Acupuncture in Practice: Case History Insights from the West
edited by Hugh MacPherson and Ted Kaptchuk
Written by leading lights 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. Each case history focuses on the complexities and dilemmas of treatment that are tackled, providing valuable insights by experienced practitioners 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 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. Compiled with rare understanding of what it means to be an acupuncturist, this extraordinary book will inspire and guide all practitioners and students of acupuncture working in the West."
Table of contents
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