By Grant Cooper, Stuart Kahn MD, Paul Zucker MS PT Lac
Written in a ordinary structure and using a case examine process, Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine describes how acupuncture matches into the therapy paradigm for musculoskeletal court cases. a number of diversified acupuncture therapy kinds are awarded, and in each one instance the alternative of acupuncture issues is defined intimately. those instructed remedies are intended now not basically as recipes, yet relatively as thoughts that may be utilized to quite a few scientific lawsuits and conditions.
Each case learn contains actual exam findings, diagnostic reviews, differential analysis, and suggestions for traditional scientific remedies. this is often by means of a number of targeted acupuncture therapy techniques. ultimately, there's a assessment of the printed learn relating to acupuncture because it relates to musculoskeletal medicine.
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TABLE 8 Needling techniques: Reinforcing and reducing needling techniques After inserting an acupuncture needle, appropriate stimulation of that needle should be done taking into account the nature of the condition that is being treated. Reinforcing needle techniques are indicated when it is necessary to support or strengthen the body’s resistance. For example, if a patient experiences lower back pain due to physical and mental exhaustion, use reinforcing methods. Reducing techniques are designed to disperse pathogenic factors and relieve Qi and blood stagnation.
In 1971, acupuncture made its public debut in the United States. In an attempt to open dialogue with China, President Nixon’s Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger made a visit. In Kissinger’s party was a New York Times reporter, James Reston, who was stricken with appendicitis while on the trip. Following an appendectomy in a Chinese hospital, Mr. Reston received acupuncture. Impressed by the treatment and other observations of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) used in the hospital, Reston reported on them in the New York Times on his return to the USA.
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