By Grant Cooper, Stuart Kahn MD, Paul Zucker MS PT Lac
Written in a hassle-free layout and using a case learn strategy, Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine describes how acupuncture matches into the remedy paradigm for musculoskeletal lawsuits. a number of various acupuncture therapy types are offered, and in every one instance the alternative of acupuncture issues is defined intimately. those recommended remedies are intended now not basically as recipes, yet particularly as ideas that may be utilized to a number of scientific proceedings and conditions.
Each case examine comprises actual exam findings, diagnostic reports, differential prognosis, and proposals for normal clinical remedies. this is often through a number of targeted acupuncture remedy concepts. ultimately, there's a evaluation of the printed study relating to acupuncture because it relates to musculoskeletal medicine.
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There are other definitive measurements noted between specific anatomical landmarks. For example, the distance between transverse cubital crease and the transverse wrist crease is 12 cun. These proportional measurements are listed in Chapter 14. Ideally, the acupuncturist will have time to take a full acupuncture history as well as a full allopathic medical history, perform an acupuncture as well as allopathic medical exam, and design an individualized acupuncture treatment for the patient. The acupuncture treatments provided in this book are a starting point.
If environmental conditions exceed the body’s ability to adjust, disease results. Chinese medicine commonly refers to six specific environmental conditions as being external causes of disease. These are wind, cold, summer-heat, dampness, dryness, and fire. Together they are known as the six exogenous pathogenic factors. For the purposes of our discussion we shall consider wind, damp, cold, and heat. Originally, these were terms used to describe disease that primarily occurred during a particular season or followed a prolonged exposure to a specific environmental condition.
Nevertheless, acupuncture is clearly enjoying increasing popularity in the public arena. Given its increased use and overwhelming anecdotal evidence, it is worth considering whether acupuncture is actually efficacious. And, if so, for what is it effective? In 1997, the National Institutes of Health convened a Consensus Development Program. Numerous experts in the field met and delivered a Consensus Development Conference Statement. They determined that there is “clear evidence that needle acupuncture is efficacious for adult postoperative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting and probably nausea of pregnancy” and found “…evidence of efficacy for postoperative dental pain.
Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine by Grant Cooper, Stuart Kahn MD, Paul Zucker MS PT Lac