Cervical Dysplasia in Chinese Medicine

Cervical Dysplasia, Giovanni Maciocia, Menopause

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), also known as cervical dysplasia and cervical interstitial neoplasia, is the potentially premalignant transformation and abnormal growth (dysplasia) of squamous cells on the surface of the cervix.  Most cases of CIN remain stable, or are eliminated by the host’s immune system without intervention. However a small percentage of cases progress to … Read More

Rebellious Qi of the Chong Mai in Acupuncture

Qi

Rebellious Qi of the Chong Mai is a relatively common pathology; it is more common in women than men. In women, I have seen at all ages, from teenagers to women over 65. The first mention of Rebellious Qi of the Chong Mai is in chapter 29 of the Nan Jing: “The pathology of the … Read More

Pre-Order Today! The Practice of Chinese Medicine: Third Edition

Giovanni Maciocia

Pre-order The Practice of Chinese Medicine: The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, 3rd edition. Textbook written by Giovanni Maciocia, describes the application of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory to the diagnosis and treatment of 48 diseases, conditions, and disorders, including common, chronic and acute conditions that clinicians may see in their practice. … Read More

Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine – A Swollen Tongue

Tongue Diagnosis

I frequently hear that a Swollen tongue indicates Qi deficiency. It is not so! In my experience, a Swollen tongue indicates Phlegm. But let us start by describing it first. A tongue is “Swollen” when the whole body is larger than normal. Crucially, a Swollen tongue is also somewhat rounder than a normal tongue. In … Read More

Stagnation of Lung-Qi and Heart-Qi in Chinese Medicine

Giovanni Maciocia, Qi

Liver-Qi stagnation is one of the most “popular” diagnoses among Western practitioners. Liver-Qi stagnation is certainly very common but, in my opinion, it is over-diagnosed and over-emphasized. Besides that, it is hardly ever mentioned that practically every organ – not just the Liver – may be subject to Qi stagnation. For example, the following organs … Read More

The Clinical Use of the Heart Channel in Acupuncture

Heart Channel, Terminology

The Heart houses the Shen and its most important clinical use is for mental-emotional problems. This article will explore the clinical use of the Heart channel for uses other than for mental-emotional problems. Itching Sexual function in men Connection with Uterus in women Backache in men Nausea, vomiting Calm “nerves” in asthma Tremors Knee Eyes … Read More