An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture by Adrian WhiteAn Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture by Adrian White

An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture

byAdrian White, Mike Cummings, Jacqueline Filshie

Paperback | October 29, 2008

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This book is a clear and practical introductory guide to the practice of medical acupuncture. It describes the Western medical approach to the use of acupuncture as a therapy following orthodox diagnosis. The text covers issues of safety, different approaches to acupuncture, basic point information, clinical issues and the application of acupuncture in clinical conditions, especially in the treatment of pain.
Consultant Anaesthetist, The Royal Marsden NHS Trust, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Royaume-Uni
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Title:An Introduction to Western Medical AcupunctureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.44 × 9.69 × 0.68 inPublished:October 29, 2008Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0443071772

ISBN - 13:9780443071775

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Table of Contents

Glossary
1. Introduction

Section I Principles
2. An overview of Western medical acupuncture
3. Neurological mechanisms I: local effects
4. Neurological mechanisms II: segmental analgesia
5. Neurological mechanisms III: extrasegmental analgesia
6. Neurological mechanisms IV: central regulatory effects
7. Myofascial trigger points
8. Traditional Chinese acupuncture reinterpreted

Section II: The evidence
9. Clinical research into the effectiveness of acupuncture
10. Evidence on the safety of acupuncture

Section III: Practical aspects
11. Preparation for treatment
12. Effective needling techniques
13. Safe needling
14. Other acupuncture techniques

Section IV: Treatment manual
15. Treatment guidelines
16. Reference charts: points and innervation

References
Index