By Grant Cooper, Stuart Kahn MD, Paul Zucker MS PT Lac
Written in a easy structure and using a case research process, Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine describes how acupuncture matches into the remedy paradigm for musculoskeletal lawsuits. numerous varied acupuncture remedy types are provided, and in each one instance the alternative of acupuncture issues is defined intimately. those advised remedies are intended no longer basically as recipes, yet really as concepts that may be utilized to quite a few medical court cases and conditions.
Each case examine contains actual exam findings, diagnostic reports, differential analysis, and proposals for traditional scientific remedies. this is often via a number of distinct acupuncture therapy options. eventually, there's a assessment of the broadcast study concerning acupuncture because it relates to musculoskeletal medicine.
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In certain cases, an alternative point prescription describing an entirely different treatment strategy is provided. Needling techniques are also considered. In addition, allopathic treatment protocols for the various painful musculoskeletal conditions are also discussed, as well as where acupuncture may best be incorporated with those treatment protocols. At this point, it is important to mention that acupuncture and Chinese medicine are not intended to treat specific problems per se, but rather to treat individuals.
3. According to the direction of the meridian: Reinforcing (ϩ): While inserting the needle, point it along the direction of the needle. Reducing (Ϫ): When inserting the needle, point it against the natural flow of that meridian. 4. Keeping the needle hole open or closed: Reinforcing (ϩ): On removing a needle, promptly press or “close” the hole. Reducing (Ϫ): Shake the needle as it is being withdrawn to enlarge the puncture hole. 5. According to the patient’s respiration: Reinforcing (ϩ): Insert the needle during the patient’s inhalation and withdraw the needle during the patient’s exhalation.
Why is there a reticence on behalf of patients to discuss their interest in acupuncture with their medical doctors? One reason is that acupuncture continues to be considered an alternative treatment. Nevertheless, acupuncture is clearly enjoying increasing popularity in the public arena. Given its increased use and overwhelming anecdotal evidence, it is worth considering whether acupuncture is actually efficacious. And, if so, for what is it effective? In 1997, the National Institutes of Health convened a Consensus Development Program.
Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine by Grant Cooper, Stuart Kahn MD, Paul Zucker MS PT Lac