Flashcards in 9-Acupuncture & OMM Deck (16)
What form of medicine is accupuncture associated with?
What is moxabustion?
stimulation of accupuncture points by heat
What is tui na?
accupuncture points by the hands
How many accupuncture points are there on the body?
How far does the needle go in?
depends- most go into the muscle to stimualte the nerves in the skin, fascia and msucle
WHat is electroacupuncture?
putting electrical charges on the needles to relieve pain
WHat happens in low frequency electroacupuncture?
1-8 hz, endorphin release, midbrain,spinal cord, slow onset, long duration,cumulatve
What do younot get in high freq (50-200hz) that u do with low?
endorphin release, but it' good for pain
What is Qi?
"energy", your body produces energy through cell metabolism and other crap, energy is transduced through neurons and fascia and everything.
What is the ying/yang symbol say about energy?
energy moves between different types
What are the 3 sources for illness/disturbance of qi?
deficiency (yin), excess (yang) or blockage (stagnant Qi)
What are some deficiency conditions?
yin conditions, degenerative illnesses, old age diseases,depression,OA
What are some excess conditions?
tang conditions, inflammatory diseases, infections,axiety, RA, clusters,migranes
What are some stagnant conditons?
myalgias, muscle spasms, resticitons, ejdvbarubsrburwuisvjhisrbiursb
What is the main indiciation for acupuncture?