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This blog is a collection of ruminations, translations, and personal opinions by Sabine and some guest authors. Reflecting my own personality, some posts are academic, some clinical, and some personal, some are excerpts from existing books and some may become part of future books. Please leave comments with feedback, questions, constructive criticism, and differences of opinion as long as you argue your reasons for disagreement logically. Any personal attacks, uncivil remarks, or self-promoting comments will be deleted.

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Sun Simiao's ghost points

(From: Bèi Jí Qīan Jīn Yào Fāng 備急千金要方, Volume 14 on the Small Intestine, section 5 on"Wind Insanity" 風癲 fēng dīan. It is identified there as a quotation by Biǎn Què 扁鵲.)

Intro to this section: “Withdrawal disease can manifest as deep silence or excessive reckless speaking, laughing, crying,singing, falling asleep while sitting, wanting to eat filth or excrement,running around naked or at night, manic yelling, chaotic gesturing.... For this kind of patient with withdrawal and mania, use both acupuncture and moxibustion and formulas in your treatment. Specialists in wind divination can also discern the ghost based on the wind. When the hundred evils cause illness, there are thirteen points you can needle.”

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