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ACUPUNCTURE & PALPATION

Posted by [email protected] on September 30, 2016 at 11:00 AM

 WOULD ACUPUNCTURE CONFER COMPLETION AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN OUR PALPATION DIAGNOSTIC ARTS?
 Disruptive Intel:
Ah Shi! & Spongioform Knots

Now you See them, Now you Don't !

Admittedly, Chinese Acupuncture is a paraphysical system, often called a proto-science. Equally, when it comes to the scientific 'neutrino', in particle physics labs, at the moment they appear, they then instantly disappear, like a UFO. In the standard model of particle physics, there are three types (or 'flavours') of neutrinos — called electrons, muons, and tau neutrinos — all with zero mass, you can't weigh them. Bilenky and Pontecorvo pointed out that if neutrinos did have mass, quantum mechanics would allow the electron neutrinos emitted in the core of the Sun to change into one of the other types of neutrino, and thereby evade detection by the Davis experiment (which was sensitive only to electron neutrinos). They called this phenomenon neutrino oscillations. Neutrinos — fundamental particles similar to electrons, but much lighter and with no electric charge — interact only weakly with normal matter and can penetrate a star with negligible attenuation.

Acupuncture points can be viewed in a similar manner. Just because they appear on an anatomical chart or in a textbook, does not mean they always exist. In other words, acupuncture points appear into the physical world, only when they become 'active'. And that activity translates into the reaction in Korean called 'ah shi', they become tender to palpation. Thus, they are 'inflammatory.'

The topographical, acupuncture points are surface projections of internal irritations, short and simple. Internal irritations from the organs are transmitted to the spine by the sensory and sympathetic nerves and distributed to the sensory nerves, motor nerves (trigger points), and dermatomes of the skin. Persistent irritation coalesces toxins and acids around the nerve endings and become painful when palpated. They manifest thusly as:

1. Tophi
a deposit of crystalline uric acid and other acid substance at the surface of joints, imbedded into the fasica (the body's garbage bin), or in skin or cartilage, typically as a gross feature of gout, 'crunchy' deposits in the fascia of the feet, or as small granules in the fasica like sand. A tophus proper (Latin: "stone", plural tophi) is a deposit of uric acid crystals, in the form of monosodium urate crystals, in people with long standing hyperuricemia (high levels of uric acid in the blood). Tophi are pathognomonic for the disease gout. Most people with tophi have had previous attacks of acute, gouty arthritis.  Without treatment, tophi may develop on average of about ten years after the onset of gout, although their first appearance can range from three to forty-two years, can remain dormant, and the patient never having an acute attack. 

Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystal deposition disease, also known as pseudogout and pyrophosphate arthropathy is a rheumatologic disorder with varied symptoms and signs arising from the accumulation of crystals of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate in the connective tissues and fasica. The alternative names emphasize particular aspects of the clinical or radiographic findings. The knee joint is the most commonly affected but can also be found in the feet (foot reflexology), scalp (needle therapy), ear (auricular acupuncture), hand (sojuk Korean acupuncture) and nose (rhinopuncture).

Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals are associated with a range of clinical syndromes, which have been given various names, based upon which clinical symptoms or radiographic findings are most prominent. pseudogout refers to the acute symptoms of joint inflammation or synovitis: red, tender, and swollen joints that may resemble gouty arthritis (a similar condition in which monosodium urate crystals are deposited within the joints). Chondrocalcinosis, on the other hand, refers to the radiographic evidence of calcification in hyaline and/or fibrocartilage. "Osteoarthritis (OA) with CPPD" reflects a situation where osteoarthritis features are the most apparent. Pyrophosphate arthropathy is a term that can refer to several of these situations. The disorder is more common in older adults. It may be asymptomatic, or it can be associated with osteoarthritis, or it can present as an acute or chronic inflammatory arthritis that causes pain in one or more joint.

Other biologic acids play some role, as in lactic, pyruvic, phosphoric, sulfuric acids, etc. and are conjoined and crystalized by bonding principally to calcium ions, magnesium, etc. They are attracted to fascia where the body cordons off the offending properties, neutralizing them. Little research has been done in these areas. We know other toxins are involved as thermotherapy and even balneotherapy generally brings out offensive body odors of numerous toxins, and as well as toxic metals, etc.

