Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats_ A Pocket Atlas-Thieme (2011) by Christina Matern

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This is, however, contraindicated in pregnancy, with epilepsy, and with cardiovascular problems. Most devices have four outputs for two wires each. The current can be regulated for each pair. With the frequency, the number of current pulses per minute is adjusted. Here, it is best to use a varying frequency (intermittent) or a dispense/disperse mode with changing intensity and set intervals, so that the body is unable to adapt to the current and thereby lose its response to the stimulus. In A/C mode, the device operates with an alternating current; in D/C mode, the direct current flows from the negative to the positive electrode.

Here, yin treats yang. , kidney yang deficiency), we must orient the acupuncture treatment toward it. The selected points are chosen based on the affected channel or functional cycle and their specific effect. We cannot correct a blood deficiency by only expelling wind. Even when the animal presents with itching as the primary symptom caused by the blood deficiency, we must make it our priority to remove the underlying symptom, namely the blood deficiency. We cannot treat a kidney yang deficiency by expelling dampness, but have to select a point such as KI-7 that strengthens kidney yang.

The eight guiding principles characterize and elucidate in detail the possible manifestations of yin and yang: 1. Basic principles: yin–yang 2. Localization: inside–outside 3. Quality: cold–heat 4. Quantity: deficiency–excess These differentiations provide the eight guiding principles. By assigning the signs detected, the practitioner creates a differentiated Chinese diagnosis. One example for such a diagnosis would be internal cold/excess. Pattern identification in accordance with the eight principles is the basis for all other diagnostic options.

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