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Author Zhang, Ren (Acupuncturist)

Title Introduction to acupuncture and moxibustion / Ren Zhang ; translated by Xue-min Wang
Published Hackensack, N.J. : World Century Pub. Cor. ; Singapore : Distributed by World Scientific Pub. Co., ©2013


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 548 pages) : illustrations
Series World Century compendium to TCM ; v. 6
World Century compendium to TCM ; v. 6.
Contents Ch. 1. Old yet young Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion. Long history. Modern development -- ch. 2. Meridians and collaterals. Overview of the system of meridians and collaterals. Functions of the meridians and collaterals. Research on the meridians and collaterals -- ch. 3. Distribution of the 14 meridians and collaterals. Overview -- ch. 4. Introduction to acupoints. Classification of acupoints. Nomenclature of acupoints. Function of acupoints. Methods of locating acupoints -- ch. 5. Specific points. Five shu points. Lower he-sea points. Yuan-primary points. Luo-connecting points. Xi-cleft points. Back-shu and front-mu points. Eight influential points. Eight confluent points -- ch. 6. Commonly used acupoints. Acupoints of the lung meridian of hand-taiyin. Acupoints of The heart meridian of hand-shaoyin. Acupoints of the pericardium meridian of hand-jueyin. Acupoints of the large intestine meridian of hand-yangming. Acupoints of the small intestine meridian of hand-taiyang. Acupoints of the sanjiao meridian of hand-shaoang. Acupoints of the stomach meridian of foot-yangming. Acupoints of the bladder meridian of foot-taiyang. Acupoints of the gallbladder meridian of foot-shaoyang. Acupoints of the spleen meridian of foot-taiyin. Acupoints of the kidney meridian of foot-shaoyin. Acupoints of the liver meridian of foot-jueyin. Acupoints of the du meridian. Acupoints of the ren meridian. Extra-ordinary points -- ch. 7. Techniques of acupuncture and moxibustion. Main contents of acupuncture and moxibustion. Functions of acupunture and moxibustion. Requirements of acupuncture and moxibustion -- ch. 8. Prevention and management of possible accidents in acupuncture treatment. Causes of possible accidents. Classification of acupuncture injuries. Prevention and management in acupuncture treatment. Common possible accidents and management -- ch. 9. Filiform needles. Preparations prior to acupuncture treatment. Needling methods. Manipulation. Withdrawal -- ch. 10. Introduction to acupuncture manipulations. Auxiliary manipulations. Reinforcing and reducing manipulations -- ch. 11. Moxibustion. Moxibustion with moxa wool. Moxibustion with no moxa wool. Indications -- ch. 12. Cupping, warm needling and fire needling. Cupping. Cupping methods. Cupping manipulations. Indications. Warm needling. Fire needling -- ch. 13. Dermal needling, collateral bloodletting and intradermal needling. Acupuncture with dermal needles. Collateral pricking. Acupuncture with intradermal needles -- ch. 14. Electroacupuncture, acupoint application, acupoint injection and acupoint laser irradiation. Electroacupuncture. Acupoint application. Acupoint laser irradiation -- ch. 15. Ear acupuncture. Main structure of the auricle. Main ear acupoints. Detection of ear acupoints. Methods for the compatibility of ear acupoints. Methods for stimulation of ear acupoints. Indications. Possible accidents and management in ear acupuncture
