Acupuncture in the Treatment of Depression: A Manual for Practice and Research (Paperback)

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This pioneering book unites both western and traditional Chinese medicine to present a step-by-step methodology for evaluating and treating depression with acupuncture. Using research-oriented trials, it addresses fundamental issues in acupuncture research and offers guidelines for the design of acupuncture treatment studies.Provides guidelines for developing appropriate treatment principles, and selecting and combining the correct acupuncture pointsOffers clinical guidelines for treating people with depression, including dealing with acute symptoms, assessing the risk of suicide, and when to make a prompt referralPresents case histories, both successfully and unsuccessfully treatedReviews definitions of depression in western psychiatry and psychology, including epidemiology, etiology, differential diagnosis and conventional treatmentsDescribes the causes and progression of depressive symptoms from a Chinese perspectiveOutlines each specific pattern of imbalance encountered in depression, how to differentiate signs and symptoms according to Traditional Chinese MedicineGives a comprehensive overview of research issues in acupuncture, outlining advantages and disadvantages of different treatment study designThe design and result of the authors' pilot study, funded by the NIH, are given to illustrate a model for acupuncture treatment research.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780443071317
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Publication Date: September 1st, 2001
Pages: 240