Pain medication is widely used to treat patients who suffer from acute and chronic pain. However, it is not the only treatment option available for managing back and leg pain—there are alternate means of managing pain without the risk of adverse side effects that come with opioid use.
Chinese Medicine for Lower Body Pain further explores other pain management options, 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 instruction that is effective and easy to follow.
- Introduces acupuncture treatments including needling, cupping, moxibustion, bleeding techniques, and electro-acupuncture techniques
- Teaches treatments in all modalities in Chinese medicine
- Recommends dietary, exercise, and self-care protocols for patients
- Includes photos for reference and ease of understanding
The treatment methods introduced in this book are the most recognized and effective pain management practices currently in use. This book would be suitable for healthcare practitioners as well as patients who want to better understand and mitigate 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.
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.