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

ISBN-10: 0781781981

ISBN-13: 9780781781985

Written in a uncomplicated structure and using a case examine procedure, Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine describes how acupuncture suits into the remedy paradigm for musculoskeletal court cases. a number of varied acupuncture remedy kinds are offered, and in every one instance the alternative of acupuncture issues is defined intimately. those steered remedies are intended no longer purely as recipes, yet really as techniques that may be utilized to numerous medical court cases and conditions.

Each case research contains actual exam findings, diagnostic stories, differential analysis, and suggestions for traditional scientific remedies. this can be through a number of exact acupuncture remedy techniques. eventually, there's a overview of the printed examine relating to acupuncture because it relates to musculoskeletal medicine.

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S. public spent approximately $40 billion in 1997 alone on Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM). In 2002, according to the National Health Interview Survey, more than 8 million adults reported having used acupuncture in their lifetime, and more than 2 million adults had used acupuncture in the previous year. When patients in the United States and Europe turn to acupuncture, they tend to use it for chronic conditions. Pain is one of the most common reasons (if not the most common reason) for patients to seek acupuncture treatment.

So what was it? Microscopic organisms had been noted more than a century before by the Dutch scientist Thonius Philips van Leeuwenhoek. But could micro-organisms have anything to do with this higher mortality rate? The medical community certainly did not think so. ” Once this was instituted, infant mortality was reduced dramatically from approximately 12% to less than 3%. 02Cooper_02_F 12 9/10/09 5:06 PM Page 12 Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine Despite these findings and the subsequent statistical publications supporting the significant effects of hand washing, it would not be until decades later when Pasteur and others conducted experiments that clearly demonstrated the germ theory that most of Europe would come to accept Semmelweis’s initial idea.

Making Otzi by far, the oldest excavated human corpse. On Otzi’s body, more than fifty tattoos were discovered. Some were over acupuncture points that would today be used in the treatment of certain ailments, such as osteoarthrosis, which Otzi was known to have. Whether acupuncture was used five thousand years ago is not known, but the history of acupuncture remains illustrious to say the least. The exact origins of acupuncture are difficult to trace. But we do know that in the second century before the Common Era the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine (Huang Di Nei Jing) appeared.

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