Acupuncture Treatment for Musculoskeletal Pain covers the basics of acupuncture theory and explains the precepts of Eastern medicine. The text is written for orthopaedic surgeons, anesthesiologists and rehabilitation medicine specialists, and will aid them in their diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal pain -- both acute and chronic -- as well as arthritis. Readers of the text will progress on a journey through healing that will serve as a useful adjunct to the procedures and medications currently in use. The author breaks the subject down into three sections: Basics of Acupuncture, Acupuncture Treatment of the Muscoloskeletal Acupuncture Points and Indications, and Special Techniques.
Part 1. Basics of Acupuncture 1. Introduction to Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 2. The Neurophysiologic Basis of Acupuncture 3. Acupuncture Basics 4. Acupuncture Points and Indications Part 2. Acupuncture Treatment of the Musculoskeletal System 5. Evaluation and Treatment of the Pain Patient: Author's Preferred Technique 6. Acupuncture Treatment Protocols by Anatomic Location 7. Arthritis and Chronic Joint Pain 8. Neck, Cervical Spine, and Back: Acute and Chronic 9. Special Pain Problems Part 3. Special Techniques 10. Intramuscular Stimulation -- A Neuroanatomic Dryneedling Technique for Myofascial Pain Syndromes Affecting the Musculoskeletal System 11. Acupuncture Physical Medicine 12. Craig-PENS: Basic Theory and Clinical Application