March 2020

March 2020

The Office: How to treat Sinus and Lung Problems with DNA

  • Pulse Location for all Sinus Problems
    • Right Cun Pulse
  • Pathogens for Sinus Problems
    • Wind-Cold, Wind-Heat, Phlegm Cold, Phlegm Heat, Toxic Heat (Excess Fire), Blood Stasis
  • Pulses for Sinus Problems
    • Wind Cold: Superficial, extremely thin, wiry. (Cheeks and nose are cold to the touch.)
    • Wind-Heat: Superficial, a little thicker, wiry, a little stronger jump. (Cheeks and nose are warm to the touch.)
    • Phlegm Cold: deeper, wiry, thin, tight (It will be in the middle and deep level.)
    • Phlegm Heat: convex, thicker, stronger, and even more jump at the middle or deep depth.
    • Toxic Heat: convex, superficial, middle or deep (or all 3 depth, if heat is really strong). This is excess heat.
    • Blood Stasis: blocked pulse.
  • DNA Treatments for discomfort/pain in 3 sinus locations
    • Above the Eyes
      • It’s a Shao Yang problem, Medial Medial (MM) associated with GB.
      • DNA: SJ4, GB40 (bilateral), SJ 3, GB41 (bilateral).
    • Eyes
      • It’s a Jue Yin problem, Medial Medial (MM) associated with LV and SP
      • DNA: P7, LV 8 (bilateral), P8, SP3 (bilateral).
      • (MM at the foot is the spleen JingJin and MM at the knee is the liver JingJin.)
    • Below Eyes
      • It’s a Yang Ming problem, Anterior Lateral (AL) associated with LI.
      • DNA: LI5, ST 41, LI3, ST36 (all bilateral)
  • Magic Point
    • This method comes from Dr. Yamamoto, a Japanese acupuncturist. It works well and is a great addition to the DNA method.
    • It clears the sinuses very well.
    • Use bilateral.
      • Needling method with 1 ½ inch needle:
      • Imagine a line from medial end of the eyebrow to the hairline.
      • Divide that line into thirds.
      • Start 1/3 down from the hairline.
      • Thread the needle underneath the skin, downwards toward the eyebrow.
      • Needle/thread to about the halfway point of the imaginary line.
  • Pulse location for Lung Problems
    • Right Yang Wei Pulse
    • Right Yang Wei Pulse also has 5 levels like the other pulses: skin, superficial, middle, deep and all the way to the bone. (The distance from the skin level to the bone will be shorter at the Yang Wei location than the Cun location.)
  • Pathogens for Lung Problems
    • Phlegm Cold, Phlegm Heat, Phlegm Fire, Blood Stasis
  • Pulses for Lung Problems
    • Phlegm Cold: very thin, tight, wiry at the superficial or middle level.
    • Phlegm Heat: thicker, wiry at the superficial or middle level.
    • Phlegm Fire: convex, pounding
    • Blood Stasis: blocked pulse
  • DNA Treatment
    • It’s a Tai Yin problem, Anterior Medial (AM), associated with the Lung and the Spleen.
    • DNA treatment targets the Lung and the Diaphragm.
    • DNA: LU 9, SP9 (bilateral), LU5 (bilateral).
    • Note: LU5 opens the lungs and affects the diaphragm. The diaphragm supports the lungs in the breathing process. To increase stimulation, use 2 needles when needling LU5.

The Office: Viruses Attacking the Lung

  • Treatment of Viral disorders once they have entered the Lung:
    • Pulse: Right Yang Wei
  • Wind-Cold Pathogen
    • Right Yang Wei pulse: Very thin and a little tight. It can be either one or a combination. This pulse is an indication of cold attacking the Lung.
    • It can be an exterior wind-cold pathogen and an interior cold phlegm disorder.
    • The formula for Cold pathogen in the Lung:
      • Dun Sou San (thin and tight pulse)
      • Or Xiao Qing Long Tang (thin, tight and deep pulse)
    • If there is exterior Wind-Cold (runny nose) add:
      • Ge Gen Tang
    • For cough add:
      • Zi Wan
      • Bai Bu
    • Antiviral additions:
      • Jin Yin Hua
      • Ban Lan Gen
    • If the pulse is thin and weak add
      • Yu Ping Feng San
    • In the US we don’t see this condition very often. You might see it more in China. In the US you will see more inflammatory problems when it comes to Lung issues.
  • Hot Dry Pathogen
    • Right Yang Wei pulse: High convex pounding pulse.
    • Herbs have to cool and moisten the Lung.
      • Ning Sou San – 40 or 50
      • Or Qing Fei Tang – 40 or 50
      • Either one of these formulas or a combination will work well.
    • For unproductive (?) cough add:
      • Chuan Bei Mu -15
      • Gua Lou Ren – 15
      • Sang Bei Mu (not as moistening)
      • Bob used to add Xing Ren, which is moistening but also warming. That’s why he does not use it anymore for hot dry lung conditions.
    • Antiviral additions:
      • Jin Yin Hua – 10 to 15
      • Ban Lan Gen – 10 to 15
      • Xia Ku Cao – 10 to 15
    • For sore throat add:
      • Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin
    • For deep trapped phlegm add:
      • Ting Li Zi – 20
      • Even though Ting Li Zi is a little drying, it is cool. It is ok that it is a little drying because you have the Ning Sou San and Qing Fei Tang have moist properties.
  • Hot Phlegm Pathogen
    • Right Yang Wei pulse: deep and pounding:
      • Lung PH (PH stands for Phlegm Heat)
        • This is one of the Proprietary Formulas. It is listed on Doane.us. The ingredients are:
          • Jin Yin Hua
          • Lu Gen
          • Shi Gao
          • Dong Gua Zi
          • Lian Qiao
          • Yi Yi Ren
          • Gan Cao
          • Tao Ren
    • For deep trapped phlegm add:
      • Ting Li Zi
      • Yu Xing Cao
    • Antiviral additions:
      • Ban Lan Gen
      • Xia Ku Cao
    • For Heat in the Lung you can also use:
      • Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang
      • It is not as sophisticated as Lung PH, but it can be used if Lung PH is not available.
    • If there is an Exterior Heat along with a hot lung problem, add:
      • Sang Ju Yin (moistening)
  • All these formulas and additions are used to prevent a Lung pathogen from getting serious.