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  • 15.03.2019 15:21 | Hui Zhang (Administrator)


    Last week, we had three great days on neurouncture, which highlight the nervous system underling the therapy of acupuncture. Before the neurology was introduced to China and in the ancient time from 20 Century B.C. to 20 Century A.D., Qi and Jingmai/channels or meridians are used to explain the a illness and the effects of points. In a word, certain connections of a points for puncturing to certain region of the body have been established. Nowadays, bio-medicine has confirmed the role of nerves, blood vessels, muscles, facia, interstitum, etc. play key role to connect a point to another region. Among those connections, nerves and the nervous system may play the most important role. For the last 60 years, solid research findings has confirmed the application of nerve connection to explain, at least partially, the function of acupuncture channels.

    Here, I want to recommend a paper, in which the neurological mechanism of an acupoints is well explained.

    Original Abstract: In Traditional Chinese Medicineacupuncture points (APs) have been emphasized as key elements that generate the therapeutic effects of acupuncture. At the spinal cord or supraspinal level, sensory neurons located in the dorsal horn receive an extensive supply of sensory information from skin and muscle receptors through peripheral afferent nerves. The stimulated skin area that influences the activity of a spinal sensory neuron is known as the peripheral receptive field (RF) of that neuron. By considering that a particular AP location involves the activation of one or various RFs, it can be assumed that several sensory central neurons are the site of convergence of the peripheral input generated by acupuncture stimulation. However, stimulation on nonacupoint sites could also activate skin areas with RFs that have been sensitized, and they could be involved in the generation of nonspecific effects of acupuncture, as seen in clinical practice. From the latter, it is suggested that effective APs, and even nonacupoints, are associated with a particular arrangement of RFs, and their study will be useful for understanding the intrinsic mechanisms of acupuncture and for the development and identification of more efficient sites and modes of acupuncture stimulation to evoke optimal therapeutic actions.

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    Cite: Quiroz-González, S., Torres-Castillo, S., López-Gómez, R. E., & Estrada, I. J. (2017). Acupuncture points and their relationship with multireceptive fields of neurons. Journal of acupuncture and meridian studies, 10(2), 81-89.


    For further interest, please check out the Neuroscience Acupuncture Summit 2019

  • 02.03.2019 22:09 | Hui Zhang (Administrator)

    Jiang et al reported that there was an important connection between the tongue-coating microbiome and traditional tongue diagnosis, and illustrate the potential of the tongue-coating microbiome as a novel holistic biomarker for characterizing patient subtypes. 19 gastritis patients with a typical white-greasy or yellow-dense tongue coating corresponding to TCM Cold or Hot Syndrome respectively, as well as eight healthy volunteers were enrolled. The research group identified 123 and 258 species-level OTUs that were enriched in patients with Cold/Hot Syndromes, respectively, representing "Cold Microbiota" and "Hot Microbiota" and constructed the tongue microbiota-imbalanced networks associated with Cold/Hot Syndromes. 


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  • 19.02.2019 07:38 | Camilla Gliemann (Administrator)

    I NADA-café kombinerer man café med øreakupunktur. Her behandler man for både psykiske og fysiske lidelser ved hjælp af nåle, te og stilhed.

    Af Henriette Hejlskov

     Det er min tur til at sidde i halvcirklen. Plastichylstret  knækkes, og jeg får sat første orange nål i øret. Mine  håndflader er stadig svedige fra den nervøsitet, der    ramte,  da jeg sprittede mine ører af. Jeg er ikke bange  for  nåle,  og  har da også selv 10 huller i ørerne –

     mange af dem hjemmelavet med synål og isterning i  et  teenageoprør. Jeg har sågar fem huller i hvert øre,  ligesom man skal i øreakupunktur. Alligevel er der  noget  specielt ved at få 10 nåle i ørerne på én gang og  dertil  have dem på i hele 50 minutter, særligt for en  NADA-  novice som jeg selv, der skal prøve NADA-  café for  første gang.


     NADA-caféen udbydes af

     AkupunkturAkademiet i Åbyhøj. De tilbyder

     NADA-café tre gange om ugen. Foto: Henriette

     


    Det er tirsdag eftermiddag, og AkupunkturAkademiet i Åbyhøj har en halv time forinden åbnet dørene for dagens NADA-café.  


