Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management: An Integrative Approach
Yun-tao MaISBN: 0443066590;
Book DescriptionThe authors of this book have developed a treatment protocol which they term the Integrative Neuromuscular Acupoint System, a synthesis of biomedicine and traditional acupuncture that uses biomedical terminology and concepts to interpret the basic mechanisms and clinical procedures of acupuncture, while retaining the emphasis on whole-person therapy and "promoting health while treating the disease," cornerstones of TCM. The authors maintain that the integration of acupuncture into mainstream medicine cannot happen without biomedicalization. Many readers, in particular Western healthcare professionals, will find this system an effective protocol for treating neuromuscular pain. Contents include acupoint neuroanatomy, pathophysiology, neural bases, and peripheral mechanisms; an integrative neuromuscular acupoint system for evaluation and treatment; protocols for back pain, upper limb pain, lower limb pain, and systemic pain; and therapy for non-pain symptoms, sports...
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