Acupressure Has to Hurt to Work

Something we learn early on in acupuncture, we palpate the point to locate the "ouch" point, to confirm location and action, and then needle or massage accordingly. Thus, palpation that generates "exquisite" tenderness at specific points indicates the point is "active" and that internal irritation is present. The worse it hurts, the better it works relieving pain by counter-irritation!

Palpation Diagnosis

There are three primary reflexes that are almost never now used, and this is a pity:

1. The Patellar Reflex: The patellar reflex, as simple as it appears, should not be ignored in the routine medical/physical exam as it acts like a screening for a number of possible and developing conditions like diabetes, nutritional deficiencies as in metabolic syndrome X, heavy metal toxicity; as well as a test that inspires patient confidence in the overall doctor/office efficiency.

2. The Achilles Reflex:
Diminished or absent reflex is a cardinal sign of hypothyroidism, also in autoimmune diseases, diabetic neuropathy, sciatica in the late stages, chronic alcoholism, Vitamins B & E deficiency.

3. The Triceps Reflex:
An absence of reflex can be an indicator of several medical conditions: Myopathy, neuropathy, spondylosis, sensory nerve disease, neuritis, potential lower motor neuron lesion, or poliomyelitis. Other medical problems that may cause irregular reflexes include Hyperthyroidism.

However, this acu-point is also called the “Serene tranquility point”. God's supply house. All elements stem from and are contained here. Most neglected point in whole body - a magnificent point! It keeps stability of mind, gives peace and serenity to sick patients.
Absence of reflex here is an unhappy patient!


I HAVE CATALOGUED MORE THAN 300 PALPATION DIAGNOSTIC POINTS, AND THE ISOLATIONS ARE REMARKABLY USEFUL:

HERE ARE A FEW, JUST TO NAME A FEW...
Severely deranged state of Mind    IA1
Cerebral Anemia, Brain Congestion, Stroke    IA4
Reflux Esophagitis from Allergic Food Intolerances, Cranial Lymphatic Fluid; Coffee Addiction; Electromagnetic Pollution; Hyppthyroidism    IA7
Reflux esophagitis, Heartburn, Dyspepsia; Energy Stasis, Fatigue; Sodium (Salt) Intoxication; Polycrest Scan    IA8
Sunglass Colors, Melatonin, Sleep Disturbances.    IA17.1
Acute Stoke, Angina Pectoris, Hypertension    IA20
12 Cranial Nerves, Double Vision, Constipation due to Psychic Stress    IA27
Severe Migraine (with Nausea & Vomiting)    IA28
Sycosis Miasm    IA39a
Food Opiates: Chocolate, Coffee, Diary Products, Narcotic addiction; Mustard Allergy    IB4
Food Opiates: Chocolate, Coffee, Diary Products, Narcotic addiction; Mustard Allergy; Vinegar as a useful, home medicine    IB4a
Short Term Memory Deficit    IB5
Neurotic Disorder    IB6
Chronic Hypertension, Stroke    IB7
Pituitary Gland    IB8
Vitamin A & Iodine Deficiency    IB10
Cocaine Addiction    IB12
Fluoride Poisoning    IB14
Brain Drain, Scombroid (spoiled fish) & Ptomaine (food) poisoning. Histamine Point (food intolerances)    IB16
Food & Fish Poisoning    IB17
Headache due to Eyestrain    IB18
Citrus Allergy, Jaw Infections, Systemic Infection    IC8
Buckwheat & Peppercorn Allergy; Lecithin & Lugol’s supplementation    IC14
Toothache, Airplane Ear    ID6
Uranium and Radon; also undue X-Ray exposure    ID9
Facial Muscle Spasms, facial wrinkles, premature wrinkle prevention, Facial Muscle Spasms, facial wrinkles, premature wrinkle prevention, Wry mouth    ID13
Glaucoma    ID14
Alcoholism, Mercury Toxicity from Dental Amalgams    ID18
Petroleum Intoxication, Nickel Toxicity; Homeopathic Sulphur (Detox)    ID20
Chlorinated Water Toxicity.  Psychopathy. Road Rage    IE1
Acute Mental Depression, Epilepsy, Cerebral Hemorrhage    IE4
Chronic Hypertension    IE6
Vertigo (or fainting due to inner ear problems); Chlorinated Water Toxicity; Tea Drinker overdose/addiction    IE9
Psychosis; Hiatus Hernia    IE11
Emotional Fits, Hysteria    IF1
Citrus Allergy    IF2
Histamine Headache, Scombroid poisoning, Sensitivity to Sulfites; Migraines triggered by Food Allergies/Sensitivities; Celery Allergy; Psoric Miasm    IF3
Sensitivity to Chlorinate Pool Water    IF4
Headaches due to Blood Congestion & Stroke    IF4a
Peppercorn Allergy    IF5
Insomnia affecting Memory    IF6
Psychoperistalsis    IF10
Heart Problems, Arteriosclerosis    IF15
Coffee Sensitivity/Addiction, Coffee induced Tinnitus    IF20
Chronic Degenerative Processes; Arteriosclerosis    IF29
Neurasthenia, Neurosis, Hypertension    IF48
Neurasthenia with visual problems, hypertension, hypotension, neurosis, psychosis, epilepsy, headaches, tinnitus    IF49
Hypothalamus, Neuroendocrine Dysfunctions, Metabolic Syndrome X    IF33
Intention Tremor; Uranium Exposure; Methylene Blue    IF34
Worms, Biliary Ascariasis    IF43
Vitamin A Deficiency    IF53
Appetite Disturbances, craves ice-cold drinks and sweets    IF57
Ernest Syndrome, Atypical Facial Pain (ATFP), TMJ, Facial Tics    IF59
Glaucoma    IF60
Zinc Deficiency    IG27
Hypsensitivity to Wine, Sulfites; Dairy Intolerance in Children    IG28
Kidney or Gall Stones    IIK4
Autoimmune Thyroid Disorder (AITD - Hashimoto’s Disease); Yeast & Wheat Intolerance; Pancreal Exocrine Function    IH1
Brain Fog & Fag    IH2
Nightshade (Calcitrol) Sensitivity & Intoxication    IH3
Tomato Allergy; Magnesium Deficiency; Barium Toxicity    IH4
Vertigo, Sea Sickness    IH5
Food Addictions, Food Opiates, Chocolate, Coffee, Dairy Products; Cocaine Addiction    IH6



