by Ricardo B. Serrano MH
Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese art of healing using fine disposable sterile needles to stimulate invisible lines of energy running beneath the surface of the skin, has become a new primary health care profession in B.C. last June 21, 1999.
Generally, people say that treatments are not painful or cause only minimal discomfort when needles, which are ultra fine, are first inserted. Slowly, but surely, it is being absorbed into the mainstream of modern allopathic medicine, even though its philosophy could be bewildering to the modern Western trained physician. It is simple, safe, effective and cost-effective.
Traditional acupuncture has become synonymous with Chinese medicine, but in fact is only a small part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The first evidence of this system goes back 5,000 years, and the first classic extant treatise on TCM and acupuncture dates back to 300 BC - the Huangdi Neijing or The Yellow Emperor's Classic on Internal Medicine. TCM which I practice is a superstructure of herbal therapy, acupuncture, moxibustion (application of heat from the burning of moxa wool over acupuncture points), cupping, acupressure, manipulation, diet, vital energy therapy, breathing exercises, light therapy, psychotherapy and other approaches - all applied primarily in a preventative manner. See Three ways to stimulate the vagus nerve, Qi-healing with Intranasal Light Therapy, Acupuncture is helping coronavirus patients and Can CBD help with COVID-19 Cytokine Storm?
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Whether acupuncture and other TCM therapies are effective is no longer a question. The only question is "How does acupuncture and other TCM therapies work?"
A more traditional explanation is that the body contains vital energy or Qi or prana which, when flowing smoothly over channels or meridians or energy centers (chakras) that run throughout the body, is expressed as health. Each of the 14 meridians pertains to a particular organ, such as the stomach, heart or large intestine. When the Qi or pranic energy is stagnant or blocked in the meridians or energy centers from physical, mental, emotional or spiritual causes of disharmony, or when there is an imbalance in the yin (female) and yang (male) forms of energy, then symptoms of ill health or disease are expressed. Acupuncture, moxibustion, herbs and vital energy therapy (passing energy from the practitioner's hand to a patient's body with or without touching) with meditation and self-relations psychotherapy clears up the blocked energy and rebalances, reintegrates, and reconnects the yin and yang to restore health. This explanation of how acupuncture and other TCM therapies effect change is perhaps weird or strange to Western ears but is closer to what actually happens.
Conditions that respond successfully in my over twenty years of practice in acupuncture, acupressure, herbs and vital energy therapy include pain syndromes such as migraine headaches, low back and neck pain, neuralgias such as sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, chronic arthritis and general anesthesia.
Other less obvious conditions that respond favorably to acupuncture and other TCM therapies in my practice are asthma and allergies, sexual dysfunction such as female infertility and impotence, digestive problems, emotional troubles such as anxiety and depression, insomnia, weight control (by decreasing appetite and increasing body's metabolism), and elimination of addictions to food (which produces eating disorders), nicotine, alcohol, antidepressants and even harder drugs.
Some modern day ailments that show promising outcomes under acupuncture and other TCM therapies include HIV+/AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus (CEBV), hepatitis and other immune deficiency syndromes, as Cancer therapy or as an adjunct to chemotherapy or radiation for cancer patients, and repetitive strain injuries which can result from working on computers or assembly lines.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Acupuncture is helping coronavirus patients
Medical workers from Yueyang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine have been giving novel coronavirus disease patients at Wuhan's Leishenshan Hospital acupuncture, an effective treatment for those with problems such as insomnia and migraines.
Other traditional Chinese medicine therapies, such as herbs, moxibustion and acupoint plaster application, are also being used but acupuncture is the most popular with patients.
A combination of acupuncture and herbal remedies can have a better effect, the hospital said.
Liu and her daughter are among those who have benefited. On February 9, Liu's husband began coughing and had a fever.
A scan of his chest showed something abnormal and he tested positive for coronavirus. Liu and her daughter began to show symptoms four days later and were confirmed as infected.
"I worried about my husband's health so much and suffered insomnia. I stayed awake all night and had pain in my chest," Liu said.
