The book will describe the relationship between Chinese medicine and back & leg pain, providing multiple treatment modalities. This book is even more complete than many other similar text books which only deal with one treatment modality.
- Provides an understanding of the cause of disease in terms of anatomy, pathology and etiology in western medicine and Chinese medicine
- Presents acupuncture treatments including needling, cupping, moxibustion, bleeding techniques and electro-acupuncture techniques
- Explains treatments utilizing Tuina methods
- Discusses treatments utilizing herbal medicine as well as provides patient dietary advice
In each topic, the etiology, pathology and mechanism of disease will be discussed. Treatments of acupuncture, Tuina and herbal medicine will be discussed. Dietary advice and self-healing exercise will also be introduced. Many of the other books on the market are self help books aimed at the general consumer; this book will be aimed at students studying these modalities in schools of holistic and integrative medicine. In addition the main audience for this book will be acupuncturists, herbalists and therapeutic massage therapists.
Table of Contents
Anatomy. Examination. Etiology and pathology of pain. Mechanism of pain. Classification of pain. Upper back pain. Low back pain. Hip pain. Knee pain. Leg pain.
Dr. Apichai is a clinical supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health and a core faculty member in the Department of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine at Bastyr University. He also has a private practice in Seattle. Dr. Apichai serves as an advisor for the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Sports Medicine Club. Dr. Apichai specializes in musculoskeletal concerns such as pain associated with the neck, back and legs and in headaches. After Dr. Apichai received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Jinan University in 1992, where he also completed several medical internships and research projects. He joined the Tui Na Rehab Department at First Branch of Guangzhou TCM Hospital in 1993.