrome Headache in conjunction with cervical spine syndrome Shoulder-hand syndrome Lumbar spine syndrome Osteoarthritis of the knee Achillodynia Heel spur The principles of acupuncture (overview) What is acupuncture? Localizing the acupuncture points The cun Yin and yang Qi / energy, blood Cosmic pathogenic energies The 8 principles:Yin and Yang internal and external cold and heat deficiency and excess The meridian system Meridian interconnections The main meridians Governing vessel pathway Conception vessel pathway Tendomuscular meridians Special meridians Functional and clinical differentiation of acupuncture points Local and locoregional points Distal points Antique points Points 3E5 / 3E10 / 3E14 Points 3E15 / 3E18 / B9 Points B10 / B25 / B27 Points B28 / B31 / B32 Points B40 / B42 / B45 Points B52 / B57 / B60 Points B61 / B62 / Di4 Points Di9 / Di10 / Di11 3 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 9 10 10 10 11 11 11 12 13 13 13 14 14 15 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Di12 / Di14 / Di15 Di16 / D3 / D9 D13 / Ex32 / G12 G19 / G20 / G21 G30 / G31 / G34 G40 / H3 / Le3 Le4 / Le8 / LG3 LG14 / Lu5 / M34 M35 / M36 / M38 MP9 / MP10 / N3 N4 / N6 / N7 Motor point shoulder (7/R) / elbow 15 / shoulder 17 Cervical spine points 23-29 (C3/C4/C5/C7) Lumbar spine points 42-46 (L1-L5) Sacrum 47 / hip 49 / knee 50 Calf 51/ ankle 52 / heel 52 Stellate ganglion 72 / liver 80 / foot point knee YNSA points A F YNSA knee points YNSA lumbar spine points D1 D5 Practical example ear point 1st rib Practical example ear point occiput Practical example ear point 62R acc. to Elias Practical example ear point Shenmen Practical example foot point 8 Practical example foot point 14 Practical example foot point 21 Practical example YNSA (D1) 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 41 42 43 44 45 46 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54
Introduction This brochure is based on expertise acquired by acupuncture specialists during development of the ProntoGuard system. It emerged that the outstanding success of ProntoGuard could be improved upon even further by treating recognized acupuncture points. The following pages are not a substitute for a training course in acupuncture. All explanations of acupuncture points and basic acupuncture principles are merely intended as a guide. Stimulation can also take place in conjunction with needle acupuncture. In this case the simulation probe touches the acupuncture needles. Contact to the patient's skin and to the contact plate of the device are still required for the current to flow. ProntoGuard is also well suited to improving acupressure treatment, combining mechanical acupressure with a therapeutically effective frequency.
Using the ProntoGuard system in conjunction with the direct location and treatment of active acupuncture pointsactive local and distal points (body acupuncture) active ear points (auricular acupuncture) active foot points (foot acupuncture) active YNSA points (Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture) These points should only be stimulated with the ProntoGuard device when they are active. An active point is a point which is pressure-sensitive or pressurepainful.
Cervical spine syndrome Body: Ear: Foot: YNSA: local points: B10, G20, G12, 3E15, D13, 3E14, other AhShi points C7/C5/C4/C3, shoulder (17), 1st rib (18), occiput (62), Shenmen (54) point 8, 14, 21 (adjuvant) C, B
Occipital headache with cervical spine syndrome Body: Ear: Foot : YNSA: local points: G20, G19, B10, B9 distal points: D3, B60 occiput (62), stellate ganglion (72), Shenmen (54) point 8, 14, 21 (adjuvant) B, C5
Shoulder-hand syndrome Body: local points: 3E15, Di16, Di15, 3E14, D9, other AhShi points distal points: Di4, M38 shoulder (17), 1st rib (18), C7 (29), motoric shoulder point (7/R), Shenmen (54) C, B
Lumbar spine syndrome Body: Ear: Foot: YNSA: local points: B31, B32, B28, B25, (B10, G20, G12), other AhShi points hip (49), L 4/5, sacrum (47), Shenmen (54), occiput (62) point 8, 14, 21 (adjuvant) D, D4/D5 , F-Punkt (sciatic point)6
Osteoarthritis of the knee Body: Ear: Foot: YNSA: local points: M35, Ex32, MP9, MP10, Le8, G30, G31, G34, M34, M36, B40 knee (50/2 points), hip (49), Shenmen (54) knee point (adjuvant) G1, G2, G3, D
Achillodynia Body: Ear: YNSA: local points: B60, N3, N7, B61, N4, B57, B40, Le3, other AhShi points calf (51), knee (50/2 points), ankle (52/2 P.), Shenmen (54), occiput (62) D7
Heel spur syndrome Body: local points: AhShi points at the insertion of the Achilles tendon or on the dorsal calcaneum, B61, N4, N6, B62, B60, N3, Le3, other AhShi points heel (53), calf (51), ankle (52/2 P.), Shenmen(54), occiput (62) D