She added: “Doctors from Yueyang Hospital performed acupuncture on us and it really worked. Now I can sleep well at night and the pain in my chest disappeared."
Liu, her husband and her daughter were discharged from hospital on March 1.
Gong Yabin, a chief physician at Yueyang Hospital, said two patients particularly impressed him.
"A 35-year-old patient Shi was typical of someone with qixu, or deficiency of life energy, in traditional Chinese medicine. She often felt great oppression and pain in her chest in the morning and became short of breath at night," Gong said.
Since she was afraid of acupuncture, they first prescribed some herbal medicines but to no obvious effect.
However, after acupuncture, her condition improved in just three days. "She then asked us to perform acupuncture on her every day."
Another patient was a 56-year-old woman surnamed Ye who had a cough and migraine for a month and had to take painkillers every night before she was hospitalized.
After receiving acupuncture five times, her migraine had gone.
"Auntie Ye then promoted our traditional Chinese medicine therapies in her ward. Every time there was a new patient, she would ask him or her to have acupuncture."
Dr Wang Zhenwei said the acupuncture therapy given in Wuhan was a special one worked out with colleagues in Shanghai based on coronavirus disease patients' conditions.
The needles used were not the usual ones. "Since the medics are all dressed in protective clothing and wearing goggles, masks and gloves, if it's the common needle, they couldn't hold it tightly and may hurt themselves. So we wrap the needle with a single-use tube."
Acupuncture is being used on critical patients along with Western medicine to prevent their condition worsening.
A doctor from Yueyang hospital conducts acupuncture on a patient.
Wu, an 81-year-old critical patient, was unable to talk after being sent to hospital.
"Her oxygen saturation in her blood was only 69 percent and the CT scan showed that her two lungs were both damaged by the disease," Wang said. "She also had some other diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure and renal insufficiency."
That meant she could suffer respiratory failure or multiple organ failure at any time.
"Our team soon designed a plan for her with integrated treatment of Western medicine and traditional Chinese herbs and acupuncture."
Wu’s confition gradually improved and the oxygen saturation in her blood was restored to above 95 percent.
She was released from hospital on March 13 and thanked the medics for saving her life.
Tuesday was traditional Chinese medicine day. Now in Wuhan, almost all the hospitals treating coronavirus disease patients have TCM doctors.
"I said 'happy holiday' to Dr Zhou who is a traditional Chinese medicine doctor," said Zha Qiongfang, a doctor from Shanghai’s Renji Hospital working at Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan.
"Traditional Chinese medicine plays an important role in treating patients during outbreak of coronavirus disease. It tells us that traditional Chinese medicine, the treasure of our country, should never be lost and we should pay more attention to it for its better development and inheritance."
Two traditional Chinese medicine doctors from Yueyang Hospital celebrate
the recovery of a patient who they had treated with acupuncture.
References on How to prevent coronavirus infection and recover naturally:
To prevent respiratory diseases caused by virus infections, the Qi deficient immune system has to be strengthened by acupuncture, Qigong, Qi-healing, and herbs. Wuji Qigong treats Qi deficiency effectively (with intranasal light therapy)." - page 78, Return to Oneness with the Tao
Coconut oil with 655 Prime intranasal light therapy (blood oxygenation) and Eight Extraordinary Meridians Qigong are the best immune system boosters to ward off viruses in my international travels. – Ricardo B Serrano, R.Ac.
Scientists have discovered that light energy (Qi) has positive modulating effects on red blood cells, optimizing their cellular structure and oxygenation capacity. Additionally, photobiomodulation may stimulate mitochondria within white blood cells, potentially leading to an enhanced immune system. Up-regulation of cytochrome c oxidase (CCO) by intranasal light therapy (ILT) can optimize the oxygenation of the blood of ill patients with COVID-19 whose lungs are affected reducing the oxygenation of their blood. ILT also triggers the release of nitric oxide (NO) that inhibits the replication cycle of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus.
Excerpts from page 84-95, Coronavirus, The Cure & Cause of Cancer
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