Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine

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Overview

Written in a user-friendly format and utilizing a case study approach, Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine describes how acupuncture fits into the treatment paradigm for musculoskeletal complaints. Several different acupuncture treatment styles are presented, and in each example the choice of acupuncture points is explained in detail. These suggested treatments are meant not merely as recipes, but rather as strategies that can be applied to a variety of clinical complaints and conditions.

Each case study includes physical examination findings, diagnostic studies, differential diagnosis, and recommendations for standard medical treatments. This is followed by one or more detailed acupuncture treatment strategies. Finally, there is a review of the published research regarding acupuncture as it pertains to musculoskeletal medicine.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781781985
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/7/2009
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3

2 How acupuncture works 9

3 Practical acupuncture 15

4 Neck pain 23

5 Shoulder pain 37

6 Elbow pain 47

7 Wrist and hand pain 55

8 Lower back pain 67

9 Hip pain 81

10 Knee pain 89

11 Ankle and foot pain 99

12 Acupuncture : a review of the published research 109

13 Acupuncture point locations 117

14 Locating acupoints - proportional measurements 127

App. A Suggested further readings 129

Index 135

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