by Hugh MacPherson (Editor), Ted J. Kaptchuck
Written by experts in the field of integrating acupuncture into a Western medical system, this book bridges the gap between the theoretical foundations of acupuncture and its application in a modern Western clinical context. It provides useful insights into the management of a course of acupuncture treatment.
This exciting book presents a wide variety of intriguing and challenging cases, drawn from the experiences of 40 leading practitioners of acupuncture in the West. Written with insight and understanding, the collective contributions of the authors demonstrate the vitality and depth of acupuncture as it is actually practised. The contributors share their observations with remarkable honesty and clarity. Experienced practitioners are seen facing the intractable nature of many conditions and wrestling with subsequent dilemmas and challenges. By following through the progress of each case, readers can see practitioners working through the decision-making process and can draw out many crucial learning points for themselves. Compiled with a rare understanding of what it means to work as an acupuncturist, this extraordinary book will inspire and guide all practitioners and students of acupuncture working in the West.
The Cruel Virus: a Case of HIV and AIDS. Harry.
Diabetic Neuropathy in the Lower Extremities.
Ockham's Razor and a Case of Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Africa, Malaria and a 'Virus'.
A Heart-Sink Patient.
Treating the Untreatable.
Pregnancy, Nausea and Multiple Sclerosis.
Depression and Fatigue After Giving Birth.
A Case of Postpartum Complications?.
Elinor in the Dance.
A Case of Tropical Acne.
Palpations, Periods and Purpose.
Shouting for Sympathy.
The Tip of the Volcano.
Hysterectomy: Is It Necessary?.
The Young Woman Who Could Only Crawl.
Judy, A Left-Handed Caucasian.
Challenges that Take Their Toll.
Out of My Head Into My Heart.
Like Mother, Like Daughter.
A Case of a Gastric Ulcer.
Unwinding a Volvulus to Cure a Migraine.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and a Painful Shoulder.
An Achilles' Heel.
Coffee, Marijuana and Back Pain.
A Crushing Pain in the Chest.
Surrender or Control?.
Managing Pharmaceutical Drug Withdrawal.
Solidity and Fragility.
Anxiety, Agitation and Angry Determination.
A Clear Case of Possession.
Fleas, Ponies, Doctors, Angels.
Headaches, Angels and Guiding Spirits