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Clinical Acupuncture : Scientific BasisClinical Acupuncture : Scientific Basis
by B.M. Berman
Publisher: Springer; 1 edition

There is a large increase in interest in acupuncture by health care consumers. The three main reasons for this are medical effectiveness, cost effectiveness and the credibility that clinical trials and physiological research have provided. Acupuncture is rapidly moving out of the arena of "alternative" medicine, in large part again because it is grounded more firmly than other alternative treatments in research. The book provides the reader with the up-to-date information on the clinical bases of acupuncture.
Second author, Richard Hammerschlag, is with Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland. Provides current understanding of the scientific basis of clinical acupuncture. For researchers, clinicians, and administrators. Topics include: review of neurophysiological research, assessing clinical efficacy of acupuncture, standards of treatment, and more.

Acupuncture Cases from ChinaAcupuncture Cases from China:
A Digest of Difficult and Complicated Case Histories
by Zhang Dengbu, Oran Kivity (Editor)
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 1st English ed edition

PART ONE GENERAL MEDICINE: Respiratory Disorders. Digestive System Disorders. Neurological Disorders. Spasms. Tremors. Rheumatological and Orthopaedic Disorders. Sweating Disorders. Skin Disorders. Psychiatric Disorders. Genito-Urinary Disorders. Endocrine Disorders. Miscellaneous

Clinical AcupunctureClinical Acupuncture
by J. K. Patel
Publisher: B Jain Pub Pvt Ltd

It covered all the important aspects of acupuncture in a comprehensive manner. It provides a doctor not trained in acupuncture with a small manual from which he will get a bird's-eye view of acupuncture. to a novice coming fresh from the acupuncture training centres a good support in his practice, and to an experienced acupuncturist a perfect reference book. The authors have added all the advances in acupuncture in this new edition to cover the whole subject in more details.
A chapter on materials and methods and a chapter on definitions of various terms of acupuncture are added in the first part of this book. In the first part. meridians and collaterals are also included where importance is given only to the frequently used acupuncture points of various meridians. and their practical applicability. i.e. twelve paired meridians. two unpaired meridians and extra-ordinary acupuncture points. A brief discussion of the important acupuncture points of ear (ear acupuncture) are also added.

Acupuncture in PracticeAcupuncture in Practice: Case History Insights From the West
by Hugh Macpherson (Editor), Ted J. Kaptchuk
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 1st edition

This exciting book presents a wide variety of intriguing and challenging cases, drawn from the experiences of 40 leading practitioners of acupuncture in the West. Written with insight and understanding, the collective contributions of the authors demonstrate the vitality and depth of acupuncture as it is actually practised. The contributors share their observations with remarkable honesty and clarity.
Experienced practitioners are seen facing the intractable nature of many conditions and wrestling with subsequent dilemmas and challenges. By following through the progress of each case, readers can see practitioners working through the decision-making process and can draw out many crucial learning points for themselves. Compiled with a rare understanding of what it means to work as an acupuncturist, this extraordinary book will inspire and guide all practitioners and students of acupuncture working in the West.

Acupuncture for Stroke Rehabilitation: Three Decades of Information from ChinaAcupuncture for Stroke Rehabilitation: Three Decades of Information from China
by Hoy Ping Yee Chan

There are millions of people living with long term disability due to stroke. With the information in this book, we can help them live a better life.

The Mechanism of Acupuncture Therapy and Clinical Case StudiesThe Mechanism of Acupuncture Therapy and Clinical Case Studies
by Lily Cheung, Peng Li, Cheng Wong

Provides comprehensive coverage of the physiological effects of acupuncture, particularly in relation to the cardiovascular system.
* In addition to covering the scientific basis of acupuncture, a section of the book is devoted to clinical case studies.
* Herbal medicine is used in some cases where acupuncture on its own is insufficient to bring a satisfactory outcome.
* This book will also be useful for scientists conducting basic research into acupuncture. Contents: Brief History of the Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Concepts in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Anatomical and Physical Rule of Acupoints. Experiments for Investigating the Effects of Acupuncture. Analgesic Effects of Acupuncture. The Depressor Effect of Acupuncture on Hypertension. The Pressor and Anti-Shock Effects of Acupuncture on Hypertension. The Inhibitory Effect of Acupuncture on Arrhythmia. The Inhibitory Effect of Acupuncture on Myocardial Ischaemia. The Mechanisms of Acupuncture Therapy on Other Diseases. The Effects of Acupuncture on the Baro-And-Chemo-Receptor Reflexes. The Role of Rostral Ventrolateral Medullary Neurons in the Promotion of Feedback Mechanisms by Acupuncture. Factors Influencing the Effects of Acupuncture, Acupuncture Treatment for Musculoskeletal Pain

Japanese Acupuncture: A Clinical GuideJapanese Acupuncture: A Clinical Guide
by Stephen Birch, Junko Ida

A practical introduction to the tools, skills, and techniques of acupuncture, with an emphasis on those particular to Japan.
We have produced a book to represents a new level of development and maturity in the field of acupuncture in the West. Most books in English reiterate the same basic materials over and over again, with a heavy emphasis on theory. It is only recently that the field (in the English language) has matured sufficiently to develop the teaching tools for the next stage of development: technical refinements and clinical detail. This book is a compilation of extremely useful common and not so common methods used in Japan. We thoroughly searched the modern literature from Japan and its specialized techniques to compile detailed descriptions of techniques used by well-known practitioners in Japan and refined the presentation through our own experience learning with Japanese teachers. We feel the photography in the text makes the methods come alive, ensuring accessibility and precision. The introductory sections give an overview of the history, nature and development of acupuncture in Japan, and how the materials in the book dovetail with techniques and methods described in other texts on Japanese acupuncture (notably the work of Manaka and meridian therapy).

