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1

What does the Nanjing (Classic of Difficulties) say about the Wei Vessels?

The Yang and Yin Wei Vessels link like a network around the body to absorb the overflowing Qi that cannot flow into the main meridians.

2

What does Wei translate to?

  • tie down
  • hold together
  • maintain
  • safeguard

3

What is the general function of the Yang Wei vessel?

Yang Wei ties together all of the yang meridians. It controls the Exterior of the body and governs Defensive (Wei) Qi.

4

What are the clinical applications of Yang Wei Mai?

  • EPF Wind with Shivering
  • Shaoyang Pattern
  • Painful Obstroction (Bi) Syndrome

5

What are the associations and treatments of Yang Wei Mai?

  • Headaches
  • Backaches
  • Ear Problems

6

What is the mnemonic for clinical applications plus treatments?

SHEar EBB

  • Shaoyang Pattern
  • Headaches
  • Ear problems

 

  • EPF Wind with Shivering
  • Backache
  • Bi Syndrome

7

What sort of symptoms characterize Shaoyang pattern?

Intermittent fevers and alternation of chills and fever

8

The Yang Wei Mai is effective at treating symptoms related to the Shao Yang pattern in the ___-______.

Six-Stages

9

What point prescription would you use for Shao Yang Pattern?

TE5/GB41

LI11

GV13

10

The Yang Wei Mai can be used for ______ headaches along with what other channel?

chronic

Gall Bladder channel

11

The chronic headaches may overlap with what other patterns? What types of patterns are these?

  • Liver Yang Rising
  • Liver Fire

These are full or excess patterns.

12

The Yang Wei Mai is useful for headaches which involve not only the ___ _________ channel but also other _____ meridians in the head and neck. Why is this?

Gall Bladder; Yang

The Yang Wei vessel links all the Yang channels together.

13

What point prescription would you choose for Yang Wei Mai full pattern headaches?

TE5/GB41

LI4/LR3

GB20

local points

14

The Yang Wei Mai affects the ears and can be used for ear problems. Ear symptoms as seen in which patterns may be treated using this vessel?

  • Liver Fire
  • Damp Heat in GB (discharge in ear)

15

What points would you choose for Yang Wei Mai ear problems?

TE5/GB41

TE21

SI19

GB2

TE17

16

Yang Wei Mai can be used to treat invasion of external Wind manifesting with shivering. Shivering is found in which patterns?

Wind Heat

Wind Cold

17

Yang Wei Mai can be used to treat Wind invasion especially when what other sn/sx are present?

  • the pulse is particularly Floating
  • shivering is prominent
  • there are ear symptoms such as ear ache

18

What points would you choose to treat EPF Wind with Shivering?

TE5/GB41

LI4 (substitued for GV16 from Du and Yang Qiao prescriptions)

GB20

BL12

19

What kind of back pain is Yang Wei Mai effective in treating?

Unilateral back pain and pain affecting the lateral side of the body.

20

Differentiate treatment of back pain using Yang Wei Mai vs Yang Qiao Mai.

Yang Wei Mai

  • Gall Baldder Channel primarily affected
  • Pulse is Floating

 

Yang Qiao Mai

  • Bladder channel is primarily affected
  • Pulse is Full and Wiry

21

If one has back pain and there is difficulty turning from side to side which EOV is implicated?

Dai Mai

22

If there is pain tracking down the lateral side of the body which EOV would you use?

Open with Dai Mai or Yang Wei

23

When would you use Yang Wei Mai to treat Bi Syndrome?

When the symptoms affect the lateral side of the limbs and there is pain in the side of the neck.

24

Differentiate treatment of Bi Syndrome by Yin Wei and Yang Wei.

Yin Wei

  • Generalized ache in the joints with numbness and tingling
  • No swelling or heat in joints

Yang Wei

  • Pain is on lateral side of limbs
  • Pain on lateral side of neck

25

Differentiate Bi Syndrome treatment using Yin Qiao and Yang Qiao.

 

Yin Qiao

  • Inner aspect of legs are tight and foot turns inward, lateral muscles too loose
  • Prone to tripping

 

Yang Qiao

  • EPF Wind causing spasm of muscles and sinews on lateral aspect of body and limbs
  • Lateral muscles of leg are tight and stiff, medial too relaxed

26

Differentiate Bi syndrome treatments between Yang Qiao and Yang Wie.

Yang Qiao

  • Lateral muscles are too tight, muscle spasm from EPF wind invasion
  • Medial muscles are too loose

Yang Wei

  • Pain of lateral side of limbs along with pain in side of the neck