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Acupuncture & Moxibustion-Common Cold

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Disease and Condition Overview Many early stages of infectious disease all have cold like symptoms, it is important to differentiate between them. According to clinical symptoms. season and body constitutions, in Chinese medicine, it can betcmwell.com

Disease and Condition Overview Many early stages of infectious disease all have cold like symptoms, it is important to differentiate between them. According to clinical symptoms. season and body constitutions, in Chinese medicine, it can be...

Disease and Condition Overview

Many early stages of infectious disease all have cold like symptoms, it is important to differentiate between them. According to clinical symptoms. season and body constitutions, in Chinese medicine, it can be further differentiated into wind cold. Wind heat. summer heat and dampness, and cold caused by qi deficiency. Pathogenic wind is the common element of all these types, but pathogenic wind is often accompanied by cold, heat, summer heat and dampness. Usually, in the fall and winter, there are more cases of wind cold, in the spring, more wind heat. andin the summer, there is more summer heat and dampness. As for patient with qi deficiency, common cold can occur all throughout the year affected by pathogenic wind.

Common Cold is characterized by sensitive to cold. fever, stuffy nose, sneezing, running nose. coughs, headache, over all discomfort as the primary symptoms of a common illness. It can occur in any season, but mostly m winter and spring. Dependent on the seriousness, it is differentiated into common cold and flu.

Disease and Condition Overview
Common Cold is characterized by sensitive to cold. fever, stuffy nose, sneezing, running nose. coughs, headache, over all discomfort as the primary symptoms of a common illness. It can occur in any season, but mostly m winter and spring. Dependent on the seriousness, it is differentiated into common cold and flu.

Many early stages of infectious disease all have cold like symptoms, it is important to differentiate between them. According to clinical symptoms. season and body constitutions, in Chinese medicine, it can be further differentiated into wind cold. Wind heat. summer heat and dampness, and cold caused by qi deficiency. Pathogenic wind is the common element of all these types, but pathogenic wind is often accompanied by cold, heat, summer heat and dampness. Usually, in the fall and winter, there are more cases of wind cold, in the spring, more wind heat. andin the summer, there is more summer heat and dampness. As for patient with qi deficiency, common cold can occur all throughout the year affected by pathogenic wind.

Fengmen ( BL12 ), Feishu ( BL13 ) ( Fig 69 )    Fengmen (BL12) : on the back. below the spinous process of the second thoracic vertebra (T2). 1.5 cun lateral  to the posterior midline.    Feishu (BL13) : on the back. below the spinous process of the third thoracic vertebra (T3). 1.5 cun lateral  to the posterior midline.    Fengmen (BL12). Feishu (BL13) are both points on the foot- taiyang channel, located on the upper back. Two points combined, one elevates while the other lowers.they dispel wind. disperse cold. clear heat, release the exterior. promote lung and stop cough. Appropriate for cold caused by wind cold accompanied by coughs andphlegm.

Needling techniques :  Fengmen (BL12) perpendicular insertion 1 tun. Feishu ( BL13 ) perpendicular insertion 1 cun.  Use even method, or combined with moxibustion and cupping.

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