M. Cummings | A. White | J. Filshie

Medical acupuncture

A Western Scientific Approach

  • ISBN: 9780702043079
  • 2nd ed. 2016, 734 pages

99,90 

Delivery time: ca. 5 - 10 Tage/days

Description

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.

Edited by Jacqueline Filshie MBBS FRCA DipMedAC, Adrian White MA MD BM BCh and Mike Cummings MB ChB DipMedAc.
With a foreword by John C. Longhurst.

Author

M. Cummings

M. Cummings

Mike Cummings, MB ChB DipMedAcMedical Director, British Medical Acupuncture Society; Honorary Clinical Specialist, University College London Hospitals.

J. Filshie

J. Filshie

Jacqueline Filshie MBBS FRCA DipMedAC Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management, The Royal Marsden NHS Trust in Surrey and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton in Surrey.

A. White

A. White

Adrian Whiteis the editor of Acupuncture in Medicine. Clinical Research Fellow of the Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth.

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