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Acupuncture in the Treatment of Pain An Integrative ApproachAcupuncture in the Treatment of Pain: An Integrative Approach

Acupuncture in the Treatment of Pain is aimed at both beginners and experienced practitioners who are treating patients with painful conditions. It provides an integrative approach using conventional and traditional Chinese Medicine in the treatment of pain with acupuncture. It is especially suited for conventionally (western) trained physicians, who are interested in complementary approaches and seek a guideline to judge the potentials and limits of acupuncture in the treatment of pain.
The book consists of two parts. The first part (chapter 2-8) gives the background for both traditional Chinese concepts to pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of pain and basics of the conventional, western approach to pain treatment. The second part (chapter 9-17) gives detailed information for the integrative treatment of all common painful conditions. For every single indication, conventional and traditional Chinese treatment options (including Chinese phytotherapy) are shown and the value of acupuncture, scientific data about its efficacy, and its possible mode of action (in western-physiological terms) are discussed.

Acupuncture, Trigger Points and Musculoskeletal PainAcupuncture, Trigger Points and Musculoskeletal Pain

This new edition of this highly successful book describes how musculoskeletal pain can be simply and effectively treated by acupuncture. Building on a thorough review of the scientific evidence available, the provides a detailed and practical account of the many different forms of musculoskeletal pain and the specific ways in which acupuncture can be applied effectively to trigger points to alleviate this pain. Case studies are included to aid diagnosis and choice of treatment. * Evidence-based, up-to-date, and detailed information on trigger points, musculoskeletal pain, and the physiology of pain provide the most authoritative assessments available on this topic. * Practical, step-by-step treatment guidelines help readers apply key concepts to actual practice. * Clear illustrations demonstrate important techniques and areas of pain and needling. * Expanded coverage of fibromyalgia and the neurophysiology of myofascial trigger points includes common symptoms and treatments. * More information on new treatment options for the common problem of whiplash injuries.

Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma RehabilitationBiomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation:
Dry Needling Techniques

Written by widely respected acupuncture expert Yun-tao Ma, PhD, LAc, Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation shows techniques that will enhance athletic performance, accelerate recovery after intensive workouts, and speed trauma rehabilitation after injuries or surgeries.

Evidence-based research is used to support the best and most effective techniques, with over 100 illustrations showing anatomy, injury, and clinical procedures.
Unlike many other acupuncture books, this book uses a Western approach to make it easier to understand rationales, master techniques, and integrate biomedical acupuncture into your practice.

Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal MedicineAcupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine

Written in a user-friendly format and utilizing a case study approach, this book describes how acupuncture fits into the treatment paradigm for musculoskeletal complaints. Several different acupuncture treatment styles are presented, and in each example the choice of acupuncture points is explained in detail. These suggested treatments are meant not merely as recipes, but rather as strategies that can be applied to a variety of clinical complaints and conditions. Each case study includes physical examination findings, diagnostic studies, differential diagnosis, and recommendations for standard medical treatments. This is followed by one or more detailed acupuncture treatment strategies. Finally, there is a review of the published research regarding acupuncture as it pertains to musculoskeletal medicine.

Management of Post-Operative Pain with AcupunctureManagement of Post-Operative Pain with Acupuncture
by Peilin Sun

Thorough exploration of the management of post-operative pain with acupuncture.
Provides knowledge on the theory and practical skills of the treatment with acupuncture in order to obtain better therapeutic results.
Only book available offering acupuncturists the opportunity to manage the treatment skilfully Comprehensively covers all kinds of pain after the operation.
Highlights the importance of treatment differentiation, point selection, point explanations and modifications, hereby providing as much knowledge on treatment as possible.
In addition to acupuncture treatment, also includes relevant information for example on auricular acupuncture, electroacupuncture and point injection.
Written by an experienced and well-known author in the field.

Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain ManagementBiomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management: An Integrative Approach
by Yun-tao Ma, Mila Ma, Zang Hee Cho

The authors of this book have developed a treatment protocol which they term the Integrative Neuromuscular Acupoint System, a synthesis of biomedicine and traditional acupuncture that uses biomedical terminology and concepts to interpret the basic mechanisms and clinical procedures of acupuncture, while retaining the emphasis on whole-person therapy and "promoting health while treating the disease," cornerstones of TCM. The authors maintain that the integration of acupuncture into mainstream medicine cannot happen without biomedicalization. Many readers, in particular Western healthcare professionals, will find this system an effective protocol for treating neuromuscular pain.
Contents include acupoint neuroanatomy, pathophysiology, neural bases, and peripheral mechanisms; an integrative neuromuscular acupoint system for evaluation and treatment; protocols for back pain, upper limb pain, lower limb pain, and systemic pain; and therapy for non-pain symptoms, sports medicine, and therapy using electroacupuncture analgesia and injection therapy. 31 case studies are included.

