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Mar 9

Acupuncture East Brisbane. Health care for residents of Brisbane.

Dr Francesco Pennisi (acupuncture) has been in clinical practice in Brisbane for over the past 20 years. Dr Francesco (Acupuncture) main clinic is Results Acupuncture Clinic. The Clinic has been based in the Redlands area after relocating from Coorparoo where he provided acupuncture East Brisbane. Results Acupuncture Clinic provided assistance for Sports injury, Internal Medicine, […]

Dec 18

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a group of disorders that all lead to an elevation of glucose in the blood (hyperglycemia). Hypertension is due to a hormonal disorder whereby the pancreas is not able to produce enough insulin to regulate the blood sugar levels. Diabetes mellitus can be accompanied by an array of secondary complications, such as […]

Nov 16

Bi Syndrome – Treatment of pain with Acupuncture

Bi Syndrome – Treatment of pain with Acupuncture

“Painful Obstruction Syndrome” indicates pain, soreness or numbness of muscles, tendons and joints from invasion of external Wind, Cold or Dampness. Painful Obstruction Syndrome is called “Bi”, which evokes the idea of “obstruction”. In Chinese medicine it means pain, soreness or numbness due to obstruction in the circulation of Qi and Blood in the channels […]

Sep 13

Extraordinary Vessels

Extraordinary Vessels

The eight extraordinary channels are part of a single lineage and their history and development are one and the same. However the regional, functional and symptomatic areas of the three are all different but as a whole system these three extraordinary channels have one source. I shall be comparing and contrasting the Ren, Du, and […]

Oct 23

Laser Acupuncture

Laser Acupuncture

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, the principles for which were proposed in the early 1900s by Albert Einstein. Theodore Maiman produced the first operational laser in 1960, based upon a Ruby crystal that produced (visible) red light at 694nm [1]. The type of laser used in therapy, in […]

Oct 20

Electro Acupuncture

Electro Acupuncture

Electro acupuncture was first used in China during the 1930€™s and came to the attention of the West when American doctors visited China in the 1970€™s and were amazed to discover acupuncture apparently being used as the sole analgesic for major operations [1]. After in insertion of an acu-needle to an acu-point and the Qi […]

Oct 16

TCM Theory – Illness Differentiation (Part 7)

TCM Theory – Illness Differentiation (Part 7)

The four aspects pattern identification The four aspects are used to determine the origin and development of externally contracted febrile diseases. This system was divised by Ye Tian Shi (1667-1746) in his book Discussion of Warm Diseases and it describes the pathological changes caused by exterior Wind-heat. The four aspects used in the identification and […]

Oct 16

TCM Theory – Illness Differentiation (Part 6)

TCM Theory – Illness Differentiation (Part 6)

Six channel patterns Six-channel pattern identification belongs to the theoretical system expounded in the book On Febrile Diseases Due to Invasion of Cold and explains the degree of penetration, severity, and acuteness of diseases. This method of identification is not only used for diagnosing and treating diseases caused by external cold, but also for hot […]

Oct 16

TCM Theory – Illness Differentiation (Part 5)

TCM Theory – Illness Differentiation (Part 5)

Externally contracted febrile disease pattern identification Externally contracted febrile diseases are caused by invasion of external evils and manifest as fever in their early stages. There are two main characteristics of externally contracted febrile diseases: fever and stage by stage development. Fever results from the battle between ones Zheng Qi and evil Qi and its […]

Oct 16

TCM Theory – Illness Differentiation (Part 4)

TCM Theory – Illness Differentiation (Part 4)

Pattern identification according to the Five phases The five phases are often used to describe clinical processes and relationships and to help in the conceptualization of correct treatments. It is an effective system that explains pathological changes via understanding disharmony at an elementary level. The five phases outlines the inter-connection of the internal organs and […]

Oct 16

TCM Theory – Illness Differentiation (Part 3)

TCM Theory – Illness Differentiation (Part 3)

Organ pattern identification This method of identification of patterns is used mostly for interior and chronic conditions, however it does also include a few exterior and acute patterns. The focus of Organ pattern identification is to determine what organs are affected by disease and to identify any changes in their Qi-Xue and yin-yang aspects. The […]

Oct 16

TCM Theory – Illness Differentiation (Part 2)

TCM Theory – Illness Differentiation (Part 2)

Qi-Xue pattern identification The state of harmony and normal functioning of all the Zang-fu and tissues is dependent on the flow of Qi and Xue throughout the body. In TCM theory however, mutual support is a fundamental concept as in this case the production and movement of Qi and Xue is dependent on the functioning […]

Oct 16

TCM Theory – Illness Differentiation (Part 1)

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Pattern identification is the process used in TCM that enables a practitioner to determine the significance of symptoms and to create a coherent picture of a client’s state of ill/well being. This process is what makes TCM one of the most superior approaches toward health due to its focus on understanding the patterns of disharmony. […]