Basics of Acupuncture
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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Scientific Basis of Acupuncture
Background and Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Channels Organs and Points
Technique of Acupuncture
Electroacupuncture and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
Traditional Chinese Syndromes The Diagnosis of Chinese Medicine
Additional Methods of Treatment
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11 Quchi 14 Dazhui 20 Baihui 36 Zusanli According to traditional acupoints acupressure acupunc acupuncture analgesia acupuncture points acupuncture treatment afferents Alarm point analgesic Back Shu point blood Brain Res cell chakra Chinese medicine chronic pain cold cun lateral deficiency deficiency-type disorders disturbances dorsal drug Du20 Baihui effect of acupuncture electroacupuncture endorphins excess function gallbladder Guanyuan headache heart important distal point Indications influential point Jingmen kidney large intestine laser LI.4 Hegu Liv.3 Taichong liver Mingmen moxibustion muscle naloxone Needling method nerve patients Pe.6 Neiguan Perpendicular placebo Pomeranz pulse puncture rats Ren 4 Guanyuan Ren 6 Qihai Sanjiao serotonin sham Shenmen Showa University skin Sp.6 Sanyinjiao spinal cord spleen stimulation stomach studies symptoms syndrome Taichong Takeshige tion tonification point tonifying Traditional application traditional Chinese Transport point trigeminal neuralgia UB.23 Shenshu urinary bladder urogenital Wade-Giles Weishu Yanglingquan Yin and Yang