Basics of Acupuncture

  • Gabriel Stux
  • Bruce Pomeranz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. B. Pomeranz
    Pages 1-5
  3. B. Pomeranz
    Pages 6-72
  4. G. Stux
    Pages 84-201
  5. G. Stux
    Pages 202-213
  6. G. Stux
    Pages 214-271
  7. Gabriel Stux, Bruce Pomeranz
    Pages 297-305
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 307-324

About this book

Introduction

In 1987, our first book Acupuncture: Textbook and Atlas received rave reviews (e.g., in New England Journal of Medicine). This prompted us to write this smaller, affordable version in order to reach a wider audience. The smaller format has been so successful that we are now into our fourth revised edition. This has given us the opportunity to update and improve the book. For example, nu­ merous new references to scientific advances have been added. Also the section on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) was ad­ ded because it gives a more complete picture of the current prac­ tice of acupuncture. Acupuncture has come a long way since our first book in 1987. There has been a surge of interest in treating drug addictions by ear acupuncture in 450 centers world wide. The treatment of nau­ sea and vomiting has been so well tested (scientifically) that the FDA (USA) is considering making this the major indication for acupuncture in America. Research into its efficacy for neurologi­ cal and pulmonary diseases is also gaining credibility. No longer is chronic pain the only scientifically acceptable use for acupuncture (based on the endorphin mechanism).

Keywords

Akupunktur Chinese Medicine Nadelungstechniken Punkte und Punktkategorien acupuncture diagnosis medicine methods of needling moxibustion points and point categories traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) traditional chinese medicine traditionelle chinesische Medizin treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Gabriel Stux
    • 1
  • Bruce Pomeranz
    • 2
  1. 1.Acupuncture CenterDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Dept. of Physiology (Faculty of Medicine), Dept. of Zoology (Faculty of Arts and Science)University of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-51433-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-63235-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-51433-3
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