An Introduction to Acupuncture: A Practical Guide for GPs by Peter Pearson MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG (auth.)

By Peter Pearson MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG (auth.)

TO ACUPUNCTURE a pragmatic advisor for GPs and different clinical body of workers Peter Pearson, MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG The clinical Centre, Yateley, Cambedey, Surrey GU17 7LS Publisht;d in. the united kingdom and Europe by means of MTP Press restricted Falcon condominium Lancaster, England British Library Cataloguing in book information Pearson, Peter An creation to acupuncture: a pragmatic advisor for GPs and different clinical body of workers. 1. Acupuncture I. identify 615. 8'92 RM184 ISBN-13: 978-94-010-7935-8 e-ISBN-13: 978-94-009-3199-2 DOl: 10. 1007/978-94-009-3199-2 released within the united states via MTPPress A department of Kluwer educational Publishers one zero one Philip force Norwell, MA 02061, united states Copyright © 1987 MTP Press restricted Softcover reprint of the hardcover 1st variation 1987 All rights reserved. No a part of this ebook will be reproduced, kept in a retrieval procedure, or transmitted in any shape or in any respect, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording or in a different way, with no previous permission from the publishers. CONTENTS Preface 7 Acknowledgements eight 1 what's acupuncture? nine 2 neighborhood disorder of channels thirteen three The channels and issues 15 four approach 37 five particular stipulations forty five 6 Systemic therapy fifty three 7 different kinds of acupuncture sixty five eight educational issues seventy three nine extra details seventy nine References eighty three Index 87 PREFACE a number of years in the past, a sufferer consulted me, and asked 'aquapuncture'. This sounded extra like an underwater sexual intercourse than anything, yet I confessed lack of information! numerous extra requests highlighted my entire lack of understanding of this topic and inspired me into activity.

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It would sometimes be more appropriate, especially in a thin person, to use a half-inch needle in some tennis elbow and tenosynovitis ashi. Experience, personal preference and individual patient variation will often playa part in needle selection. The important thing is that the right point is hit. It is impractical (and probably unnecessary) for us to be too dogmatic about point location. ), provided one accepts the principle of deqi. If deqi is produced with the ashi and traditional points, it is fair to assume that the needle is properly located.

Figure 14 The ren channel 34 The Channels and Points Table 2 summarizes the channels and their respective key and distal points. 3 It is obviously easier to visualize the location of the channels by means of a body model with the channels marked on it. Such models are available from suppliers of acupuncture equipment (Chapter 9). I would urge you to purchase one. You will have noted that certain channels have more than one distal point described - really it is a matter of personal choice or anatomical convenience depending on the position of the patient.

The results certainly seem to be as good (see Chapter 8). Generally, if treatment is successful, the effects will last six months or more. In self-limiting conditions, complete resolution is not uncommon. It is perfectly feasible to have, say, six-monthly 'top-up' treatments in the more chronic conditions. After the first treatment, one of three things will happen: no change, worsening of symptoms (syn. aggravation in homeopathy) or improvement, sometimes amounting to complete resolution. The latter frequently occurs in the more acute conditions and it may be that no more treatment is necessary.

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