Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions
Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions,
Edition 1
By Val Hopwood, PhD, FCSP, Dip Ac Nanjing and Clare Donnellan, MSc, MCSP, Dip Shiatsu, MRSS

Publication Date: 23 July 2010

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Description

Written by two leading experts in the field, Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions aims to improve patient care by combining Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts of treatment. The language of TCM is uniquely combined with that of evidence-based clinical reasoning to provide an approach relevant to both acupuncture and physiotherapy clinical practice. All  major types of neurological conditions encountered in clinical practical are examined. Chinese medical patterns relevant to the application of acupuncture are described, as well as key patterns of dysfunction based on a Western medical perspective. The place of acupuncture within the overall management of different neurological conditions is also discussed. Clinical reasoning options from both TCM and Western medical perspectives are provided, and illustrated by real cases from clinical practice forming a sound platform for true integrated medicine.

Key Features

  • Fully evidence-based
  • Provides clinical reasoning options from TCM and Western medical perspectives
  • Illustrates clinical reasoning with real cases from clinical practice
  • Provides detailed examination of all major types of neurological conditions encountered in clinical practice.
  • About the author
    By Val Hopwood, PhD, FCSP, Dip Ac Nanjing, Course Director, MSc Acupuncture, Coventry University, Coventry, UK and Clare Donnellan, MSc, MCSP, Dip Shiatsu, MRSS, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Neuro-rehabilitation, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK
    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Preface
    Note on case histories

    Section 1 Backgrounds – Chinese and Western
    1 History and background of traditional Chinese medicine in neurological conditions
    2 Researching a complex intervention
    3 Current context – neurological rehabilitation and neurological physiotherapy
    4 Western medical acupuncture in neurological conditions
    5 Practical application of Western medical acupuncture in neurological conditions

    Section 2 Clinical conditions
    6 Acquired brain injury: stroke, cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury
    7 Parkinson’s disease and related conditions
    8 Multiple sclerosis
    9 Spinal cord injury and disease
    10 Peripheral nervous system disorders
    11 Motor neurone disease

    Section 3 Marrying East to West
    12 Pulling it together

    Appendix: Outcome measures in neurological rehabilitation
    Index

    Book details
    ISBN: 9780702030208
    Page Count: 216
    Illustrations: Illustrated
    Retail Price: €45.99