Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine by Grant Cooper, Stuart Kahn MD, Paul Zucker MS PT Lac

By Grant Cooper, Stuart Kahn MD, Paul Zucker MS PT Lac

Written in a common layout and using a case research process, Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine describes how acupuncture matches into the remedy paradigm for musculoskeletal lawsuits. numerous assorted acupuncture therapy kinds are provided, and in each one instance the alternative of acupuncture issues is defined intimately. those prompt remedies are intended no longer purely as recipes, yet really as suggestions that may be utilized to various medical proceedings and conditions.

Each case research comprises actual exam findings, diagnostic experiences, differential analysis, and suggestions for normal clinical remedies. this can be by means of a number of unique acupuncture remedy techniques. ultimately, there's a evaluation of the printed study concerning acupuncture because it relates to musculoskeletal medicine.

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The acupuncturists may say that the patient has stagnation of Qi along the course of the Gall Bladder channel. The physician may suspect that the patient has a problem with his or her actual gallbladder. What the acupuncturist may mean, however, is that the patient is carrying a lot of chronic muscle tension in the lateral lower extremity or the temporal region of the head, and this energy needs to be recalibrated by placing needles in the gallbladder meridian. To a traditional physician, the idea of energy channels flowing through the body may be hard to accept.

Therefore, the approach recommended for using this text is not just as a quick clinical reference alone. It is our humble aspiration that many clinical pearls be found inside these pages. The reader may find in his or her clinical practice that a specific treatment approach lends itself to treating specific issues; for example, wrist and ankle acupuncture is particularly effective at treating acute pain distal to the knees and elbows. , a primary meridian approach or ear acupuncture). Whichever it is and wherever you find yourself is perfectly fine.

She takes a low-dose beta-blocker for her high blood pressure. She does not have any known allergies to medications. She says that she does not drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, or use illegal drugs. Physical Examination Ms. Johnson is a well-developed, well-nourished woman who appears her stated age of 63 and presents in no acute distress. She has an erect posture although she does hold her neck slightly flexed. Her vital signs are stable. She has full range of motion of her upper extremities bilaterally.

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