What We Offer 2019 AOM CLINIC AOM Clinic is a unique healthcare facility with the Strengths and knowledge of both traditional western and alternative medicine in a holistic manner. Our Primary goal is the maintenance of your health and wellness, and we are committed to providing a safe and effective healthcare. Qualified Doctors Our licensed professionals provide compassionate healthcare and wellness education that inspire our patients to better understand their health and well-being, while effectively treating their mind, body and spirit. AOM Clinic Products AOM Clinic Services The Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Clinic Offers personalized healthcare products made Quality of service is the top priority at with only natural ingredients selected for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Clinic. effectiveness and quality. Everything we sell is Our highly skilled practitioners can help you free of harsh chemicals, made instead with with a wide range of health problems. natural ingredients and herbs. 2
ABOUT TODAY AOM DAY Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is observed annually on October 24 since its initial commemoration on October 24, 2002. It is part of an effort designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. http://www.aomday.org/ 3
2019 WELLNESS SEMINAR OVERVIEW - INTRO – VIDEO - INTRODUCTION TO ACUPUNCTURE & ORIENTAL MEDICINE - ACUPUNCTURE - ORIENTAL (HERBAL) MEDICINE - THERAPY DEMONSTRATION (BY AOM CLINIC STAFF DOCTORS) - ACUPUNCTURE /CUPPING / MOXA / TUINA…etc. 4
Introduction to Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine ▰ Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) refers to a broad range of medicine practices sharing common theoretical concepts which have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of more than 5,000 years, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, exercise (qigong) and dietary therapy. ▰ These practices are a common part of medical care throughout East Asia, but are considered alternative in the Western world. 5
ACUPUNCTURE Acupunc ncture and Orient ental al Medicine cine (AOM) OM) is becoming a more popular form of medicine in the United States. A growing number of people find themselves searching for natural approaches to medicine and preventative healthcare. 6
TRADITIONAL MEDICIAL THEORY 8
▰ This 1620 version of The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, first compiled some 2,100 years ago, includes a map of qi lines and acupuncture points. Acupuncture remains a contentious subject among Western doctors, though many agree it’s effective at treating some symptoms. 13
MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE POINTS AND THEORY FROM THE TREADITIONAL MERIDIAN THEORY 14
ACUPUNTURE CONNECTIVE TISSUE EFEECTS RESEARCH Ancient Acupuncture: Nine needles 15
Myofascial meridians, anatomic structures that derive from study of the body’s myofascial system in cadavers, have strong correspondence to the distributions of acupuncture Principal Meridians. This is still consistent with a nervous system basis of acupuncture’s clinical effects, since neurovascular bundles in the extremities course in connective tissue planes. Myofascial Meridians as Anatomical Evidence of Acupuncture Channels Peter T. Dorsher, MD 16
Herbal medicine - There are over 10,000 ingredients used in Chinese herbal medicine. Different parts of plants and their extracts are the most commonly used ingredients, although some animal and mineral ingredients are also used. 28
AOM CLINIC SERVICES OVERVIEW 33
What’s cupping? ▰ Cupping is a therapy in which a jar is attached to the skin surface using negative pressure created by introducing a flame into the cup or some other means of suction so as to form a localized congestion or blood stagnation to prevent or treat diseases. ▰ All cupping done during ancient times is flame- induced suction, hence the name “Flame cupping”.
Differences among jars Advantage Disadvantage Light, economical, easily- Cracks easily Bamboo cup made, durable Pottery jar Produce a strong suction Heavy, can be easily broken Transparent can be easily broken Glass cup Convenient, provide, strong Can not provide warm effect Piston air-sucking cup suction, difficult to break
Cupping methods ▰ Retaining cupping ▰ Flashing cupping ▰ Sliding cupping ▰ Needling-retaining cupping ▰ Blood-letting and cupping
Retaining cupping Attach the cup to the skin and retain it for 10 to 15 minutes, and remove it. This is used for many disorders. In clinical practice, a single-cup or multi- cup retaining can be used.
Sliding cupping Spread some vaseline or paraffin oil to the treated area, attach the cup to the skin, move it up and down or left and right on the selected area, and finally remove the cup when the skin becomes reddish, congested or even extravasated. This method is suitable for places with thick muscles in large areas, such as waist, back and thighs.
Blood-letting and cupping Carefully disinfect the area to be treated. Prick the points with a three-edged needle to induce bleeding, and then attach the cup to the appropriate points. Retain the cup on the area for 10 to 15 minutes. This is a way to strengthen the effect of the blood-letting. It is indicated for erysipelas, sprains and acute mastitis.
Needle-retaining cupping This method is a combination of acupuncture and cupping. Attach a cup to the area around one or more of the retained needles and keep the needles inside the cup. Remove the cup and needles after 5 to 10 minutes, or when the localized skin becomes reddish, congested or extravasated.
Effects of cupping Free meridians and dredge collaterals Promote qi and activate blood Relieve swelling and pain Dispel wind and scatter cold
Indications for cupping Cupping has numerous applications such as used to treat arthritis due to wind-cold-dampness, acute sprains, common cold, cough, asthma, indigestion, stomachache etc. In addition, this therapy can treat some surgical diseases such as erysipelas and snake bite.
Removal of cup The attached cup should be removed by holding it with the left hand and pressing the skin around the cup with the thumb or index finger of the right hand to let air in. Don’t remove the cup by force.
Precautions Cupping should be applied to areas with thick muscles rather than the bony and hairy areas. Select the proper sized cups depending on the areas to be treated. The cupping procedure should be done with great care in order to avoid burning the skin. It is ill-advised to apply cupping to areas containing an allergic reaction, ulcers and edema ; to places where large vessels are distributed, to the abdomen, waist and sacrum of pregnant women, and to patients with spasms and a higher fever.
Benefits Of Moxibustion Therapy Moxibustion or moxa is a therapeutic healing technique originating in ancient China that is used in many modern acupuncture clinics today. The practice involves burning medicinal herbs over specific acupuncture points or areas of pain to warm and heal a specific condition. What are re Moxibustion stion used to tre reat? t? What are re the main benefits its of Moxa? 45
Relieve Pain Instantly ▰ Moxibustion is a form of acupuncture that has been used by therapists and doctors for thousands of years. It improves the flow of Qi, which is the energy in the body, by the heating moxa that causes stimulation in the nerves and releasing endorphins to block pain. 46
Women’s health: infertility, menstrual cramps, ovarian cysts, breech births ▰ Moxibustion is often touted as a means of decreasing risk of a breech birth. But in a report published in 2005, scientists found insufficient evidence to support the use of moxibustion in correcting a breech presentation. The report's authors sized up three clinical trials (involving a total of 597 women) and concluded that more research is needed before moxibustion can be recommended to women looking to avoid a breech birth. However, the report did find that moxibustion may reduce the need for certain medical procedures typically used to correct a breech presentation. ▰ In a 2009 study of 51 postmenopausal women, researchers found that 14 sessions of moxibustion reduced the frequency and severity of hot flashes. 47
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