Ch. 16. Scalp acupuncture. Common stimulation areas for scalp acupuncture. Preparations prior to acupuncture. Manipulations. Indications. Precautions. Appendix: currently used stimulation areas for scalp acupuncture -- ch. 17. Eye acupuncture and wrist-ankle acupuncture. Eye acupuncture. Wrist-ankle acupuncture -- ch. 18. A general introduction to acupuncture treatment. Treatment principles of acupuncture. Therapeutic methods -- ch. 19. Acupuncture and moxibustion for infectious diseases. Influenza. Bacillary dysentery. Bacterial food poisoning. Acute jaundice hepatitis. Malaria. Hemoptysis of pulmonary tuberculosis -- ch. 20. Acupuncture and moxibustion for diseases of the respiratory and circulatory systems. Chronic bronchitis. Bronchial asthma. Angina pectoris. Arrhythmia. Hyperlipoproteinemia. Hypertension -- ch. 21. Acupuncture and moxibustion for diseases of the digestive and blood systems. Hiccups. Chronic gastritis. Peptic ulcer. Chronic ulcerative colitis. Aplastic anemia. Thrombocytopenic purpura -- ch. 22. Acupuncture and moxibustion for diseases of the metabolic and immune systems. Diabetes. Treatment. Obesity. Gout. Hyperthyroidism. Rheumatoid arthritis. Ocular myasthenia gravis -- ch. 23. Acupuncture and moxibustion for diseases of the neural and mental systems. Acute cerebrovascular disease (wind stroke). Pseudobulbar palsy. Paralysis agitans. Acute infectious polyradiculoneuritis. Facial nerve palsy. Facial spasm. Trigeminal neuralgia. Vascular migraine. Sciatica. Lateral femoral cutaneous neuropathy. Neurasthenia. Restless legs syndrome. Hysteria. Epilepsy. Schizophrenia. Senile dementia -- ch. 24. Acupuncture and moxibustion for diseases of the urinary and reproductive systems. Chronic prostatitis. Impotence. Sperm abnormalities. Ejaculation disorder -- ch. 25. Acupuncture and moxibustion for diseases of surgery. Acute inflammation. Erysipelas. Cholelithiasis. Transfusion reactions. Radiation reactions. Acute appendicitis. Acute mastitis. Acute lymphangitis. Acute urinary retention. Urinary calculi. Stiff neck. Acute lumbar sprain. Cervical spondylosis. Scapulohumeral periarthritis. External humeral epicondylitis -- ch. 26. Acupuncture and moxibustion for obstetrics and gynecology diseases. Dysmenorrhea. Acute dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Hyperplasia of the mammary glands. Uterine prolapse. Infertility. Malposition of the fetus -- ch. 27. Acupuncture and moxibustion for pediatric diseases. Infantile diarrhea. Pertussis. Mumps. Sequelae of pediatric brain disease. Sequelae of poliomyelitis. Enuresis. Minimal brain dysfunction syndrome. Tics (Tourette syndrome) -- ch. 28. Acupuncture and moxibustion for ENT diseases. Acute conjunctivitis. Electric ophthalmia. Juvenile myopia. Stye. Dyschromatopsia. Endolymphatic hydrops. Acute suppurative otitis media. Perceptive deafness. Chronic sinusitis. Allergic rhinitis. Acute tonsillitis. Acute toothache. Recurrent aphthous ulcer. Temporomandibular joint disorder
Ch. 29. Acupuncture and moxibustion for dermatological and other diseases. Neurodermatitis. Vitiligo. Urticaria. Shingles (herpes zoster). Acne. Alopecia areata. Melanosis -- ch. 30. Acupuncture and moxibustion for healthcare. Smoking cessation. Drug rehabilitation. Athletic syndrome. Chronic fatigue syndrome. Subhealth. Eliminating depression. Delaying senility
Summary Acupuncture and moxibustion are one of the most important contributions our ancestors have made to humankind. In the narrow sense, acupuncture and moxibustion refer to medical therapy, whilst broadly, they are an integral science consisting of four subdisciplines: the subject of meridians and acupoints, the subject of acupuncture and moxibustion techniques, the subject of acupuncture and moxibustion therapy, and the subject of experimental acupuncture and moxibustion
Notes Includes index
Subject Acupuncture.
Acupuncture Therapy
MEDICAL -- Pharmacology.
Form Electronic book
Author World Scientific (Firm)
ISBN 9781938134265