[Key contents of disease prevention in Chinese medicine: to understand, regulate and take care of meridians].

Author: Wang JY, Wang LP.
Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China.
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2011 Apr
Other: Volume ID: 31 , Issue ID: 4 , Pages: 329-32 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 133

The key contents of disease prevention through 3 aspects of understanding, regulating and taking care of meridians were expounded in this article. It discussed how to understand meridian through its main functions of relating with life and death, concerning various diseases, regulating deficient and excessive conditions, and also the importance of being kept smooth. It also expounded how to check the affected meridians through the diagnostic methods of inspection, pulse feeling, pressing along meridians, fixed pressing and palpation, how to regulate meridians through scribing, sucking, cutting, pulling and twisting etc., and how to take care of meridians through removing stagnation from meridians and collaterals, regulating emotions, diet and living style, so as to reach the aim of diseases prevention and inherite and develop the theory of meridians and collaterals of the past generations.

PMID: 21528599