WS 7 Immediate pain relief by acupuncture. A systematic selection of points on distant acupoints can instantly improve localized pain

Systems for combination of meridians and acupoints have been described throughout the history of Chinese medicine. In a systematical search of historical writings and modern textbooks we identified seven historically approved systems. For the purpose of comparability these were plotted on the Chinese Clock;  all of them represent symmetrical patterns.

To extrapolate the possibilities of combinations for every meridian, we accumulated these systems supplemented by a mathematical calculation. This resulted in 7 combinatorial options for every meridian plus treatment on the affected meridian itself. On the basis of this data, we calculated 4-meridian combinations with an ideal balance pattern, which is given when all meridians balance each other. By combining this theoretical concept with the Image and Mirror Concept, we developed a systematic treatment protocol. With this rational and reproducible concept, immediate pain relief can be achieved by acupuncture treatment. Meanwhile, this concept has been verified in a  randomized double-blinded clinical study on “Frozen Shoulder” as well as in neurophysiological studies.

Impressions of ICTAM IX

  • Impressions of ICTAM IX, 2017, by Matthias Burmeister, ICTAM IX Filmteam