Basics of Acupuncture

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Springer Science & Business Media, 1998 - Acupuncture - 322 pages
In 1987, our first book Acupuncture: Textbook and Atlas received rave reviews (e.g., in New England Journal of Medicine). This prompted us to write this smaller, affordable version in order to reach a wider audience. The smaller format has been so successful that we are now into our fourth revised edition. This has given us the opportunity to update and improve the book. For example, nu merous new references to scientific advances have been added. Also the section on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) was ad ded because it gives a more complete picture of the current prac tice of acupuncture. Acupuncture has come a long way since our first book in 1987. There has been a surge of interest in treating drug addictions by ear acupuncture in 450 centers world wide. The treatment of nau sea and vomiting has been so well tested (scientifically) that the FDA (USA) is considering making this the major indication for acupuncture in America. Research into its efficacy for neurologi cal and pulmonary diseases is also gaining credibility. No longer is chronic pain the only scientifically acceptable use for acupuncture (based on the endorphin mechanism).
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Scientific Basis of Acupuncture
6
Background and Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine
73
Channels Organs and Points
84
Technique of Acupuncture
198
Acupuncture Treatment
210
Electroacupuncture and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
268
Traditional Chinese Syndromes The Diagnosis of Chinese Medicine
279
Additional Methods of Treatment
293
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