An Introduction to Acupuncture: A Practical Guide for GPs by Peter Pearson MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG (auth.)

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 scientific Centre, Yateley, Cambedey, Surrey GU17 7LS Publisht;d in. the united kingdom and Europe via MTP Press constrained Falcon condo Lancaster, England British Library Cataloguing in e-book information Pearson, Peter An creation to acupuncture: a realistic consultant for GPs and different clinical team of workers. 1. Acupuncture I. name 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 by way of MTPPress A department of Kluwer educational Publishers one zero one Philip force Norwell, MA 02061, united states Copyright © 1987 MTP Press restricted Softcover reprint of the hardcover 1st variation 1987 All rights reserved. No a part of this booklet might be reproduced, kept in a retrieval method, or transmitted in any shape or in anyway, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording or in a different way, with no past 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 method 37 five particular stipulations forty five 6 Systemic therapy 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 the rest, yet I confessed lack of knowledge! a number of extra requests highlighted my whole lack of know-how of this topic and motivated me into activity.

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I have included two systemic points, based purely and empirically on traditional teaching. It is not unreasonable to suppose that migraine may be caused by something more than just local dysfunction of channels, and after all - the whole of acupuncture is empirical! lOW BACK PAIN (AND SCIATICA) This probably accounts for the largest group seeking acupuncture and it is not difficult to see why. Our surgeries are full of such cases - a large 45 An Introduction to Acupuncture proportion of these are understandably disillusioned with conventional medicine, whose results are not outstanding in that department.

Various points on the Ren channel are described which are supposed to aid bronchodilatation but I have no experience of these. 62 Systemic Treatment SINusms Use local and distal points referable to the pain and tenderness. Not surprisingly, wind, phlegm and cold (heat in acute attacks) are the pathogens. The main organ dysfunction in chronic sinusitis is a qi deficiency in the lungs. 7. 6. NAUSEA (INCWDING PREGNANCY NAUSEA AND SICKNESS) This is only mentioned due to the current (understandable) aversion to taking drugs during pregnancy.

A large proportion do not fit into any conventional diagnostic category at all. For our purposes this is unimportant - the methodology will be similar. Most of these patients would have been through the conventional diagnostic and treatment procedures and are seeking a trial of acupuncture because of unsatisfactory results or an unwillingness to take potentially dangerous drugs. g. weight loss in obesity) have or are being applied. LOCAL POINTS For the detection of Ashi and treatment, the patient has to be lying face down, flat.

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