Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions


Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions

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Author: Val Hopwood
Author: Clare Donnellan
Media Format: hardback
Pages: 211
Language: English
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9780702030208

A fully evidence based book providing clinical reasoning options from TCM and Western medical perspectives.Provides detailed examination of all major types of neurological conditions encountered in clinical practice.

Written by two leading experts in the field, Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions aims to improve patient care by combining Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts of treatment. The language of TCM is uniquely combined with that of evidence-based clinical reasoning to provide an approach relevant to both acupuncture and physiotherapy clinical practice. All major types of neurological conditions encountered in clinical practical are examined. Chinese medical patterns relevant to the application of acupuncture are described, as well as key patterns of dysfunction based on a Western medical perspective. The place of acupuncture within the overall management of different neurological conditions is also discussed. Clinical reasoning options from both TCM and Western medical perspectives are provided, and illustrated by real cases from clinical practice forming a sound platform for true integrated medicine.CONTENTS:Section 1 Backgrounds - Chinese and Western1 History and background of traditional Chinese medicine in neurological conditions2 Researching a complex intervention3 Current context - neurological rehabilitation and neurological physiotherapy4 Western medical acupuncture in neurological conditions5 Practical application of Western medical acupuncture in neurological conditionsSection 2 Clinical conditions6 Acquired brain injury: stroke, cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury7 Parkinson?s disease and related conditions8 Multiple sclerosis9 Spinal cord injury and disease10 Peripheral nervous system disorders11 Motor neurone diseaseSection 3 Marrying East to West12 Pulling it togetherAppendix: Outcome measures in neurological rehabilitationIndex

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