    Caféen uden kaffe

    NADA-café er et koncept, som flere NADA-behandlere har taget til sig inden for de sidste par år. Det er ikke en traditionel café, hvor man mødes over en kop kaffe og får sig en sludder. Her er kaffen byttet ud med NADA-te - en te brygget på et urtekompleks, som skal fremme akupunkturens virkning. Sludderen må man gemme til senere, da stilhed er et bærende element for behandlingen. Behandlingen, som går på øreakupunktur, betegnes som en café, da det skal være velkomment og uforpligtende.”Her skal du ikke stå til ansvar for noget, ligesom på en normal café. Der skal du ikke svare på, om du har laster eller problemer i dit liv,” fortæller Maja Høegh, som er dagens behandler.


     Henrik Stukkenborg er i caféen for tredje  gang.  Han er  kommet  grundet  søvnproblemer, som  følge af en  rygoperation.  Det er ellers  ikke kutyme at  dele, hvorfor  man  er mødt op til  cafeen. NADA er  nemlig en  standardiseret  behandlingsform,  som   ikke tilrettelagt efter  den  enkeltes  behov, hvorfor man  ikke  behøver  at  forklare  årsagen til, at  man er  kommet.Henrik  Stukkenborg har dog  svært  ved  at skjule sin  begejstring. På blot tre gange er han  gået fra fem  timers usammenhængende søvn til at få de  anbefalede otte timer, næsten uden afbrydelser.


     Henrik Stukkenborg blev henvist til
     NADA-behandling af Silkeborg Sygehus.

     Foto: Henriette Hejlskov


    Ny i NADA

    Tilbage i halvcirklen ligger Maja Høegh hånden på min skulder og går i gang.

    ”Du har gode NADA-ører,” siger hun, hvilket betyder, at NADA-punkterne er lettilgængelige.

    Det gør umiddelbart ikke ondt at få nålene ind med den roterende bevægelse, som NADA-metoden foreskriver. Men en stikkende smerte rammer som et jag, da jeg får tredje nål i højre øre. 

    ”Av, den gjorde vist ondt,” siger Maja Høegh. ”Det var lungepunktet,” forklarer hun, hvortil jeg gyser til tanken om, at min ballast som ryger kan afsløres gennem mit øre.

    Og det kan det. De forskellige punkter i øret er ifølge NADA’en forbundet med kroppen og psyken. Tanken er, at de fem ørepunkter skal stimulere forskellige punkter i krop og sind.

    Eksempelvis er lunge-punktet forbundet med åndedræt og sorg.

    Det er valgfrit, om man vil have en 11. nål mellem øjenbrynene. Den skulle have en ekstra afslappende effekt. Inden det blev min tur, fik en ældre kvinde den 11. nål. Også hun var ny i NADA. ”Jeg skal have det hele med,” sagde hun, da hun blev spurgt om den valgfrie nål. Af samme princip vælger jeg også at takke ja.

    På under et minut har jeg de 11 nåle i hovedet. Det dirrer og sitrer, men på en overbærende måde, således at jeg stadig har is i maven til at fortsætte behandlingen.


    Sindsro og søvn    

    Jeg bevæger mig ud af lokalet for at sætte mig med min NADA-te i rolige omgivelser. Her finder jeg ”urtelokalet”, som står skiltet på døren i lamineret papir. Der er en duft af kamille, hvilket også dominerer smagen af NADA-teen.

    Omkring mig er de øvrige cafégæster ved at indfinde sig. Nogle ligger på yogalignende måtter på gulvet, mens andre sidder på træstole. Jeg finder mig en træstol, som jeg kun lige akkurat kan ane, da den oplyses af stearinlys og en enkelt lyskæde.

     

    Der er officielt 11 tilmeldte til dagens café, men Maja Høegh har fortalt, at der plejer at møde det dobbelte op. Og ganske rigtigt sidder vi godt og vel 20 fremmede, vidt forskellige mennesker, side om side med lukkede øjne, nåle i ørerne, uden at sige et ord. Der er larmende tavshed, og roen breder sig som en steppebrand. Også jeg føler mig tilbagelænet i mit uvante element.

