An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture

An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture
Author: Mike Cummings,Jacqueline Filshie
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-08
ISBN 10: 9780702073182
ISBN 13: 0702073180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture Book Review:

Now in its 2nd edition, An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture provides a broad evidence-based approach to acupuncture when used as part of modern medicine. Illustrated throughout it gives the practitioner an essential guide for deciding where and how to treat conditions with acupuncture, and how to avoid known risks associated with it. Ultimately it provides the practitioner with a tool to develop safe and effective practice. For this edition the text has been revised, updated and extensively re-written. A new chapter brings together the understanding of how pain is recognised by the nervous system, and how acupuncture can influence these pathways. This is followed by six chapters providing detailed explanations of the effects and mechanisms of acupuncture, organised according to three recognised treatment approaches - needling to produce local changes, to generate effects at the level of the spinal segment, and to modify the overall function of the nervous system. ?The chapters on the evidence from research have been also updated.

An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture

An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture
Author: Adrian White,Mike Cummings,Jacqueline Filshie
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2018-04-18
ISBN 10: 0702075116
ISBN 13: 9780702075117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture Book Review:

Now in its 2nd edition, An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture provides a broad evidence-based approach to acupuncture when used as part of modern medicine. Illustrated throughout it gives the practitioner an essential guide for deciding where and how to treat conditions with acupuncture, and how to avoid known risks associated with it. Ultimately it provides the practitioner with a tool to develop safe and effective practice. For this edition the text has been revised, updated and extensively re-written. A new chapter brings together the understanding of how pain is recognised by the nervous system, and how acupuncture can influence these pathways. This is followed by six chapters providing detailed explanations of the effects and mechanisms of acupuncture, organised according to three recognised treatment approaches – needling to produce local changes, to generate effects at the level of the spinal segment, and to modify the overall function of the nervous system. The chapters on the evidence from research have been also updated. An explanation of the various mechanisms of acupuncture linked to how they can best be activated by needling. Learn the principles of treatment rather than any 'cook-book' approach. Clear and objective discussion of the evidence for the effectiveness and the risks of acupuncture. Thorough and detailed description of all aspects of clinical practice. Reference section for quickly reminding the practitioner of the best approach to treating many problems.

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Author: Adrian White,Jacqueline Filshie,Mike Cummings, MB ChB DipMedAc
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2018-08
ISBN 10: 9780702075131
ISBN 13: 0702075132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture Elsevier eBook on VitalSource Retail Access Card Book Review:

Now in its 2nd edition, An Introduction to Western Medical Acupuncture provides a broad evidence-based approach to acupuncture when used as part of modern medicine. Illustrated throughout it gives the practitioner an essential guide for deciding where and how to treat conditions with acupuncture, and how to avoid known risks associated with it. Ultimately it provides the practitioner with a tool to develop safe and effective practice. For this edition the text has been revised, updated and extensively re-written. A new chapter brings together the understanding of how pain is recognised by the nervous system, and how acupuncture can influence these pathways. This is followed by six chapters providing detailed explanations of the effects and mechanisms of acupuncture, organised according to three recognised treatment approaches - needling to produce local changes, to generate effects at the level of the spinal segment, and to modify the overall function of the nervous system. ?The chapters on the evidence from research have been also updated. An explanation of the various mechanisms of acupuncture linked to how they can best be activated by needling. Learn the principles of treatment rather than any 'cook-book' approach. Clear and objective discussion of the evidence for the effectiveness and the risks of acupuncture. Thorough and detailed description of all aspects of clinical practice. Reference section for quickly reminding the practitioner of the best approach to treating many problems.

Medical Acupuncture

Medical Acupuncture
Author: Jacqueline Filshie,Adrian White,Mike Cummings
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 734
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN 10: 0702068551
ISBN 13: 9780702068553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Acupuncture Book Review:

