By Peter Pearson MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG (auth.)
TO ACUPUNCTURE a pragmatic consultant for GPs and different clinical group 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 condominium Lancaster, England British Library Cataloguing in ebook facts Pearson, Peter An creation to acupuncture: a realistic consultant for GPs and different clinical 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 through MTPPress A department of Kluwer educational Publishers a hundred and one Philip force Norwell, MA 02061, united states Copyright © 1987 MTP Press constrained Softcover reprint of the hardcover 1st variation 1987 All rights reserved. No a part of this ebook will be reproduced, saved in a retrieval process, or transmitted in any shape or in any respect, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording or in a different way, with out past 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 approach 37 five particular stipulations forty five 6 Systemic remedy fifty three 7 different kinds of acupuncture sixty five eight educational issues seventy three nine additional 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 know-how! numerous extra requests highlighted my whole lack of information of this topic and motivated me into activity.
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It has been showns that immersion of the needles in an antiseptic solution is not sufficient. The minimum requirement is proper autoclaving but disposable needles are the ideal. Despite their expense, I would advocate their use exclusively. I would further recommend, for the operator's safety, that protective gloves are worn if there is even the most minor open wound on the operator's hands. By the same token, take extreme care when handling the needles. As in conventional medicine, it is mandatory to dispose of your needles (disposable and 'fmished' re-usables) after use into a 'cin-bin' for incineration.
The aim of traditional Chinese diagnosis is to fmd the organ(s) that is causing the imbalance and any pathogen that may be harming that organ, and then to treat the organ(s) and pathogenic invasion by acupuncture. The vital energy, or qi (Chapter 1), that supplies the organs flows along the corresponding channels. It is the correction of the flow of qi along these channels that forms the basis of acupuncture treatment of organ dysfunction. This correction will rectify the Yin-Yang balance of that organ, and therefore of the body, provided the pathogens are treated as well.
The same provisos apply to this section as in low back pain. LOCAL POINTS The patient is best treated sitting up, but back supported, on a couch. B. B. channels, to one or both sides of the midline. For the detection of other ashi, it is important to palpate the whole area between the cervical spine and the deltoid. I. B. 21. r. J. channels are often involved. Again, I stress that ashi do not have to lie exactly on channels - it is far more important to find the tender points wherever they are.
An Introduction to Acupuncture: A Practical Guide for GPs and other Medical Personnel by Peter Pearson MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG (auth.)