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Interesting questions about body points (acupuncture points), which are often found
   1. Can be seen on the tongue, the nature of the complaint? If so, how?
   2. I am wondering what the liver does psychologically!
   3. For example, if someone is impotent or frigid, what is the complaint pattern?
   4. On the pulse one should be able to identify diseases? Can you explain that?
   5. How does acupuncture work?
   6. Is acupuncture painful?
   7. Can one also treat successfully with acupressure (Point Press), Tuina etc.?
   8. Can you explain exactly what is meant by "fullness" and "emptiness"?
   9. What exactly do you mean by "yin deficiency" or "yang excess", etc.?
        Can you explain it with examples to kidney, spleen or liver?

1. Can be seen on the tongue, the nature of the complaint? If so, how?
On the tongue one can read a lot. Colour, coating, firmness state say a lot about the concerning person. The tongue is divided into areas. It has been found that people with heart burdens usually have a red tongue tip. The area for the stomach is located in the center of the tongue. If someone has a food jam, then you find a strong coating in the middle of the tongue. Or a pale tongue may indicate a weakness energy etc. It is really fascinating what exact diagnosis you can give after seeing the tongue.

2. I am wondering what the liver does psychologically!
The liver has something to do with rage, fury, compulsions (permanent hands wash, cleaning up), overplaning, perfection compulsion. One wants to be the biggest, strongest, best, however, feels overtaxed. The expectation attitude is not an easy going, the trust in the future is low, the spectrum of other possibilities is not included. Experiences are not evaluated. The future should be "forced" in a planned road, the image "makes" the reality.

Other factors include impatience, bad tempered, cramped morality, religion and belief, (also a total lack thereof), lack of determination, easy distractibility, lack of imagination, constantly changing goals and plans, resignation, easily upset, defiance and sulk , bitterness up to cynicism, depression and desire for death and and frequent therapy change.

And thus other organs (kidneys (timidity), heart (intolerance), lung (sadness), spleen (worries), small intestine, large intestine, stomach, bladder etc.) also have psychic meanings.

If you want to know more about the "soul" of the organs, you will find it in several items above in the menu.

All vital organs are discussed in detail in their psychological significance.
3. For example, if someone is impotent or frigid, what is the complaint pattern?
It depends, for example, if he has an aversion to cold, freezes easily, often has back pain, his urine is rather colorless, but he also has little enterprise, then he has a "kidney yang deficiency". Yang is an active force with the ability to move things. If it is reduced, these symptoms occur. The kidney energy is in TCM not only responsible for the renal function, but also for life force, bone marrow, back, teeth and also for the sexual power.

For what organs or organ meridians (kidney meridian, liver meridian, heart meridian, etc.) are responsible, you can learn online, for example, at the menu item "points", where each meridian is described (see "General") .
4. On the pulse one should be able to identify diseases? Can you explain that?
Yes, the pulse can actually support a diagnosis, and point to diseases of various organs. You put three fingers to the point where the pulse is felt, and then one detects pulsations. In TCM, it is mainly the point on the wrist on the thumb side.

Already if one makes some tests with a few people from ones surroundings, one is surprised by the differences with the tested people. The beating can be strong or weak, thin or full, feel like a guitar string or can just superficial knocking. Other attributes are tensed, slippery, deep, rough, slow, quick, empty, hidden, hanging or overflooding.

One can still refine the diagnosis after a longer experience and - depending on how the pulse feels different in both arms, or even in three positions of the fingers . So one can recognize the state of health of different organs like heart, liver, kidney etc.
5. How does acupuncture work?
Life energy flows through the body and is bundled in the meridians (energy meridians). The life energy can be blocked in the body at certain points, causing potentially disease. Now, however, one can stimulate or regulate the energy (Qi) at specific points on the meridians and can bring it into balance. These body points (acupuncture points) have an increased electrical sensitivity. They affect the nerves, which in turn regulate the organs, glands, muscles, etc..
6. Is acupuncture painful?
The used needles are usually very thin. People respond differently.
Some feel as good as anything.
Most note a short prickle sensation on the penetration of the needles.
And some people are very sensitive. They have with some points an increased sensitivity to pain. In these cases one handles the needles very carefully and avoids stronger movements.

In most cases, after a very short time, appears a very pleasant feeling of a very profound relaxation.
7. Can one also treat successfully with acupressure (Point Press), Tuina etc.?
You can!

I have experienced for myself how effective an acupressure (Point Press) can be. I had at the beginning, before I was involved with acupuncture, acupressure and Tuina, one day suddenly severe back and abdominal pain. At that day, I wanted to make a trip to the seaside. I could not. We tried out everything. Until my girlfriend remembered something she had read about the famous point "Large Intestine 4 (Di4)". She pressed and massaged the point between the thumb and index finger on one hand and then on the other hand, each for 1 minute. And I could hardly believe it myself. After a few minutes the excruciating pain had disappeared, and then I said to her: "Come, now we can go and make the trip!"
Since that day my interest in this subject started, and never dropped until today.

