Medical Acupuncture in Pregnancy

Medical Acupuncture in Pregnancy

Author: Ansgar Thomas Roemer
ISBN: 9783131358318
Publication Date: 13th July 2005
Publisher: Thieme Publishing
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 239


More and more health care professionals in obstetrics and gynecology are turning to complementary medicine to enhance their patients' comfort and wellness.

With an emphasis on medical acupuncture, this new book offers busy practitioners an accessible guide to the myriad ways in which these time-tested methods can both enhance and ease a pregnant woman's experience -- before, during, and after delivery. Medical Acupuncture in Pregnancy begins with a concise, yet thorough review of basic TCM principles and proceeds to cover treatments for hyperemesis, preterm labor, preeclampsia, dysfunctional labor, postpartum depression, dysmenorrhoe, migraine, infections and more!

Whether as an introduction to the topic or as a handy clinical reference, this text is essential for obstetricians, gynecologists, midwives, acupuncturists, and nurses who want to optimize patient care options with Chinese medicine.

Special features:

High-quality illustrations showing the precise location of acupuncture points

Detailed descriptions and diagrams of needling depth and direction

Treatment rules and therapeutic guidelines

Easy-to-access format for quick reference in a clinical setting

A practice-oriented introduction to Qi gong

Supplemental information on Chinese dietetics


1. Introduction to Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
What is Acupuncture
The Basics of TCM
Concepts of TCM
The Theory of Yin and Yang
The Five Fundamental Substances
The Five Phase Theory
The Internal Organ Theory (Zang Fu)
The Disease Concept of TCM
TCM Diagnostics

2. Systematics
Access to the Depth - Xue: The Point
Acupuncture Points
Channel Points
The Channel System of Acupuncture

3. Criteria and Rules
Methods of Locating Points
Prerequisites for Acupuncture Therapy
Integrating Acupuncture into a Treatment Plan
Characteristics of Acupuncture During Pregnancy
General Recommendations
Treatment Rules and Therapeutic Guidelines
Treatment Technique
Organizational Model
Prerequisites for Acupuncture Therapy in a Clinic

4. The Practice of Acupuncture in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Acupuncture and Gynecology
Significance of Acupuncture

5. Point Atlas

6. Chinese Nutrition Therapy and Qi Gong
Chinese Nutrition Therapy
Qi Gong

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