With the help of colors and schemes, this two-page chart makes it easy to understand diagnostic points for equine conditions. On the first page there is a list of acupuncture points that are used as a diagnostic aid for equine conditions. Such conditions are: shoulder, carpus, fetlock, foot, hip, stifle, hock or tendon/ligament related lameness; stomach pain, possible EPM, hormone-associated syndrome or immune-mediated myofascial syndrome. On this page the points are shown in relation to the horse skeleton. On the second page the points are shown on a picture of a horse and they are grouped according to the condition they are used to diagnose. The use of colors helps to visualize which points are used to diagnose the various conditions that this chart considers.
With the help of colors and lists, this two-page chart makes it easy to understand special Command Points, Five Elements and Zang fu. On one page there is a detailed map of the Sheng and Ke Cycles, of the special Command Points with Master points, Influential and Lower He-sea points, Eight Confluent Points, Back-Shu, Mu-alarm, Luo-connecting and Xi-cleft points. On the other page there is a description of balanced and unbalanced Five Elements and Zang Fu.
In only 2 pages a clear and detailed description, function and origin of the 5 treasures: Qi, Blood, Shen, Body Fluid and Jing. More details are provided about Qi Pathology like Qi Deficiency, Qi Stagnation, Rebellious or Collapsed Qi and Qi Functions (for example Yuan Qi, Zong Qi). On the second page you will find a flow chart describing the relationship between Blood, Shen and Body Fluid, the Body Fluid and Blood Physiology and Shen Disturbance.
This two-page chart summarizes the energies and actions of food, helps you determine what to feed your Qi, Blood, Yin or Yang deficient patients, and which foods to use to resolve stagnation, drain damp and transform phlegm. Page one is about Food Energy: Yang (hot/warm), Yin (cold/cool) and Neutral. For each category there is a list of food items and their various functions and indications. The second page focuses on Food Actions and provides 7 tables with lists of food and herbs that tonify Qi, Yin, Yang or Blood, resolve stagnation, transform phlegm and drain damp.
The development of diseases from a TCVM perspective and the interrelationships between external factors, internal factors, excess and deficiency patterns are all illustrated on this colorful 2-page chart. One side demonstrates the pathology and development of disease, from the body’s normal state to and an imbalance of Yin and Yang. The other side illustrates the etiology of disease from inciting internal and external factors, ending in Excess and Deficiency patterns.