So Point Pressing works also and especially in acute cases. It's now been confirmed many times.
Of course it cannot substitute acupuncture. With complicated complaints one needs more needles simultaneously.
But you can also move the energy in the body by stimulating the body points with the fingers.

However, important for the success is, that the treated person relaxes.
It helps, if the treated person first concentrates upon his breath for a short time to relaxe and then upon the point of the treatment, also in a relaxed attitude.
And that he still remains some moments in relaxation after the treatment.
Mostly one can feel at the treated area a wholesome warmth, normally moving a bit towards the torso.

8. Can you explain exactly what is meant by "fullness" and "emptiness"?<
What is a fullness state?

1. A fullness state marks always too much, an excess.
This can be too much in Qi (energy), yang (activity), blood (blood jam, e.g., by bruise).

2. A fullness state normally is short, sudden and violent.


Inflammations of all kinds
A joint injury (sprain, strain, contusion)
acute spinal complaint (overlifting)
acute biliary
acute renal colic
Fever attack
an overreaction of an organ
an emotional overreaction
Every touch appears too much.
For example, even a massage are felt as too much,
because this can lead to even greater heat development.

Tongue: red, thick coating, there is a congestion.
Pulse: strong, wiry, slippery
Loud voice, strong
Complexion: more reddish
Urine is bright
Sleep without pajamas
Window must be open whenever possible.
Preference for cold drinks

With a cold fullness is the stage of inflammation (throat, nasal passages).
Turbid urine, nasal and lung mucus.

with headaches fullness is characterized by:
throbbing, rising and falling, internal restlessness
Migraine is a typical signal of fullness.
Energy must be derived from the head.
Liver and bile are the driving forces.
Therefore, must be intervened here reassuring, out-leading

What is an emptiness state?

1. An emptiness state marks always "not enough", a lack of energy.

This can be a lack of yin (substance strength) or also of yang (e.g., listlessness).

2. An emptiness state is normally protracted, chronic.

It are gradual increasing pains.
They are often caused by long persistent wrong habits.

Inability to let go, to relax

Energy needs to be rebuilt.

Tongue without coating
Pulse: thin, weak
Complexion: rather pale
Urine is rather murky, can often not be adequately controlled
Breathing is shallow

Voice low and rather weak
hypofunction of an organ
Lack of blood
Lack of Gewebsfllüssigkeiten
Lack of hormones
with a cold emptiness is characterized by:
runny nose, tremble, freezing, exhaustion.

With headaches emptiness marked by:
dull, persistent, constant feeling of pressure.


In emptiness you have to fill the emptiness, that is, to act toning (invigorating).
With fullness one must empty the fullness, that is, to act sedative (calming, ausleitend) .

Fullness is usually

a temporary phenomena, acute congestion of energy.
An excess of energy needs to be reduced.

Emptiness is usually

long-term weakness. It lacks energy. The substance is concerned.
You have to tonify (strengthening, invigorating) .

Empty-states often lead to a elevatation. Heat is created,
Thus despite of freezing cold sensations heat symptoms simultaneously are developed
such as night sweats, hot flashes, etc. An empty fire arises in response to the prolonged weakness.

And Fullness states have often reversed signs of weakness or cold.
Especially if they last long.

Is High blood pressure a sign of fullness or emptiness?

That's an interesting question, right?
A high blood pressure up to the 35th or 40th year is a sign of fullness.
The people are very active, strong, stand under pressure. The substance is powerfully present.
The heat rises to the head. predominantly lateral headaches are the result. High blood pressure that lasts long, leads to empty states.
The substance is weakened. A yin deficiency exists. The tongue is pale, the coatin thin.
The headaches are rather dull, dizziness may occur.
Rapid exhaustion, lack of sleep depth
During menopause there are hot flushes
The yin must be nurtured so that the complaints stop.

What treatment has to be done, that is to be seen by the pulse and tongue.
Also refer to the menu items: tables, pulse and tongue diagnosis

How excess and deficiency can be compensated by acupncture?

With fullness the needles are inserted slowly and pulled out quickly.
With emptiness the needles are inserted quickly and slowly removed.
Furthermore, toning or sedating points are used.
See the menu item "Special".

Fire points can drain out the heat.
What are fire points, to see menu items.
For example: Pe8, H8, SI5, St41, G38, B60

Water points can expel cold.br> For example: K10, B66, Lu5, H3, SI2, Sp9, St44, LV8, G43

Also you can proceed according to the mother-son principle.
In case of a too little the mother nourishes the son, in case of too much
excess energy the son can deduct energy from the mother.
This principle is used in the simplified Korean acupuncture exclusively.
There is therefore used only 60 points on the body (the Meridian 5 points)
See, for mother-son principle the menu item "elements"

How does fullness heat and emptiness heat differ?