The principles of acupuncture What is acupuncture? Locating acupuncture points Cun Yin and yang Qi/energy, blood Cosmic pathogenic energies The 8 principles: Yin-yang, internal-external, cold-heat, deficiency-excess The meridian an energetic channel of communication Functional cycle, Zang-Fu organs The meridian axis Main meridians; pathways of the main meridians: lung, large intestine, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine, bladder, kidney, pericardium, triple burner Pathways of the governing vessel meridian and the conception vessel meridian Tendinomuscular meridians Special meridians Functional and clinical differentiation of acupuncture points (body acupuncture) Local and locoregional points: AhShi point, Mu point, Shu point Distal points: tonification point, sedation point, Lo point, source point, Xi point, 4 group Lo points, key point, master points, antique points (Ting point, Yong point, Yu point, Yunn point, King point, Ho point) Auricular acupuncture Foot acupuncture Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA)
What is acupuncture/acupressure? Acupuncture is a treatment method aimed at influencing the body and its organs by needling (stimulating) particular points underneath the surface of the skin. The needle used to stimulate these points does not have a cannula because no drugs are being introduced to the body. The therapeutic stimulus given by the needle is received by the appropriate nerve and conducted via increasingly complex nervous networks to the spinal cord, diencephalon and cerebrum. During acupressure, points are stimulated not by needling, but by applying pressure. Locating acupuncture points The location of an acupuncture point is defined by referring to a region of the body and by using a proportional measurement cun. The point Kidney 3 (N 3), for example, is located in the region of the inner ankle, halfway between the tip of the inner ankle bone and the Achilles tendon. Point N 7 is located 2 cun above N 3. Each point has a number along its corresponding meridian and a name usually a Chinese one. The numbering of meridian points takes into account the pathway of the meridian. This means that the first point on a meridian has the lowest number and the last point the highest number. Cun Cun is a unit of proportional measurement. It is thus a measurement relative to the patient. The patient forms a circle by touching the tip of his middle finger to the tip of his thumb. Two folds forming the proximal and distal limitations of the middle segment of the middle finger are now clearly visible. The distance between the superior (dorsal) ends of these folds is cun. One cun is also the same as the width of the patient's thumb. 1.5 cun are the same as the width of the index and middle fingers together; 2 cun are the width from the index finger to the middle of the ring finger; 3 cun are the width of four fingers (index to little finger). A so-called cunmeter can be used to make cun measurements. It can be adjusted to the individual size of the patient, thus enabling points to be located directly.
Yin and Yang This is a dual system with many "faces". The system knows no absolutes, only relativity, relatedness and ambiguity. For example, not everything which is "internal" belongs to Yin since the hollow organs (stomach, intestine, bladder) assigned to Yang are also "internal" organs. Every organ has a Yin and a Yang component, and both parts of this dual system are represented right down to the smallest cell. Depending on how things stand, Yin and Yang can work against each other or for each other. However, in this dual system inhibitory action is usually the rule in order to facilitate regulation at all. The monad symbolizes the balance between Yin and Yang. This is a dynamic concept, in which any decrease in Yang (the light semicircle) results in a corresponding increase in Yin (the dark semicircle) and vice versa. The monad expresses the "relative" aspect and the selfregulating mutual principle by which Yin and Yang inhibit and promote each other. The monad shows that Yin is also located within Yang (the dark point within the light semicircle) and vice versa. Definitions and descriptions of Yin and Yang Yin produces Yang; Yang supports Yin. Yin is body, substance, mass; Yang is functon, Qi, soul. Yin and Yang is a fundamental categorization of the material, the non-material everything perceptible. Yin cools and dampens the body, produces blood, Qi and bodily fluids. Yang warms, contains the Qi, consumes fluids and causes thirst. Compared to Yin, Yang is external, is responsible for the movement and protection of the body. While Yin forms the material basis of Yang, Yang like the corresponding Qi is the manifestation of the Yin function. According to the Qi-Gong doctrine, the source of TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) and TCA (traditional Chinese acupuncture), the Earth belongs to Yin, the sky to Yang. With regard to the body, Yin is ventral and inferior, on the inner sides of the extremities, as well as the palm