1st Edition

Chinese Medicine for Upper Body Pain

By Benjamin Apichai Copyright 2023
    640 Pages 115 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    640 Pages 115 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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 traumatic and chronic upper body pain. Chinese medicine is a popular option without the risk of adverse side effects that may come with opioid use.

    Chinese Medicine for Upper Body Pain further explores other pain management options, introducing treatments such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Tui Na (Chinese bodywork). This book provides concise explanations in terms of anatomy, pathology, and etiology for both Western and Chinese medicine, and also provides selfcare instructions that are effective and easy to follow.

    Key Features:

    • Introduces treatments in Chinese medicine including acupuncture with traditional methods such as acupuncture point selection and its modifications, electroacupuncture, point bleeding, auricular medicine, cupping, and moxibustion; herbal formulas with their sources and modifications, and Tui Na therapy
    • Recommends dietary, exercise, and self-care protocols for patients
    • Includes photos for reference and ease of understanding

    This book is suitable for self-care practitioners and students of Chinese medicine practices as well as patients who want to better understand and mitigate their pain.

    Along with Chinese Medicine for Lower Body Pain (ISBN: 9780367235857), the author covers the use of Chinese medicine for pain management for the complete body.

    1. Conditions with Multiple Pain Locations 2. Headache and Facial Pain 3. Neck Pain 4. Chest Pain 5. Abdomen Pain 6. Upper Back Pain 7. Shoulder Pain 8. Elbow Pain 9. Wrist Pain 10. Hand and Finger 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, Seattle, Washington. 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, Guangzhou, The People's Republic of China 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.