The question to be answered in accordance with the principles described above now simply:

Excess heat is an acute, sudden state. A cold in the summer, for example,
The tongue is rather red.

Empty Heat is a prolonged weakness with recurrent occurrences of heat
For example, night sweats, hot flashes.
The tongue is rather sallow.
Are there also fullness-cold and emptiness-cold?

Fullness-cold: sudden intrusion of cold in the body (eg, lumbago)
Emptiness-cold: long-existing condition ("Frostbite")
Tongue with thick coating, pulse is rapid and strong

And at least wind-fullness and wind-emptiness?

Wind-fullness: red throat, fever, sweating, heat phenomena, much thirst, infection
Wind-emptiness: Freezing, sneezing, tremors, no thirst
Tongue coating is thin, pulse is weaker and more superficial

Treatment in case of a natal process:
Fullness: Movement is looked as very helpful.
Emptiness: too much movement of the mother is felt by her as annoying.
9. What exactly do you mean by "yin deficiency" or "yang excess", etc.?
        Can you explain it with examples to kidney, spleen or liver?
What does Yang mean practically?

Yang you can approximately translate with activity.

Someone, who has a yang deficiency, is listless, is doing little on his own, cannot propel himself, has no enthusiasm for anything, has a break down etc. This is usually a temporary condition. But there may also arise a more serious endurance of it.

The opposite case is the following: Someone is overactive. He is stripped. One activity replaces the next. Always in action. Hardly to stop. He does not come to rest. In these cases, it is called yang excess. Here you find the factor "stress". Can not give up, can not let go.

In Chinese medicine one refers to the Yang also the internal organs and their energy meridians, that run through the body.

Yang deficiency explained by an example

They say, for example: someone one spleen yang deficiency. What does that mean?

For that it must be realized, what function spleen and Spleen meridian have.
In Chinese medicine, the spleen has a greater duty cycle than in Western medicine is assumed.
Briefly, the spleen is responsible for the conversion and the transport of fluids in the body!
Someone, who has a spleen yang deficiency, the transport only works deficient. This leads to jam. Also food jams. We then speak of indigestion.
In the middle of the tongue, for example, one can then determine a dryness. Or excessive moisture.
In both cases, the transport of fluids in the body is not working correctly.
One example is the edema (fluid retention) in the body. When you press, for example, on certain points of the foot,
then it suddenly feels very soft and pliable. Water has accumulated there.
Other examples: fluorine, thin stool, emaciation, bloating, diarrhea, and nosebleeds (the spleen no longer controls the blood).
The tongue has teeth indentations on the sides, the pulse is thin, etc.
Result: The spleen should be strengthened.

And if you know what tasks the organs have, then you also know what to do with different symptoms.

Yang-excess explained by an example

For example, if someone is constantly massive upset, gets angy, always reacts defiantly, eternally remains in the opposition, tries to "force"things as he wants, then he has constantly stress.

In this case, he is in a excess position. He has too much aggressiveness, he harms himself by constant trouble

And anger is in Chinese medicine is a case of too much liver power.
In other words, one who has a liver-yang excess.
Even in the West, we say "Someone has been running a louse on the liver."
In the long term, the liver is damaged by too much stress.

The treatment must be directed in this case, to calm down. The needles or Point Press must be used at the places (points), that have a calming effect.
The technical term for this is "sedative".

And now to the Yin:

What does Yin means practically?

Yin embodies a general, rather lasting state.

Therefore, a yin deficiency means a general weakness. One becomes quickly tired and is exhausted.
And is, nevertheless, rather worried and nervous.

Yin lack explained by an example

One says, for example: Somebody has a kidney yin deiciency. What is this called, actually?

Also here one must know what far-reaching duties the kidney has.

It has not only a function of water removal, like in the western medicine, but is also responsible for quite basic areas like bone (osteoporosis), mark (brain), teeth, hair, growth, physical strength, sexual strength etc.

If, for example, hair becomes thinner with rising age, or the bones become slowly more inflexibly, or the muscles slowly become more weak etc., then that is a sign of a weakening of the kidney energy. This is a normal process.

If, however, prematurely such weakness phenomena occur, one speaks of kidney yin deiciency and means with it a physical weakness.

In these cases one treats those points which strengthen the kidney yin.

Just because kidney yin deficiency and kidney yang deficiency are very common,
we remember again one criterion, by what you can see the important difference:

In kidney yang deficiency, the urine is pale and plentiful.
When kidney yin deficiency, the urine is cloudy and rather sparse.


Yin and Yang are usually based on different single organs like heart, liver, spleen etc.
You can translate physical disabilities with:

"General weakness" (Yin deficiency)
"Lack of activity" (yang deficiency) or
"Over-activity" (yang excess stress as phenomenon)

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