Clinical Introduction to Medical Acupuncture

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Thieme, 2007 - Medical - 324 pages
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This introductory text presents a systematized and in-depth clinical approach to medical acupuncture. Covering basic concepts in anatomy, physiology, and pathology, Clinical Introduction to Medical Acupuncture will give practitioners the confidence to apply acupuncture and ancillary techniques, such as needling, moxibustion, cupping and electroacupunture, to treat a wide range of acute and chronic diseases and conditions.

Features:

  • Succinct descriptions of theory and points
  • Tips on using anatomical landmarks to ensure precise point localization
  • Clinical pearls on how to apply techniques for common conditions
  • Clear illustrations and comprehensive tables that synthesize key information on indications, acupuncture points, and treatment plans, ideal for quick review and reference
  • Short self-study quizzes for each topic and a comprehensive final exam that help the practitioner identify areas requiring additional study
  • Discussion of the importance of self-care and cultivation, Qi Gong, and other techniques to enhance healing

This book will benefit not only acupuncturists and complementary medicine practitioners, but also Western medical practitioners in family medicine, physical and rehabilitation medicine, pain medicine, neurology, oncology, rheumatology, gynecology, dentistry and other specialties. Practitioners studying for certification and licensing exams in medical acupuncture will also find this book an indispensable tool.

  

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Contents

Foreword
n VIII 1
The Channels 13
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hand yang ming
27
Anatomy of the Spleen Channel foot taiyin
37
Anatomy of the Small Intestine Channel
45
Anatomy of the Bladder Channel foot taiyang
51
Anatomy of the Kidney Channel foot shao yin
57
Fertility and Infertility
254
Osteoporosis
256
Premenopause and Menopause
257
Premenstrual Tension
258
Attention Deficit Disorder ADD
259
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
260
Anxiety
261
Depression
262

Triple Burners Channel
65
Anatomy of the Liver Channel footjue yin
75
and Sedation
122
Prohibited Points Contraindications
129
and Pathogenesis
135
Inspection
141
Channels
153
and Methods
163
to the Eight Principles
171
the Theory onang Fu Organs and the Theory ofSanjiao
178
Differentiation of Syndromes According to the Theory of Channels and Collaterals
184
Bi Syndromes
187
Clinical Applications of Root and End Points and of Origin and Superior Branch Points
190
Principles and Practice of Selection of Acupuncture Points
193
Tui no or Traditional Chinese Medical Massage Therapy
197
Theory and Application of Electroacupuncture
199
The Aung Method
201
Microsystems
205
An Overview
207
Hand
209
Nose
215
Foot
218
Scalp
222
Auricular
228
Treatment of Selected Syndromes and Diseases
241
Osteoarthritis
243
Rehabilitative Treatment for Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis
244
Cancer Pain
246
Cancer Metastases to Bone
248
Bone Fracture
249
Lumbago and Sciatica
250
Headache Migraine and Ocular Pain
251
Oral and Dental Pain
252
Geriatrics and General Medicine
253
Insomnia
263
Mood Disorders
264
Drug Addiction
265
Tobacco Addiction
266
Appetite Control
267
Sexual Dysfunction
268
Trigeminal Neuralgia Tic Douloureux
270
Benign Essential Blepharospasm
271
Bells Palsy
272
Facial Tics
273
Multiple Sclerosis
274
Myasthenia Gravis
276
Parkinsons Disease
277
Phantom Limb Pain
278
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
279
Fibromyalgia
280
Thyroid Eye Disease
281
Hypertension
282
Stress
283
Dermatological Ailments Related to Emotion
284
Repetitive Stress Injuries
285
Environmental Allergies
286
Food Allergies
287
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
288
Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapeutic Modalities
293
The Vital Role of the Triple Burners
295
Food Therapy and Herbal Supplements in Traditional Chinese Medicine
297
Complementary Modalities of Wellness
301
Glossary of Acupuncture Terms
307
Chapter Quiz Answer Key
312
Suggested Readings
315
Index
317
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Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Dept. of Ophthalmology, UCLA School Medicine, Los Angeles, CA; Senior Attending Surgeon, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA; Private Practice, Long Beach and Newport Beach, CA, USA

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