Acupuncture Treatment for Musculoskeletal PainAcupuncture Treatment for Musculoskeletal Pain: A Textbook for Orthopaedics, Anesthesia, and Rehabilitation
by Harris, MD Gellman

This book covers the basics of acupuncture theory and explains the precepts of Eastern medicine.
* Dr Gellman has had the opportunity to observe and interact with many practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
* He has seen dramatic improvement in his patients and this text is written to impart some of this information, in the hope that it will be useful in patient care.
*Contents: Introduction to Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. The Neurophysiologic Basis of Acupuncture. Acupuncture Basics. Acupuncture Points and Indications. Evaluation and Treatment of the Pain Patient: Author's Preferred Technique. Acupuncture Treatment Protocols by Anatomic Location. Arthritis and Chronic Joint Pain. Neck, Cervical Spine and Back: Acute and Chronic. Special Pain Problems. Intramuscular Stimulation-A Neuroanatomic Dryneeding Technique for Myofascial Pain Syndromes Affecting the Musculoskeletal System. Acupuncture Physical Medicine. Craig-PENS: Basic Theory and Clinical Application.

A New American AcupunctureA New American Acupuncture : Acupuncture Osteopathy : The Myofascial Release of the Bodymind's
by Mark Seem

This book represents the fruit of many years of research into the use of acupuncture as a tool for releasing holding patterns in the bodymind as a way to restore functional/structural balance and to relieve chronic pain. Dr. Seem shares his clinical experience of how and why this style of acupuncture works and presents specific protocols for use in the clinic. This book is a valuable reference text for anyone whose practice focuses mainly on acupuncture.
About the Author
Mark Seem has been practicing acupuncture for over 20 years. He is the founder and President of the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City. Mark has written several books on acupuncture including Acupuncture Energertics and Acupuncture Physical Medicine.

Acupuncture in PhysiotherapyAcupuncture in Physiotherapy: Key Concepts and Evidence-Based Practice
by Val Hopwood

This book allows readers to extend their practice by increasing their understanding of acupuncture and indicating where and how it will benefit their patients.
Unlike many obscure acupuncture texts, this book makes the assimilation of knowledge of Chinese language and medical philosophies easy.
Val Hopwood, MSc, SRP, DipAc(Nanjing), MCSP, Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, State Registered Physiotherapist, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of Acupuncture MSc at Coventry University, Chairman of Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Education Officer for International Acupuncture Association for Physical Therapists

Acupuncture and Related Techniques in Physical TherapyAcupuncture and Related Techniques in Physical Therapy
by Val Hopwood

Introduction and overview of acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, TENS and laser techniques specific to physical therapy practice. Black and white photos and line drawings.
This comprehensive introduction to acupuncture includes basic techniques for for treating conditions commonly encountered by physical therapists, particularly musculoskeletal disorders.
Clear illustrations, decision-making guidelines, and detailed descriptions of key techniques make it easy to incorporate these acupuncture treatments in daily practice.

Informed Touch: A Clinician's Guide to Evaluation and Treatment of Myofascial DisordersInformed Touch:
A Clinician's Guide to Evaluation and Treatment of Myofascial Disorders
by L.Ac., L.M.T., Donna Finando, Ph.D., L.Ac., Steven Finando, Donna Finando

In the context of complementary medicine, licensed acupuncturists address the management of myofascial pain syndromes.
Following an overview of the nature of muscles, trigger points, and the use of informed touch for diagnosis and treatment, they prescribe "mover" techniques for illustrated areas of the body.
Appends meridians, cutaneous points, and acupoints. Indexed by pain pattern and symptom.

Treatment of Pain w/ Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture Treatment of Pain w/ Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture
by Peilin Sun

This work deals systematically with the topic of pain and its treatment using Chinese traditional medicine. The first part of this book describes in detail the etiology and pathology of pain, the differentiation of pain, and the therapeutic characteristics and principles.
The subsequent chapters deal with 46 pain syndromes in nine body areas.
The discussion in each chapter covers the general characteristics, related disorders in Western medicine, etiology, pathology, the general principle of treatment, Chinese herbal and acupuncture treatment, and case histories. The treatment discussions include practical explanations and modifications.

