Clinical Introduction to Medical Acupuncture

Clinical Introduction to Medical Acupuncture

Steven K.H. Aung ; William P. Chen

Designed for the busy medical professional, Clinical Introduction to Medical Acupuncture is the perfect text for gaining knowledge of medical acupuncture as a complement to other specialties. This introductory text discusses the most important concepts of acupuncture, with detailed information on anatomic facts for point localization, clinical pearls and practical tips for integrating these techniques into the everyday practice.

The book covers also techniques for the hand, nose, foot, scalp, and ear. Each topic is supplemented by a short self-study quiz to aid in national certification and licensing exam preparation. Clinical practice chapters describe common conditions in the areas of general medicine, ophthalmology, gynaecology, rheumatology, oncology, and pain management. This text is ideal for the specialist in these fields interested in optimizing patient care.

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Contents

Introduction to Medical Acupuncture

A. Theoretical Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

B. Concept of Qi (Vital Energy)

C. Zang Fu Organ System in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Introduction to the Meridian System

A. The First Cycle: * Lung Meridian: Path, Applications and Key Points * Large Intestine Meridian: Path, Applications and Key Points * Stomach Meridian I: Path, Applications and Key Points * Stomach Meridian II: Path, Applications and Key Points * Spleen Meridian: Path, Applications and Key Points

B. The Second Cycle: * Heart Meridian: Path, Applications and Key Points * Small Intestine Meridian: Path, Applications and Key Points * Urinary Bladder Meridian I: Path, Applications and Key Points * Urinary Bladder Meridian II: Path, Applications and Key Points * Kidney Meridian: Path, Applications and Key Points

C. The Third Cycle: * Pericardium Meridian: Path, Applications and Key Points * Triple Energizer Meridian: Path, Applications and Key Points * Gall Bladder Meridian I: Path, Applications and Key Points * Gall Bladder Meridian II: Path, Applications and Key Points * Liver Meridian: Path, Applications and Key Points

D. Ren (Conception) and Du (Governor's) Meridians, and Extraordinary Points

The Theory and Practice of Acupuncture within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

A. Principles of Bu (Tonification) and Xie (Sedation)

B. Physiological Effects of Acupuncture

C. TCM Etiology and Pathogenesis: Stages of Disease

D. TCM Diagnosis * Inquiry and Inspection (Tongue, Ear, Head, Mind and Spirit/Shen) * Olfaction, Auscultation, Palpation of Alarm Points * Pulse: Assessment and Form * Pulse: Diagnosis

E. Acupuncture Practice * Review of Acupuncture Points * Practical Techniques: Needles, Insertion and Manipulation Skills * The Concept of De Qi (Practice on Upper Limbs, Lower Limbs, Back, Neck and Abdomen) * Practice on Head and Face * Complications/Prohibitive Points * Contraindications * Plum Blossom Needling and Its Indications

F. TCM Concepts and Acupuncture Theory * Shu Points of the Meridians (5 Shu Points) * Cupping and Blood-Letting * Indications, Contraindications and Applications * Moxibustion: Indications, Contraindications and Methods (Direct and Indirect) * Differentiation of Syndromes: * Theory of Eight Principles * Theory of Qi and Blood * Theory of Zang Fu (Solid and Hollow) Organs * Theory of Meridians and Collaterals * Clinical Applications of Origin and End (Superior Branch and Root) * Pairing Acupuncture Points * Selecting Acupuncture Point Combinations

Supplementary Aspects of Bio-Energetic Balancing and Alignment:

A. Ryodoraku: Indications and Applications

B. Micro-Electrical Stimulation and Accu-O-Matic Meridianal Energy Balancing

C. Temporomandibular Joint and Its Alignment

D. Electro-Acupuncture: Theory and Application

E. Concept of Vital Energy Alignment: The Aung Method

The Five Main Microsystems: Hand, Nose, Foot, Scalp and Ear

A. Hand Acupuncture * Dorsal Surface: * Point Locations * Useful Points * Palmar Surface: * Point Locations * Useful Points

B. Nose Acupuncture: * Point Locations * Commonly Used Points

C. Foot Acupuncture: * Point Locations * Commonly Used Points

D. Scalp Acupuncture: * Introduction * Point Locations * Commonly Used Points * Practice on Styrofoam Model

E. Ear Acupuncture: * Introduction: French and Chinese Schools * Theory and Function of Commonly Used Points * Ear Anatomy * Triangular Fossa and Adjacent Areas * Upper Concha, Lower Concha and Adjacent Areas * Tragus, Ear Lobe and Adjacent Areas * Scaphoid Fossa and Adjacent Areas * Posterior Surface of Ear * Diagnosis: Inspection and Palpation * Indications * Auricular Problem Solving Exercises

Clinical Applications and Therapeutic Combinations of Medical Acupuncture

A. Painful Conditions * Rheumatology, Osteoarthritis * Rehabilitative Medicine * Oncology and Cancer Pain * Trauma, Bone Fracture, Cancer Metastasis to Bone * Lumbago and Sciatica * Headaches, Migraines and Ocular pain * Oral, Dental Pain: Tooth and Gum

B. Nonpainful Conditions * Geriatrics and General Medicine (Internal and Family Medicine) * Obstetrics and Gynecology: Fertility, Osteoporosis, Premenstrual Tension and Menopause * Pediatrics: Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity * Psychiatry: Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia and Mood Disorders * Addiction: Tobacco and Drugs * Weight Control: Appetite Control (Obesity and Weight Disorder) * Sexual Dysfunction and Sexual Health

C. Neuromuscular Disorders * Trigeminal Neuralgia * Facial Palsy, Blepharospasm and Facial Tics * Myasthenia Gravis, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis * Phantom and Limb Pain * Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

D. Endocrine and Systemic Conditions: * Thyroid Eye Disease * Stress and Hypertension * Dermatological Ailments and their Relationship to Emotion * Acupressure Therapy for Repetitive Stress Injury (Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Neck and Eye Strain) * Allergy: Environmental and Food

The Integrative Model

A. The Concept of Nutrition Therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine

B. The Vital Role of Triple Energizers

C. The Role of Herbal Supplements in Traditional Chinese Medicine

D. Complementary Modalities of Wellness: Breathing Methods, Exercise, Meditation, and Movement Forms

E. An Integrated Model for Healers

Overview

AuthorSteven K.H. Aung ; William P. Chen
Publication Date07/03/2007
PublisherThieme
Number Of Pages336
Book FormatHardback
ISBN9783131382719

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