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Chinese Medicine for Lower Body Pain




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ISBN 9780367235857
December 22, 2020 Forthcoming by CRC Press
360 Pages 349 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Pain medication is used widely to treat patients who suffer from acute and chronic pain. However, this is not the only treatment option managing back and leg pain—there are alternate means of managing pain without the risk of adverse side effects that come with opioids.

Chinese Medicine for Lower Body Pain further explores this, introducing treatments such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Tui Na Chinese bodywork. Providing explanations in terms of anatomy, pathology, and etiology for both western and Chinese medicine, this book also provides self-care knowledge to patients that is effective and easy to follow.

Key Features:

  • Introduces acupuncture treatments including needling, cupping, moxibustion, bleeding techniques, and electro-acupuncture techniques
  • Teaches treatments in all modalities in Chinese medicine rather than just one
  • Advises dietary, exercise, and selfcare for patients
  • Includes photos for reference and ease of understanding

The treatment methods introduced in this book are the most recognized and effective and this book would be suitable for healthcare practitioners as well as patients who want to better understand their pain.

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.

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Biography

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.