Download e-book for kindle: Acupuncture in Practice: Beyond Points and Meridians, 2e by Anthony Campbell MRCP(UK) FF Hom

By Anthony Campbell MRCP(UK) FF Hom

ISBN-10: 075065242X

ISBN-13: 9780750652421

A pragmatic handbook describing the rules and perform of contemporary scientific acupuncture. This booklet frees the practitioner from dependence on rule of thumb and builds on present medical wisdom. Demystifying the needling approach, this booklet demonstrates speedy yet powerful remedy of these problems for which acupuncture is appropriate.

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As a manual technique, acupuncture runs counter to the general trend of medicine today. Nowadays we are so well served by diagnostic methods such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and other technological marvels that it’s hardly necessary for doctors to examine their patients physically. Why guess what’s happening inside a patient’s body by tapping and pressing and listening, when you can actually see inside in astonishing detail? Treatment, too, is largely technological, using drugs, lasers, ultrasound, and other gifts of science.

The risk is greater if the organ in question is enlarged for any reason. Eye and orbit There are several classic acupuncture points in the neighbourhood of the eye and orbit and these need special care. Injury to peripheral nerves Peripheral nerves are quite often touched during acupuncture and this gives rise to pain like an electric shock, which is generally evanescent and not serious but may at times be long-lasting. I know of one doctor who was needled during a training course at LI4 in the hand; he had pain in the thumb after this which lasted for six months before finally resolving.

1998) Phantom sensations following acute pain. Pain, 77; 209–13. D. (2000) The Science of Pain and Suffering. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London. D. & Melzack, R. (eds) (1984) A Textbook of Pain. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh. Chapter 4 Risks of acupuncture A knowledge of the potential risks of acupuncture is obviously the most essential thing that any would-be acupuncturist must acquire. One shouldn’t exaggerate the dangers; acupuncture is generally remarkably safe if performed responsibly by someone with an adequate knowledge of anatomy.

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