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Clinical Practice, Particular Techniques and Special Issues

Edited by Marcelo Saad

Spiritist Medical Association of Sao Paulo

Acupuncture is growing in popularity world-wide. Acupuncture and related techniques are useful tools for treating a spectrum of diseases. However, there are still many areas of controversy connected to it due to the fact that mechanisms of action of acupuncture are not entirely clear. Another debilitating element is the absence of a convincing model of sham acupuncture for a control group in clinical trials.Therefore, there are still inappropriate prejudice and unfamiliarity regarding acupuncture. I hope this book can contribute to guide the advance of this ancient medical art. The reader will here find texts wrote by authors from different parts of the world. The chapters cover strategic areas to collaborate with the consolidation of the knowledge in acupuncture. The main objective is to share elements to make acupuncture more and better offered at health systems worldwide.

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AcupunctureClinical Practice, Particular Techniques and Special IssuesEdited by Marcelo Saad

Published: September 6th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1786

ISBN: 978-953-307-630-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6468-5

Copyright year: 2011

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58350 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

9 Dimensions Citations


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1. Acupuncture for Disorders of Consciousness - A Case Series and Review

By Wen-Long Hu, Yu-Chiang Hung and Chih-Hao Chang


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2. Use of Acupuncture for the Chronic Neck Pain: Application to Adults as Part of Primary Health Care

By Camila da Silva Gonçalo, Jorge Vas and Antonio Carlos Pereira


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3. Molecular Evidence: EA May Inhibit the Muscle Atrophy

By Yutaka Takaoka, Mika Ohta and Aki Sugano


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4. The Treatment of Vascular Dementia in Acupuncture Based on Syndromes Differentiation

By Liangdeng Zhang, Jie Wang, Kuiwu Yao and Ji Zhang


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5. An Evidence-Based Review of Acupuncture in Osteoporosis and Fracture-Related Pain

By Jenson Mak and Louise Mak


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6. Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA): Development, Principles, Safety, Effectiveness and Clinical Applications

By Thomas Schockert


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7. Toyohari Meridian Therapy: A Form of Acupuncture that Challenges our Assumptions while Opening New Vistas for Explorations of Acupuncture

By Kylie O’Brien and Stephen Birch


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8. Acupuncture for Inpatients in General Hospitals – Special Features of this Service

By Marcelo Saad, Mario Sergio Rossi Vieira, Liliana Lourenço Jorge and Roberta de Medeiros


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9. Acupuncture Transmitted Infections

By Patrick CY Woo, Ada WC Lin and Susanna KP Lau


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