By Samantha Lindley, Mike Cummings

The sphere of soreness learn is swiftly increasing in either human and veterinary medication, and has helped bring up our knowing of acupuncture. even though, many are nonetheless hugely sceptical concerning the use of acupuncture and like for it to stay faraway from orthodox veterinary perform.

This ebook seeks to problem universal misgivings by means of exhibiting how veterinary acupuncture works (for small and massive animals), and why it's going to be tested as an orthodox kind of therapy.

Written from a Western technique, instead of a conventional chinese language medication technique, it explains the history and historical past of acupuncture and comprises key info on security elements, figuring out discomfort and the way acupuncture may also help, sensible facets akin to forms of needles and techniques of restraint, and similar concepts.

Not meant as a thoughts handbook, this ebook is a preparatory textual content for these contemplating taking an acupuncture direction and people wishing to realize a pretty good figuring out of the subject.Content:
Chapter 1 glossy Veterinary Acupuncture (pages 1–16):
Chapter 2 An ancient standpoint (pages 17–32):
Chapter three Acupuncture ? what's it and the way Does it paintings? (pages 33–44):
Chapter four Acupuncture ? Does it paintings? (pages 45–62):
Chapter five using Acupuncture for Acute and protracted discomfort (pages 63–78):
Chapter 6 using Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal soreness (pages 79–102):
Chapter 7 rules of aspect choice (pages 103–110):
Chapter eight Acupuncture for the therapy of Visceral discomfort and disorder (pages 111–128):
Chapter nine Acupuncture for the remedy of Non?Painful stipulations (pages 129–150):
Chapter 10 useful points of Acupuncture within the Veterinary Species (pages 151–176):
Chapter eleven Electroacupuncture and comparable thoughts (pages 177–188):

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Therapeutic relationship There are effects other than expectation of recovery or placebo. The therapeutic relationship between patient and therapist is important in developing confidence in the technique, in the diagnosis and the prognosis. Simply believing that someone understands and cares is important in the way that human patients perceive their suffering and cope with it. It is more difficult to demonstrate the effects of this between pet and veterinarian since few pets would voluntarily make their way to the clinic.

For example: in detrusor muscle instability in man, acupuncture was shown to be as effective as the standard treatment, oxybutynin10. (5) Treatment of addictions: one of the popular images of acupuncture is that it can ‘cure’ all sorts of addictions, from smoking to heroin addiction. The weight of evidence is that acupuncture may have a helpful effect if the patient is suffering from withdrawal symptoms that make it difficult for them to resist the addiction, but not on the psychosocial influences that may make them return to their addiction11,12.

Pp. 225–94. Pomeranz B. Acupuncture analgesia – Neurophysiological mechanisms. Sensory Stimulation in Pain and Diseases – International Congress at the Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden 1997; p. 7. Dung HC. Anatomic features contributing to the features of acupuncture points. Am J Acupunct 1984;12:139–43. Essentials of Western Veterinary Acupuncture S. M. Cummings Copyright © 2006 S. M. Cummings 4 Acupuncture – does it work? AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH Introduction The acceptance of acupuncture therapy into the veterinary profession will be facilitated if research is approached using the principles of evidence-based medicine (EBM).

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