Necessity to do a differential diagnosis. Need to determine relationship of the vertebral column to visceral disease. Role chiropractic techniques play in patients with respiratory disorders. Treatments of various conditions; the VSC in pulmonary patients; cardiovascular disorders; digestive symptoms in infants and children. Improvement of conditions through chiropractic manipulation.
When a patient has a problem, the first thing the chiropractor needs to do is a differential diagnosis to determine whether the vertebral column is... more
When a patient has a problem, the first thing the chiropractor needs to do is a differential diagnosis to determine whether the vertebral column is producing symptoms of a visceral disease, or whether a visceral disease is producing symptoms in the vertebral column. For instance, breathing is an action which “straddles the somatovisceral interface” and so although there is so far no direct evidence for the beneficial effects of chiropractic adjustment in patients with respiratory disorders, it is believed that chiropractic techniques have a role to play in managing these patients on a musculoskeletal basis (Masarsky and Weber, 1997). Although the standard lung tests do not indicate the presence of vertebral subluxation complex (VSC), they can give an idea of the muscle tone of the respiratory smooth and
Discusses Meridian Therapy. East Asian medicine. Theoretical models. Need to balance the life force (Qi). Yin/Yang meridians. The five phases and basic pattern of imbalance. The 14 Meridian points. Methods of application. Four types of acupuncture. Interest and widespread use of alternative medicines. Chinese medicine and its practice.
HISTORY: Meridian Therapy is a style of acupuncture developed in Japan during the mid-1930's. At the same time, the Chinese were formulating... more
HISTORY: Meridian Therapy is a style of acupuncture developed in Japan during the mid-1930's. At the same time, the Chinese were formulating what is known now as TCM. During Japan’s turbulent modernization at the turn of the late nineteenth century, traditional East Asian medicine was suppressed in favor of medicine based on the Western model. East Asian medicine originated in Japan coming from China through Korea around the fifth century A.D. During the 1910's through the 1920's, a revival of Kampo (traditional herbal medicine, based largely on the Shang Han Lun) sparked one acupuncturist, Sorei Yanagiya, to reexamine known classical texts of acupuncture. His interest led others to become interested in the study who came to Yanagiya for his knowledge. Most notably among his students