Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1. Introduction, the main TCM theories and their place in modern practice. Dealt with very briefly.
Discussion of wholism as applied to acupuncture
Layers of an onion used as a model, indicating arrangement of chapters
Basic physiotherapy training deals with only one, the meridian layer
Discussion of interlinking and use of acupoints when their complete actions are understood

2. Key concepts
Development theory, starting with the building blocks., innermost layer
Heaven, Earth, original Qi. Body components Blood Qi and fluids
Influence of embryology in ear acupuncture and also extra channels
Selected research where it serves to illustrate the theories
Case histories

3. Key concepts
Zang Fu
Theories, descriptions, relation to channels and clinical applications, particularly in physiotherapy
Selected research
Case histories

4. Key concepts
Extra Meridians, clinical application
Selected research
Application in physiotherapy
Case histories

5. Key concepts
Meridian acupuncture, clinical application, particular application to pain and neurological conditions
Selected research
Application in physiotherapy
Case histories


6. Key concepts
Superficial layers:
Luo vessels, Musculo-tendinous acupuncture, Trigger point acupuncture
Selected research
Application in physiotherapy
Case histories

7. Key concepts
Microsystems
Selected research
Application in physiotherapy
Case histories

8. Key concepts
Chinese diagnosis, pulling it all together, interlinking layers
5 elements
8 principles
6 chiaos
Tongue
Pulse
Pathogens
Introduction to syndromes
Selected research
Application in physiotherapy
Case histories

9. Possible mechanisms
Summary only, reference to further reading and research papers

10. Research, how

Details

No. of pages:
275
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750653282
Electronic ISBN:
9780702038402

About the author

Val Hopwood

Affiliations and Expertise

Course Director, MSc Acupuncture, Coventry University, Coventry, UK