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Contemporary Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

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.

Medical students, practicing physicians, acupuncturists, alternative/complementary medicine practitioners.


Published: December 2001

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-06589-7


  • 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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