Electroacupuncture - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443063695, 9780702032820


1st Edition

clinical practice

Authors: David Mayor
eBook ISBN: 9780702032820
Hardcover ISBN: 9780443063695
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 2nd May 2007
Page Count: 404

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This book presents an overview of the theoretical foundations of electroacupuncture, together with experimental and clinical evidence for the efficacy of electroacupuncture in its various forms. It also provides guidance on the effective clinical practice of electroacupuncture, illustrated with informative case histories. It serves as an excellent introduction on the subject, covering all the key information a beginning practitioner would need to know, as well as exploring avenues for advanced practice. The accompanying CD-ROM is an ideal research tool, providing searchable chapters from the book as well as an extensive database of more than 8,000 clinical trials that can be accessed via the CD-ROM or through a companion website.

Key Features

    <li<The first comprehensive overview of modern acupuncture methods for 20 years
  • Clear and accessible guide to an increasingly popular form of acupuncture practice
  • Designed for both technically and non-technically minded readers
  • Provides a basis for immediate practical application in a variety of clinical situations
  • Case studies from expert practitioners in the field illustrate the variety of possible approaches
  • Only book on the subject to offer both practical suggestions and thorough exploration of the research behind the practice
  • Bridges the gap between traditional and modern scientific approaches to acupuncture
  • Sifts and sorts what is often confusing or highly technical material into manageable and practical information
  • Includes an interactive CD-ROM containing over 15,000 references
  • Fully searchable database of more than 8,000 clinical studies is accessible via the accompanying CD-ROM and website
  • Database includes material from thousands of studies never before available in English - translated from Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian and other European languages
  • Comprehensive glossary defines and explains important concepts

Table of Contents

Part 1 Initial Orientation. Introduction. Electroacupuncture East and West: the historical context.

Part 2 Electromagnetism and vibration: concepts and terminology. Electroacupuncture in context: the effects of electrotherapy. Neurophysiology, acupoints and meridians: Western and Eastern perspectives. How electroacupuncture works I Observations from experimental and animal studies. II Gathering the threads - from observations to mechanisms and models. Does electroacupuncture work? Evaluating the controlled clinical trials. Acupuncture in clinical practice; an overview, . Psychological and nervous conditions. Stroke and cerebrovascular disease. Peripheral motor disorders. The immune system and the endocrine system. Disorders of the skin and hair., eye and ear, nose, throat and mouth. Obstetrics, gynaecology and the breast. The cardiovascular system. The respiratory system. The gastrointestinal system, liver, gallbladder and pancreas. The genitourinary tract. Pain and its treatment. Neurogenic pain - Head and facial pain - Neck pain. Musculoskeletal conditions: an integrated approach. Acupuncture anaesthesia. Postoperative pain. Addiction. Appetite regulation and weight control.

Part 3 Technology and Practice. The technology of acupuncture. Tools of the Trade. Practicalities. The basic do's and don'ts. An integrated approach. Conclusion and the view ahead.

Appendix 1 Resources: information, organizations and suppliers. Appendix 2 Technology in practice: assessment, legislation and insurance.


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About the Author

David Mayor

Affiliations and Expertise

Practising Acupuncturist, Welwyn Garden City, UK