The aim of treatment of such syndromes is to restore the normal circulation of Defensive Energy (Wei Qi, or Yang Qi) both along the channels from «Roots» to «Knot» points, and between the layers. The affected channel must be «opened», i.e. reinforced in case of Deficiency and sedated in case of Excess.
The Deficiency is caused by the lack of Defensive Energy (Wei Qi), therefore «Knot» and «Roots» points should be reinforced. When acupuncture is used, the needling should be shallow to prevent the penetration of Exogenous Factor into deeper parts of organism.
Excess is caused by the Exogenous Factor which should be dispersed in the same points.
Affection of some level is usually accompanied by symptoms of Collaterals affection, including the Extra Channels. Thus the 3 Yin Channels affection is combined with Ren Mai; while Shao Yin affection is related with the entire Yin Wei Mai; Shao Yang and Yang Ming may combine with Dai Mai, while Tai Yang is related with Yang Jiao Mai, etc.
In this case one should combine treatment of levels with treatment of exact secondary vessels.