Golden Needle Wang Le-ting: A 20th Century Master's Approach to Acupuncture

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Wang Le-ting was one of the architects of modern Chinese acupuncture. Wang created many new acupuncture treatment protocols useful in the treatment of chronic, difficult-to-treat conditions, including paralysis, and atrophy due to organic disease (MS, lupus, ALS, etc.), cerebrovascular accident, and traumatic injury to the spinal cord. This book is an account of his special acupuncture theories and contains his most effective treatment protocols, representative case histories, and Wang's analysis of point selection. It's also a mine of step-by-step acupuncture protocols you can use in your clinic.

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This book is incredibly useful for any acupuncturist treating any patients with various paralytic or atrophic conditions.

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Clinical Case Histories Headache Case 1. Cheng, female, 44 years old

[The patient] had suffered from headache, runny nose, generalized fever, achy, heavy limbs, sore throat, cough without phlegm, and a dry mouth for the previous three days. The headache traversed the forehead and temporal regions and the pain was particularly severe in the temporal region. [The patient] felt aversion to wind and distention of her left eye and had restless sleep at night, devitalized eating and drinking, dry stool, a faintly red facial complexion, heavy, turbid nasal sounds, thin, yellow tongue fur, a red tongue tip, and a floating pulse.

Pattern discrimination: External affliction of wind heat, evils assailing the network vessels

Treatment methods: Course wind and clear heat, dispel evils and quicken the network vessels Formula: Bai Hui (GV 20), Feng Chi (GB 20), Shen Ting (GV 24), Tai Yang (M-HN9), He Gu (LI 4) Hand technique: Draining technique Course of treatment: One time each day. After needling 2 times, the common cold was already better. Then Zan Zhu (BL 2) was added to the original formula and [these points] were needled 2 more times. The headache was cured.

Case 2. Qi, female, 38 years old. Date of the 1st examination: June 7, 1977 For the last week, [the patient] had had migraines on the left side [of her head] which occurred paroxysmally with piercing pain mainly at the vertex and behind the ear. She had tinnitus in her left ear which was comparatively worse after noon. Her sleep was pretty OK and her food intake was normal. Her two excretions were [also] self-regulated [i.e., normal]. Her tongue fur was thin and white, and her pulse was fine and bowstring. Pattern discrimination: Evils lodged in the shao yang, obstruction and stagnation of the network vessels Treatment methods: Harmonize and resolve the shao yang, course and free the flow of the vessels and network vessels Formula: Feng Chi (GB 20) connected to Feng Fu (GV 16), Si Zu Kong (TB 23) connected to Shuai Gu (GB 8), Tou Wei (St 8) connected to Qu Bin (GB 7), He Gu (LI 4), Yang Ling Quan (GB 34). One time every other day.

Hand technique: Draining technique

Course of treatment: After needling 3 times, the headache was reduced and the number of times of piercing pain behind the ear were [also] less. Using the above treatment method, needling was continued 4 more times and the headache was relieved.

Case 3. Li, male, 12 years old. Date of the 1st examination: March 1978 [The patient had suffered from] headache for three months. Recently, he suffered from common cold and fever for two days. After the fever had receded, the headache was worse. When pain was severe, this led to vomiting, a somber white facial complexion, and chills. His headache was especially severe at the forehead and on the two sides of his head. His intake of food was poor, his sleep was not good, his stools were not formed, but his urination was normal. He was diagnosed as [suffering from] neurovascular headache. The tongue proper was pale red with thin, white fur, and the pulse was sunken and slippery. Pattern discrimination: External affliction of evils not yet thoroughly eliminated, spleen and stomach disharmony

Treatment methods: Course and resolve the remaining evils, fortify the spleen and harmonize the stomach Formula: Feng Fu (GV 16), Feng Chi (GB 20), Bai Hui (GV 20), Tai Yang (M-HN9), He Gu (LI 4), Shen Ting (GV 24), Zhong Wan (CV 12), Zu San Li (St 36), Tai Chong (Liv 3)

Hand technique: Draining technique

Course of treatment: After needling 2 times, the headache was relieved. After needling 13 times, the condition was cured.

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