Acupuncture Energetics: A Clinical Approach for Physicians

Acupuncture Energetics: A Clinical Approach for Physicians

Author: Joseph M. Helms
ISBN: 9783131417916
Publication Date: 10th Oct 2007
Publisher: Thieme Publishing
Cover: Hardback
Pages: 760


This book offers pragmatic and clinically useful information for physicians seeking to integrate acupuncture into their medical practices. Beginning with the history and science of acupuncture. It is a guide through anatomy, physiology, pathology, examination and diagnosis, point location, and basic and advanced treatments. It includes proven techniques for treating musculoskeletal pain, migraines, gastrointestinal conditions, and substance abuse. The text also contains high quality photographs and illustrations for clear localization of channels and points. It is an ideal learning tool for practitioners looking to expand their practice or find a more versatile acupuncture approach.


Part One
Chapter One: Acupuncture in the West
Chapter Two: The Basic, Clinical, and Speculative Science of Acupuncture
Chapter Three: An overview of Acupuncture Paradigms

Part Two
Chapter Four: The Tendinomuscular Meridian Subsystem
Chapter Five: Auricular Acupuncture
Chapter Six: Contacting the Body's Energy
Chapter Seven: The Distinct Meridian Subsystem
Chapter Eight: The Five Phases Paradigm
Chapter Nine: The Principal Meridian System and Its Command Group Points
Chapter Ten: Evaluation of the Patient
Chapter Eleven: The Acupuncture Treatment
Chapter Twelve: The Shao Yin Energy Axis
Chapter Thirteen: The Tai Yang Energy Axis
Chapter Fourteen: The Tai Yin Energy Axis
Chapter Fifteen: The Yang Ming Energy Axis
Chapter Sixteen: The Jue Yin Energy Axis
Chapter Seventeen: The Shao Yang Energy Axis
Chapter Eighteen: Additional Point Groupings
Chapter Nineteen: Treating Musculoskeletal Pain
Chapter Twenty: The Curious Meridian System
Chapter Twenty-One: Five Phases Dynamics and the Four Needle Technique

Part Three
Chapter Twenty-Two: Energetics of Living Systems
Chapter Twenty-Three: Energetic Equilibrium Treatments
Chapter Twenty-Four: From Matter to Energy: Selecting Therapeutic Inputs

Appendix A: Yin and Yang
Appendix B: Energetics of Living Systems
Appendix C: Atlas of Acupuncture Points

General Index:
Symptom and Disorder Index:
About the Author:
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