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  • Clinical Application of Acupuncture

    Body points For Lose Weight

  • IntroductionTCM holds that obesity is the imbalance of yin and yang and the dysfunction of zangfu organs. It is Ben deficiency with Biao excess, namely qi deficiency accompanied with yin deficiency and yang deficiency, and retention of phlegm accompanied with blood stasis and qi stagnation. The location of disease is in the spleen, and kidney and liver.

  • Acupuncture is a process of regulating zangfu and balancing yin and yang. Through the regulation of channels and collaterals and the promotion of spleen and kidney, the body resistance is strengthened and the pathogenic factors in the body are removed out. This process of reinforcing and reducing make the patients appetite decreased and the functions of stomach and intestines and the mental conditions improved.

  • Different syndromes Owing to the deferent individual conditions, the causative factors of obesity are quite different, so the treatment should be different. Based on the differentiation of syndromes, the local points should be selected to circulate qi and blood in the local area to lose weight.

    Common syndromes of obesity:Spleen deficiency with damp retentionStomach heat with damp retentionLiver qi stagnationSpleen and kidney deficiency

  • Spleen deficiency with damp retention: Mostly seen in the middle aged people, not real overweight although fatEdema, tiredness, heavy limbs, scanty urine, poor appetite, abdominal distention, not-smooth going of stoolsDeep thready pulse, swollen tongue in light red or pale colour and with toothmarks on borders, thin sticky coating.

  • Stomach heat with damp retention: Mostly seen in those who have the obesity family history, or those with spleen deficiency and damp transformed into heat

    Seriously fat, dizziness, distending feeling in head, voracious appetite, aversion to Heat, profuse sweating, thirst with preference for drinks, foul breathing, constipation

    Rolling and rapid pulse, red tongue with sticky and yellow coating.

  • Liver qi stagnation:Mostly seen in young and middle aged people or females in menopause stage Irregular menstruation, scanty menstrual flow or even Amenorrhea, distention in chest and hypochondrium, sighs, epigastric fullness, distending pain in breasts, insomnia, dream-disturbed sleepThready wiry pulse, dark red tongue with white or thin sticky coating.irregular menstruationsighsdistention in chest and hypochondrium

  • Spleen and kidney deficiency: Mostly seen in middle and old aged people or those who failed to lose weight many times

    Puffy body, pale complexion, tiredness, somnolence, aversion to cold, profuse sweating, cold pain in lumbus and legs, lowered sexual functions

    Deep thready weak pulse, light red tongue with thin coating.Puffy bodyTiredness &somnolencelowered sexual functions

  • Filiform needle with electric therapyMain points: Zhongwan (CV 12)Qihai (CV 6)Huaroumen (ST 24)Daheng (SP 15)Liangqiu (ST 34)

  • Zhongwan(CV 12)Qihai (CV 6)Huaroumen (ST 24)Daheng (SP 15)Liangqiu (ST 34)

  • Accompanying pointsSpleen deficiency with damp retention add : Zusanli (ST 36)Yinlingquan (SP 9)Sanyinjiao (SP 6)Gongsun (SP 4).

    Stomach heat with damp retention add : Hegu (LI 4)Quchi (LI 11)Fenglong (ST 40)Neiting (ST 44).

  • Accompanying pointsLiver qi stagnation add: Shanzhong (CV 17),Qimen (LR 14)Yanglingquan (GB 34)Taichong (LR 3).

    Spleen and kidney deficiency add : Guanyuan (CV 4)Zusanli (ST 36)Sanyinjiao (SP 6)Zhaohai (KI 6).

  • For voracious appetite add: Shangwan (CV 13),Shousanli (LI 10), Zusanli (ST 36),Xiajuxu (ST 39).

    For amenorrhea or scanty flow add: Hegu (LI 4)Guanyuan (CV 4) Daimai (GB 26)Zigong (EX-CA1) Xuehai (SP 10)Sanyinjiao (SP 6)

    Accompanying points

  • For edema add: Shangwan (CV 13) Shuifen (CV 9)Tianshu (ST 25) Taiyuan (LU 9) Yinlingquan (SP 9) Yingu (KI 10)Fuliu (KI 7)

    For constipation add: Fujie (SP 14), Zhigou (TE 6),Shangjuxu (ST 37).

    Accompanying points

  • TipsThe intensity of electric stimulation is started from mild to stronger. In order to enhance the effect, try to use the current as strong as possible.

    Generally, three courses of treatment should be given in succession. In case the weight is losing, the interval between the courses may be omitted. When the effect is not continuously good, a rest for one week can be suggested.

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