Photo. Lanzhou college of T.C.M. Ebony acupuncture man, said to be 1,000 years old on display in the college museum.
Rationale and Associated Case Study Presentation
The following presentation is the continuation of a paper James Middleton presented in China several years ago. Since that time the patient referred to in the case study has continued to improve in health, his case is fascinating to follow and record. The paper in its entirety is a preparation for a future conference, it is not intended in any way as a testimonial, advertisement or any of the like. Rather, the case study seeks to support the rationale presented in the first pages, being the main thrust of this presentation. The presentation is directed towards an audience (Australia and overseas) consisting of the broad range of Chinese Medical professionals. As the diversity of TCM treatment methods vary considerably, the purpose is to illustrate the benefits of the skilful combination of the five arts of Traditional Chinese Medicine, termed Wu Da Liao Fa and the specialised methods of Wu Yi, the later emanating from knowledge gained by the ancient martial arts traditions.
This said, the paper layout defines a classical approach, and therefore becomes informative for anyone wondering, what is Traditional Chinese Medicine? And is why it is on this web site. Due to the complexity of this case, any interested reader will be able to grasp the depth of understanding/view, integral within the logical layout of; TCM Symptoms Explanation, Diagnosis and Treatment Principle, Treatment Formula, and how each mechanism of disharmony is clearly explained and dealt with. They will also gather how the western medical explanation is fully integrated to compliment the overview and as an aid for further understanding.
Also revealed is the way treatment is in no way standardised. Calling upon a vast range of tools and tactics, treatment is adjusted according to presentation. This is in keeping with the TCM principle of deciding the imperative - whether to treat prevailing symptoms or the underlying causes. Of course, ultimately both must be dealt with.
The paper is a compilation of strategies employed over many years and is condensed, it is not intended as a precise treatment record. Eg. It is extremely rare to do as much in a single treatment as might appear upon reading.