    Sindsroen har medvirket, at jeg nu føler at nåle og krop går i ét. Som var jeg født som nålepude med 11 orange nåle stikkende ud af mig. Jeg er dog ikke helt så afslappet som min sidemand. Han afbryder stilheden med en brølende snorken. Jeg bemærker, at han ikke er den eneste, der er faldet i søvn.
    Det er muligvis spændingen, der holder mig vågen.

    Forinden overhørte jeg en kvinde fortælle, hvordan hun har kunnet mærke NADA’en i hverdagen.
    ”Jeg græder mindre, spiser mindre chokolade og er mindre hidsig i trafikken,” sagde hun.

    Jeg er spændt på, hvad en enkelt NADA-behandling kan byde mig.


     Antallet af cafégænger er svundet ind til mindre end  det  halve. De, som trippede på fødderne ude i  februarkulden  før cafedøren blev låst op, går  afspændt derfra. Min  behandling er færdig, og jeg er  endnu ikke faldet i søvn.  Da  jeg får fjernet nålene,  fortæller Maja Høegh, at det er  ganske normalt at få  sig en lur under NADA. Hun  fortæller  også, at jeg  kan forvente at sove godt i nat.

     Ude ved parkeringspladsen føles mine ben som  overkogt spaghetti, og jeg kan mærke, at Maja  Høegh  vil få ret i  sin forudsigelse. Jeg sover godt i nat.


     NADA-kulturen bygger på, at alle skal have

     mulighed for hjælp. Derfor koster behandlingen

     et symbolsk beløb på 25 kr. Foto: Henriette Hejlskov

  • 15.02.2019 20:25 | Hui Zhang (Administrator)

    Gan Cao can be literally translated as sweet grass according to its Chinese meaning.

    1. Gan Cao (甘草), radix glycyrrhizae, i.e. raw piece of the plant

    Nature and Taste: neutral and sweet

    Function: supplements spleen Qi, clear heat and toxin, resolve phlegm and stop cough, release spasm and stop pain, regulate other herbs.

    Indication: spleen and stomach Qi xu, fatigue, palpitation, short of breath, cough, abdominal distention, spasm and pain of arm and leg, carbuncle and furuncle, reduce or neutualize the toxin of others herbs in herbal formula

    Dosage: 1.5-9g,

    Cook in soup/decoction or external use

    Meridian Entry: heart, spleen, lung, and stomach

    Contraindication: abdominal and chest fullness due to excess

    2. Zhi Gan Cao (炙甘草): Radix Glycyrrhizae Preparata, i.e. processed with honey

    Nature and Taste: warm and sweet

    Comparing with Gan Cao, Zhi Gan Cao has strong effect to supplement the spleen and stomach Qi, but dose not have the effect to resolve phlegm or clear heat toxin.

    Gan Cao is also called Guo Lao (coordinator) in herbal formulae, because its sweet quality. Generally speaking, a sweet herb can neutralize the partiality or extremity of other herbs. For instance Da Huang (rabarbe) has a strong effect to purge defecation, meanwhile it also drains the stomach Qi. Thereofre, Gan Cao is commonly combined to neutralize the extremity of Da Huang to protect the stomach Qi. Based on the specialty, Gan Cao is the most commonly used herb, esp. in the formula in which strong herbs or toxic herbs are also used.

    By Dr.Zhang Hui (PhD), AkupunkturAkademiet 

  • 31.01.2019 22:36 | Hui Zhang (Administrator)

    The classical face diagnosis figure originates from chapter 49, Ling Shu, Wu Se Zhen (Spiritual Pivot, Five Color Diagnosis). In this chapter, the relationship of the internal organs and the face regions are established.  

    1. head and face region: upper region of the forehead

    2. throat: middle part of the forehead

    3. lungs: the middle region between eyebrows i.e. Yingtang (extra point) area

    4. heart: the root of the nose, and the region below Yingtang

    5. breasts: the inner corner of eyes, i.e. BL1 and BL2 regions

    6. liver: bridge of the nose

    7. gallbladder: the region besides the bridge of the nose, around the extra point Bitong

    8. spleen: nose tip (DU25)

    9. stomach: wing of the nose, around LI20

    10. urine bladder and uterus: the region between the mouth and nose, around DU26

    11. kidneys: the cheek regions in front or the earlobe

    In diagnosis, the change of colors (red, green, yellow, white, black) and skin lesion (eczema, acne, pigmentation, blisters) can be employed to determine the organ disorders related to the region. For instance, when a blue/purple color is seen on the bridge of the nose, the patient may suffer from liver cold, liver wind, or blood stasis. 




