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Professor WU Xu’s clinical experience of acupuncture for alternating hemiplegia of childhood
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Pages: 77-79
Year: Issue:  1
Journal: Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

Keyword:  alternating hemiplegiaacupuncturefamous doctor’s experienceWU Xu;
Abstract: Professor WU Xu’s clinical experience of acupuncture for alternating hemiplegia of childhood is summarized. Based on the syndrome differentiation of meridians and the theory of zangfu, professor WU proposes that the etiology and pathogenesis is "three yin as the root causes, deficiency wind as the symptoms", and the treatment is to tonify deficiency and reinforce the vital essence, soothe the liver and relieve wind. The acupoints used is mainly in the foot three yin meridians, paying attention to tonifying the kidney; the combinations of Hegu(LI 4) and Taichong(LR 3), Fengmen(BL 12) and Fengshi(GB 31) are adopted; combined with the back-shu points and the governor vessel acupoints, professor WU emphasizes "harmonizing yin and yang" and "treating and nourishing the spirit".
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