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  1. 1. 09/11/07 Visual Title Voiceover and Subtitle Diagnosis and Treatment Through the achievements of generations of famous doctors, it has developed into a sophisticated medical system of theo- ry, methodology, prescriptions and drugs External and the body. The body as a The basic premise of Chinese medical theory is microcosm that human body itself and the environ- ment are an integral entity, and interact with each others. The health condition can be deduced through observing the manifestation of the body. The role of Yin and Yang The philosophical principle upon which Chi- nese medicine is based. A scientific realm not replaced by re- cent science. The alternation between Yin (literally shad- ow) and Yang (literally light/sun) sustains the existence of the uni- verse. None of Yin and Yang can be identified as good or bad. The ideal condition is to have both in harmony. The Theory of Zang Fu (Organs) The Theory of Zang Fu Organs
  2. 2. Visual Title Voiceover and Subtitle Organs do not exactly (though partly) mean the same to that of modern theories. In essence, it means the manifestations of the inside organs outside the bodies Meridians The pathways connecting the whole body, Where Qi and blood run. 12 main meridians collect the organs. Causes of Illness There are External and Internal causes for illness in the body.
  3. 3. Visual Title Voiceover and Subtitle External Causes The six Qi that exists on the earth. Wind, coldness, summer heat, dampness,dryness and fire. When any one of these becomes too much. Or appears at times when they should not. The imbalance can cause illness. Wind Wind Damp Damp Summer Heat Summer Heat Coldness Coldness Dryness Dryness Fire Fire Internal Factors Sometimes and excess of a feelings can cause illness to present itself. The following feelings in excess can cause illness. Joy Excessive Joyfulness can cause illness. Anger Too much anger in one’s life can cause ill- ness. Fear Excessive fear in one;’s life can cause ill- ness. Pensiveness Too much worry or pensiveness can cause illness. Grief Excessive grief can cause illness. Fright Too much fright in one’s life can cause ill- ness. Anxiety Excessive anxiety can cause illness.
  4. 4. Visual Title Voiceover and Subtitle Forms of illness Illnesses can have symptoms and show what imbalance is making a patient ill. External Pattern Acute illness with sudden onset of fever and chills. body aches, headache, aversion to wind, cold, and heat. Tongue is normal with a thin coat. Internal Pattern Chronic conditions, internal organ dysfunc- tion, internal organ dysfunction, pain and dysfunction, pain and discom- fort in trunk, digestive disorders, changes in stool and urine, fever with chills or dislike of cold, changes in tongue color and coat Excess Pattern Ponderous, heavy movement, heavy, coarse perspiration, pressure and touch in- crease discomfort. Tongue: thick coating. Deficiency Pattern Frail, weak movement, tiredness, short- ness of breath, pressure relieves discom- fort, inactive, passive appearance, low voice, little appetite, dizziness. Tongue: pale color, thin coat. Heat Pattern Red face, fever, sensation of heat, dislike of heat, cold reduces discomfort, rapid movements, outgoing manner, thirst or de- sire for cold drinks, dark urine, constipa- tion. Tongue: red color, yellow coat. Cold Pattern Pale, white face, cold limbs, fear of cold, heat reduces discomfort, slow movements, withdrawn manner, no thirst or a desire for hot drinks, clear urine, watery stools. Tongue: pale color, white coat.
  5. 5. Visual Title Voiceover and Subtitle Acupuncture Insertion of needle/heating of meridian Purpose: adjustment of func- tions of organs. Case study Case study 1 The case study of Jason Li. Jason Li has not been feeling well He took off his hat and gloves to play on a cold day. He came home as usual. He woke up the next morning with a fever, chills, a stuffy nose and coughing. He goes to the doctor. He is diagnosed of having an influenza due to an attack of Heat. It affected his exterior and made him ill. He is prescribed Yin Qiao San (Powder of Flos Lonicerae and Fructus Forsythiae). Case study 2 Emily Chan has not been able to enjoy her summer fun. Her holiday was ruined by a high fever, a red face, and a craving for cold things. She is diagnosed with having influenza from a cold attack. She is prescribed to dispel the wind-cold by using Mahuang Tang(HerbaEphedrae Decoetion) or Guizhi Tang (Ramulus Cinnamomi De- coetion).