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That does sound like heating rising up. Perhaps you are burning too big/much on CV17, should really be tiny amounts on that point. You could also do ST36, 3 cones on each leg to bring the heat down.
The basics that even NHS advises is good to go off. Don’t exert yourself, take paracetamol every 4 hours, drink plenty of water etc.
From an eastern perspective, I’d also say stay out of the cold and wind. Though you might feel hot from a fever and layer down a bit to cool off, don’t start opening windows or going outside without being properly covered. Cover the feet and make sure you are eating nutritious food regularly – something like bone broth is great.
It would just be more focused on using 5 elements as opposed to others is what I’d say.
Just as Bal said, it is just a perspective you can take.
We can use yin-yang, 5 elements, bagua or even higher methods.
Each has its own level of sophistication and depth to understand and treat people with it. An acupuncturist is meant to apply all known knowledge anyway which includes 5 elements even if it is not explicitly said so.
They are easier to treat. We know that disease in almost all cases is self-created from some level of dis-harmony inside, often from emotions. Animals have much simpler ones and provided they are physically taken care of any treatment is more straightforward.
Definitely, overall health would contribute to it. But from an eastern perspective, a stronger body also prevents the common pathogenic factors being as significant (but still important) like wind and cold.
Just covering the basics is a good start, even the strongest can get ill if they don’t.
– So if you are going to be in a windy environment, then cover your neck and your vital parts even if you don’t necessarily feel cold.
– Keep your feet covered in and outside the house making sure you dont let it get cold.
– If you are sweating, make sure you dry yourself thoroughly before going in any breezy/cool environment.
These are all pathogenic factors that have the potential to make you feel ill. But, even if in the presence of these pathogens and/or in the Western medicine sense of bacterial/viral pathogens, the differentiating factor between two people being exposed to the same pathogen and only one getting ill is the immune system.
In acupuncture we see all disease is self created and it makes perfect sense here too. The point which any environmental pathogen (be it bacteria or cold/wind) invades the body is when your defenses are down. This can be from emotional issues disrupting your immune system, lack of sleep or generally poor health etc.
That’s the problem with chiropractioners; there isn’t much in terms of treatment and most of the time they dont know what theyre doing. Knowledge of the anatomy of the spine is not enough to help with all back problem under the sun.
And to some degree, it is the same with acupuncturists who obtain a lisence to practise after a weekend course.
I wouldn’t recommend you going. The spine is a very delicate part of the body and you shouldn’t let just anyone play around with. It contains the connections to your nervous system and negligence can mean long term damage.
Please see this other thread: http://www.acupunctureforum.org/forums/topic/thyroid-problems/
I believe your question is very similar.
Jenny, eating in regular intervals would really help that kind of pain. And try not to eat cakes and chocolate though as the cravings come, but don’t hold back on eating. The body is going through a breaking down process and needs food to heal.
There can be so many reasons for headaches and migranes from low blood sugar, anemia, cold etc but the physiological action that happens is tensing of neck/back of the head/shoulder muscles. So without actually being able diagnose it, for pain relief you should look to relieve that muscle tension. Try hot epsom salt baths, painkillers (as you are doing), making sure you cover up your neck and avoiding a pure carb diet but still making sure you are eating regularly.
I think sometimes we forget that the patients we treat have certain psychological/emotional tendencies that have got them where they are in the first place.
It should almost be expected that the patient does not listen or follow through the prescribed treatment fully. Most people today (or perhaps always) lack integrity to follow through on anything, only maybe when their life immediately depends on it.
So in my opinion, part of the healing as acupuncturists comes from weakening those patterns and inspiring them to change – usually by giving them perspective on their current life/health situation. If you are able to dedicate enough time to them, you have the possibility to provide them a deeper level medicine, beyond just prescribing.
Depending on their condition and age, anything from your standard exercises and cardio to yoga and chigong will help. Almost all patients can do at least some form of yoga or light chigong though with no problems.8th March 2016 at 5:40 pm in reply to: chiropractor vs acupuncture – which one for back problems? #674
Yeah it does seem chiropractors know their stuff since the education required to become certified is fairly thorough but anyone who knows a thing about energetic flow in a body would advise against messing with the spine if you don’t know what you are doing.
In terms of prevention, maintaining the endocrine system and helping balance emotions are important measures.
Diet-wise, you want regular hormone function so if you are eating high sugar foods that is likely to disrupt as you have read elsewhere on the forum.
Stress/emotional fluctuations also go hand in hand with your endocrine system in acupuncture so consciously balancing them or through some exercises is beneficial also.
As Josef said, we see many cases of these supposedly brain-related problems such as ADHD, dementia and others as issues with the endocrine system. So ensuring its correct function is a good way to think about prevention/cure.