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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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Central Library 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.

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

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