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Golden Needle Wang Le Ting: A 20th Century Master's Approach To Acupuncture

Golden Needle Wang Le Ting: A 20th Century Master's Approach To Acupuncture

Wang Le-ting was one of the architects of modern Chinese acupuncture. Wang created many new acupuncture treatment protocols useful in the treatment of chronic, difficult-to-treat conditions, including paralysis, and atrophy due to organic disease (MS, lupus, ALS, etc.), cerebrovascular accident, and traumatic injury to the spinal cord. This book is an account of his special acupuncture theories and contains his most effective treatment protocols, representative case histories, and Wang's analysis of point selection. It's also a mine of step-by-step acupuncture protocols you can use in your clinic.

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Chapter One:The Origin of the Honorary Title, Golden Needle Wang Le-ting
Chapter Two: The Strong Points of Golden Needles
Chapter Three: The Five Clinical Rules
Chapter Four: Old Ten Needles
The formulation & composition of the Old Ten Needles The functions of the Old Ten Needles; Applications & modifications of the Old Ten Needles; Using the Old Ten Needles in combination; Conclusion
Chapter Five: Shi Quan Da Bu Tang Acupuncture Formula
Chapter Six: Selecting the Best of the Five Transport Points
Chapter Seven: A Unique Application of the Back Transport Points
Chapter Eight: Experiences Treating the Governing Vessel
Chapter Nine: A New Description of the Hua Tuo Jia Ji
Chapter Ten: Connecting Needling & "The Twelve Connections"
Chapter Eleven: Windstroke Thirteen Treatments
Chapter Twelve: A Preliminary Study of the Treatment of Paralysis

Clinical Case Histories
Depression Condition
Visceral Agitation Condition
Turbid Strangury
Addictive papules [i.e., hives]

o Selecting Points According to the Functions & Classifications, Patterns & Diseases
o Selecting points according different classifications: Qi Classification, Blood Classification, Vacuity Classification, Repletion Classification, Cold Classification, Heat Classification, Wind Classification, Damp Classification
o Selecting points based on pattern and disease discrimination
Head region
Ear region
Eye region
Nose, mouth, and teeth region
Tongue & throat region
Neck & nape region
Chest & abdominal region
Shoulder, upper back, & upper limb region
Low back and leg region
Lower limb region
Common cold; Summerheat stroke
Dizziness & vertigo
Panting [asthma]
Vomiting; Epigastric pain; Gastroenteritis; Diarrhea
Wasting & thirsting; Water swelling
Front yin diseases; Yang wilting [i.e., impotence]
Chest, heart pain; Lateral costal pain Dysentery; Hemafecia
Anal prolapse
Sweating conditions
Heart spirit conditions; Mania, withdrawal, epilepsy
Five viscera vacuity patterns
Menstrual & vaginal discharge conditions
Postpartum diseases
Skin diseases
Pediatric diseases

Appendix: Feeding & Nourishing the Needles Method

General Index


AuthorYu Hui-chan & Han Fu-ru, Translated by Shuai Xue-zhong
PublisherBlue Poppy Press
Number Of Pages240
Book Formatpaperback


An excerpt from Golden Needle Wang Le-ting: A 20th Century Master's Approach to Acupuncture

Clinical Case Histories


Case 1. Cheng, female, 44 years old
[The patient] had suffered from headache, runny nose, generalized fever, achy, heavy limbs, sore throat, cough without phlegm, and a dry mouth for the previous three days. The headache traversed the forehead and temporal regions and the pain was particularly severe in the temporal region. [The patient] felt aversion to wind and distention of her left eye and had restless sleep at night, devitalized eating and drinking, dry stool, a faintly red facial complexion, heavy, turbid nasal sounds, thin, yellow tongue fur, a red tongue tip, and a floating pulse. Pattern discrimination: External affliction of wind heat, evils assailing the network vessels
Treatment methods: Course wind and clear heat, dispel evils and quicken the network vessels
Formula: Bai Hui (GV 20), Feng Chi (GB 20), Shen Ting (GV 24), Tai Yang (M-HN-9), He Gu (LI 4)
Hand technique: Draining technique
Course of treatment: One time each day. After needling 2 times, the common cold was already better. Then Zan Zhu (BL 2) was added to the original formula and [these points] were needled 2 more times. The headache was cured.

Case 2. Qi, female, 38 years old. Date of the 1st examination: June 7, 1977
For the last week, [the patient] had had migraines on the left side [of her head] which occurred paroxysmally with piercing painmainly at the vertex and behind the ear. She had tinnitus in her left ear which was comparatively worse after noon. Her sleep waspretty OK and her food intake was normal. Her two excretions were [also] self-regulated [i.e., normal]. Her tongue fur was thinand white, and her pulse was fine and bowstring.
Pattern discrimination: Evils lodged in the shao yang, obstruction and stagnation of the network vessels
Treatment methods: Harmonize and resolve the shao yang, course and free the flow of the vessels and network vessels
Formula: Feng Chi (GB 20) connected to Feng Fu (GV 16), Si Zu Kong (TB 23) connected to Shuai Gu (GB 8), Tou Wei (St 8) connectedto Qu Bin (GB 7), He Gu (LI 4), Yang Ling Quan (GB 34). One time every other day.Hand technique: Draining technique
Course of treatment: After needling 3 times, the headache was reduced and the number of times of piercing pain behind the ear were[also] less. Using the above treatment method, needling was continued 4 more times and the headache was relieved.
Case 3. Li, male, 12 years old. Date of the 1st examination: March 1978
[The patient had suffered from] headache for three months. Recently, he suffered from common cold and fever for two days. Afterthe fever had receded, the headache was worse. When pain was severe, this led to vomiting, a somber white facial complexion, andchills. His headache was especially severe at the forehead and on the two sides of his head. His intake of food was poor, hissleep was not good, his stools were not formed, but his urination was normal. He was diagnosed as [suffering from] neurovascularheadache. The tongue proper was pale red with thin, white fur, and the pulse was sunken and slippery.
Pattern discrimination: External affliction of evils not yet thoroughly eliminated, spleen and stomach disharmony
Treatment methods: Course and resolve the remaining evils, fortify the spleen and harmonize the stomach
Formula: Feng Fu (GV 16), Feng Chi (GB 20), Bai Hui (GV 20), Tai Yang (M-HN-9), He Gu (LI 4), Shen Ting (GV 24), Zhong Wan (CV12), Zu San Li (St 36), Tai Chong (Liv 3)
Hand technique: Draining technique
Course of treatment: After needling 2 times, the headache was relieved. After needling 13 times, the condition was cured.

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