Medical Acupuncture: A Western Scientific Approach

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Edition 02
Author Filshie Et Al
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Comprehensively revised and expanded with vital new content, the second edition ofMedical Acupuncturecontinues 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 Acupuncturedemonstrates 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.

Table of Contents
Foreword Acknowledgements Contributors AbbreviationsSECTION 1: Introduction 1 IntroductionA. White, M. Cummings, J. Filshie2 The history of medical acupunctureA. CampbellSECTION 2: Mechanisms of action 3 Peripheral components of acupuncture stimulation their contribution to the specific clinical effects of acupunctureT. Lundeberg, I. Lund4 Neuroimaging: a window into human brain mechanisms supporting acupuncture effectsV. Napadow, N. Kettner, R.E. Harris5 Neurophysiology of chronic painR. Gupta, P. Farquhar-Smith6 Acupuncture and the autonomic nervous systemE. Stener-VictorinSECTION 3: Clinical approaches 7 Western medical acupuncture the approach to treatmentM. Cummings8 Acupuncture without pointsA. Campbell9 Superficial acupunctureA. Macdonald10 Auricular acupunctureT. Usichenko, E. Anders11 ElectroacupunctureD. Mayor12 Self-acupunctureM. Forrester13 Integration of acupuncture in the health serviceS. Hayhoe, A. White and Contributors14 Safety of acupunctureA. White, M. CummingsSECTION 4: Related techniques 15 Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)M.I. Johnson, J.W. Thompson16 Laser acupunctureG.D. Baxter, S.M. McDonoughSECTION 5: Research 17 A critical approach to randomised controlled trials of acupunctureM. Cummings, A. White18 A critical approach to systematic reviews of acupunctureA. WhiteSECTION 6: Clinical use 19 Acupuncture for chronic painS. Hayhoe20 Acupuncture analgesia for interventionsK. Streitberger, T. Usichenko21 Acupuncture for gastrointestinal conditionsS. Joos22 Acupuncture for nausea and vomitingK. Streitberger23 Acupuncture in cardiovascular medicineJ. Longhurst24 Acupuncture for neurological conditionsD.J. Grant25 Acupuncture in mental healthP. Ronan, H. Rampes26 Acupuncture for drug dependence and obesityA. White27 Acupuncture for urogenital conditionsM. Pullman28 Acupuncture for respiratory conditionsA. White29 Acupuncture for ear, nose and throat conditionsA. White30 Acupuncture for eye conditionsE. Rom31 Acupuncture for skin conditionsF. Pfab32 Acupuncture in gynaecology and infertilityE. Stener-Victorin33 Acupuncture in obstetricsC.A. Smith34 Acupuncture in cancer and palliative careC. Rubens, J. Filshie35 Acupuncture in rheumatologyL. Williamson36 Acupuncture in sports medicineK.V. Trinh, S.J. Scott, E. Ho, L. Field37 Acupuncture in primary careJ. Foell38 Acupuncture in dentistryT. Thayer39 Acupuncture in veterinary medicineS. LindleySECTION 7: Appendix Appendix 1 Dermatome/myotome maps Appendix 2 Meridian/channel charts Appendix 3 Standard international nomenclature for the 14 meridians