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Benefits of Acupuncture to Medicine and Care

Knowledge and Experience in the World

by David Alimi, Thomas Burgoon, Chin Chan, Tomás Dawid, Silvia Elenkova, Francisco Lozano, Hedi Luxenburger, Carlo Moiraghi, Chun Lee Oei-Tan, Petja Piehler, Paola Poli, Patrick Sautreuil, Karin Stockert, Konstantina Theodoratou, Marcia Yamamura (ICMART – International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques)

All the authors of this book are medical doctors, colleagues who have worked together for many years in ICMART, the International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques, in a beneficial exchange of experiences, practices and how they apply Medical Acupuncture in their own various environments. ICMART was founded in 1983 in Vienna and now represents over 80 medical member organizations, with more than 50,000 individual doctors.  In this book, the authors present a selection of the wide variety in medical acupuncture applications, and its purpose is also to advance its further insertion into integrated healthcare systems.

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Contents

PREFACE by Hedi Luxenburger

1 / AURICULOTHERAPY, THE MASTER OF PATHOGEN CIRCUITS by David Alimi

  • Auriculotherapy in France
  • Pain management in France
  • Pain 
  • Auriculotherapy strategies

2 /THE ROLE OF ACUPUNCTURE AND MOXIBUSTION IN THE MODERN TREATMENT OF ASTHMA by Thomas Burgoon

  • Asthma in the United States
  • Asthma treatment in the United States 
  • The modern medical understanding of asthma
  • Modern research into the mechanisms of acupuncture’s action on the pathophysiology of asthma
  • The understanding and treatment of asthma in traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Traditional Chinese medical theory and asthma
  • Asthma – Essential pathophysiology according to TCM
  • Asthma – Main syndromes for Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Asthma – General principles of treatment according to traditional Chinese medicine
  • Acupuncture treatment of asthma

3 /PHYSIOLOGY OF ACUTE PAIN by Chin Chan

  • Altered perception of pain
  • Acupuncture
  • Pain modulation

4 /GASTROCOLIC SYSTEM by Silvia Elenkova

  • Short presentation on the Bulgarian Society of TCM
  • Gastritis and gastric ulcers
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

5 / ACUPUNCTURE FOR DYSMENORRHEA – TONG JING by Francisco Lozano

  • Modern pathophysiology
  • Pathophysiology of dysmenorrhea
  • TCM differential diagnosis according to pain and type of menstrual cycle
  • TCM syndrome differentiation (pattern discrimination)
  • Treatment based on syndrome differentiation
  • Other complementary techniques for treating dysmenorrhea
  • Chinese auriculoacupuncture for dysmenorrhea
  • Clinical research into the treatment of dysmenorrhea in china
  • Acupuncture points with effect on the synthesis of prostaglandins in dysmenorrhea
  • Clinical cases reports on dysmenorrhea
  • Overview of the situation of medical acupuncture in Mexico

6 / ACUPUNCTURE AS PART OF AN INTEGRATIVE MEDICAL HEADACHE TREATMENT by Hedi Luxenburger

  • Introduction
  • Treatment of chronic headache
  • MIDAS (pain disability assessment score)
  • Therapy migraine – guidelines by the german society of neurology
  • Therapy of tension-type headache (TTH) – Guidelines by the German Society of Neurology, 2015
  • Acupuncture treatment of primary chronic headache

7 /ONCOLOGY ACUPUNCTURE by Carlo Moiraghi and Paola Poli

  • Recognition and acceptance of acupuncture in Italy and Europe
  • Tumours in ancient archaeological discoveries and in the Neijing
  • Basic notions of acupuncture in oncology
  • Etiopathogenesis of cancer
  • Oncology therapy with acupuncture
  • The value of acupuncture in oncology

8 /NEURAL THERAPY AS A TECHNIQUE CONNECTED TO ACUPUNCTURE by Petja Piehler

  • Neural therapy and the anti-inflammatory concept in chronic diseases
  • Neural therapy: effective, sustainable and with few side effects for headaches of different genesis
  • Neural therapy in gastroenterology
  • Final comments
  • Eidelberg Charter for Neural Therapy 2016

9 /ACUPUNCTURE IN NATURAL DISASTER EMERGENCIES by Paola Poli and Carlo Moiraghi

  • Acupuncture in Italy today
  • Civil Protection in Italy and acupuncture practice
  • Acupuncture in secondary emergency care
  • The path of acupuncture
  • A few personal experiences
  • PTSD – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Scientific medical research
  • Acpuncture in an emergency in PubMed
  • Helping with needles in an emergency
  • Mission to Amatrice 2016 in practice
  • The value of acupuncture in an emergency

10 /NEURO-ACUPUNCTURE, A LEVEL IV ANTALGIC? by Patrick Sautreuil

  • Introduction
  • From trigger points to deqi
  • Different indications for neuro-acupuncture in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Semi-permanent subcutaneous needles
  • Psycho-subjective dimension of pain and neuro-acupuncture
  • Training and transmission
  • Synthesis
  • Conclusions

11 /ALLERGY: ALLERGIC RHINITIS by Karin Stockert

  • Acupuncture in Austria
  • Allergies
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Allergies in Chinese medicine

12 / STRESS DISORDERS by Konstantina Theodoratou

  • Acupuncture in Greece
  • Common treatment in Greece
  • Description of the disease according to Western medicine
  • Stress disorders and Chinese medicine
  • Diagnosis according to TCM syndromes
  • Therapeutic principles
  • Acupuncture therapeutic strategies
  • Clinical cases

13 /LOWER BACK PAIN by Marcia Yamamura

  • Emotional factors and lower back pain
  • Influence of the Extraordinary Meridians yangqiaomai, yinqiaomai, dumai, daimai and yangwei
  • Diffuse lower back pain
  • Conditions affecting the pangguang (Bladder) tendino-muscular meridian and lower back pain 
  • Posterior muscular path affection and lower back pain

APPENDIX 1 / THE SCIENTIFIC STUDIES IN THE NETHERLANDS by Chun Lee Oei-Tan

  • Introduction
  • Practice-based trial of acupuncture in tennis elbow, short- and long-term effects
  • RCT on chinese herbal medicine at the medical university of Nijmegen
  • Acupuncture in copd, for moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Living lab for acupuncture during chemotherapy (Acu-Chem). A pragmatic implementation and evaluation programme

APPENDIX 2 / BLOOD DONATION AFTER ACUPUNCTURE: A JUSTIFIED DEFERRAL? by Tomás dawid

  • Introduction
  • Term definitions
  • Actual reality
  • Collateral facts
  • Facts, final conclusions and recommendations
  • Proposals

Informazioni aggiuntive

Peso 1.2 kg
Dimensioni 21.5 × 18.5 × 2.5 cm
Edition

First

Volume

Single volume

Pages

512

Language

English

ISBN

9788832128987

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