Acupuncture in the Treatment of Depression book cover

Acupuncture in the Treatment of Depression

A Manual for Practice and Research

This pioneering book unites both western and traditional Chinese medicine to present a step-by-step methodology for evaluating and treating depression with acupuncture. Using research-oriented trials, it addresses fundamental issues in acupuncture research and offers guidelines for the design of acupuncture treatment studies.

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Published: September 2001

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-07131-7

Contents

  • Background and context
    Depression defined: symptoms, epidemiology, etiology and treatment
    Chinese medicine theory
    The etiology of depression according to traditional Chinese medicine
    The application of traditional Chinese medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of depression
    Case histories of individuals who responded to treatment
    Research considerations
    Issues in implementation
    Case histories of individuals who did not respond fully to treatment.

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