By Grant Cooper, Stuart Kahn MD, Paul Zucker MS PT Lac
Written in a ordinary layout and using a case research process, Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine describes how acupuncture matches into the therapy paradigm for musculoskeletal proceedings. a number of diverse acupuncture remedy kinds are awarded, and in each one instance the alternative of acupuncture issues is defined intimately. those prompt remedies are intended now not purely as recipes, yet particularly as thoughts that may be utilized to quite a few medical proceedings and conditions.
Each case research comprises actual exam findings, diagnostic reports, differential analysis, and proposals for traditional scientific remedies. this can be by way of a number of exact acupuncture remedy options. eventually, there's a evaluate of the broadcast study concerning acupuncture because it relates to musculoskeletal medicine.
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First, it stimulates the release of endogenous opioids. In addition, it may also stimulate the immune system as well as the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, which in turn stimulate the release of systemic hormones and trigger alterations in levels of certain neurotransmitters. When acupuncture points are dissected under a microscope, they often contain an increased number of peripheral nerve endings compared 02Cooper_02_F 9/10/09 5:06 PM Page 9 2 HOW ACUPUNCTURE WORKS to ordinary numbers of nerve endings found elsewhere in the body.
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.
01Cooper_01_F 6 9/10/09 9:00 PM Page 6 Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine What follows in subsequent chapters are a series of individual case histories presented much as they would be in grand rounds. Following each case is an acupuncture point prescription. This consists of a group of principal points, along with explanations for the choice of each point. A group of supplemental points follows, which incorporates potential adjustments to the primary treatment plan based on slight differences in the patient’s presentation.
Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine by Grant Cooper, Stuart Kahn MD, Paul Zucker MS PT Lac