Table of Contents

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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Churchill Livingstone
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About the author

Claire Cassidy

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Paradigms, Found Consulting, Bethesda, MD