By Peter Pearson MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG (auth.)
TO ACUPUNCTURE a pragmatic consultant for GPs and different clinical team of workers Peter Pearson, MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG The clinical Centre, Yateley, Cambedey, Surrey GU17 7LS Publisht;d in. the united kingdom and Europe by means of MTP Press restricted Falcon condo Lancaster, England British Library Cataloguing in e-book info Pearson, Peter An creation to acupuncture: a realistic advisor for GPs and different clinical team 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 through MTPPress A department of Kluwer educational Publishers a hundred and one Philip force Norwell, MA 02061, united states Copyright © 1987 MTP Press restricted Softcover reprint of the hardcover 1st variation 1987 All rights reserved. No a part of this booklet should be reproduced, kept in a retrieval process, or transmitted in any shape or in any way, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording or in a different way, with no earlier 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 method 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 details 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 the rest, yet I confessed lack of expertise! numerous extra requests highlighted my entire lack of know-how of this topic and inspired me into activity.
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Chronic bronchitis), but also in chronic suppuration, catarrhal conditions, ascites and strokes. 6 when the above two pathogens are involved. 40 (see above). TRADmONAL CHINESE DIAGNOSTIC SIGNS Using our skills and knowledge of conventional medicine, and applying them to the aforementioned concepts, we would, surprisingly often, be able to form some sort of diagnosis in traditional Chinese medical terms - which may form the rationale behind a plan of acupuncture treatment. There exist, however, special signs that are taught in traditional Chinese medicine to aid more specific diagnosis.
3, on both sides. 51 6 SYSTEMIC TREATMENT Firstly, let us get this chapter in perspective. The main purpose of this book is to present a method of acupuncture treatment suitable for conventional practising clinicians, such as has been outlined in the preceding chapters. The factors governing the choice of this method include - simplicity, ease of learning, effectiveness and logistical practicality. It can form a useful part of a therapeutic armamentarium in a conventional setting. It has to be realised that this method is but a very small part of an enormous subject.
Using some of the pointers described and our knowledge of conventional medicine, there will be occasions, however, when it will be possible to form an opinion of likely organ dysfunction and pathogen involvement. Various examples will be given below, but remember, above all, that you are not likely to do any harm if you get it wrong! Many of these conditions are inadequately treated conventionally and your patients will be only too grateful for you to try something else on these occasions. EXAMPLES These are all conditions and symptom complexes that are familiar enough to all of us.
An Introduction to Acupuncture: A Practical Guide for GPs and other Medical Personnel by Peter Pearson MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG (auth.)