Comprehensively revised and expanded with vital new content, the second edition of Medical Acupuncture continues to explore the realistic integration of acupuncture into conventional medicine. Advocating the Western medical acupuncture approach (WMA), this science-based compendium provides the trained practitioner with all the latest research on the effectiveness of WMA and its associated mechanisms, techniques, clinical practice and evidence. Medical Acupuncture demonstrates a variety of needling techniques and clinical applications within the context of WMA and its evolution from traditional Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology alongside the principles of evidence-based medicine. Split into seven sections the book begins by establishing the roots of WMA in the Introduction and then progresses on to describe the mechanisms of action in Section 2, including peripheral components of stimulation and evidence from neuroimaging. Sections 3 and 4 cover clinical approaches (eg, superficial needling, electroacupuncture, safety of acupuncture) and techniques related to acupuncture (TENS, laser therapy). Section 5 takes a closer look at the difficulties faced by trials and reviews while Section 6 goes on to showcase 21 clinical uses of WMA, ranging from chronic pain, mental health, obstetrics and primary care to sports medicine, respiratory conditions and neurology. The final reference section contains dermatome/myotome maps, meridian/channel charts and standard international nomenclature. Comprehensive coverage of the scientific evidence and clinical application of acupuncture in medicine Balances the genuine benefits of acupuncture against unfounded claims Presents a wide range of treatable conditions from psychiatry and palliative care through to the pain clinic and veterinary medicine Clinical points boxes highlight key knowledge and learning Illustrated with over 130 drawings and photographs Content restructure and overhaul with contributions from over 40 world leading experts Individual chapters on the use of acupuncture for a wide range of medical conditions including gynaecology and infertility, cancer and palliative care, drug dependence, obesity, sports medicine, dentistry and veterinary practice Updated with the latest scientific evidence Expanded information on neuroanatomical and neurophysiological considerations in relation to the mechanisms of acupuncture

Clinical Introduction to Medical Acupuncture

Clinical Introduction to Medical Acupuncture
Author: Steven K.H. Aung,William Pai-Dei Chen
Publsiher: Thieme
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 1604066288
ISBN 13: 9781604066289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Introduction to Medical Acupuncture Book Review:

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.

Acupuncture Anatomy

Acupuncture Anatomy
Author: Chang Sok Suh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 890
Release: 2015-10-28
ISBN 10: 148225901X
ISBN 13: 9781482259018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acupuncture Anatomy Book Review:

Acupuncture Anatomy: Regional Micro-Anatomy and Systemic Acupuncture Networks integrates Western and Eastern medicine, providing a scientific foundation to acupuncture. By correlating detailed anatomical information with specific acupuncture points, the book opens a window into understanding the physiological basis of acupuncture medicine. Each acupuncture point is described in terms of musculature, vasculature, and innervation. Special consideration is also given to the position of organs, muscles, nerves, arteries, and veins with respect to the acupuncture point. A separate section is devoted to cross sections of the human body. The book is divided into four major parts. The first part discusses the underlying principles of traditional Oriental medicine and acupuncture. The second covers the pathophysiology of the organ systems. The third reviews various disease etiologies and the last part presents common diseases that are effectively treated through acupuncture. Written by an author with degrees in both Western and Eastern medicine, the book’s bulleted format and numerous illustrations make it easy to read and understand. It is a valuable companion for those wanting to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western medicine, as it relates to acupuncture.

Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats

Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats
Author: Christina Matern
Publsiher: Thieme
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-12-14
ISBN 10: 3131645113
ISBN 13: 9783131645111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats Book Review:

Skillfully integrating traditional concepts of Chinese medicine with clinical experience and modern scientific research, Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats brings together all current information in one convenient book. Its atlas-style format, highlighted by hundreds of full-color photographs and supporting text, makes it ideal as a quick, user-friendly reference in the clinic or training program. Special Features: An easy-to-use, double-page spread designed for fast retrieval of information--on the left, concise text describes the effects, indications, localization, technique, and depth of insertion for each acupuncture point; on the right, high-quality photographs demonstrate all concepts Bones and muscles have been precisely drawn into each photograph, a valuable tool for localization of points A comprehensive discussion of all acupuncture points in all channels ensures that you have full mastery of the field A complete introduction to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), channel systems, TCM diagnostics, point selection, and point categories (such as Ting or Luo points) provide a strong foundation in the concepts of veterinary TCM The only book to focus solely on acupuncture for small animals, this handy, pocket-size atlas is unique in the field. It offers a wealth of practical knowledge and a pictorial reference for veterinarians, animal acupuncturists, students, and trainees whose goal is to provide the highest level of treatment to the animals in their care.

The Spark in the Machine

The Spark in the Machine
Author: Daniel Keown
Publsiher: Singing Dragon
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-03-20
ISBN 10: 0857011545
ISBN 13: 9780857011541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spark in the Machine Book Review:

Why can salamanders grow new legs, and young children grow new finger tips, but adult humans can't regenerate? What is the electricity that flows through the human body? Is it the same thing that the Chinese call Qi? If so, what does Chinese medicine know, that western medicine ignores? Dan Keown's highly accessible, witty, and original book shows how western medicine validates the theories of Chinese medicine, and how Chinese medicine explains the mysteries of the body that western medicine largely ignores. He explains the generative force of embryology, how the hearts of two people in love (or in scientific terms `quantum entanglement') truly beat as one, how a cheating heart is also an ill heart (which is why men are twice as likely to die of a sudden heart attack with their mistress than with their wife), how neural crest cells determine our lifespan, and why Proust's madeleines evoked the memories they did. The book shows how the theories of western and Chinese medicine support each other, and how the integrated theory enlarges our understanding of how bodies work on every level. Full of good stories and surprising details, Dan Keown's book is essential reading for anyone who has ever wanted to know how the body really works.

Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management

Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management
Author: Yun-tao Ma,Mila Ma,Zang Hee Cho
Publsiher: Churchill Livingstone
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015060782052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management Book Review:

Blending science and practice, this unique text and clinical manual simplifies acupuncture treatment for pain management and trauma rehabilitation for integration with conventional medical care.

Pocket Atlas of Acupuncture and Trigger Points

Pocket Atlas of Acupuncture and Trigger Points
Author: Hans-Ulrich Hecker,Angelika Steveling,Elmar T. Peuker
Publsiher: Thieme
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2017-12-13
ISBN 10: 3132416029
ISBN 13: 9783132416024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pocket Atlas of Acupuncture and Trigger Points Book Review:

This concise pocket-sized acupuncture guide is what professionals have been asking for! It is the first pocket atlas to cover all the major body and ear acupuncture points, including extensive coverage of the trigger points. Detailed descriptions of the localization, needling depth, indications, and functions of each point are provided. The different schools of ear acupuncture (e.g., Chinese vs. Nogier), often a source of confusion for practitioners, are presented side by side, usually in full-page illustrations, enhancing this book's usefulness as a daily reference guide. The presentation of three acupuncture therapy systems follows a clear didactic concept: All points are shown in text and image, and the localization of the points is aided by means of anatomic drawings and photographs. Coming from diverse specialties, the authors provide you with the most complete, useful, and accurate information available. Acupuncture points are described using the "visual-didactic processing system," which is rapidly gaining praise and recognition for its easy-to-use format. The clearly written text is augmented by high-quality color images. Hecker's Pocket Atlas of Acupuncture and Trigger Points is ideal as a quick reference in your daily practice or as an exam preparation guide. This wealth of information makes it invaluable to experienced practitioners and to novices alike.

Essentials of Western Veterinary Acupuncture

Essentials of Western Veterinary Acupuncture
Author: Samantha Lindley,Mike Cummings
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 1405172312
ISBN 13: 9781405172318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Western Veterinary Acupuncture Book Review:

The field of pain research is rapidly expanding in both human and veterinary medicine, and has helped increase our understanding of acupuncture. However, many are still highly sceptical about the use of acupuncture and prefer for it to remain far from orthodox veterinary practice. This book seeks to challenge common misgivings by showing how veterinary acupuncture works (for small and large animals), and why it should be established as an orthodox form of treatment. Written from a Western approach, rather than a traditional Chinese Medicine approach, it explains the background and history of acupuncture and includes key information on safety aspects, understanding pain and how acupuncture can help, practical aspects such as types of needles and methods of restraint, and related techniques. Not intended as a techniques manual, this book is a preparatory text for those considering taking an acupuncture course and those wishing to gain a solid understanding of the subject.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture
Author: Shanghai Zhong yi xue yuan
Publsiher: Editora Roca
Total Pages: 741
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015042926363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acupuncture Book Review:

Authoritative work. Descriptions of more than 1,000 acupuncture points, discussion of techniques etc. 741 p. B/W illus.

Basics of Acupuncture

Basics of Acupuncture
Author: Gabriel Stux,Bruce Pomeranz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN 10: 3642514332
ISBN 13: 9783642514333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basics of Acupuncture Book Review:

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).

Integrative Medicine for Children

Integrative Medicine for Children
Author: May Loo
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1416022996
ISBN 13: 9781416022992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Medicine for Children Book Review:

"Fifty-five common pediatric conditions are comprehensively discussed, with diagnostic and evidence-based treatment information, followed by authoritative information on the major CAM therapies available for treatment of the condition. Whenever possible, an integrative approach that combines conventional and alternative approaches is presented."--BOOK JACKET.

Dry Needling for Manual Therapists

Dry Needling for Manual Therapists
Author: Giles Gyer,Jimmy Michael,Ben Tolson
Publsiher: Singing Dragon
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN 10: 0857012029
ISBN 13: 9780857012029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dry Needling for Manual Therapists Book Review:

Designed to be a go-to reference for assessment and treatment planning in the clinic, this is a clear and concise handbook for students and practitioners of dry needling, or medical acupuncture. It includes: · Comprehensive medical illustrations demonstrating trigger point locations and associated pain referral patterns · Easy-to-follow instructions and photographs demonstrating musculoskeletal dry needling points and electroacupuncture techniques · Dedicated section on the acupuncture treatment of tendinopathy · Vital information on palpation and correct needling techniques · Practical guidance on best practice, safety and treatment planning · Overviews of the history and key principles of Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture · Up-to-date research on the effect of acupuncture in the treatment of MSK conditions, myofascial pain, trigger points (MTrPS), fascia and pain. The book will be an essential aid for osteopaths, physiotherapists, sports rehabilitators, chiropractors, massage therapists, as well as traditional acupuncturists wishing to understand a Western approach on acupuncture. Other health professionals incorporating, or looking to incorporate dry needling into their treatment programme, will also find this book an invaluable resource.

