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Title: Easy Method Of ACUPUNCTURE Based On Meridian Theory

Author: WATANABE Hiroshi M.D.Ph.D.

Category: Medical Science, Pharmacy, Nursing, Welfare
Number of pages: 254
Size: B5

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Language: English

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Book Summary

Acupuncture is an excellent therapeutic method. It is very effective for many diseases and symptoms. Acupuncture therapy looks like simple and easy. But there are many barriers for medical doctors, such as concepts and logics and words and techniques of Oriental medicine or too much matters to be memorized like numerous names of acupuncture points and their characters etc.
This book is written mainly for medical doctors and dentists who had little or no relation to acupuncture to remove the barriers mentioned above.
The characteristics of my method is as mentioned bellow:
1. Basic principle is based exclusively on Meridian Theory.
2. Fundamental meridian selection is to select the meridian that passes through the location of complaint(s). It is quite simple and easy. In addition, cial unique ideas of Oriental Medicine (such as the relation between LUNG and skin-&-hair) or relation of similarity between ORGAN of Oriental Medicine and anatomical organ bearing different name (such as KIDNEY and adrenal body) are taken into consideration. But it is not so difficult to understand.
3. The first step of the treatment is meridian selection according to the principle mentioned above. It is quite different from generally adopted methods.
4. Points are selected on the meridian mentioned above, not considering “function or character of the point” which are described minutely in other textbooks.
5. Points are taken principally distal from elbow and knee joints bilaterally. So, the points to be memorized are remarkably decreased.
6. Basic method of treatment is electro-acupuncture.Stimulation is controlled so as the patient feels comfortable and equal at all points.
7. Retaining needle, moxa needle, intradermal needle, thumbtack needle and acupoint injection are also performed. The principle of every method is completely the same as the principle of electro-acupuncture.
8. In acupoint injection, injection is used as stimulation, without expecting pharmacological effects. So, any substance for subcutaneous or intramuscular use can be used. If pharmacologically active substances are used, the effects are stronger with less dose, and it continues much longer.
This method has no side effects except slight pain of needle insertion and bruise formation due to subcutaneous bleeding. Other “side effects” are completely avoidable by normal attention. Pneumothorax never happens.
There are numerous indications of acupuncture as shown in textbooks or clinical reports. But, in this book, only my experiences with sure results are described.
I believe that this method is one of the easiest methods of acupuncture.

Author Profile

Academic background
1951 Bachelor of Medicine, University of Tokyo
1951 Internship at University of Tokyo
1960 Ph. D., University of Tokyo

Professional background
1952 Member of the 2nd Faculty of Surgery of Tokyo University
1961-65 Chair, Dep. of Surgery at Kokuho Asahi Chuo Hospital
1968-70 Chair, Dep. of Surgery at Moro Hospital
1970-82 Chair, Dep. Surgery at Yamanashi Prefectural Central Hospital
1982-87 Chair of the Board and Director at Ichinomiya Spa Hospital
1988-93 Chair, Dep. of Surgery at Isawa Spa Hospital
1993-95 Vice-director at Ryuo Surgical Hospital
1996-2002 Vice-director at Kyosai Central Clinic
2002-05 Chair, Dep. of Oriental Medicine at Shirane Tokushukai Hospital
2005-12 Director at Fujien Nursing Home
2012-17 Director at Tamaho Care Center Nursing Home
2018 Member of Yumura Spa Hospital

Teaching profession
1974-98 Docent at Department of Education, University of Yamanashi
1979-92 Docent of Surgery II, Yamanashi Medical University

Experiences regarding Oriental Medicine
1973-78 Studied acupuncture under Dr. MANAKA Yoshio & Dr.TANI Michio at Japanese Association of Eastern Medicine.
1984-86 Chair,Yamanashi district, Councilor at Japan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (JSAM)
1986-2000 Board member at JSAM
1990 Certified as Kampo medical specialist by the Japan Society for Oriental Medicine
1999 Certified as academic specialist by JSAM
2000-04 Auditor at JSAM
2001 Advisor of Financial group of Buenos Aires Society of Anesthesiologists
2004 Medical instructor of Kampo Medicine authorized by the Japan Society for Oriental Medicine.

From the Author

This book is written mainly for doctors and dentists who had no chance to have relation to acupuncture, founded on my experiences. Acupuncture itself seems simple and easy. It is effective often better than European Medicine, and it has nearly no side effects. However, for doctors educated by European Medicine, it has many barriers such as unfamiliar terms, variability of philosophy and methodology between each schools, and there are too many matters to be memorized such as names of many kinds of meridians, names and function of numerous acupuncture points, methods of point selection, methods of diagnosis etc. etc. They are enough discouraging for learners of acupuncture. So I attempted to establish an easy system of acupuncture based on Meridian Theory.

The methods of this book are different from those written in usual text books of acupuncture as mentioned below:

1. Principle of the treatment is based mainly on Meridian Theory.

2. Treatment starts from meridian selection according to questioning. Basic meridian selection is to select the meridian that passes through the place of the complaints. Some exceptional methods of meridian selection are not so difficult to understand.

3. Points are selected on the meridian mentioned above, distal from elbow and knee joints. Usability takes precedence over the character or efficacy of the points.

4. Basic stimulation is cathodic square wave stimulation, controlled so as the patient feels comfortable and each stimulation is felt equal. Principle of the other methods of acupuncture is quite the same as electro-acupuncture.

5. Acupoint injection is a method to replace acupuncture needle with injection needle and electricity with the stimulation of injection. So, using pharmacologically inactive substances such as physiological saline solution, excellent effect can be obtained

This method is useful as the first approach to acupuncture.

This method is quite simple and easy. However, actually excellent effects are obtained for many diseases and symptoms such as many kinds of pain, hay fever, asthmatic attack, dysmenorrhea, dermal diseases, morning sickness etc. Especially acupoint injection of my original method is very easy and effective, and it is a good entrance of acupuncture.