Foundations for Integrative Musculoskeletal Medicine: An by Alon Marcus

By Alon Marcus

This publication, an authoritative textual content on musculoskeletal and actual drugs that integrates japanese and Western techniques, covers each point of musculoskeletal medication, beginning with a detailed advent to conventional chinese language medication (TCM) ideas as they relate to the topic. writer Alon Marcus surveys the technological know-how of ache from either smooth biomedical and TCM views, examines the principles of integrative musculoskeletal drugs, explores biomedical and osteopathic medical overview, and descriptions treatment plans corresponding to acupuncture, blood-letting, and meridian treatment. different chapters examine natural drugs, integrative electrotherapeutics, guide treatment, and lots more and plenty extra.

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However, Stagnation! Excess is seen frequently in these patients as well, and both may be present in combination (Excess and Deficiency type pain and pathogens). 40 This type of pain changes in location or charac­ ter, sometimes being sharp, then dull, then achy, and is usu­ ally poorly localized. It often affects large arias and becomes aggravated by lack of movement and alleviated with subse­ quent movement. 4 1 Distension, fullness, or swelling is said to precede the sensation of pain,4 2 however, one of the most important characteristics of Q-stagnation pain is that it is "unseen," hence, it does not show externally.

Emotional aggravation, because many emotional states affect the Liver, which further aggravates Qi-stagnation. Often it is associated with a numb-like sensation, usually from associ­ ated Wind and/or Blood-deficiency, which are often Liver related as well. A lthough Qi-stagnation is usually classified as an Excess condition, pain that is caused by Qi-stagnation often responds, at least initially, to heat and deep invigorating massage, as this moves the Qi. However, this type of treat­ ment may result in increased pain one or two days later in some patients, and the original pain often returns quickly.

While the classics often state that when one' s Righ­ teous-Qi is strong the body can resist diseases, the Classic of Internal Medicine also states: "The Yellow Emperor asked: In a given year, everyone may contract the same disease. 5 6. Blood (Xu e) In TCM, the term B lood pertains to the same red fluid described in the biomedical model and is closely related to the circulatory system. 5 7 Blood flows throughout the collat­ erals, also called network-vessels (Jing/Luo which include the arterial and venous systems), to nourish the Organs and tissues of the whole body.

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