Proposal on the Method of Regulating Ascending Kidney Water and Descending Heart Fire -through pharmacopuncture technique-

수승화강(水升火降) 조절법(調節法)(수화조절법(水火調節法))에 대한 제언 -약침을 이용하여-

  • Kwon, Ki-Rok (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Oriental Medical College, Sangji University)
  • 권기록 (상지대학교 한의과대학 침구학교실)
  • Published : 2007.12.31


Objectives The purpose of this study is aimed at diagnosing and suggesting treatment plans for commonly seen clinical manifestation of heat symptom in the upper body and coldness in the lower body, also known as hot above, cold below syndrome. Methods Various reasons attribute to the presence of hot above, cold below syndrome, but mainly contributed by blockage of normal Qi flow by abnormality of heart-kidney root, spleen-stomach axis, and liver-lung axis. Diagnosing these abnormalities and timely alleviation to the healthy state is presented in the study. Results 1For heat in the upper body, Huang Lian Jie Du Tang(黃連解毒湯), CF, or JsD pharmacopuctures are injected on GB21, GB20. Qi stagnation in the thoracic area is treated with BUM injection on CV17. For impairment of transportation and transformation in the middle energizer, BUM pharmacopuncture is injected on CV12. Coldness in the lower energizer was relieved by bee venom or Sweet BV(Bee Venom free from enzymes) on CV6. Conclusion Above proposed methods of regulating water-fire were effective in treating hot above, cold below syndrome in clinical manifestations. But once the symptom subsides, treatment focused on eliminating innate cause should be rendered to achieve more successful results.


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