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

Written in a undemanding structure and using a case research strategy, Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine describes how acupuncture matches into the remedy paradigm for musculoskeletal court cases. numerous assorted acupuncture therapy kinds are offered, and in each one instance the alternative of acupuncture issues is defined intimately. those prompt remedies are intended no longer simply as recipes, yet quite as suggestions that may be utilized to a number of scientific lawsuits and conditions.

Each case learn contains actual exam findings, diagnostic stories, differential analysis, and proposals for traditional clinical remedies. this is often by way of a number of certain acupuncture therapy options. ultimately, there's a evaluate of the printed study concerning acupuncture because it relates to musculoskeletal medicine.

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03Cooper_03_F 9/10/09 18 5:06 PM Page 18 Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine TABLE 7 Needling technique considerations based on the patient’s overall health, age, and body type Generally speaking, a needle technique that elicits a strong sensation should not be done on the following patients: • • • • • • • the elderly or the adolescent someone who is prone to fainting someone who is fearful of needles someone who appears emaciated someone who is fasting someone who has a very thin body type someone who is extremely weak and exhibits low vitality (unless you are doing acupuncture to resuscitate from a loss of consciousness).

See Tables 1–8 for more practical acupuncture basics. The Language of Chinese Medicine When providing acupuncture treatment strategies, we have remained consistent with the paradigm of Chinese medicine. In other words, we have made use of some of the language of Chinese medicine. 15 03Cooper_03_F 9/10/09 16 5:06 PM Page 16 Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine Acupuncture Basics TABLE 1 Relative contraindications Anticoagulation, bleeding disorders Pacemakers Automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators (AICD) Pregnancy (Often, for medicolegal concerns, pregnancy is considered a full contraindication.

If the symptoms have abated, sometimes patients will come back on a less frequent basis for additional treatments as necessary. Each individual will have different needs in terms of frequency and duration of full treatment. If, 03Cooper_03_F 9/10/09 5:06 PM Page 17 Practical Acupuncture 17 after a few weeks there is no change in symptoms, the acupuncture approach should likely be altered. However, it is up to the acupuncturist based on his or her clinical experience to determine how long to stick with a particular treatment strategy in the absence of results.

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