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Recommended Books on Acupuncture
Pocket Atlas of Acupuncture Provides the reader with an overview of the history of acupuncture in China and Europe. It describes the underlying principles of Chinese medicine and how it differs from Western Medicine.
Veterinary Acupuncture: Ancient Art to Modern Medicine This revision reflects major updating, expansion of hot topics, and coverage of trends, current areas of research interest, and controversies in veterinary acupuncture. The book begins with the history and concepts of acupuncture and continues with the anatomic and neurophysiologic basis of acupuncture, research on acupuncture, practical techniques, instrumentation, and point selection. Part two covers acupuncture in small animals, including a canine atlas, avian acupuncture, and chapters that focus on disorders grouped by body systems. Part three is devoted to acupuncture in large animals. It begins with three different equine atlases, followed by equine acupuncture treatment according to body system, and concludes with acupuncture in cattle and a porcine acupuncture atlas. Part four covers failures in veterinary acupuncture and veterinary manipulative therapies.
Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management: An Integrative Approach The authors of this book have developed a treatment protocol which they term the Integrative Neuromuscular Acupoint System, a synthesis of biomedicine and traditional acupuncture that uses biomedical terminology and concepts to interpret the basic mechanisms and clinical procedures of acupuncture, while retaining the emphasis on whole-person therapy and "promoting health while treating the disease," cornerstones of TCM. The authors maintain that the integration of acupuncture into mainstream medicine cannot happen without biomedicalization. Many readers, in particular Western healthcare professionals, will find this system an effective protocol for treating neuromuscular pain. Contents include acupoint neuroanatomy, pathophysiology, neural bases, and peripheral mechanisms; an integrative neuromuscular acupoint system for evaluation and treatment; protocols for back pain, upper limb pain, lower limb pain, and systemic pain; and therapy for non-pain symptoms, sports medicine, and therapy using electroacupuncture analgesia and injection therapy. 31 case studies are included.
Finding Effective Acupuncture Points There are many books about acupuncture points, but what is lacking are descriptions by expert practitioners of how they themselves actually go about selecting, finding, and using the points. This type of book would allow the reader to "peer over the shoulder" of the expert to find out what they really do in the clinic.
Finding Effective Acupuncture Points does just that. Shudo Denmei, author of Japanese Classical Acupuncture: Introduction to Meridian Therapy, and a leader of the meridian therapy movement in Japan, has selected about 160 of his favorite points, the ones he actually uses in the clinic. Here he describes in specific detail how to use palpation to find each of the points on the body, and to determine whether or not they are "active." Then he identifies the particular conditions for which each point is best suited, rather than merely reciting a laundry list of all possible indications.
With insightful stories about his own discovery and use of the points in a practice that has spanned nearly five decades, this master teacher brings each of the points to life for other acupuncturists. The book is organized by body region, which makes it especially convenient for finding appropriate points on particular parts of the body. There are also over 90 drawings which illustrate the locations of the points in relation to anatomical landmarks and other points and channels.
This is a book that belongs in the pocket of every practitioner, where it will become a well-thumbed treasure.
Cosmetic Acupuncture: A TCM approach to cosmetic and dermatological problems
Acupuncture: The Ancient Chinese Art of Healing and How it Works Scientifically Dr. Felix Mann, President of the Medical Acupuncture Society, is one of the outstanding Western practitioners of the ancient Chinese art, which he has been using for some years in London. In this complete revision of his 1962 book -- over half of which is entirely new material -- he describes in detail for the first time how acupuncture works from a scientific point of view, explaining the neurophysiological mechanism involved as well as the basic principles and laws according to the theories of traditional Chinese medicine. Written for both the layman and the medical profession, the book illustrates its points with case histories drawn from Dr. Mann's own patients in England.
Fundamentals of Chinese Acupuncture (Paradigm title) This text presents a thorough view of classical acupuncture alongside the modern approach. It has several unique features that have contributed to its popularity. First, the authors have applied a precise method of translation that allows the clinical experience of both modern and classical Chinese authors to be transmitted directly. Second, the text provides the most consistent information at the lowest cost. Third, it provides a more systematic arrangement of study material.
The authors have selected the best discussions available and arranged the text in four systematic sections:
The methods of needle manipulation and stimulus management are explained in clear, step-by-step procedures. The information in the channels section describes all the channels, including the extraordinary channels, the main, internal, branch, divergent, connecting, sinew, and alternate pathways as they are currently understood in China. The pathway-by-pathway descriptions are supported by sketches that follow the Chinese sources.
Main pathologic signs, therapeutic capacities, symptoms, and TCM pattern relationships are detailed. Information provided for each point includes Chinese, Pinyin transliteration, English translation, Western alphanumeric designation,anatomical location guide, and classical location. A full set of point functions used in TCM to link diagnosis and treatment are detailed. Each function organizes the symptoms presented using TCM concepts. The classical signs and symptoms from which the modern indications and functions were derived, and primary and secondary indications and supplementary functions are also presented.
The technical information for each point includes needle stimulus, contraindications, needling depth and recommended technique, extent and duration of moxibustion. Special point groupings, such as the shu or mu points, are also included. The last section provides a systematic presentation of indications for a point. Reference tables summarize current Chinese clinical experience, emphasizing principal points and their relation to TCM treatment principles. However, the descriptions of classical methods of point selection render a dimension of information that is otherwise unavailable.
A Personal Acupuncture Handbook: Create Your Own Textbook of Acupuncture Points The ideal accompaniment to any acupuncture training program. A Personal Acupuncture Handbook lets you create your own textbook of acupuncture points by allowing you to create a permanent record of all your acupuncture notes from both classes and clinical experience, as well as other texts. Instead of having one's notes disorganized and scattered throughout numerous notebooks and in the margins of books, you have within a single resource all the classical information about each acupoint on the same page with your own personal notes. Finally, a book that brings logic to acupuncture note-taking!
Xie's Veterinary Acupuncture Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine has been used to treat animals in China for thousands of years. Until now, the majority of the literature on Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine has been written in Chinese. Xie's Veterinary Acupuncture serves as a comprehensive and accessible reference on the basic principles, techniques and clinical application of veterinary acupuncture. Written by a world renowned authority on veterinary acupuncture and a panel of experts, the book incorporates a traditional Chinese approach to veterinary acupuncture, including ancient and newly developed acupuncture techniques for both small and large animals. With the growing interest in veterinary acupuncture worldwide, this ground-breaking and authoritative text is a timely resource for practitioners and students alike.
The Art of Acupuncture Techniques Acupuncture patients who want the nitty-gritty of such needling techniques as depth, placement, and needle type should read The Art of Acupuncture Techniques. It's unique historical perspective preserves theoretical concepts that haven't been taught in China since the Cultural Revolution. If you really want to know what's going on during treatment, whether you're seeking relief from a skin condition, angina, or infertility, it's right on target.Acupuncture patients who want the nitty-gritty of such needling techniques as depth, placement, and needle type should read The Art of Acupuncture Techniques. It's unique historical perspective preserves theoretical concepts that haven't been taught in China since the Cultural Revolution. The book could stand a glossary, as the Chinese terms for ailments can be a bit confusing, but if you really want to know what's going on during treatment, whether you're seeking relief from a skin condition, angina, or infertility, it's right on target.
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