Acupuncture Treatment of PainAcupuncture Treatment of Pain
by Leon Chaitow

Chaitow presents acupuncture as a method of effective pain control to be used by those in the healing professions as an adjunct to Western methods.
The presentation is by disease category; both body and ear points are recommended for alleviating pain.
In addition to the formularies for pain treatment, there are chapters on acupuncture anesthesia and the treatment of addiction.

Acupuncture, Trigger Points, and Musculoskeletal Pain Acupuncture, Trigger Points, and Musculoskeletal Pain
by P E Baldry

In this text, musculoskeletal or myofascial pain, often a neglected area of concern, is covered in relation to its successful treatment by trigger point acupuncture. The first part of the book presents the author's view of the history of Chinese acupuncture and its migration to Western countries.
The second part deals with the principles of trigger-point acupuncture (a dry-needle technique distantly related to Chinese traditional acupuncture) giving a critical account of the evidence for, and the nature of, trigger points and their use to deactivate pain. The third part gives a detailed and practical account of various musculoskeletal pain conditions and the acupuncture treatment suggested for each, presented by anatomical locus. The book contains useful case histories and profuse documentation. Information on historical precedence and current research is meticulously presented.

Handbook of Acupunture Treatment of Musculoskeletal ConditionsHandbook of Acupunture Treatment of Musculoskeletal Conditions
by Shao Jie Lu

The author has drawn upon his unique clinical experience to describe the assessment and acupuncture treatment of 63 musculoskeletal and soft tissue conditions. The contents describe treatment for disorders of the head and neck (including torticollis, TMJ, cluster headache, and migraine), disorders of the trunk (including intercostal neuralgia, ligament injury, lumbar spondylosis, and acute lower back sprain), upper limb conditions (including scapular fracture sequelae, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, scapulohumeral periarthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome), and lower limb conditions (including bursitis, sprain, neuritis, plantar pain, and peritendinitis). In addition to information on syptoms, clinical manifestations, insertion technique, needling depth, and needling precautions, the author has included Western perspectives and integrative models of treatment. There is a series of diagrams that illustrate the location of the points utilized. Lu Shao Jie is Chief Physician and Director of the acupuncture department at the Xianyang Hospital in Henan.

Acupuncture, Electropuncture AnesthesiaAcupuncture
Electropuncture Anesthesia by Pedro Chan
Publisher: Borden Publishing Company

Electropuncture Anesthesia
by Pedro Chan

Orthopedic MassageOrthopedic Massage: Theory and Technique
by Leon Chaitow (Foreword), Whitney Lowe

Lowe has been a massage practitioner for 15-plus years, and is owner and director of the Orthopedic Massage Education and Research Institute (Bend, Oregon). Written primarily for massage practitioners, the text is also applicable to practitioners in other fields concerned with the treatment of soft tissue injuries (e.g. osteopathy, physiotherapy, chiropractic). Following a foundational introduction to the general principles of orthopedic massage, the text presents applications of the methods discussed to specific regions of the body.
A definitive reference on the use of massage therapy to treat pain and injury conditions. This unique reference provides a wealth of information on the use of massage therapy to treat pain and injury conditions.

The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries PainThe Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries & Pain
The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain is a clinical manual that integrates traditional Chinese acupuncture with western orthopedic and sports medicine. It clearly outlines the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment protocol for 25 common sports injuries and pain syndromes. Using a simple Four Step approach, treatment for each condition is organized into 10 easy-to-follow techniques. The Acupuncture Handbook brings new insight and intrigue into treating injuries and pain. This spiral-bound book is designed for easy use by the practitioner of acupuncture, and may serve as a clinical guide for diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. Section I presents a unique Four Step Approach, which includes 10 techniques of acupuncture. Section II covers the diagnosis and assessment of each of the 25 injuries, followed by acupuncture treatment and techniques using the Four Steps. Section III contains the appendices, with commentary on the techniques and protocols from the first two sections. Features: Includes common conditions such as plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff tendonitis, and arthritis of the knees and hip. Diagnosis and assessment is summarized from both western and Chinese medical perspectives. And typical orthopedic recommendations are clearly listed for each injury. The Acupuncture Handbook uses a simple Four Step approach, making point selection and needle technique simple, logical, and systematic. Treatment protocol includes trigger points, motor points, and other needle techniques not commonly discussed in the standard acupuncture texts. Detailed illustrations and descriptions allow for more precise treatment.