An 'ouch' point summons a reflex, and is truly a reflex of an internal irritation. Not only are they therapeutic, they are also diagnostic.

Again, palpation points are the confirmation, when all signs and symptoms agree.

Disruptive Intel:
Ah Shi! & Spongioform Knots

Examples:

How often can we attribute food allergies and intolerances to the patient's problems, addictions, immune compromizations, bad eating habits, and even etiolgies?
Ans. 100% of the time

? How do we diagnose such?
Ans. not easily, but more often expensively and time consuming without these priceless points?
Knock Knock: you haven't been paying attention!
Dr. Weihe brought us the homeopathic palpation points in the 1800s. Turns out, we have so many of these provings now, we now have the 'ouch' points that are generated by the constant eating of tomatoes, potatoes, leavened bread, coffee, dairy, soya, etc. YES!
A simple roll and rub with the tsubo torch, and by asking the simple question: do you eat this every day? When the palpation point exhibits exquisite tenderness, we can generally assume the source of irritation (until proven otherwise, one of my favorite sayings, next to 'unremarkable').
There are several 'hot spots' for dairy, 'dairy queen' my favorite!  A little squeeze, cut out the cheese...

  

How about this one - MALARIA?
Yes, this can be an elusive diagnosis out in the field. Generally, you medicate when signs and symptoms agree (until proven otherwise).
The little buggers only come out in the blood during the tidal fever, in which case you bleed, smear, mount, and gander through the microscope.
However, we have some handy points contributed by our Chinese breatheren, acupuncture points, specific for nothing else.





YES! With a reflex hammer, acu-pen tsubo torch, stethescope and spgyg, a clear cup for urine, drop me in the jungle and I can make due as a monastic doctor! You can too!
It's all in the touch!


Upon thirty years of careful examination, study, and clinical applications, I can attest that many obscure acupuncture points, trigger points, neurolymphatic reflexes, 'ouch' points, etc. (they have many names), have never been viewed as a primary core of palpation diagnosis. Especially in this 21st century, where many doctors of medicine do not even touch patients anymore!

Yet, we also have a bonanza of diagnostics with these therapeutic points.

Doctor, have you ever heard?

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