[Manipulation and comprehensive application of reinforcing-reducing methods according to numbers and directions of rotation].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2013 Sep;33(9):809-13
Authors: Xue HS, Zhang J
To trace to the source of the needling technique called “dragon and tiger warring” so as to bring its immediate effect of pain relieving into full play. Taking contents of Huangdi Neijiig (Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic), Nanjing (Classic of Questioning) and analyses of various schools in Zhenjiu Dacheng (Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion) as references, thoughts of “principles of yin-yang inter-transformation”, “yin-yang numbers of six and nine” as well as “the mysterious principles of reinforcing-reducing” in “dragon and tiger warring” technique are further studied. “Dragon and tiger warring” technique combined with “twirling reinforcing and reducing method according to clockwise or anticlockwise direction”, “qi lifting method” and “theory of nine and six circles” can communicate the meridian qi exteriorly, interiorly, upper and lower. Taking professor ZHANG Jin’s experiences on clinical application of “reinforcing and reducing according to number six and nine circles of rotation”, the cores of reducing and reinforcing methods of “dragon and tiger warring”, “back and forth method” as well as “qi lifting method” are applied comprehensively, so as to bring the immediate pain relieving effect of “dragon and tiger warring” technique into full play.
PMID: 24298773 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]