By Dr. Justin Morais
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© Copyright 2007, Dr. Justin Morais, Singapore
Justin Morais PhD (Alt. Med)
DCR (UK); MRSH (U.K.); MBAcC (UK) Dip in Biological Medicine (UK, USA,
Germany and Australia); Dip in Ac (Singapore, Hong Kong; China; Sri Lanka, India); Assoc. Member of the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine; and, a long time member of OIRF.
Dr. Morais presented this paper at the Fourth International Congress of Traditional Medicine held in Singapore, January 17-19, 2007.
With the introduction of modern practices, such as Electrotherapy, Ryodoraku, EAV, Bioresonance therapy, Laser-Acupuncture, Magneto- Acupuncture and so on, the face of Traditional Chinese Medicine has undergone sweeping changes during the last 30 years.
The discovery of a plethora of neurotransmitters, hormonal mechanisms and neural mechanisms, which are triggered by needling have swung the pendulum of credibility of acupuncture in one great leap forward, from a folk medicine to the sophisticated finely tuned neuro-humoral mechanism which it probably is.
The combination of acupuncture with anesthetics (Acu-esthesia) for anesthesia in surgery was initiated by Prof. Anton Jayasuriya in Sri Lanka.
The combination of acupuncture and homeopathy on the needle (homeopuncture) has brought Complementary Medicine and Traditional
Chinese Medicine to a higher level.
WHAT IS HOMEOPUNCTURE?
We can define it as the puncture of acupuncture points after dipping the needle in a specific homeopathic remedy. We can also describe Homeopuncture as a methodology by which the specific homeopathic remedy is placed directly in the tissue by first dipping an acupuncture needle in the (liquid) remedy and then puncturing at the specific acupuncture points.
In smaller doses 30C (i.e. 1/30,000 dilution) and when taken for longer periods he would develop symptoms like running nose, asthma attack, skin and nerve disturbance. According to the homeopathic law that “like cures like”, patients displaying such symptoms have been cured by Arsenic irrespective of the disease (eczema, asthma, sinusitis, etc.). Similarly we use Belladonna 30C for asthma with different symptoms, e.g. wheezing.
Homeopuncture has the following advantages:
1) Normally in homeopathy, the remedy is placed under the tongue (liquid) or swallowed as a tablet. But in homeopuncture the remedy is placed directly in the tissue. The saliva and other oral barriers are avoided (bypassed).
2) Action is direct and immediate.
3) The complementary action of acupuncture therapy helps to enhance the cure.
No two patients with headache require the same medicine. Each one's headache has its own peculiar symptoms and therefore its own remedies, e.g. headache from dental amalgam, use Mercurius solubis 30C.
One major advantage of homeopathy is its safety. While its medicines are powerful in action working with the body's own defense, their actual measurable strength is too low to give rise to the undesirable side effects that many modern drugs produce in orthodox medicine.
1) Essentials of Medical Acupuncture, Prof. P.B. Lohiy.
2) Clinical Acupuncture, Prof. Anton Jayasuriya.
3) Mystical Energy Healing, Margaret Totle-Smith.
4) Electro Acupuncture According to Voll, Dr. R. Voll.
5) Understanding Acupuncture, Dr. Sam Batlivala
6) Practical Approach to Acupuncture, Dr. P. Bowankav.
7) Modern Techniques of Acupuncture, Dr. Julian Kenyon.
8) Homeopathy Keynotes, Prof. Anton Jayasuriya.
9) Homeopathic Treatment of Sports Injuries, L. Morgan.
10) Sports and Exercise Injuries, Steven Subotnick.
11) Ryodoraku Acupuncture, Dr. Y. Nakatani & K. Yamashita.
12) Homeopathy Therapeutics, Prof. Anton Jayasuriya.
Five Frequently Used Distal Points in Homeopuncture
Lu7 - Lique - head/neck, lung, cervical and thoracic spine
LI4 - Hegu - headache, analgesic point
P6 - Neiguan - abdomen, tonification point
Sp6 - Sanyinjao - low backache, genitourinary disorders
UB40 - Weizhong - pelvic disorders, tonification point
Acupuncture Points Homeopathic Remedies
Du20, Ex6 - Sishenchong
Temporal Aconitum napellus
Parietal Arsenicum album
Occipital Bryonia alba
Du20, Lu6 Arsenicum album
P6, UB12 Borax
Ren6 Qihai Gelsemium
St36 Zusanli Sempervirens
LI11 Quchi Aurum metallicum 30C
St36 Zusanli or
Sp6 Sanyinjiao Phosphorus 30C
Soft Tissue / Muscle / Joints
LI15 Jianyu Rhustox
TB14 Jianliao Calc. Carb.
SI9 Jianzhen Bryonia
Analgesic point Gelesemium
Ah Shi points Colchicum
Ex31 Heding Arnica or
Ex32 Xiyan Ruta
St35 Dubi Swollen Joints use
UB40 Weizhong Kali. Mur.
UB11 Dashu (influential point) Belladona
Sp9 Yinlinquan (effusion) Arsenicum alb
St44 Neiting (analgesic) Apis mellific
Hamstring Quadriceps, Groin/Aductar
Ah Shi pts Rutavine