Cosmetic Acupuncture, Second Edition: A Traditional Chinese by Radha Thambirajah

By Radha Thambirajah

A advisor to the prognosis and therapy of beauty and dermatological issues of sensible guide on the best way to practice remedy techniques.

Thambirajah explains the vigorous imbalances which reason dermis ailments and the issues of early growing older, and describes how they are often handled effectively. epidermis difficulties happen as the Blood, Qi, yin and yang of the physique are usually not in stability and the ebook discusses how those should be balanced by means of acupuncture treatment. The treatment for a beauty challenge has 3 steps: 1) to stability the physique energies that reason the matter, 2) to regard the matter in the community, three) altering the nutrition and way of life of the sufferers with those difficulties. innovations are followed with helpful illustrations all through, demonstrating the tools defined. This moment variation additionally comprises new fabric on needling and therapeutic massage techniques.

it is a accomplished and authoritative textbook at the subject for training acupuncturists and chinese language medication practitioners.

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Drinking water regularly throughout the day is important for improving Kidney yin. Herbal teas such as chamomile or green tea are also good for this purpose. It is necessary to sip water throughout the day, rather than drinking 2 litres of it whenever remembered. This will only lead one quickly to the toilet! Also, cooking in water (boiling, steaming, broiling, soaking) would be better methods of enhancing water energy, rather than baking, frying, roasting or microwaving. The Kidneys store vital essence when we rest and makes vital energy when we work.

Lung yin deficiency through Liver Blood deficiency Liver Blood deficiency also can be a very important cause of dry skin. As Blood also nourishes and irrigates the skin, Liver Blood deficiency may manifest as dry skin and other symptoms such as paleness or marbling of skin, poor healing, hands and legs going to sleep easily, dizziness, scanty menstrual bleeding and blurred vision. Dry skin due to Liver Blood deficiency could be thin or thick. As Blood is more of a nutritional factor than Dry skin could also be due to Liver Blood deficiency, and it is necessary to rule this out or treat this as well.

Patchy skin on the face, where one area is oily and another dry. This is caused by poor distribution of dampness in the skin surface. Since peripheral circulation of dampness is a Spleen function, this would be a symptom of Spleen Qi deficiency. Treatment of Triple Warmer Qi deficiency ■ UB 22, UB 39, Lu 5, Sp 6, K 7. Treatment of Spleen Qi deficiency ■ ■ ■ ■ UB 20, St 40, Sp 1. Massage the skin surface with light moisturizer to improve circulation. When treating oily skin, some subcutaneous local needling helps.

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