Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research 36(1-2) Abstracts

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Volume 36, Numbers 1-2

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Effective Acupuncture Practice through Diagnosis Based on Distribution of Meridian Pathways & Related Syndromes

Yemeng Chen*, L.Ac., FICAE
*Ph.D. Candidate in Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
President, New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Mineola, NY, USA
Visiting Professor of Acupucture & Traditional Chinese Medicine,
International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics
Former Director of Acupuncture Clinic, Huashan Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China
Former Vice-Chair, New York States Board for Acupuncture, New York State Education Department

Xin Zheng*, MS, L.Ac.
Professor, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY, USA

Tianfang Wang, Ph.D., M.D.
Director & Professor, Department of TCM Diagnosis, School of Basic Medical Science, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China

(Correspond to Yemeng Chen, L.Ac., FICAE at New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 155 First Street, Mineola, NY 11501, USA, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

(Received January 18, 2011; Accepted with revisions March 10, 2011)

ABSTRACT: This article discusses the importance of acupuncture practice utilizing diagnosis and distribution of various meridians and connecting channels based on meridian theory.  The meridian system is considered as basic anatomy for acupuncture, so the corresponding pathways and related syndromes of different channels should play a key role in differentiation, known as meridian-related pattern differentiation.  Since this doctrine originated in ancient times and was not so well developed in later generations, many acupuncturists are not able to utilize it efficiently.  The authors survey how this doctrine was weakened during the past century, especially in acupuncture education for foreigners, and how this important method is currently being reinvigorated.  This article also lays out the ways this doctrine can be applied clinically and introduces examples of a variety of indications including some difficult cases, such as whiplash injury, intervertebral disc herniation, oculomotor nerve paralysis, and eczema, etc.

Key words: Meridian Theory; Meridian Pathways; Meridian Syndromes; Meridian-Related Pattern Differentiation; 12 Channles; Clinical Application.

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Caprylic Acid in The Effective Treatment of Intractable Medical Problems of Frequent Urination, Incontinence, Chronic Upper Respiratory Infection, Root Canalled Tooth Infection, ALS, etc., Caused By Asbestos & Mixed Infections of Candida albicans, Helicobacter pylori, & Cytomegalovirus With or Without Other Microorganisms & Mercury

Yoshiaki Omura M.D., Sc.D., F.A.C.A., F.I.C.A.E., F.R.S.M.
Director of Medical Research, Heart Disease Research Foundation; Adjunct Prof. of Family & Community Medicine, New York Medical College; President & Prof., International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics; Former Visiting Research Prof., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Manhattan College; Former "Maitre de Recherche of INSERM", National Institute of Health & Medical Research of the French Government

Brian O'Young, M.D., F.I.C.A.E.
Clinical Associate Prof., Rush Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University School of Medicine; Visiting Prof., Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China 

Marilyn Jones, M.S., D.D.S., F.I.C.A.E.
Visiting Associate Prf. of Holistic Dentistry, International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics; Director, Holistic Dental Center of Houston; Former Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Houston, Texas

Andrew Pallos, D.D.S., F.I.C.A.E.
Visiting Associate Prof. of Holistic Dentistry, International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics; Director, Orange County Holistic Dental Clinic, Laguna Niguel, California

Harsha Duvvi, M.D., MPH, F.I.C.A.E.
Assistant Prof., Dept. of Family& Community Medicine and Attending Physician of Neurology, New York Medical College; Visiting Associate Prof. of Integrative Medicine, International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics

Yasuhiro Shimotsuura, M.D., F.I.C.A.E.
Vice President, Japan Bi-Digital O-Ring Test Association (Kurume City, Fukuoka-ken, Japan); Visiting Prof., of Integrative Medicine, International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics; Director, Shimotsuura Medical Clinins, Kurume City, Japan

(Correspondence: Dr. Omura, 800 Riverside Drive (8-I), New York, NY 10032, Tel: (1)(212) 781-6262; Fax (1)(212) 923-2279; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

(Received 20 January, 2011; Accepted with Revisions April 1, 2011)

