By Dr. med. Gabriel Stux, Prof. Bruce Pomeranz (auth.)
Following an creation to the philosophical and theoreti- cal history of conventional chinese language medication, the dia- gnostic approach is gifted: the chinese language method of channels and sensible organs, the importance of pointsand element different types, tools of needling and moxibustion. there's a bankruptcy on remedy in response to western prognosis.
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She observed that "dry needling" (with needles containing no drugs) of these trigger points produced pain relief. When acupoints are tender the Chinese call them ah shi points, and needling of them is recommended. In a recent review on the subject of the anatomy of acupuncture points, Dung  listed ten structures which are found in the vicinity of acupoints (see especially numbers 5, 6 and 9 regarding trigger points). In decreasing order of importance, he found: 1. Large peripheral nerves. The larger the nerve the better.
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