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Acupuncture Energetics

Acupuncture Energetics

A Clinical Approach for Physicians


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781572507067
Publication Date: August 2007

Offers pragmatic and clinically useful information for physicians integrating acupuncture into their medical practices.

This book offers pragmatic and clinically useful information for physicians seeking to integrate acupuncture into their medical practices. It blends contemporary biomedical principles with traditional concepts of channels that circulate energy, or Qi, throughout the body.

Beginning with the history and science of acupuncture, the book takes you through anatomy, physiology, pathology, examination and diagnosis, point location, and basic and advanced treatments. You will read about proven techniques for treating musculoskeletal pain, migraines, gastrointestinal conditions, substance abuse, and more. Detailed case studies bring content to life and help you provide optimal patient care. The text also contains high-quality, labeled photographs and illustrations for clear localization of channels and points.

Physicians in all specialties who want to expand their practice with acupuncture will find this text an ideal learning tool and reference. It is also a must for TCM practitioners looking for a more versatile acupuncture approach, as well as anyone interested in a comprehensive and scientifically based survey of this effective therapeutic modality.

Part One
Chapter One: Acupuncture in the West
Chapter Two: The Basic, Clinical, and Speculative Science of Acupuncture
Chapter Three: An overview of Acupuncture Paradigms
Part Two
Chapter Four: The Tendinomuscular Meridian Subsystem
Chapter Five: Auricular Acupuncture
Chapter Six: Contacting the Body’s Energy
Chapter Seven: The Distinct Meridian Subsystem
Chapter Eight: The Five Phases Paradigm
Chapter Nine: The Principal Meridian System and Its Command Group Points
Chapter Ten: Evaluation of the Patient
Chapter Eleven: The Acupuncture Treatment
Chapter Twelve: The Shao Yin Energy Axis
Chapter Thirteen: The Tai Yang Energy Axis
Chapter Fourteen: The Tai Yin Energy Axis
Chapter Fifteen: The Yang Ming Energy Axis
Chapter Sixteen: The Jue Yin Energy Axis
Chapter Seventeen: The Shao Yang Energy Axis
Chapter Eighteen: Additional Point Groupings
Chapter Nineteen: Treating Musculoskeletal Pain
Chapter Twenty: The Curious Meridian System
Chapter Twenty-One: Five Phases Dynamics and the Four Needle Technique
Part Three
Chapter Twenty-Two: Energetics of Living Systems
Chapter Twenty-Three: Energetic Equilibrium Treatments
Chapter Twenty-Four: From Matter to Energy: Selecting Therapeutic Inputs
Appendix A: Yin and Yang
Appendix B: Energetics of Living Systems
Appendix C: Atlas of Acupuncture Points

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