Excessive heat in lung and stomach: fever, cough, vexation thirsty, dark urine or stool with burning sensation, red tongue with yellow coating, rapid pulse. Retention of damp-heat in the interior: besides showing the above symptoms, heavy sensation of limbs, fever with hyperhidrosis, oppressed feeling in chest, yellow greasy tongue coating, soft floating and rapid pulse. Deficiency of the kidney and liver: waist pain with tiring feeling, dizziness, headache, palpitation, hyperhidrosis, red tongue with little fur, thready and weak pulse.
Deficiency of the spleen and stomach:
sallow complexion, short breathing, hyperhidrosis, lost appetite, Diarrhea, thin limbs with swelling.
Principle of treatment:
Hand and foot Yangming, Taiyin Meridian acupoints, and the acupoints in Foot Shaoyin and Jueyin Meridians are selected. Puncture with reducing method.
Jianliao (TE14) (SJ14), Quchi (LI11) He-Sea Point (Quchi (LI11) He-Sea Point), Hegu (LI4) Yuan-Source Point (Hegu (LI4) Yuan-Source Point), Yangxi (LI5) Jing-River Point (Yangxi (LI5) Jing-River Point), Zusanli (ST36) He-Sea Point (Zusanli (ST36) He-Sea Point), Liangqiu (ST34) (Liangqiu (ST34)), Jiexi (ST41) Jing-River Point (Jiexi (ST41) Jing-River Point), Biguan (ST31) (Biguan (ST31)).
Modification according to symptoms:
For lung heat, Chize (LU5)He-Sea Point (Chize (LU5)He-Sea Point), Feishu (BL13) (Feishu (BL13)) are added; for stomach heat, Neiting (ST44) Ying-Spring Point (Neiting (ST44) Ying-Spring Point), Zhongwan (CV12) Front-Mu Point of the Stomach (RN12) are added; for damp heat, Yinlingquan (SP9) He-Sea Point (Yinlingquan (SP9) He-Sea Point), Pishu (BL20) (Pishu (BL20)) are added; for deficiency of liver yin and kidney yin, Ganshu (BL18) (Ganshu (BL18)), Shenshu (BL23) (Shenshu (BL23)), Xuanzhong (GB39) Influential Point of the Marrow (Xuanzhong (GB39) Influential Point of the Marrow), Yanglingquan (GB34) He-Sea Point, Influential Point of Tendon (Yanglingquan (GB34) He-Sea Point, Influential Point of Tendon) are added; for fever, Dazhui (GV14) (DU14) is added; for hyperhidrosis, Taixi(KI3) Shu-Stream, Yuan-Source Point (Taixi(KI3) Shu-Stream, Yuan-Source Point), Yinxi (HT6) Xi-Cleft Point (Yinxi (HT6) Xi-Cleft Point) are added.
Cautions and precautions:
It is effective to treat many kinds of Wei syndrome (muscle destrophy) by acupuncture. It would be better if acupuncture combining with dirigation in early stage of sequela of poliomyelitis.
Key Words: Wei syndrome, muscle destrophy