Acupuncture Medicine : Its Historical and Clinical BackgroundAcupuncture Medicine : Its Historical and Clinical Background
by Yoshiaki Omura

Many ills that conventional Western medication fails to prevent and cure--migraine, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and allergies, to name a few--are in some cases relieved through the remarkable effects of acupuncture. This comprehensive history presents a complete and coherent guide to the widely acclaimed and employed Oriental practice. The author readily acknowledges the superiority of Western medicine in certain situations (particularly in cases of infectious disease); his contention is that every physician should have the knowledge and advantage of Oriental medicine and acupuncture in addition to the benefits of Western medicine.
The combined techniques offer enormous potential not only for alleviating suffering and possibly even saving lives, but also for reducing common medical expenses. Starting with historical background, including the origins and meanings of concepts essential to the practice of acupuncture, the text proceeds to a discussion of the anatomical and pathophysiological concepts of Oriental medicine, concluding with a detailed review of diagnostic methods. A wide audience awaits this practical guide, including lay practitioners as well as healthcare professionals.

Acupuncture Case Histories from China Acupuncture Case Histories from China
by Chen Jirui, Nissi Wang

This highly recommended book offers a very revealing, over-the-shoulder look at the work of several contemporary Chinese acupuncturists.This book marks the first original collection of acupuncture case histories in English. Included are over one hundred case histories contributed by prominent practitioners of acupuncture in China. The case histories represent a broad spectrum of disorders for which acupuncture is used in contemporary China.
Each of the case histories provides a thorough discussion of the traditional Chinese diagnosis and syndrome differentiation, together with the points and techniques selected for treatment. The course of therapy is described, and alterations in the diagnosis and treatment regimen are analyzed. The results of treatment­-both favorable and unfavorable-­are noted.
An introduction compares and contrasts many of the treatment techniques and types of points used in the cases.

Scalp Acupuncture and Clinical CasesScalp Acupuncture and Clinical Cases
by Jiao Shunfa

Scalp acupuncture is a traditional Chinese therapy used to treat the hemiplegia, numbness of limbs and aphasia caused by cerebral thrombosis, cerebral haemorrhage or cerebral embolism through stimulating related parts of the scalp corresponding to the cerebral cortex with acupuncture needles. It is effective, simple, convenient and inexpensive.
Cerebral thrombosis, cerebral haemorrhage and cerebral embolism are all disorders of the brain. They pose great threats to people's health. For years, medical workers throughout the world have worked hard in the attempt to find effective cures for them. Scalp acupuncture, developed and improved by Dr. Jiao Shunfa, a Chinese specialist of acupuncture, through many years of research and clinical practice and by combining the knowledge of modem anatomy and the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, perhaps can be taken as an effective method for these cerebral disorders.
In this book, written by Dr. Jiao, the principles and techniques of scalp acupuncture are systemically discussed along with typical case reports to illustrate the therapeutic effect of the therapy.

Acupuncture in the Treatment of DepressionAcupuncture in the Treatment of Depression: A Manual for Practice and Research
by Rosa N., Diplac Schnyer,

This pioneering book unites both Western and Traditional Chinese medicine to provide a comprehensive overview of depression from both clinical perspectives, and to present a step-by-step methodology for the evaluation and acupuncture treatment of this condition, using an experimentally tested protocol. In addition, it addresses fundamental issues in acupuncture research and offers guidelines for the design of acupuncture treatment studies. Provides a comprehensive overview of depression from Western and Tradition Chinese clinical medicines. Presents step-by-step methodology for the evaluation and acupuncture treatment of this condition, using an experimentally tested protocol. Addresses fundamental issues and offers guidelines for the design of treatment studies.

Warm Diseases: A Clinical GuideWarm Diseases: A Clinical Guide
by Guohui Liu

The understanding and treatment of infectious and other externally-contracted diseases has been a central concern of Chinese medicine for millennia. Especially during the past few centuries, the concepts and treatment approaches of the warm disease school have percolated throughout Chinese medical thought. Modern practitioners apply them in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of serious illnesses, including many which are common in the West, such as auto-immune disorders.
Warm Diseases: A Clinical Guide provides an in-depth, clinically oriented approach to this important subject. The introductory chapters tell the compelling story of how traditional Chinese physicians, primarily from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, developed the theories and concepts of warm disease in response to the health crises of their time, which included a number of epidemics. The evolution of their approach to etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, discussed in this volume, demonstrates how traditional medicine has evolved to meet contemporary needs.

Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical TrialAcupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trial
Publisher: World Health Organization

The therapy of acupuncture has a long history. In its 2500 years of development, a wealth of experience has been accumulated, attesting to the wide range of diseases and conditions that can effectively be treated with its approach. In the past two decades, there have been extensive studies on acupuncture and great efforts have been undertaken to conduct controlled clinical trials, including the use of "sham" acupuncture or "placebo" acupuncture controls. This document is a brief review of the current literature on acupuncture practice, which may provide information about the effectiveness of different aspects of acupuncture therapy. Since the methodology of clinical research on acupuncture is still under debate, it is very difficult to evaluate acupuncture practice by any generally accepted measure. In this publication, only the results of controlled clinical trials that were formally published through the year 1998 (and early 1999 for some journals) are collected and reviewed, so that the conclusions may be generally accepted.
In order to promote the appropriate use of acupuncture in those Member States where acupuncture has not been widely used, this document is annexed with a brief abstract of each relevant reference for the assessment of acupuncture practice. The clinical conditions covered in the existing data are also included. It must be emphasized that the list of diseases, symptoms or conditions covered in the publication is based on collected reports of clinical trials and, so, can serve only as a reference. Only national health authorities can determine the diseases, symptoms and conditions for which acupuncture treatment can be recommended.