An Introduction to Acupuncture: A Practical Guide for GPs by Peter Pearson MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG (auth.)

By Peter Pearson MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG (auth.)

TO ACUPUNCTURE a realistic consultant for GPs and different clinical group of workers Peter Pearson, MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG The scientific Centre, Yateley, Cambedey, Surrey GU17 7LS Publisht;d in. the united kingdom and Europe via MTP Press restricted Falcon condo Lancaster, England British Library Cataloguing in e-book info Pearson, Peter An advent to acupuncture: a pragmatic advisor for GPs and different scientific group of workers. 1. Acupuncture I. identify 615. 8'92 RM184 ISBN-13: 978-94-010-7935-8 e-ISBN-13: 978-94-009-3199-2 DOl: 10. 1007/978-94-009-3199-2 released within the united states via MTPPress A department of Kluwer educational Publishers one zero one Philip force Norwell, MA 02061, united states Copyright © 1987 MTP Press restricted Softcover reprint of the hardcover 1st version 1987 All rights reserved. No a part of this e-book will be reproduced, kept in a retrieval method, or transmitted in any shape or in any way, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording or in a different way, with out previous permission from the publishers. CONTENTS Preface 7 Acknowledgements eight 1 what's acupuncture? nine 2 neighborhood disorder of channels thirteen three The channels and issues 15 four procedure 37 five particular stipulations forty five 6 Systemic therapy fifty three 7 different kinds of acupuncture sixty five eight educational concerns seventy three nine extra info seventy nine References eighty three Index 87 PREFACE a number of years in the past, a sufferer consulted me, and asked 'aquapuncture'. This sounded extra like an underwater sexual intercourse than anything, yet I confessed lack of awareness! numerous extra requests highlighted my whole lack of expertise of this topic and inspired me into activity.

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There is a fallacy that for injection to be successful, it has to hurt - this is invariably due to putting the needle right through the tendon or beyond! Oblique insertion will make it easier to end up just puncturing the tendon sheath and nothing else. The production of the right type of deqi (which should not be horrendously painful) will confirm the correct location. Ll1. DISTAL POINTS Careful siting of the pain of radiation is necessary. S. S. GOLFER' S ELBOW LOCAL POINTS Use any Ashi as per tennis elbow - invariably around the medial epicondyle.

40 is approached posteriorly. 9. 40. 34 and! 40 for lateral pain. 3. NEURALGIAS I am including in this section the classical (trigeminal) and atypical facial neuralgias, and herpes zoster. Like migraine, these must represent something more than just local channel dysfunction. As well as applying local and distal point theory, I am also including a systemic point for the first time. The brief of this chapter is to describe the commonly used points for certain conditions so I will attempt not to stray from this.

Many other pulse generalizations are taught, mostly equivalent to conventional pulse abnonnalities. What is fascinating when reading about these unconventional ideas is that they are immersed in a mass of very conventional and plausible medical principles. ". One could apply this thought process to many parts, if not the whole, of this book! 59 An Introduction to Acupuncture SUMMARY To make a choice of acupuncture points for a given patient, when applying classical Chinese medical principles, one looks at three areas: (1) Local dysfunction of channels (2) Organ dysfunction (3) Pathogen invasion In the preceding chapters, we have dealt with (1) in detail, together with the use and selection of local and distal points.

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