The Pituitary Gland - Classical Connections and Treatment
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This article aims to discuss the question, ‘Does the pituitary gland, known to modern biomedicine, have a classical Chinese medical counterpart?’ It attempts to draw together the energetic concepts found in the ancient Chinese texts with the biomedical understanding of the pituitary gland, how each informs the other and the correspondences and convergences of these two paradigms. Specific acupuncture treatment strategies for pituitary gland pathology are presented, together with case histories from the author’s clinic.
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