1. Short intro on accupoints

Acupuncture points are anatomically defined areas on the skin relative to certain landmarks on the body. There are 14 main meridians in a human body. The meridian system is a concept in traditional Chinese medicine about a path through which the life-energy known as “qi” flows.  These acupoints can be reliably detected with electrodermal measurements. When Western countries adopted acupuncture, a standard nomenclature was developed to identify acupuncture points on the acupuncture meridians. In 1991, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the International Acupuncture Nomenclature Report based on the fourteen meridians of the body and in 1993, 361 standard acupuncture points were named in English. A complete list of acupoints and meridians here. Traditionally, acupoints by its name are punctured by a thin needle. Once a needle reaches its intended depth, you’re likely to feel a mild, dull ache or a slight tingling sensation. This may be a sign that the treatment is working and the acupuncture point is being activated. However, the process is invasive and requries years of professional training. The depth and kind of needles, hygiene and the condition of patients’ current health… are all important. Instead, rubbing and pressing them with an appropriate forced exerted on would stimulate them and hence improve the current health.Acupuncture points are anatomically defined areas on the skin relative to certain landmarks on the body. There are 14 main meridians in a human body. The meridian system is a concept in traditional Chinese medicine about a path through which the life-energy known as “qi” flows.  These acupoints can be reliably detected with electrodermal measurements. When Western countries adopted acupuncture, a standard nomenclature was developed to identify acupuncture points on the acupuncture meridians. In 1991, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the International Acupuncture Nomenclature Report based on the fourteen meridians of the body and in 1993, 361 standard acupuncture points were named in English. A complete list of acupoints and meridians here. Traditionally, acupoints by its name are punctured by a thin needle. Once a needle reaches its intended depth, you’re likely to feel a mild, dull ache or a slight tingling sensation. This may be a sign that the treatment is working and the acupuncture point is being activated. However, the process is invasive and requries years of professional training. The depth and kind of needles, hygiene and the condition of patients’ current health… are all important. Instead, rubbing and pressing them with an appropriate forced exerted on would stimulate them and hence improve the current health.

2. Acupressure for constipation relief

Perinuem (also known as taint) is the area that Kegel exercise targets.(The area between the anus and the scrotum or vulva.) This is a very intimate part of body and it’s very important to pay some attention to it for optimal health.  Traditionally, perineum carries some weights in various ritual and health practices. For example,

  1. In Hindu Tantrism, Muladhara or the root chakra is one of the seven primary chakras. It is symbolized by a lotus with four petals and the colour pink or red.
  2. In ancient Chinese medical theories, the Conception and Governor vessels, located at different acupuncture points, control the flow of the human body’s Yin and Yang energy, respectively. And during perineum area, these two vessels meet, which renders an important role

I’m gonna share with you a very natural yet effective way to relieve constipation, reenergize yourself and to get healthier, i.e. the perineal Self-Acupressure Technique and perineum massage. Sometimes, in our lives, because of stress and negative emotions or side effects of medications, we might experience the “occasional irregularity”. Rather than taking over-the-counter stool softener drugs, there’s one really easy way to help one release. Of course, the best way to go is to increase the intake of fiber and water and also exercise more~~~  (I have made some exercise videos. They’re all picked by me from tons of other exercises and I found out that they have the best result on me. Let’s maybe do it together some time 😀 )

2.1 Some criteria of constipation

The Rome III Criteria for functional constipation must include two or more of the following and present for the past three months, with symptoms starting for at least 6 months prior to diagnosis.

  • Straining during defecation for at least 25% of bowel movements
  • Lumpy or hard stools in at least 25% of defecations
  • Sensation of incomplete evacuation for at least 25% of defecations
  • Sensation of anorectal obstruction/blockage for at least 25% of defecations
  • Manual maneuvers to facilitate at least 25% of defecations
  • Fewer than 3 defecations per week
  • Loose stools are rarely present without the use of laxatives
  • There are insufficient criteria for irritable bowel syndrome

2.2 Perineum Massage

Three easy steps to alleviate constipation : 
  1. use the first two fingers to apply pressure between the anus and the scrotum or vagina
  2. apply pressure towards the anus
  3. hold the pressure, release, and repeat several times
  4. One could also massage one’s stomach or feet for a better result.
To learn more, please refer to the reference section. 

3. Acupoints for gastroenterological problems

First :Du-1 :Changqiang (Long and Rigid)

Position: Under the tip of the tailbone, at the midpoint of the line between the tip of the tailbone(coccyx bone) and the anus. It’s been used for alleviating symptoms listed below with varying degree of significance 

     (1) Significant improvement for: Promote rectal contraction, pass stool, ease constipation, stop diarrhea.

