April Bui Acupuncture
Memorial / Spring Branch
Chinese Medicine Terminology
Below are brief explanations of some common terms and concepts in Chinese medicine diagnosis that you would come across in a reading. Although Chinese medicine concept can be abstract, this helps you to understand better the discussion on this page.
Chinese Medicine Diagnosis:
According to Chinese medicine chronic fatigue, dizziness, fainting, and narcolepsy are primarily qi, blood, and yang deficiency problems, due to one or more of the following deficiencies in the body. In some cases blood stagnation can be a primary cause which obstructs blood flow from going up to the head thus result in dizziness and/or fainting.
• Qi deficiency of spleen, kidney
• Blood deficiency (especially dizziness)
• Yang deficiency of spleen and kidney (especially narcolepsy)
• Qi and/or blood stagnation
In treating chronic fatigue, dizziness, fainting, and narcolepsy, we use acupuncture and herbs to achieve these healing effects:
• Nourish and strengthen spleen qi and kidney qi.
• Build blood.
• Nourish spleen and kidney yang.
• Regulate qi and blood flow especially upwards to the head.
• Disperse qi and/or blood stagnation.
The course of treatment comprises of six weekly sessions and must continue with a maintenance program.