The methods used in Institute "Kundawell"
1. Qi and blood
According to Traditional Chinese medicine qi and blood have different properties and interact with each other in order to supply the organs, tissues and maintain vitalityof the body.
Qi–is frequently encountered concept in Chinese philosophy, Taoism and Traditional Chinese medicine. TCM considersqi as the main energy, structuring the human body and supporting its vital activity.
The properties of qi
In the body qi has five main functions:
1. Activating function of qi.Growth and developmentof organism, physiological activity of the internal organs, channels and collaterals.Blood circulation and distribution of fluids in the body depends on the activation function of qi. With a lack of qi, activating function of qi decreases, which can slow down the growth and development of human, the decrease of functional activity of the internal organs, channels and collaterals, the disruption of normal blood circulation, transformation and distribution of body fluids.
2. The protective function of qi. The protective function of qiin body mainly realizes with help of protective qi. It manifests itself in two ways. First, qi protects the surface of the body from the penetration of external pathogenic factors. Second, in case of penetration pathogenic qi in the body, qi fightwith it until the elimination of the disease.
3. Transformative function of qi. The “transformative action of qi” means the metabolic processes in the body, due to the impact of qi. Digested food is transformed into nutrients, which in their turn transformed into qi, blood and body fluids. Their further transformation depends on the specific physiological needs of the body. Remains of food and products, formingin the process of transformation, turns into feces, urine and sweat, which are then excrete from the body. Violation of this qi function can cause various disorders of metabolic processes in the body.
4. Warming function of qi.Qi has the properties of heat, it warms the organs, channels and collaterals, muscles and tendons, maintaining a normal body temperature, and the functional activity of organs and tissues. The movement is a source of heat, so the warming action ofqi and maintenanceof normal body temperature provides by constant movement of qi.
5. Restraining and controlling function of qi.It means the ability of qi to control and hold some liquid substances inside the body, and to prevent from prolapsus of the internal organs.
Pathological states of qi
According to TCM, many diseases arisedue to improper movement of qi in the body. The categories of pathological conditions are follows: stagnation of qi, qi blockage, abnormal elevation of qi, qi sinking.
1. Stagnation of qi.Stagnation occurs in case of derangements of the free qipatencyin some organs, tissues, channels and collaterals. Causes of qistagnation can be emotional problems, accumulation of phlegm, moisture, food, external pathogenic qi, blood stasis, and various injuries. The main manifestations of qi stagnation are bloating (spreading) and pain. It should be noted that the stagnation of qi is one of the main causes of pain syndromes.
2. Blockage of qi.Characterized by blockage of qi inside the body, that is, it can not move out. Usually occurs in case of accumulation of pathogenic qi in path of vital qicirculationor in case of high level of qi stagnation. The main manifestations of qi blockage may be a loss of consciousness and coma, with hands clenched in a fist, also seen clenching of the jaw, facial reddening, noisy breathing with moist rales. This state belongs to the syndrome of excess type.
3. Abnormal elevation of qi. The most common is abnormal elevation of lung qi, stomach and liver qi. In health state lung and stomachqiought to descend. If in case of various damages, descending function of lungand stomachare weakening, abnormal rise of qiwill arise. When abnormal lung qiascends, pulmonary cough appears. When abnormal stomach qi ascends - belching, hiccups or vomitingappears.
4. Subsidence of qi. Usually occurs when a lack of spleen qi. Normally the spleen qi should rise, providing lift nutrients. With a lack of qi, this function decreases, there is a subsidence of qi, which may be accompanied by dizziness, blurred vision, shortness of breath, weakness, abdominal distention, diarrhea, rectal prolapse, prolapse of the uterus, stomach and kidneys.
Blood - red liquid that circulates in the circulatory system, with nourishing properties. Nutrients and oxygen are transportedwith blood, are the material basis of life support for all the organs and tissues of the human body. Insufficient quantity and malfunction of it circulation leads to a pathological condition, such as insomnia, memory loss, anxiety, syncope. During such long-term conditions, body weakens and may become seriously ill.
2. Internal organs
TCMdivides the internal organs into two great classes: five solid organs and six hollow organs.
Five solid organs
The five solid organs includethe spleen, liver, heart, lungs, and kidneys. The heart is generally responsible for circulation, is responsible for the vessels, controlthe vital spirit, thinking. The liver is primarily responsible for the coherence functioning of the organs, regulates digestion, emotional state, stores blood, nourish the tendons of the body. The spleen is responsible for digestion, transport and distribution of nutrients. Lungs – air breathing organs, controlsqi in the body, helps spleen to transport nutrients and fluids. The kidneys are responsible for the genitourinary system, the ability to bear children. Jing Essence stored in the kidneys, nourish the bone, brain and spinal cord.
Six hollow organs
The six hollow organs include: small intestine, large intestine, stomach, gall bladder, bladder, triple heater. Small and large intestine is responsible for receiving digested food, absorption of nutrients and fluids, separation of liquids to "clean" (sent to the spleen) and "turbid" (go to the large intestine), for the delivery of waste to the large intestine, absorption of water, the formation and promotion of feces, removing it out. The gall bladder stores bile, which aids in digestion, and manages the psyche. The bladder stores fluids and removes urine. The concept of "three heater" include: an upper heater, middle and lower. Upper heater includes the lungs and heart, is responsible for breathing, blood circulation system, control the pores of the skin. Middle heater includes the spleen, stomach, controls digestion. Lower heater includes kidney, liver, small intestine, large intestine, urinary bladder. In this part is fulfilled the filtration and removing ofunnecessary substance and excess water. All threeparts of the heater unite and coordinate the work of five solid and five hollow organs.
Hollow and solidorgans are closely linked,they form a single organism, which carries out constant internal environment.
3. Acupuncture meridians
Thetheory of the meridians is the most important teachings of Traditional Chinese medicine, is used to explain the physiological functions and pathological changes in the human body, is used for diagnosis, treatment, and is the basis of acupuncture.
Meridian system consists of twelve main pair meridians, eight miraculousmeridians (unpaired), muscle meridians and twelve skin meridians.
The physiological function of the meridians consists in:
1. combination of surface and upper parts of the body with internal and lower parts, in binding of all hollow and solid organs;
2. providing of circulation of vital energy and blood,nutrition of the internal organs to maintain their functional activity;
3. conduct informationalimpulses and signals to the internal organs;
4. regulation of functional activity of internal organs.
4. Acupuncture points
Points– this is "vital points" or, as they call in modern science, "biologically active points" (BAP). This is a special place of entry and exit of the energy meridians, connected with internal organs. Studies have shown that these points have specific features. First, they have a low electro-skin resistance, secondly,high electric potential, and thirdly, the high temperature of the skin, and a high pain sensitivity, increased absorption of oxygen and high levels of metabolic processes.