Point-Pair Synergy: An Example of Theory and Practice in the Treatment of Immune Disorders
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This article explores the possible physiological mechanisms engaged by the point pair Chǐzé LU-5 (尺泽) and Fùliū KID-7 (复溜), and the use of this point pair in the treatment of autoimmune conditions. The approach to acupuncture therapy described is firmly based in classical Chinese medical theory, in which diagnosis based on channel palpation is combined with channel theory and the concept of point pairs to produce a flexible approach to clinical practice. In order to explain the classical Chinese medical theory relevant to the treatment of autoimmune conditions, the relationship between the Lung, Kidney and defensive qi is discussed - a discussion which touches on many other structures within the classical physiological model.
|Jason D. Robertson
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