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Acupuncture, Trigger Points and Musculoskeletal Pain

This new edition of this highly successful book describes how musculoskeletal pain can be simply and effectively treated by acupuncture. Building on a thorough review of the scientific evidence available, the provides a detailed and practical account of the many different forms of musculoskeletal pain and the specific ways in which acupuncture can be applied effectively to trigger points to alleviate this pain. Case studies are included to aid diagnosis and choice of treatment.

Hardbound, 400 Pages

Published: December 2004

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-06644-3

Contents

  • Introduction
    PART ONE Acupuncture - a historical review.
    Traditional Chinese acupuncture. How news of acupuncture and moxibustion spread from China to the outside world. The practice of acupuncture in the Western world during the 19th century
    PART TWO Principles of trigger point acupuncture
    Some basic observations leading to its development. Evolution of knowledge concerning syndromes for which it is employed. Neurophysiology of pain. Myofascial trigger point pain and fibromyalgia syndromes. Concurrent complex regional and myofascial trigger point pain syndromes. Neurophysiological pain - suppressing effects of acupuncture and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Treatment of myofascial trigger point pain and fibromyalgia syndromes. Scientific evaluation of acupuncture's ability to relieve nociceptive pain.
    PART THREE The practical application of trigger point acupuncture.
    Chest pain. The painful shoulder. Pain in the neck. Pain in the arm. Pain in the head and face. Low-back pain. Pain in the lower limb. Pain in and around joints. Abdominal and pelvic pain.
    Index

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