The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acupuncture & Acupressure

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Penguin, Aug 9, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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You're no idiot, of course. You know that for centuries, acupuncture and acupressure have been among the most effective alternative medical treatments available. Now you've decided to try one of them, but before you volunteer to be a human pincushion, you have just a few questions.

So let's get to the point! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acupuncture and Acupressure' offers a comprehensive look at these effective solutions in their various forms and functions. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get:

-An introduction to the tools of the trade, including needles, magnets and exercise.
-The lowdown on what to expect at your first treatment, and how to relax and enjoy it.
-Treatments for everything from acne to menopause.
-Words of wisdom, plus warnings and definitions to make the acu-path easy to follow.

 

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Contents

From Mystery to Miracles
1
What Are Acupuncture and Acupressure and How Do They Work?
3
What Are Acupuncture and Acupressure?
4
Mini but Mighty
5
Finding Your Points Come Out Come Out Wherever You Are
6
Let Your Fingers Do the Walking
7
Whats the Buzz All About?
8
Different Yet the Same
9
The Bubble That Just Wont Burst
134
Rub a Dub Dub
135
Silence Is Golden
137
Oriental Medicines Answer to Asthma
138
Squirts for the Squirts
139
Awful Dophilus and More
140
The Fear Not to Hear
141
Stopping the Drama
142

Healthcare Versus SelfCare
10
What to Expect on Your First Visit Does It Hurt?
11
Mirror Mirror on the Wall
12
Feel the Beat
13
The Hidden Arts
14
Pass the Perfume
15
The Bounty of the Belly
16
Is This Safe?
17
Relax and Enjoy
18
The Origins of Oriental Medicine
21
Choices Choices and More Choices
22
Shiatsu
23
Foot Geology
24
Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM
25
Japanese Acupuncture
26
Acupressure Fingers Hands and a Whole Lot More
29
Fingers and PalmsHold On
30
Please Tread on Me
31
Pressure on the Point How Hard Do You Push?
32
Common Acupressure Techniques Shake Rattle and Roll
33
Acupuncture Tools of the Trade
37
When Size Does Matter
38
Needle Knowledge
39
Moxibustion A Real WarmUp
41
Trying to Horn In
42
Movin Movin Movin
43
Medical Qi Gong Its a Bird Its a Crane Its You
44
Whats the Attraction?
45
The Healing Power of Food
46
Herbal Medicine Plants Plus
47
How You Get Sick The Good the Bad and the Ugly
51
Building Blocks of Health
53
Too Much Too Fast
54
Follow the Yellow Brick Road
55
Stop the Pain Drain
57
Pain from the Neck Up
59
Serious Sinus Relief
60
Pressure Points to Take the Ache Out
61
Page the Tooth Fairy
62
Gentle Dental AcuPoints
63
Release the Weight of the World
64
Tired of Being Sick and Tired
65
Render Tender Points Painless
66
Keeping Pain at Arms Length
69
The Cursa the Bursa
70
Move It or Lose It
71
The Match Points
72
The Mouse That Made You Roar
74
Acupuncture on the Scene
75
Speakin of the Creakin
77
Oriental Aids for Arthritis
78
Pain Below the Belt
81
Oh My Aching Back
82
The Nerve of It
86
Whats the Deal with Your Kneel?
87
Capping Off Knee Pain
88
A Step in the Right Direction
89
Injuries Taking the Ouch out of the Oops
93
End the Backlash of Whiplash
94
Stop Pain from Falling Through the Cracks
97
Sports No Guts No Glory
98
Beyond the Job Description
100
Nervous About Nerve Pain?
103
For a Winning Smile
104
A Nervous Situation
106
Not Just on Your Roof
107
Are You at Risk?
108
The Oriental View
109
Facing Your Pain
110
Respiration Perspiration and Menstruation
113
Respiration A Breath of Fresh Air
115
Put a Close to the Runny Nose
116
Ease the Wheeze
118
Quit the Cough
120
Nutrients to Neutralize Mucus
121
Colds Nosing Around for Better Health
123
Oriental Medicine Calms the Cold
124
Expectorating to Feel Better
125
Breathe a Sign of Relief
126
Inflammation in a Hidden Station
127
AcuPros Clear Your Nose
128
Childhood Conditions Pass the Owners Manual
133
Vomiting of Milk
144
Cancer A Ray of Hope
147
The Conventional View
148
Improving Your Quality of Life
149
Pain Pain Go Away
150
Acupressure and Reflexology
151
Chinese Herbal Medicine
152
Birthing Baby
155
Improving the Odds with Oriental Medicine
156
AcuPoints to Clear the Way
157
Easy to Be Queasy
158
The Joy of Giving
160
Bounce Back from Giving Birth
162
Part with Postpartum Depression
163
The Disappointment Down Under
165
The PMS Diet
166
Dissing Dysmenorrhea
167
The Hormonal Hostage
169
Press AcuPoints to Pause Your Menopause
170
Silent Sufferers
173
Female Frustrations
175
Could This Be You?
176
AcuPoints Plus
177
Double Trouble
179
Say Goodbye to UTI
181
Concerning Your Burning
182
Gastrointestinal Conditions A Glitch in Your Gut
185
A Moving Experience
186
Ready Set No Go
187
AcuPros Hasten to Relieve Constipation
188
Runs for Your Life
189
AcuPoints to Slow the Flow
190
Its Easy to Be Queasy
191
Get a Break from Your Stomachache
192
Skin The Purpose of the Surface
195
Oriental Medicine Makes the Connection
196
An Uplifting Experience
197
AcuFacelift
198
Stress Notions and Emotions
201
Burning the Candle at Both Ends
202
Had Enough? Let Go of Stress
203
Who Me?
204
AcuPros Relieve the Worry Wart
205
Leaving the Black Hole Behind
206
Are You at Risk?
207
Lifting Your Spirits with AcuPoints
208
A New Dimension in Apprehension
209
Hold Down Anxiety with Oriental Medicine
210
Driving Your Qi The Passing Middle or Breakdown Lane
213
The Sobering Facts on Alcoholism
214
Acupuncture and Addiction
215
A Helping Hand for the Immune System
216
Oriental Medicine Manages the Immune System
217
The Pressures On
218
Chronic Fatigue Syndromeor Just Plain Tired
220
Balancing Your Qi Too Much Here Not Enough There
223
Cruisin for a Snoozin
224
AcuPoints to Soothe You to Sleep
225
Better Sleep Checklist
227
The Oriental Medical Viewpoint
228
The Ring You Cant Answer
229
Motorize Your Metabolism
231
AcuPoints for Better Digestion and Food Cravings
232
The New Truth About Exercise
233
The Home Stretch
235
Expectations Am I Better Yet?
237
How AcuPoints Help
238
Hard Medicine to Swallow
239
Building a Winning Team
243
Whats Up Doc?
244
Do You Need More Help?
245
A Family Affair
246
And Then There Was You Taking Charge
249
Its All in Your Hands
250
Healthful Lifestyle Tips
251
Balance and Peace of Mind
252
Glossary
253
Further Reading
257
Insurance Coverage
261
State and National Organizations
263
Acupuncture Schools
267
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DAVID SOLLARS is a homeopathic practicioner and acupuncturist. He is a member of the National Center for Homeopathy and a graduate of The New England School of Acupuncture's Herbal Medicine Program. He has been a practicing health-care provider for more than 16 years in the Boston, Massachusetts area. He is the author of 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acupuncture and Acupressure'.

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