ABSTRACTS:  There are many causes of frequent urination.  Whenever water or fluids are consumed, the patient has to urinate within 10 or 20 min.  Often urinary bladder examinations and blood test show no significant abnormalities, & treatment by anti-bacterial or anti-viral agents does not improve the symptoms significantly. In intractable frequent urination with difficulty holding urine, as well as other intractable medical problems such as frequent coughing, white pus in gingival, infection of the apex of a root canalled tooth, slow-healing wounds, & ALS, the authors often found coexisting mixed infections of Candida albicans (C.A.), Helicobacter pylori (H.P.), & Cytomegalovirus (CMV) with or without additional bacterial (Chlamydia trachomatis, etc.) or viral infections & increased Asbestos, with or without Hg deposits. We often found various degrees of mixed infections with C.A., H.P., & CMV in the external sphincters of the urethra & in the Trigone of the urinary bladder which consists of 1) a horizontal, band-like area between the 2 ureter openings & 2) the funnel shaped part of the Trigone at the lower half of the urinary bladder. In the coexistence of significant amounts of C.A., H.P. & CMV, the infection cannot be reduced by otherwise effective medicines for H.P. & CMV. However, one optimal does of Diflucan, or Caprylic acid taken orally or externally applies, rapidly reduced the symptoms significantly. We found the best treatment is to give a combination of an optimal dose of Caprylic acid orally in the form of “CaprilyCare” or “Caprylic Acid,” with a capsule of Omega-3 Fish Oil as an anti-viral agent, Amoxicillin, Substance Z & a Cilantro tablet. We found that an optimal dose of Caprylic acid increases normal cell telomere (NCT) to a desirable 750 ng BDORT units while Diflucan increases NCT by only 25 ng BDORT units, & with Omega-3 fish oil, leads to a mutual cancellation of both drugs. Thus, Caprylic acid is superior to & less expensive than Diflucan, & has potential application for anti-cancer, anti-aging, anti-Alzheimer’s disease, anti-Autism, anti-infection, & general circulatory improvement.

KEYWORDS: Intractable frequent urination; Incontinence; Amyotrophoc Lacteral Sclerosis (ALS); Infection of root canalled tooth; Candida albicans; Helicobacter Pylori; Chlamydia trachomatis; Cytomegalovirus; Asbestos; Caprylic acid; Trigone of urinary bladder; External urethral sphincter; Fiflucan; Persistent coughing

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Dominic P. Lu, D.D.S.
Clinical Professor of Oral Medicine, Course Director, Selective Program in Pain and Anxiety Control School of Dental Medicine University of Pennsylvania, and President, American Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia in Dentistry

Winston I. Lu, R.Ph, Pharm. D.
Staff Pharmacist Providence Hospital El Paso, TX

Gabriel P. Lu, M.D., Ph. D.
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Director of Acupuncture Clinic Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, NY

(Correspondence: Dominic P. Lu, DDS, Tel. (610) 298-8805, FAX (610) 395-8093
(Received January 6, 2011, Accepted with revisions April 25, 2011)

ABSTRACT: Phenytoin is an anti-convulsant and anti-arrhythmic medication. Manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies with various brand names, phenytoin (PHT) is also known as Dilantain, Hydantoin or Phenytek in  Mexico; and Fenidatoin or Fenitron or other names elsewhere in the world.  Phenytoin (PHT) is especially useful for patients suffering from intractable oral and facial pain especially those who exhibit anger, stress, depression and irrational emotions commonly seen in the patients with oral and facial pain.  When used properly, Phenytoin is also an effective anxiolysis drug in addition to its therapeutic effects on pain and can be used alone or, even better, if combined with other compatible sedatives.  Phenytoin is particularly valuable when combined with acupuncture for patients with trigeminal neuralgia, glossopharyneal neuralgia, Bell’s palsy, and some other facial paralysis and pain.  It also has an advantage of keeping the patient relatively lucid after treatment.  Either PHT or acupuncture alone can benefit patients but the success of treatment outcome may be limited.  We found by combining both acupuncture and PHT with Selective Drug Uptake Enhancement by stimulating middle finger at the first segment of ventral (palmar) and lateral surfaces, as well as prescribing PHT with the dosage predetermined for each patient by Bi-Digital O-Ring Test (BDORT), the treatment outcome was much better resulted with less recurrence and intensity of pain during episodes of attack.  Patients with Bell’s palsy were most benefited by acupuncture therapy that could completely get rid of the illness.

Keywords:  Phenytoin, Dilantin, Oral sedatives, Orofacial pain, Acupuncture