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This new edition of The Treatment of Pain with Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture gives a thorough and analytical review of the diagnosis and treatment options for pain, using acupuncture with Chinese herbal medicine. Based on the clinical experience of the author and supported by that of acupuncturists in Chinese universities, it offers a comprehensive and detailed set of treatments for a wide variety of pain symptoms and conditions, and includes detailed modifications of the treatments, to aid clinical practice.

Although pain syndromes are often complicated, involving both psychological and physical difficulties, resulting in sometimes hesitation in deciding a correct treatment, there are still some short-cut ways to achieve a successful result. Therefore, the essential intentions of the authors are very clear:

To demonstrate the practitioners how to differentiate the clinical situations and how to establish the corresponding treatments.

To illustrate how to apply Chinese herbs logically and how to consist an acupuncture prescription reasonably and effectively.

  • Thorough exploration of the aetiologies and pathologies for pain in the context of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Clear discussion of the principles of treatment, acupuncture point selection and combination
  • Detailed explanation of herbal and acupuncture treatments for common and complex pain conditions
  • Deals comprehensively with the commonest clinical presenting symptoms
  • Provides treatment plans and modifications to these plans, offering more options for the practitioner
  • Includes detailed and useful case histories
  • New chapter on treatment of pain in children
  • Separate sections for the gynecologic conditions
  • Includes Western-named conditions
  • Red Flags for practitioners to indicate situations which are potentially life-threatening or dangerous
  • Suggested treatments now include acupuncture as well as herbal treatments
  • Following on from each treatment a prognosis is now provided
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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a highly significant work and the professors and doctors who wrote this are clearly very knowledgeable in there own fields. The authors have explained all the variations of each pathology with regard to Acupuncture and the use of Chinese Herbs in great detail. The information on acupuncture is nothing short of stunning" Sigyta Hart, RCHM News, February 2003
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702031793
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Sun Peilin, Professor of Medicine, Guangxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Jiangxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China; Professor in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jing Ming College of Oriental Medicine, Belgium.
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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Pt. 1 General Introduction 1
1 Introduction 3
2 Historical Development of the Pain Concept 9
3 Aetiology and Pathology of Pain 11
4 Occurrence of Pain 21
5 Differentiation of Pain 23
6 Treatment Differentiation 33
7 Selection and Combination of Acupuncture Points 41
Pt. 2 Generalised Body Pain 47
8 Pain in the Entire Body 49
9 Unilateral Pain 61
10 Pain Due to Cancer 71
Pt. 3 Sense Organ Pain 81
11 Facial Pain 83
12 Eye Pain 97
13 Ear Pain 111
14 Nasal Pain 125
15 Lip Pain 137
16 Tooth Pain 145
17 Tongue Pain 155
Pt. 4 Head and Neck Pain 173
18 Headache 175
19 Neck Pain 197
20 Throat Pain 209
21 Painful Swallowing 225
Pt. 5 Pain in the Front of the Trunk 239
22 Chest Pain 241
23 Breast Pain 259
24 Axillary Pain 273
25 Epigastric Pain 279
26 Hypochondriac Pain 297
27 Abdominal Pain 311
28 Dysmenorrhoea 329
Pt. 6 Back Pain 347
29 Pain in the Entire Back 349
30 Upper Back Pain 361
31 Scapular Pain 373
32 Middle Back Pain 385
33 Lower Back Pain 395
34 Coccyx Pain 409
Pt. 7 Upper Limb Pain 419
35 Shoulder Pain 421
36 Elbow Pain 431
37 Wrist Pain 437
38 Palmar Pain 445
39 Finger Pain 453
Pt. 8 Lower Limb Pain 461
40 Hip Pain 463
41 Knee Pain 477
42 Ankle Pain 491
43 Heel Pain 503
44 Sole Pain 515
45 Toe Pain 527
46 Leg Pain 537
47 Pain in All Four Limbs 549
Pt. 9 Genital Pain 559
48 Genital Pain 561
49 Pain Associated with Urination 571
50 Pain During Ejaculation 579
51 Pain During Copulation 585
52 Anal Pain 595
53 Pain During Defecation 603
References and bibliography 611
App List of the main channels and acupuncture points 617
Index 625
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