The third edition of this highly successful book describes how musculoskeletal pain can be simply and effectively treated by acupuncture. It gives a comprehensive account of current knowledge concerning two very commonly occurring musculoskeletal pain disorders - the myofascial trigger point pain syndrome and the fibromyalgia syndrome. Myofascial trigger point pain syndrome is an all too common complaint. It often goes unrecognised or alternatively is passed off as trivial and ineffectively treated. This third edition gives a wide ranging review of current knowledge concerning it. The author, after having given a detailed account of the neurophysiology of pain in general, discusses at length the pathophysiology of myofascial trigger point nociceptive pain and the rationale for alleviating it by means of the acupuncture technique of superficially applied dry needle - evoked nerve stimulation at trigger point sites. ContentsPART ONE Acupuncture - a historical review. Traditional Chinese acupuncture. How news of acupuncture and moxibustion spread from China to the outside world. The practice of acupuncture in the Western world during the 19th century PART TWO Principles of trigger point acupuncture Some basic observations leading to its development. Evolution of knowledge concerning syndromes for which it is employed. Neurophysiology of pain. Myofascial trigger point pain and fibromyalgia syndromes. Concurrent complex regional and myofascial trigger point pain syndromes. Neurophysiological pain - suppressing effects of acupuncture and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Treatment of myofascial trigger point pain and fibromyalgia syndromes. Scientific evaluation of acupuncture's ability to relieve nociceptive pain. PART THREE The practical application of trigger point acupuncture. Chest pain. The painful shoulder. Pain in the neck. Pain in the arm. Pain in the head and face. Low-back pain. Pain in the lower limb. Pain in and around joints. Abdominal and pelvic pain.
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Titolo: Acupuncture - Trigger Points and Musculoskeletal Pain
Editore: Elsevier - Churchill Livingstone
Edizione: III 2003
Finitura: Copertina rigida
Misure: 19x25 cm
Peso: 1.3 kg