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 realistic consultant for GPs and different scientific team of workers Peter Pearson, MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG The scientific Centre, Yateley, Cambedey, Surrey GU17 7LS Publisht;d in. the united kingdom and Europe by way of MTP Press restricted Falcon residence Lancaster, England British Library Cataloguing in ebook information Pearson, Peter An advent to acupuncture: a realistic advisor for GPs and different scientific body 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 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 version 1987 All rights reserved. No a part of this booklet might be reproduced, saved in a retrieval approach, or transmitted in any shape or in any way, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording or another way, with out earlier 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 remedy fifty three 7 other kinds of acupuncture sixty five eight educational issues seventy three nine additional info 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 knowledge! a number of extra requests highlighted my entire lack of knowledge of this topic and motivated me into activity.

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The one inch size is the most often used but all acupuncture points have different needle size requirements which will be shown later in this chapter. 37 An Introduction to Acupuncture A relatively modem innovation is the availability of disposable needles and these, to my mind, are the ideal. 100% sterility and sharpness are guaranteed but they are of course more expensive. Some of these have nonmetallic handles which, although more comfortable to manipulate, deny the ability to attach electrodes to them for electrical stimulation (Chapter 7).

By comparison, we have only been able to look at (2) and (3) briefly in this chapter. Using some of the pointers described and our knowledge of conventional medicine, there will be occasions, however, when it will be possible to form an opinion of likely organ dysfunction and pathogen involvement. Various examples will be given below, but remember, above all, that you are not likely to do any harm if you get it wrong! Many of these conditions are inadequately treated conventionally and your patients will be only too grateful for you to try something else on these occasions.

This will suit more than 50% of points, not only for anatomical reasons, but also for its ease of handling. One can always vary the depth and direction to achieve the right location. 41 An Introduction to Acupuncture For the face and scalp, a half-inch needle is the most appropriate. Insert obliquely and just subcutaneously to arrive at the right point - inserted perpendicularly they have a tendency to fall out! 14 - see next section). The total depth and direction is often governed by anatomical factors.

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