Houchi Dung's Acupuncture: An Anatomical Approach, Second Edition PDF

By Houchi Dung

ISBN-10: 1466581921

ISBN-13: 9781466581920

Practiced for greater than 2,000 years, acupuncture was constrained to the area of different drugs. It used to be regarded as in line with legendary parts and never simply understood via these within the clinical neighborhood. Acupuncture: An Anatomical method, moment variation dispels those notions and brings this as soon as backroom treatment into the forefront—explaining it in phrases that may be simply comprehended by means of all doctors. offering a systematic, anatomical method of acupuncture, this quantity discusses: - the fundamentals of the frightened process - Acupuncture issues positioned within the head and face, shaped by means of the cranial nerves - The cervical plexus, which kinds acupuncture issues within the neck sector - Acupuncture issues shaped by way of the brachial plexus within the higher limbs, spinal nerves within the physique trunk, and the lumbar–sacral plexuses within the reduce limbs - The anesthesia impression of biochemical components within the frightened process - The dimension and quantification of soreness - purposes of acupuncture in scientific perform, from instances effortless to regard to these tougher - Theories at the way forward for acupuncture The remedy of soreness, more often than not, is arguable, as many treatments have unintentional effects and unintended effects. Acupuncture offers a treatment that's fast, effortless to accomplish, and calls for no medicines. This quantity allows physicians, osteopaths, ache experts, chiropractors, and different future health execs to accomplish this potent remedy for his or her sufferers who event either persistent and acute soreness.

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Thus, different sizes of afferent fibers, which are known to mediate different sensations, play an important role in our understanding of how acupuncture works. More will be said in the last few chapters about the relationship between the size of afferent fibers and how acupuncture can reduce or stop pain. In general, the different sizes of afferent nerve fibers are described as A, B, and C fibers. For our purposes, it is not necessary to know their exact diameters, only that A fibers are the largest in diameter, B fibers are second in size, and C fibers are the smallest.

1 GENERAL CONSIDERATION Any person who is or has been a medical student knows that anatomy consists of gross human anatomy, microanatomy (also known as histology), neuroanatomy, and sometimes embryology as well. The total instruction time required for all of them can require as much as 390 h. Of that, the time required for each can be approximately divided into 180 h for gross anatomy, 120 h for microanatomy, 60 h for neuroanatomy, and 30 h for embryology. Equipping an adequate facility for teaching these courses is extremely expensive.

4. Essentials of Chinese Acupuncture, 1st ed. (in English). Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, 1980. E. Acupuncture, Trigger Points and Musculoskeletal Pain. Churchill Livingstone, New York, 1993. 6. A. P. Han. The Biology of Acupuncture. Warren H. Green, St. Louis, MO, 2002. 1 GENERAL CONSIDERATION Any person who is or has been a medical student knows that anatomy consists of gross human anatomy, microanatomy (also known as histology), neuroanatomy, and sometimes embryology as well. The total instruction time required for all of them can require as much as 390 h.

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