By Peter Pearson MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG (auth.)
TO ACUPUNCTURE a pragmatic consultant for GPs and different scientific group of workers Peter Pearson, MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG The clinical Centre, Yateley, Cambedey, Surrey GU17 7LS Publisht;d in. the united kingdom and Europe via MTP Press restricted Falcon condominium Lancaster, England British Library Cataloguing in e-book information Pearson, Peter An creation to acupuncture: a realistic advisor for GPs and different clinical body of workers. 1. Acupuncture I. identify 615. 8'92 RM184 ISBN-13: 978-94-010-7935-8 e-ISBN-13: 978-94-009-3199-2 DOl: 10. 1007/978-94-009-3199-2 released within the united states via MTPPress A department of Kluwer educational Publishers one zero one Philip force Norwell, MA 02061, united states Copyright © 1987 MTP Press constrained Softcover reprint of the hardcover 1st version 1987 All rights reserved. No a part of this ebook might be reproduced, kept in a retrieval process, or transmitted in any shape or in any way, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording or another way, with no earlier permission from the publishers. CONTENTS Preface 7 Acknowledgements eight 1 what's acupuncture? nine 2 neighborhood disorder of channels thirteen three The channels and issues 15 four strategy 37 five particular stipulations forty five 6 Systemic remedy fifty three 7 other kinds of acupuncture sixty five eight educational concerns seventy three nine extra details seventy nine References eighty three Index 87 PREFACE numerous years in the past, a sufferer consulted me, and asked 'aquapuncture'. This sounded extra like an underwater sexual intercourse than anything, yet I confessed lack of knowledge! numerous extra requests highlighted my entire lack of understanding of this topic and prompted me into activity.
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K . f.. ::. ' t'~ ,:. " 'y' Figure 12 The liver channel Liv . 3 32 r I \ Figure 13 The du channel THE DU a-tANNEL The du channel starts below the coccyx and ascends along the midline of the back, head and face, and ends in the upper lip (Figure 13). 33 An Introduction to Acupuncture THE REN CHANNEL The ren channel starts in the centre of the perineum, ascends along the midline of the abdomen, chest, and neck, and ends just below the lower lip (Figure 14). Figure 14 The ren channel 34 The Channels and Points Table 2 summarizes the channels and their respective key and distal points.
Once deqi is experienced, there is no virtue in continuing to stimulate and the needle should just be left in situ. Traditional teaching on this subject is most complex in that certain conditions need certain points to be highly stimulated and other points 'sedated' or 'reduced' (less stimulated). I would say at this stage that this is unimportant and the technique described above would suit all the methods advocated in this book. These high reactors should certainly not be stimulated further, and needles should only be left in for a comparatively short time.
Among the obvious disadvantages are expense and time consumption. The main contra-indication to the use of electroacupuncture is the presence of a pacemaker but the passing of currents across the chest should be avoided in anyone with a history of heart disease. There is a present vogue for using electrical therapy without needles by simply using a probe on an acupuncture point. Much evaluation has yet to be done before one can comment on whether or not this is effective. This method is distinct from transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TNS) which has been widely used for some time.
An Introduction to Acupuncture: A Practical Guide for GPs and other Medical Personnel by Peter Pearson MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG (auth.)