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ACUPUNCTURE: AN reduction TO DIFFERENTIAL analysis supplies a entire traditional and acupuncture differential analysis, referenced by way of proposing situation and through acupuncture prognosis. provided in an available structure, spiral certain and with a horizontal minimize on each one web page, it offers the practitioner and pupil entry to a convenient and conveyable reminiscence reduction to differential analysis.

  • Presented in a small, moveable and quick-referenced form
  • Includes either western medication differential prognosis and chinese language medication differential diagnosis
  • Suitable for either scholars and practitioners of acupuncture
  • Attractive color design

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Stemming from stomach pathology: a) Stomach cancer: mass left upper or central abdomen. b) Appendicitis: vague pain around navel developing into sharp, severe pain in lower right abdomen. 5. Stemming from spleen pathology: a) Spleen enlargement (splenomegaly): abdominal mass in left upper quadrant. 6. Stemming from intestinal pathology: a) Irritable bowel syndrome: abdominal distension with alternating diarrhoea and constipation. b) Faecal impaction: abdominal mass left lower quadrant. c) Colorectal cancer: variable location.

3. Colour of blood in stools: black/tarry (stomach, duodenum); purple/dark (large/small intestine); bright (anus or rectum). 4. Principles of treatment: harmonise blood (stop bleeding, move blood stasis, cool blood, clear heat, nourish blood); treat root cause (cool heat/empty heat, supplement qi deficiency, move blood stasis, warm yang deficiency); treat qi (supplement qi, subdue rebellious qi, raise qi ). 5. Aetiology: external pathogenic factors (wind heat, external damp heat); dietary factors (too much alcohol, hot, greasy or dairy food); emotional stress (excessive, prolonged anger, resentment, frustration produces stagnation of qi often leading to fire); physical or mental overexertion (depletes spleen/kidney qi ); chronic illness, childbirth (qi deficiency).

3. Caused by allergic reactions to: certain foods (wheat, dairy); overheating; secondary infection; wool next to the skin; cat and dog fur; soaps; detergents; house dust mites and pollen. 4. Other triggers: extreme hot and cold; humidity; hormonal changes in women (caused by the menstrual cycle and pregnancy). 5. Complications: there is often a family history of allergic conditions like asthma, hay fever or eczema. indd 14 8/9/2008 6:17:52 PM Chinese Differentiation: Atopic eczema Diagnostic questioning according to: 1.

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