      (2) Less significant improvement: colitis, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, blood in the stool, prolapse of anus.

      (3) Alleviation of symptoms: scrotal eczema, induced labor, impotence, schizophrenia, epilepsy, lumbar neuralgia.

Traditionally, it is an important point for genitourinary disorders. For instance, disorders involving frequency, dribbling, urgency a/or painful issues. (In modern days, a kidney stone sufferer would have these symptoms.) It is also a main point for disorders of the coccyx. Injuries to the coccyx will generally cause the tip of the coccyx to point more ventrally, to deviate to one side, or both, affecting the energetics of the spine and the whole body.

One researching findings shows that  acupuncture intervention of GV 1 (Changqiang acupoint) can improve the learning- memory ability in autism rats. Also another research finds out that Combination of Chengshan (BL 57) with Changqiang (GV 1) is effective for improvement of hemorrhoidal pain in defecation. Both research paper are from American national library of medicine and the links are provided in the reference section.

 

Second: Ren-1 :Huiyin( Yin Meeting)

Position: At the perineum, midway between the anus and the scrotum in men, and the anus and the posterior labial commissure in women. This is the most important acupoint. One of the greatest acupuncturist, Li Shizhen once described it as “one acupuncture point for all”.

Li Shizhen… who?
Li Shizhen  1518-1593, courtesy name Dongbi, was a Chinese acupuncturist, herbalist, naturalist, pharmacologist, physician, and writer of the Ming dynasty. His major contribution to clinical medicine was his 27-year work.

Being a meeting Point of the Conception, Penetrating and Governing Vessels, It has a unique role in regulating physiological and reproductive function. This point is also known as the Sea Earth Point, the Yin Stilt Point, the Life and Death Oracle, and the Undersea Wheel (base Chakra), which contains many mysteries of the human body and has been valued by the Tantric and Taoist schools.

It’s mainly used for alleviating symptoms such as Vaginitis, hemorrhoids, impotence, rectal prolapse, dysmenorrheaenuresis, irregular menstruation and promotion of resuscitation and revival from drowning.

 

When it comes to ways to massage or stimulate the acupoint, I personally prefer lying on my back, feet slightly apart, rub and press the acupoints with my fingers for 4 minutes at a time, alternating massage with both hands. 2 times daily. It’s actually a bit exhausting to do so I use a tip of a pen to massage those points. Or you could sit straight and slightly tilt your upper body forward and form your hand like this (index finger lying on top of middle finger). Use middle finger to massage. 

Books on acupuncture

  • A Manual of Acupuncture
    This book is like a dictionary and it’s being recommended by acupuncturist-wannabe as one of the main manuals needed to study for the board exam. It’s more on a pricy side. However, it has good references throughout every chapter and many details are covered. I feel more reassured when reading this book compared to others with scantier references. This book can be a go-to reference book to sit on the shelf and it’ll be there when you need help on certain acupuncture problems/issues.

Introductory chapters describe and illustrate the channels and collaterals, the various categories of points, and methods of selection, location, and needling. Ensuing chapters present each of the points of the 14 channels as well as the extra (miscellaneous) points, identified by their English and pinyin names, and Chinese characters. Each point is located in accordance with the most exacting anatomical standards to be found in any Western textbook. For each point there is a dedicated drawing, followed by regional body drawings. The quality of the 500 drawings is far superior to those in any other TCM text. There are also practical pointers for finding and needling the points, and cautionary information about what to avoid. In addition to point indexes by their English and pinyin names, there is an index identifying every part of the body reached by each of the channels, and separate indexes of point indications listed according to both TCM and biomedical symptoms.

..the PERFECT pictorial atlas of acupuncture points. Not only has a description of each acupoint (see far left of column of picture), but also has 3 different illustrations: graphic, overview of channels, and a photograph showing the acupuncture needle in position. I cannot say enough about this book.

  • Spark in the Machine: How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine
    It touches how and why acupuncture works in the context of western anatomy and physiology, giving an excellent framework from which further research could be implemented. A good amount of the work explores the relationship with a variety of theoretical foundations of oriental medicine with embryological development. It touches acupuncture from the perspective of fascia and embryology which can connect acupuncture to allopathic (Western) medicine with compelling logic and scientific elegance. In some cases some of the relationships are so clear and furthermore so functionally related that random coincidence of overlap between these two systems of medicine is exceedingly unlikely. It is recommended by many licensed acupuncturists and oriental medical practitioners. 

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