- Atrophy Syndrome, or Wei Syndrome, refers to a group of disorders whose symptoms range from flaccidity and weakness in the sinews and muscles to diminished muscle mass. Muscular atrophy may be localized or systemic.
The lower extremities are often most affected resulting in weakness and difficulty ambulating. As the capacity for voluntary movement diminishes, unremitting Wei Syndrome progresses to a total loss of mobility of the extremities.
Atrophy syndrome is often caused by injuries to the Internal organs, especially insufficient Jing and Blood, and Yin Deficiency with Excessive Fire; therefore, symptoms pertaining to Heat or Deficiency are common.
1. Muscle flaccidity
2. Bone flaccidity
3. Tendon flaccidity
4. Vascular flaccidity
5. Skin flaccidity syndrome (Lung)
- Reducing method for heat patterns, reinforcing for deficient patterns, puncture on the affected side
Upper limbs: Huatuojiaji, LI-4, LI-11, LI-15, SJ-5
Lower limbs: Huatuojiaji, GB-30, GB-34, GB-39, SP-10, ST-31 to ST-41
- Needle the major points along the Du Mai and Ren Mai alternating between the two channels from treatment to treatment (DU-3, DU-4, DU-14, DU-16, DU-20, DU-26; REN-3, REN-4, REN-6, REN-12, REN-17, REN-23, REN-24)
- LU-7, KI-6 or KI-8
- Lower limbs: GB-34, GB-39, SP-3, ST-34, ST-36, ST-37, ST-38, ST-39, ST-40, ST-41
a. Bafeng, KI-3, SP-8, SP-10
b. GB-41, SP-6, SP-9
- Korean Sa-Am protocol - Lung tonification: Tonify LU-9, SP-3, Reduce LU-10, HT-8
- Superficial threading along the Du Mai and Ren Mai with long needles, alternating between the two channels from treatment to treatment
- Plum Blossom: needling along the Du Mai and Ren Mai , alternating between the two channels from treatment to treatment
- Moxa: along the Du Mai and Ren Mai , alternating between the two channels from treatment to treatment