Contemporary Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture / Edition 1

Contemporary Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture / Edition 1

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Elsevier Health Sciences


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Contemporary Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture / Edition 1

CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE explores the theory and practice of oriental medicine, explaining what oriental medicine is and how it works. It discusses the effectiveness of oriental medicine in treating a number of common disorders, including pain control, substance abuse, asthma, digestive disorders, women's reproductive health, HIV, depression, CNS malfunctions, and more. This text gives the reader an introduction to the ancient theoretical foundations of Chinese medicine, along with glimpses into what a day in the life of a modern practitioner is actually like. Part of the Medical Guides to Complementary and Alternative Medicine series, this book was written with the traditional health care provider in mind.
• Provides basic, foundational material on Oriental Medicine for health professionals with no prior experience in this area
• Covers hot topics, such as pain management, HIV, women's issues, substance abuse, asthma, digestive disorders and depression
• Effective organization of content: foundations of theory and practice, practical chapters on specific populations and disorders, then chapters on the direction of the profession and information on referrals
• Section on "The Experience of Oriental Medicine" provides a look at how Oriental Medicine is used in the US and integrated into clinics.
• Well-referenced and includes a glossary for definitions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780443065897
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 12/20/2001
Pages: 455
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: The Theory of Oriental Medicine
Overview. Theory
Section 2: The Practice of Oriental Medicine
Diagnostic Techniques of Oriental Medicine. Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Herbal Medicine. Diet, Massage, Moving Meditation
Section 3: The Experience of Oriental Medicine
Putting it All Together: Practicing Oriental Medicine. Grand Rounds: Practitioners Present. Inside an Acupuncture Detox Clinic. A Day in the Life: Practitioners Reflect on Their Professional Lives
Section 4: Effectiveness of Oriental Medicine
Introductory Comments. Western Scientific Efforts to Understand How Acupuncture Works. What Do Patients Say? User Satisfaction with Acupuncture & Oriental Medical Care. Pain Control and Oriental Medicine. Substance Abuse and Oriental Medicine. Asthma and Oriental Medicine. Digestive Disorders. Women's Reproductive Health. HIV and Other Infection and Oriental Material. Depression and Oriental Medicine. Stroke, Coma, Paralysis, and other CNS Malfunctions and Oriental Medicine
Section 5: Using Oriental Medicine
The Expansion and Professionalization of Oriental Medicine. Referring Patients for Acupuncture and Oriental Medical Care
Glossary. References. Index

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