An Introduction to Acupuncture: A Practical Guide for GPs by Peter Pearson MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG (auth.)

By Peter Pearson MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG (auth.)

TO ACUPUNCTURE a pragmatic advisor for GPs and different clinical body of workers Peter Pearson, MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG The scientific Centre, Yateley, Cambedey, Surrey GU17 7LS Publisht;d in. the united kingdom and Europe by means of MTP Press constrained Falcon apartment Lancaster, England British Library Cataloguing in book information Pearson, Peter An creation to acupuncture: a pragmatic advisor for GPs and different scientific team of workers. 1. Acupuncture I. name 615. 8'92 RM184 ISBN-13: 978-94-010-7935-8 e-ISBN-13: 978-94-009-3199-2 DOl: 10. 1007/978-94-009-3199-2 released within the united states by way of MTPPress A department of Kluwer educational Publishers a hundred and one Philip force Norwell, MA 02061, united states Copyright © 1987 MTP Press restricted Softcover reprint of the hardcover 1st version 1987 All rights reserved. No a part of this book might be reproduced, saved in a retrieval procedure, or transmitted in any shape or in any way, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording or in a different way, with out past permission from the publishers. CONTENTS Preface 7 Acknowledgements eight 1 what's acupuncture? nine 2 neighborhood disorder of channels thirteen three The channels and issues 15 four procedure 37 five particular stipulations forty five 6 Systemic therapy fifty three 7 different kinds of acupuncture sixty five eight educational issues seventy three nine extra details seventy nine References eighty three Index 87 PREFACE a number of years in the past, a sufferer consulted me, and asked 'aquapuncture'. This sounded extra like an underwater sexual intercourse than the rest, yet I confessed lack of information! numerous extra requests highlighted my whole lack of awareness of this topic and encouraged me into activity.

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By comparison, we have only been able to look at (2) and (3) briefly in this chapter. Using some of the pointers described and our knowledge of conventional medicine, there will be occasions, however, when it will be possible to form an opinion of likely organ dysfunction and pathogen involvement. Various examples will be given below, but remember, above all, that you are not likely to do any harm if you get it wrong! Many of these conditions are inadequately treated conventionally and your patients will be only too grateful for you to try something else on these occasions.

This corresponds more to the Yang channels (large intestine, small intestine, sanjiao, stomach, urinary bladder, gall bladder) and, by implication, are therefore more important to familiarize oneself with when using the 'local and distal point' technique. In contrast, it is interesting that the Yin organs (and corresponding channels) seem to have more important systemic influence with regard to treating systemic disease; but this is far beyond the principles of purely local acupuncture. Chapters 5 and 6 will, however, include treatment of some systemic illnesses for the benefit of those who feel they are willing to try this sort of acupuncture treatment.

The same provisos apply to this section as in low back pain. LOCAL POINTS The patient is best treated sitting up, but back supported, on a couch. B. B. channels, to one or both sides of the midline. For the detection of other ashi, it is important to palpate the whole area between the cervical spine and the deltoid. I. B. 21. r. J. channels are often involved. Again, I stress that ashi do not have to lie exactly on channels - it is far more important to find the tender points wherever they are.

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