By Peter Pearson MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG (auth.)
TO ACUPUNCTURE a realistic consultant for GPs and different clinical 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 residence Lancaster, England British Library Cataloguing in ebook information Pearson, Peter An creation to acupuncture: a realistic consultant for GPs and different clinical team 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 through MTPPress A department of Kluwer educational Publishers a hundred and one Philip force Norwell, MA 02061, united states Copyright © 1987 MTP Press constrained Softcover reprint of the hardcover 1st variation 1987 All rights reserved. No a part of this e-book will be reproduced, kept in a retrieval process, or transmitted in any shape or in any way, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording or differently, with no previous 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 therapy fifty three 7 different kinds of acupuncture sixty five eight educational concerns seventy three nine additional 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 awareness! a number of extra requests highlighted my whole lack of knowledge of this topic and prompted me into activity.
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However, in practice, this view is just not substantiated. Treatment on a local level, as I have described it, is effective for these conditions. This is just as well, as, otherwise, I doubt many of us would be practising any form of acupuncture! The purpose of this chapter (and indeed Chapter 7) is to give you a brief outline of all the other ideas that go to make up the discipline of traditional Chinese acupuncture. More perspective can be gained, bearing in mind that the 'local' methods are a very small part of what is a highly ordered and rational system that has its roots in ancient Chinese philosophy.
G. liver and spleen in migraine). There are a whole host of points described that are suitable for various symptoms and symptom complexes - beyond the scope of this book to list completely but worthy of further study if you are interested in practising 'systemic' acupuncture. ORGAN TREATMENT There is a lot of theory here, which is not totally agreed upon. I have taken the simplistic view that if you treat the distal point on that channel (as described in Chapter 3), you will treat that organ. The traditionalists will shudder in horror at this gross oversimplification but it does have the merit of being easier to learn!
Various acupuncture points (and methods) are described (see later) that help to dispel pathogenic invasion - these must be similarly treated. In brief: find the dysfunctioning organ(s), identify the pathogens (if any) and treat the corresponding points. ORGANS The following revision will remind us that the functions of the organs in traditional Chinese medicine are often quite different from their conventional equivalents: 54 Systemic Treatment Heart: Dominates the circulation of blood. Keeps the mind healthy.