Contemporary Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Contemporary Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Author: Claire Monod Cassidy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015053755701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Book Review:

Organised by speciality area for quick reference to relevant information, this book presents numerous ways in which Chinese traditional medicine and acupuncture can be incorporated into Western medical practice.

Reflections of the Moon on Water

Reflections of the Moon on Water
Author: Xiaolan Zhao
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-08-20
ISBN 10: 0307373789
ISBN 13: 9780307373786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflections of the Moon on Water Book Review:

One of Canada’s most trusted and beloved health practitioners introduces Western women to the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine and the time-tested practices that have helped optimize physical and emotional health for centuries. Since establishing her practice in Canada twelve years ago, Dr. Xiaolan Zhao has treated thousands of women suffering from fatigue, PMS, infertility, depression, menopausal symptoms and other gynecological disorders — health problems that are all too common in the West but less so in China, where traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been an integral part of women’s lives for thousands of years. As a physician originally trained in Western medicine who later took up the practice of TCM, Dr. Zhao has seen how effective the Chinese approach is for her patients, and she’d like to see more Canadian women incorporating its wisdom and practices in their own lives, as a complement to their regular health care. In Reflections of the Moon on Water, she explains the unique philosophy behind the healing tradition, a way of thinking that is liberating and empowering for women. Sharing stories from her own life and the lives of her patients, Dr. Zhao shows that we have nothing to reject about our feminine selves, and explains how we can develop new relationships with our bodies and our emotions. There is so much every woman can do in terms of ongoing and preventative self-care to improve her health and vitality and prevent illness. By making simple changes in diet, exercise routine, sex life and the way we deal with stress and our emotions, we can profoundly improve our health now and into the future. "Many Westerners think Chinese medicine sounds too complicated or too esoteric. They find discussions of yin and yang, or the life energy known as qi intimidating. In fact, Chinese medicine is very simple and accessible. Many of the herbs we use are ordinary ones. Sometimes, I might treat a patient’s sinus condition with eucalyptus or other familiar herbs, and she’ll say, "Oh that smells just like what my grandmother used to give me." So much of Chinese medicine is based on intuition and common sense. Although the history behind TCM is 5,000 years old — 4,500 years older than our scientific traditions — it is knowledge open to anyone." —excerpt from Reflections of the Moon on Water

Getting to Know You

Getting to Know You
Author: Joseph Helms, M.D.
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2007-09-11
ISBN 10: 9781572507128
ISBN 13: 1572507128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting to Know You Book Review:

Medical acupuncture stands out among the alternative health modalities for ease of use, cost-effectiveness, and applicability to a wide range of conditions. In Getting to Know You, Dr. Joe Helms uses down-to-earth language to help readers make the best use of this treatment. He clearly identifies what sorts of problems respond best to medical acupuncture and distinguishes between constitutional characteristics and early indicators of health conditions. Getting to Know You features real-world patient cases in medical acupuncture and promotes applied learning throughout, inviting readers to identify traits and symptoms they see in themselves. To this end, Dr. Helms provides a list of questions to clarify the reader’s dominant type. For each type, guidelines are presented with common-sense changes to promote optimal health. The book conveys a wealth of complex medical information in simple terms, including elusive classical acupuncture models such as the circulation of energy and the five phases of treatment. A useful appendix further highlights acupuncture’s benefits, while a reference list makes it easy to find practitioners in the U.S.

The Web That Has No Weaver

The Web That Has No Weaver
Author: Ted J. Kaptchuk
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2000-05-02
ISBN 10: 007150740X
ISBN 13: 9780071507400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Web That Has No Weaver Book Review:

The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese alternative medicine. This accessible and invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in synthesizing Wester and Eastern healing practices. This revised edition is the product of years of further reflection on ancient Chinese sources and active involvement in cutting-edge scientific research.

Clinical Acupuncture

Clinical Acupuncture
Author: Gabriel Stux,Richard Hammerschlag
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN 10: 3642567320
ISBN 13: 9783642567322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Acupuncture Book Review:

Acupuncture is rapidly moving out of the arena of "alternative" medicine, in large part because it is grounded more firmly than other alternative treatments in research. This book provides readers with the up-to-date information on the clinical bases of acupuncture.