  • 28.01.2019 05:59 | Camilla Gliemann (Administrator)

    A research group from Taiwan induced an experiment with experimental group (n = 44) and a control group (n = 43) to investigate the effect of Baduanjin qigong training program in preventing bone loss for middle-aged women. The experimental group received a 12-week Baduanjin qigong training program, whereas the control group did not. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and bone mineral density (BMD) were measured before and after the intervention. The results showed significant differences in IL-6 (t = -5.19, p < 0.000) and BMD (t = 1.99, p = 0.049) between the groups. Baduanjin reduced IL-6 and maintained BMD in the experimental group. In conclusion, this study demonstrated promising efficacy of Baduanjin in preventing bone loss commonly occurring in middle-aged women. Thus, Baduanjin could be valuable for promoting and maintaining the health status of middle-aged women.




    Chen, H. H., Yeh, M. L., & Lee, F. Y. (2006). The effects of Baduanjin qigong in the prevention of bone loss for middle-aged women. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 34(05), 741-747.

    Fulltext: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mei-Ling_Yeh/publication/6715298_The_Effects_of_Baduanjin_Qigong_in_the_Prevention_of_Bone_Loss_for_Middle-Aged_Women/links/55ee717508aedecb68fc9652.pdf


  • 15.01.2019 21:04 | Hui Zhang (Administrator)

    Patient Information


    63 patients (avg. 46 yrs, 58 male, 7 female), with atrophic  gastritis with distention, stomachache, hiccup, poor appetite, emaciation, etc., 35 patients treatment with acupuncture and 38 with Vitamin U Belladonna and Aluminium Capsules


    Basic Points


    BL18, BL21, SP6, KI3, ST44


    Modification


    Liver Qi Stagnation: LR14, ST20

    Stomach Heat Impairing Yin: RN23, RN24, BL23


    Treatment and Outcomes


    10 treatments as a therapeutic period were performed once everyday or once every other day. After 30 treatments i.e. 3 periods, the result showed 29 (83%) cured, 4 (11%) significantly improved, and 2 (6%) improved. The result was significant better than the control group treated with Vitamin U Belladonna and Aluminium Capsules


    Zhang Y, Gong F (2003). Acupuncture treatment with the method of nourishing stomach yin to patient with atrophic gastritis. Journal of Nanjing TCM University, 19(3):175.





  • 10.01.2019 06:07 | Camilla Gliemann (Administrator)

    Shiqizhui(EXB8)


    Point Name: Shi Qi Zhui (EXB8) or MBW25 (Peter Deadman)

    Location: on the midline of the lower back, in the depression below the spinous process of the 5th lumbar vertebra

    Indication: all gynecological disorders and lower back pain

    Comments: Recent studies reported that Shiqizhui shows favorable effect in the treatment for gynecological diseases e.g. irregular menstruation, PMS, primary dysmenorrhea; urinary system symptoms, and lower back and leg pain.


    The point locates on Du channel and closely related to the kidney channel. In anatomy, the point relates to the 5th lumbar nerve and the pelvic plexus which cover the the whole perineum region. Therefore, the point can directly affect the lumbosacral, genital,and urinary disorders. Acupuncture, moxibustion, Tuina, cupping and bleeding can be applied.


  • 15.11.2017 15:57 | Camilla Gliemann (Administrator)

    Shang Han Lun is regarded as the Holy Book of herbal medicine. After this book was published, most of the followers only use this book to guide their clinic practice of composing herbs. In fact, there are plenty of content on using acupuncture, moxibustion and other external methods. Shang Han Lun has presents us a model to understand and treat an illness, which is called Bian Zheng Lun Zhi (pattern identification and treatment application) in modern times. This model has been regarded as the core feature of TCM, not only in discussing theories but also in clinic practice. This model has been widely used to guide the application of herbal medicine and also acupuncture treatment.


    Is Shang Han Lun only a book for herbal medicine?


    The answer is definitely no!


