Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management: An Integrative Approach / Edition 1

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Synthesizing biomedicine and traditional acupuncture, this unique clinical manual allows medical professionals to learn acupuncture and implement it immediately into practice with ease. Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management explains the biomedical mechanism of acupuncture, as well as the non-specific nature of acupuncture and its neuro-psycho-immunological modulation. This straightford system of acupuncture- termed INMAS by the authors- provides a quantitative method to predict the effectiveness of treatment for each patient and an individually adjustable protocol for pain patients.

Introduction to the Integrative Neuromuscular Acupoint System (INMAS), as well as the Homeostatic Acupoint System (HAS), help western-trained acupuncturists understand classical techniques
A 16-point evaluation method provides a reliable quantitative method to accurately arrive at prognosis
Clinically relevant, integrative treatment approach in user-friendly language
Numerous detailed tables, photos, and line drawings to help readers understand the anatomy, symptomatic signs, and clinical procedures
Clear chapters organized by regional condition for easy readability and flow
Case studies to assist with application of concepts in clinical practice
Unique, clinical procedures for pain management with sections on examination and needling methods
Two appendices for quick reference of acronyms, abbreviations, and the 24 homeostatic acupoints
Up-to-date information on the latest techniques, including a chapter on electroacupuncture

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Being a fourth-generation practitioner of TCM with 40 years of clinical experience, as well as being a Master of Qigong and director of the TCM Research Institute wherein my duties include teaching Chinese medicine to medical professionals worldwide, I deeply believe that this book, Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management: An Integrative Approach, is a milestone on the road toward integration of acupuncture into mainstream medicine and that it will open the door of acupuncture therapy to Western healthcare professionals.
— Song Zhen-zhi, OMD, PhD
Executive Secretary of the Chinese Association of Outstanding Acupuncture Techniques
Laureate of "The 100 Best TCM Doctors in China"

This book is an indispensable guide to effectively incorporating acupuncture into any modern medical practice. The INMAS system is understandable and a brilliant distillation of this complex ancient healing art. I strongly endorse this innovative and practical textbook for all physicians who deal with neuromuscular symptoms.
— Francene Mason, MD
Author of the book The FORCE Program: The Proven Way to Fight Cancer Through Physical Activity and Exercise
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443066597
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/27/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1. From Neurons to Acupoints: Basic Neuroanatomy of Acupoints
2. Dynamic Pathophysiology of Acupoints
3. Peripheral Mechanisms of Acupuncture
4. Neural Bases of Acupuncture: Central Mechanisms
5. Integrative Neuromuscular Acupoint System (INMAS)
6. Quantitative Acupuncture Evaluation (QAE) and Clinical Techniques
7. Psychology of Acupuncture Therapy, Placebo, and Nocebo Effects in Pain Management
8. Introduction to Practical Application of INMAS
9. Back Pain: Neck, Upper Back, and Low Back
10. Upper Extremity Pain: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand
11. Lower Extremity Pain: Hip, Thigh, Knee, Leg, Ankle, and Foot
12. Pain-Related Systemic Disorders
13. Acupuncture Therapy for Non-Pain Symptoms
14. Acupuncture Therapy in Sports Medicine
15. Electroacupuncture Analgesia (EAA)
16. Using Integrative Neuromuscular Acupoint System (INMAS) for Acupoint Injection Therapy
17. Case Studies
Appendix A: Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix B: Cross Reference of 24 Homeostatic Acupoints and Their Meridian Nomenclature

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2005

    Ultimate guide for acupuncture pain management

    Finally there is a biomedical explanation of practical acupuncture system which anyone practicing acupuncture can immediately use. It is easy to read and easy to understand. Explanation of basic neuroanatomy and dynamics of acupoints immediately answers a lot of my practical questions. The best part is their practical easy to follow system which I start to use for pain problems. This book definitely will be the desk reference for many practitioners. Katrine Merlushkin, New York

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