Allergic diseases are commonly seen in clinics. It is getting more and more popular for patients, esp. children, to choose acupuncture and moxibustion for treatment. Acupuncture plays an increasingly important role as an evidence-based therapy for allergy relief. Allergic diseases were first mentioned by Cao Yuan Fang (605-616 A.D.), e.g. oil painting allergy. Nowadays, acupuncture and moxibustion are widely used to treat and control most allergic conditions e.g. allergic rhinitis, dermatitis, asthma, etc.
The hypersensitivity reactions of allergic disease are equal to the Yang pattern in TCM. According to the definition of Feng-Wind, it is quite seasonal to link the hypersensitivity to wind. The external excessive wind can explain acute onset of allergies while the internal deficient wind can explain the remission stage. Since allergies are primarily seen in the lunge system, including the nose, skin, and branchiae, large intestine etc.
Interestingly, those wind symptoms of the lung system fits the relationship that wood rebels or counter-overcomes metal. Therefore, the treatment strategy should foucus on how to balance the wood and metal. In Master Tung’s Acupuncture (MTA), there are some good points, which strengthen the lung metal and drain the liver wood simultaneously.
In this intensive course the following topics will be discussed
Introduction to allergies in TCM: classics, definition, etc.
Research updates on acupuncture and moxibustion to treat allergies
Etiology and pathology of allergies in TCM
Diagnosis and treatment principle: acute, chronic, preventing, constitutional regulation
Basic points e.g. SP10, Bai Cong Wo, Si Ma (Three Horses in MTA), etc. and Points Combination based on patterns e.g. Wind Warm, Wind Damp, Wind Phlegm, Yin Deficiency Wind, Xue Deficiency Wind, etc.
Special techniques, e.g. cupping, guasha, bleeding, fire needles etc.
Case study and discussion
What can you learn from the course
- Full aspect and deep understanding of allergies in TCM
- Treatment strategy and points selecting, combination and modification
- New points (probably) and techniques
Shaoyang-Zhen-Trigramm - Ministerfeuer und Jueyin-Xun-Trigramm Wind WindHui Zhang (DK)EN