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Acupuncture in practice : case history insights from the West
MacPherson, Hugh, Ph. D.
Publication Information:
New York : Churchill Livingstone, [1998]

Physical Description:
xxi, 482 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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RM184 .A288 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Written by THE leading lights in the field of integrating acupuncture into a Western medical system, this book bridges the gap between the theoretical foundations of acupuncture and its application in a modern Western clinical context. Each case history focuses on the complexities and dilemmas of treatment that are tackled, providing valuable insights by experienced practitioners into the management of a course of acupuncture treatment. written by THE leading lights in the field helps bridge the difficult gap between acupucture theory from a TCM perspective, and its application in a modern context for practitioners of conventional medicine contains useful case histories to make the content easy to understand and to enable the reader to apply the knowledge within the book to real life clinical situations no other book of its kind has the quality and depth of information detailed here

Table of Contents

The Cruel Virus
A Case of HIV and AIDS
Diabetic Neuropathy in the Lower Extremities
Ockham's Razor and a Case of Ankylosing Spondylitis
Africa, Malaria and a 'Virus'
A Heart-Sink Patient
Treating the Untreatable
Maria's Children
Pregnancy, Nausea and Multiple Sclerosis
Depression and Fatigue After Giving Birth
A Case of Postpartum Complications?
Elinor in the Dance
A Case of Tropical Acne
Palpations, Periods and Purpose
Shouting for Sympathy
The Tip of the Volcano
Is It Necessary?
The Young Woman Who Could Only Crawl
Early Damage
Judy, A Left-Handed Caucasian
California Dreaming
Challenges that Take Their Toll
Out of My Head Into My Heart
Like Mother, Like Daughter
Undescended Testicles
A Case of a Gastric Ulcer
Unwinding a Volvulus to Cure a Migraine
Epigastic Pain
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and a Painful Shoulder
An Achilles' Heel
Coffee, Marijuana and Back Pain
A Crushing Pain in the Chest
Unresolved Shock
Surrender or Control?
Managing Pharmaceutical Drug Withdrawal
Solidity and Fragility
Anxiety, Agitation and Angry Determination
A Clear Case of Possession
Fleas, Ponies, Doctors, Angels
Headaches, Angels and Guiding Spirits