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Contemporary Medical Acupuncture - A System Approach

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Author: Jin Guanyuan;
Page: 529
Publication Date: 11/2006
ISBN: 7040192578
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Contemporary Medical Acupuncture aims to bridge the gap between
classical acupuncture therapy and contemporary medicine to achieve their
ultimate integration. Based on updated reviews and systematic analyses,
the meridians are actually systems of physiological and pathological
reflexes in the body, and acupuncture therapy is a type of
reflexotherapy. In the book, a novel concept called whole body reflex
zones is proposed, which may efficiently inherit and clarify
the meridian system. The systems methodology, together with the authors'
clinical expertise of 40 years, is applied to raise the reproducibility
of effectiveness in treating various indications of acupuncture,
especially intractable cases. Outstanding features of the book are its
incisive and concrete descriptions about theories and techniques of
clinical acupuncture, a novel systems approach, and a great deal of case
studies. It is an advanced, practical, and valuable resource for any
acupuncture practitioner interested in sharpening clinical skills, as
well as an essential and comprehensive text for medical doctors and
other healthcare professionals who desire to learn the essence of
medical acupuncture and integrateit into thei general practice.
Table of Contents
PART ONE SCIENTIFIC BASES OF ACUPUNCTURE
 CHAPTER 1 CHALLENGES IN ADVANCING CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE
  1.1 THE CURRENT STATE OF ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY
  1.2 METHODS OF STUDYING COMPLICATED SYSTEMS
  1.3 MODERN EXPRESSION OF ANCIENT TERMINOLOGY
  1.4 A SYSTEMIC VIEW OF MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE
 CHAPTER 2 REFLEX ARCS: BASIS OF ACUPUNCTURE
  2.1 HOMEOSTASIS AND REFLEX
  2.2 STIMULATION SIGNALS OF ACUPUNCTURE
  2.3 TISSUE STRUCTURES AND SENSORY RECEPTORS OF ACUPOINTS
  2.4 AFFERENT PATHWAYS OF NEEDLING SENSATIONS
  2.5 STRETCH REFLEX AND REACTIONS AROUND NEEDLES
  2.6 INPUT LOCATIONS OF ACUPUNCTURE STIMULATIONS
  2.7 REFLEX CENTERS AND AUTONOMIC EFFERENT PATHS OF ACUPUNCTURE
  2.8 LONG REFLEXES OF NERVE-HUMORAL REGULATION
  2.9 THERAPEUTIC FUNCTIONS OF ACUPUNCTURE
  2.10 ACUPUNCTURE ANESTHESIA
 CHAPTER 3 REFLEX ZONES: ESSENCE OF THE MERIDIANS
  3.1 CONTEMPORARY STUDIES OF THE MERIDIAN PHENOMENA
  3.2 REFERRED PAIN AND VISCERA-BODY SURFACE CORRELATION
  3.3 RADIATING PAIN AND BODY SURFACE-BODY SURFACE CORRELATION
  3.4 REVOLUTIONIZE THE MERIDIAN THEORY
  3.5 REFLEX ZONE: A SUBSTITUTABLE CONCEPT FOR THE MERIDIAN
  3.6 FORMATION OF REFLEX ZONES OR THE MERIDIANS
  3.7 CLASSIFICATION AND DISTRIBUTION RULES OF REFLEX ZONES
  3.8 RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN REFLEX ZONES AND THE MERIDIANS
  3.9 LOCAL OVERLAPPING AND LAYERING OF REFLEX ZONES
  3.10 RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MICRO AND MACRO REFLEX ZONES
  3.11 A SIMPLIFIED MODEL OF REFLEX ZONES OR THE MERIDIANS
  3.12 REFLEXOTHERAPY: THE ASCRIPTION OF ACUPUNCTURE
 CHAPTER 4 MECHANISMS OF ACUPUNCTURE FUNCTIONS
  4.1 RELATIVE SPECIFICITY IN ACTIONS OF ACUPOINTS
  4.2 MECHANISMS OF REGULATORY FUNCTIONS OF ACUPUNCTURE
  4.3 MECHANISMS OF ACUPUNCTURE ANALGESIA
  4.4 MECHANISMS OF ACUPUNCTURE REHABILITATION
 CHAPTER 5 MECHANISMS OF PROPAGATION OF NEEDLING SENSATIONS
  5.1 CLASSIFICATION OF PROPAGATION OF NEEDLING SENSATIONS
  5.2 PROPAGATION OF EXCITATION INSIDE NERVOUS CENTERS
  5.3 ACTIVATION OF PERIPHERAL FACTORS
  5.4 HYPOTHESIS: PROPAGATION OF MUSCLE TENSION WAVES
  5.5 HYPOTHESIS: TRANSMISSION AMONG SENSORY NERVE ENDINGS
  5.6 HYPOTHESIS: THE RETRIEVAL OF SENSORY MEMORY
PART TWO SYSTEMIC METHODOLOGY OF ACUPUNCTURE
 CHAPTER 6 BLACK BOX OF THE PATIENT
 CHAPTER 7 GATHERING REFLEX INFORMATION FROM THE BODY SURFACE
  7.1 SKIN TEMPERATURE
  7.2 APPEARANCE AND TENSION OF LOCAL SOFT TISSUES
  7.3 TENDER SPOTS
  7.4 ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE OF THE SKIN
 CHAPTER 8 INPUT OF INTERVENING INFORMATION OF ACUPUNCTURE
  8.1 OPTIMAL STIMULATION LOCATIONS
  8.2 TYPES OF STIMULATION
  8.3 INTENSITY AND DURATION OF STIMULATION
  8.4 STIMULATION FEATURES OF BASIC NEEDLING METHODS
  8.5 PROPERTIES AND GENERATIONS OF NEEDLING SENSATIONS
  8.6 SEPARATION OF EFFECTS AND NEEDLING SENSATIONS
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