circuit of the channels according to the therapeutic characteristic of winding network of the channels and collaterals
Because the channels and collaterals relate the internal organs and the external limbs. It is often practiced in the clinical treatment to find the acupoints and treat on them in the following circuit of the channels according to the therapeutic characteristic of winding network of the channels and collaterals.
1. Indicating pathological changes: Because the channels and collaterals are not only a way to convey the information from the outside to the inside of the human body, but also a channel through which the pathogeny transmits when the physiological functions are out of balance, which hold the characteristic of the reflection of morbid manifestation. Therefore, there are obvious pressed pain, or tubercles, reactants in the shape of a strip or rope and so on frequently appeared in the following circuit of the channels and collaterals as well as the changes in the color of the skin, shape, temperature, electrical resistance etc.
In corresponding parts in the clinical pathological processes of certain diseases. Through seeing the color, touching the reactants in the following circuit of the channels, pressing them and so on, it is possible to deduce the pathological changes of certain diseases.
2. Dialectical Guidance: Because the channels and collaterals wind around some parts of the network of the viscera and internal organs, therefore, the locations of the channels and collaterals as well as the focus of a particular disease can be deduced according to the pathological changes of the relevant parts.
Clinically, it is possible to group the channels and collaterals of a particular disease dialectically based on the specific syndromes associated with the related internal organs in the network.
3. Treatment Guideline: The acupuncture and moxibustion treatment is the stimulation on some acupoints of the skin by acupuncture and moxibustion to dredge the circulation of Qi and regulate the vitality functions of human internal organs, so as to achieve the goal of treating diseases.