Acupuncture in the Treatment of Pain
An Integrative Approach
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Acupuncture in the Treatment of Pain is aimed at both beginners and experienced practitioners who are treating patients with painful conditions. It provides an integrative approach using conventional and traditional Chinese Medicine in the treatment of pain with acupuncture. It is especially suited for conventionally (western) trained physicians, who are interested in complementary approaches and seek a guideline to judge the potentials and limits of acupuncture in the treatment of pain.
The book consists of two parts. The first part (chapter 2-8) gives the background for both traditional Chinese concepts to pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of pain and basics of the conventional, western approach to pain treatment. The second part (chapter 9-17) gives detailed information for the integrative treatment of all common painful conditions. For every single indication, conventional and traditional Chinese treatment options (including Chinese phytotherapy) are shown and the value of acupuncture, scientific data about its efficacy, and its possible mode of action (in western-physiological terms) are discussed.
For all readers this book offers a modern integrative approach, which is based on scientific data and the clinical experience of the authors that Western and Traditional Chinese medicine complement each other and can create synergistic effects.Table of Contents
• Attractive 2 colour design
• Written by a team of experts in the field
• Includes more than 175 2 colour illustrations
• Integrates western and traditional Chinese medicine
Edited by Marcus Backer, MD, Clinic for Integrative Medicine and Naturopathy, Essen-Mitte Clinics, Essen, Germany and Michael G. Hammes, MD, Interdisciplinary Pain Clinic, Technical University Munich, Germany