    Firstly, the Six-jing model are named after not only from the Chapter 31, Su Wen, Re Lun (Plain Conversation, Discussion on Heat) but also from the channel system, i.e. Taiyang, Yangming, Shaoyang, Taiyin, Shaoyin, Jueyin. The channels are the key connections among internal organs and external manifestations, transporting Qi and blood but also Xie Qi (pathogen) For instance, because the Shaoyang channel goes through the rib-sides and around the ears, the patient shows chest and rib-side pain, and deafness when the cold Xie Qi enters Shaoyang. In the principle clause of Taiyang, the main symptoms i.e. headache and neck stiffness can be well explained by the indication of the foot Taiyang bladder channel. Thus, it is said that if the channel system is not considered, the Six-jing doesn’t exist.


    Acupuncture and Moxibustion is the main therapeutic method in Huang Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic). Acupuncture and Moxibustion has also been widely used in Shang Han Lun. Zhang Zhong Jing said, “there are 59 points which can be punctured to treat warm disease”. Besides, moxa warming, fuming and washing, and warm needling are also recorded. For example, there are 5 clauses which includes the puncturing on LR14. LR14 is used to reduce the Shi (excess, full) in the liver channel, whose symptoms are heat in the Xue Shi (blood chamber) , and liver wind with delirious speech. In the stage of Shaoyin, moxa is frequently used to supplement the kidney Yang. For instance, “moxa warming should be used to treat diarrhea, tiny and choppy pulse, vomiting, and sweating.”


    According to Dr. Yang Wei Jie’s opinion, puncturing can be applied to treat Taiyang, Yang Ming and Shaoyang, and moxibustion to treat Taiyin, Shaoyin and Taiyin. Moreover, Shang Han Lun also records tens of clauses on the misuse of acupuncture, moxibustion, fire-needling, and the treatment for the side-events. It’s reasonable to believe that acupuncture and moxibustion are popular methods that time.


  • 09.04.2015 21:48 | Camilla Gliemann (Administrator)

    Kære alle,


    Så er den nye version af Qi på banen. Vi har skiftet til en anden og langt bedre software med meget høj brugervenlighed. Løsningen giver langt bedre mulighed for at understøtte dig og dit virke som akupunktør. 


    Udover øget brugervenlighed har vi også på andre områder forbedret Qi:

    1. 3 medlemsniveauer
    2.  
      Flere gratis kurser og flere fordelagtige aftaler



    3 medlemsniveauer


    Med den nye løsning har vi indført 3 medlemsniveauer;

    • Qi Basis
    • Qi Sølv (studerende)
    • Qi Guld 
    Qi Basis

    Qi Basis er for alle akupunkturinteresserede som gerne vil følge med i, hvad der rører sig generelt (modtage nyhedsbrev m.m.) og følge med udbudte kurser o.l. Dette nye medlemsniveau betyder, at alle, som er interesseret i akupunktur, nu kan følge med og indgå i dialog.


    Qi Sølv 

    Qi Sølv er for studerende og svarer til Qi Guld fraset Hotline med lægelige supervision, Backup ved uheld og utilsigtede hændelser samt Beredskabsplan for klinik.


    Qi Guld

    Qi Guld er for den aktive akupunktør, som dels har behov for at opfylde gældende krav til opdatering af efter-/videreuddannelse og førstehjælp m.m. og dels kan have behov for backup, hvis uheldet er ude eller utilsigtede hændelser sker. Qi Guld medlemmer har adgang til alle faciliteter i Qi samt bedre rabatordninger end Qi Basis og Qi Sølv.


     

    Fraset forskellene i medlemsniveauerne jf. ovenstående er Qi for Qi Sølv og Qi Guld medlemmer uændret sammensat med vidensbank med videnskabelige artikler og relevant faglitteratur, vejledninger og instrukser med anbefalinger for dit virke, hotline med råd og støtte ved behov og når uheldet er ude, en blog til faglig sparring og dialog, en samling af vidensværktøjer, og gode tilbud på relevant medicinsk udstyr til din klinik, og endelig sikret overblik over og sikring af, at du overholder gældende krav til niveau og vedligeholdelse af førstehjælp.


     


    Vi håber, du tager godt imod den nye version


    Vi håber derfor, at du tager godt imod den nye version af Qi. Du kan se mere på "Bliv medlem". 


    De bedste hilsener!

    Camilla

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