Medical Acupuncture: A Western Scientific Approach

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Item#: 9780702043079
Edition 02
Author Filshie Et Al
Cover Hardback

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 Abbreviations

SECTION 1: Introduction

1 IntroductionA. White, M. Cummings, J. Filshie

2 The history of medical acupunctureA. Campbell

SECTION 2: Mechanisms of action

3 Peripheral components of acupuncture stimulation their contribution to the specific clinical effects of acupunctureT. Lundeberg, I. Lund

4 Neuroimaging: a window into human brain mechanisms supporting acupuncture effectsV. Napadow, N. Kettner, R.E. Harris

5 Neurophysiology of chronic painR. Gupta, P. Farquhar-Smith

6 Acupuncture and the autonomic nervous systemE. Stener-Victorin

SECTION 3: Clinical approaches

7 Western medical acupuncture the approach to treatmentM. Cummings

8 Acupuncture without pointsA. Campbell

9 Superficial acupunctureA. Macdonald

10 Auricular acupunctureT. Usichenko, E. Anders

11 ElectroacupunctureD. Mayor

12 Self-acupunctureM. Forrester

13 Integration of acupuncture in the health serviceS. Hayhoe, A. White and Contributors

14 Safety of acupunctureA. White, M. Cummings

SECTION 4: Related techniques

15 Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)M.I. Johnson, J.W. Thompson

16 Laser acupunctureG.D. Baxter, S.M. McDonough

SECTION 5: Research

17 A critical approach to randomised controlled trials of acupunctureM. Cummings, A. White

18 A critical approach to systematic reviews of acupunctureA. White

SECTION 6: Clinical use

19 Acupuncture for chronic painS. Hayhoe

20 Acupuncture analgesia for interventionsK. Streitberger, T. Usichenko

21 Acupuncture for gastrointestinal conditionsS. Joos

22 Acupuncture for nausea and vomitingK. Streitberger

23 Acupuncture in cardiovascular medicineJ. Longhurst

24 Acupuncture for neurological conditionsD.J. Grant

25 Acupuncture in mental healthP. Ronan, H. Rampes

26 Acupuncture for drug dependence and obesityA. White

27 Acupuncture for urogenital conditionsM. Pullman

28 Acupuncture for respiratory conditionsA. White

29 Acupuncture for ear, nose and throat conditionsA. White

30 Acupuncture for eye conditionsE. Rom

31 Acupuncture for skin conditionsF. Pfab

32 Acupuncture in gynaecology and infertilityE. Stener-Victorin

33 Acupuncture in obstetricsC.A. Smith

34 Acupuncture in cancer and palliative careC. Rubens, J. Filshie

35 Acupuncture in rheumatologyL. Williamson

36 Acupuncture in sports medicineK.V. Trinh, S.J. Scott, E. Ho, L. Field

37 Acupuncture in primary careJ. Foell

38 Acupuncture in dentistryT. Thayer

39 Acupuncture in veterinary medicineS. Lindley

SECTION 7: Appendix

Appendix 1 Dermatome/myotome maps Appendix 2 Meridian/channel charts Appendix 3 Standard international nomenclature for the 14 meridians