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  1. 1. Acupuncture Theory and Treatment Dr. Kirk Johnson B.S., D.C., F.A.S.A.
  2. 2. Acupuncture Theory <ul><li>Acupuncture uses the Chinese method of meridian therapy to treat over 2000 health conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Acupuncture started 2000 years BC. </li></ul><ul><li>Acupuncture believes in the bodies ability to heal itself thru the use of body energy, or Chi. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Acupuncture Theory <ul><li>Three levels of acupuncture treatments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pain Control – treat patient where it hurts (ex. Arthritis, sprain, strain, etc...) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formula – Cookbook, recipe approach handed down by clinical correlation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classical, traditional – Instrument (acugraph) or pulse diagnosis (27 years to master) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Acupuncture Theory <ul><li>Chinese belief is that Chi ebbs and flows thru cycles to promote self healing, if there is a disruption in this ebb and flow of Chi disease or dysfunction will occur. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 2 cycles of energy used </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Five element law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24 hour cycle </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 5 element law <ul><li>Five Elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire – contains Heart, Small Intestine, Circulation sex and Triple Heater meridians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earth – contains Spleen and Stomach meridians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metal – contains Lung and Large Intestine meridians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water – contains Kidney and Bladder meridians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wood – contains Liver and Gall Bladder </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 5 element law <ul><li>Creation and Destruction cycle: </li></ul>
  7. 7. 24 Hour Cycle <ul><li>Each meridian has a high and low energy point through the 24 hour day. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Auriculotherapy <ul><li>AKA Ear Acupuncture </li></ul><ul><li>Used for many different conditions that need more constant stimulation </li></ul><ul><li>Great for addiction treatments </li></ul><ul><li>In my office I mostly use Auriculotherapy for treatment of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appetite control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addictions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smoking cessation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constant pain </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Treatments in my office <ul><li>I normally use either pain control or formula method of treatment. </li></ul><ul><li>For long standing or systemic conditions I use acupuncture graphing. </li></ul><ul><li>I normally prefer needling with Seirin #4 needles, 1/20 th the size of the needle used to draw blood. </li></ul><ul><li>Treatments last from 10-15 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>I use the Japanese method of needling, depth of insertion 2-3mm versus Chinese method of Da-Chi. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Acupuncture in the press <ul><li>From Oprah’s website, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acupuncture Acupuncture originated as part of the Traditional Chinese Medical System (TCM), and today is often practiced in the West as a stand-alone treatment. This treatment involves the (virtually) painless insertion of very fine needles shallowly into the skin at points all over the body. The points chosen by the practitioner are very specific and correspond to points along the meridians—or channels of vital energy flow—throughout the body. Acupuncture has been well studied and proven effective in treating a variety of conditions, especially pain. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Acupuncture works! <ul><li>I have seen many conditions resolve using acupuncture in my practice. </li></ul><ul><li>There are very few contraindications to acupuncture and virtually no side effects. </li></ul>
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