Acupuncture: Textbook and Atlas by Dr. med. Gabriel Stux, Prof. Bruce Pomeranz (auth.)

By Dr. med. Gabriel Stux, Prof. Bruce Pomeranz (auth.)

Following an advent to the philosophical and theoreti- cal history of conventional chinese language medication, the dia- gnostic procedure is gifted: the chinese language method of channels and practical organs, the importance of pointsand element different types, tools of needling and moxibustion. there's a bankruptcy on remedy according to western prognosis.

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Melzack R (1984) Acupuncture and related forms of folk medicine. In: Wall PD, Melzack R (eds) Textbook of pain. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, pp 691- 701 121. Melzack R, Katz J (1984) Auriculotherapy fails to relieve chronic pain. JAMA 251: 1041-1043 122. Melzack R, Wall PD (1965) Pain mechanism: a new theory. Science 150: 971-979 123. Melzack R, Stillwell DM, Fox EJ (1977) Trigger points and acupuncture points for pain: correlations and implications. Pain 3: 3-23 124. Mezey E, de Weid D et al (1978) Evidence for pituitary-brain transport of a behaviourally potent ACTH analogue.

Spectacular documentary films showing surgical operations with acupuncture anesthesia awakened the interest of the western medical world also. For acupuncture anesthesia it was necessary to stimulate the points continuously, so that electro stimulation of acupuncture needles was devised. This method was also introduced in the therapeutic field. Further methods of stimulating acupuncture points were discovered and introduced into daily practice, such as laser treatment and infrared moxibustion. New fields of application, such as scalp, hand and, especially, ear acupuncture were developed and were also introduced into clinical practice in the west.

J Pharmacol Exp Ther 230:349-352 39. Chung JM, Willis WD et al (1983) Prolonged naloxone reversible inhibition of the flexion reflex in the cat. Pain 15: 35-53 40. Clement-Jones V, Wen HL et al (1980) Increased beta-endorphin but not met-enkephalin levels in human CSF after acupuncture for recurrent pain. Lancet II: 946-949 40a. Clement-Jones V, Wen HL et al (1979) Acupuncture in heroin addicts: changes in metenkephalin and beta endorphin in blood and CSF. Lancet II: 380-383 41. Clifford DH, Lee MO, Lee DC (1977) Cardiovascular effects of atropine on acupuncture, needling with electrostimulation at Tsu San Li (St36) in dogs.

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