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Acupuncture and Acupressure

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ISBN-10: 0028639421

ISBN-13: 9780028639420

Edition: 2000

Authors: David W. Sollars

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This guide covers all aspects of treatment and gives a comprehensive listing of medical ailments from acne to menopause, which can be healed through these two treatments.
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/9/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

From Mystery to Miracles
What Are Acupuncture and Acupressure, and How Do They Work?
What Are Acupuncture and Acupressure?
Energy Channels: Go with the Flow
Acu-Points: Mini but Mighty
Finding Your Points--Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!
Anatomy: The Thigh Bone's Connected to the
Finger Measurements: Let Your Fingers Do the Walking
How Does It Work--The Key to the Qi
Bioelectric Flow: What's the Buzz All About?
Biomagnetic Flow Pulls You to the Point
Different Yet the Same
Healthcare Versus Self-Care
What to Expect on Your First Visit--Does It Hurt?
Looking: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Tongue Diagnosis: Open Wide and Say "Aaah!"
Your Pulse: Feel the Beat
Listening and Asking: The Hidden Arts
Smelling: Pass the Perfume
Physical Exam: Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Check Your Channels
Abdomen: The Bounty of the Belly
Is This Safe?
Acupressure: Press Safely!
Acupuncture: The Safer the Better
Your Treatment: Relax and Enjoy
The Power of Pleasing Pressure
Acupuncture: The Painless Truth
The Origins of Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture: The Ancient Art
Types of Acupressure: Choices, Choices, and More Choices
Shiatsu
Reflexology: Foot Geology
Types of Acupuncture: More Pointy Choices
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
The Five-Element Tradition: Wooden You Like to Know
Japanese Acupuncture
It's an Acu-World After All
Acupressure--Fingers, Hands, and a Whole Lot More
From Fingers to Feet--Using Your Body to Heal
Fingers and Palms ... Hold On!
Feet: Please Tread on Me
Pressure on the Point--How Hard Do You Push?
Three Types of Pressure
Common Acupressure Techniques--Shake, Rattle, and Roll
Acupuncture--Tools of the Trade
Needles: When Size Does Matter
Needle Knowledge
Moxibustion--A Real Warm-Up
Moxibustion: The Cherry on Top
Cupping: Trying to Horn In
Cupping Comments
Massage and Exercise: Movin', Movin', Movin'
Tui-Na: Push Me, Pull You
Medical Qi Gong--It's a Bird, It's a Crane, It's You!
Magnets: What's the Attraction?
Nutrition: Heal with the Energy of Food
The Healing Power of Food
Herbal Medicine--Plants Plus
How You Get Sick--The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Yin and Yang--the Great Balancing Act
Qi and Blood: Building Blocks of Health
The Dreaded Excesses: Too Much, Too Fast
The Bothersome Barometer
The Directions of Disease: Follow the Yellow Brick Road
The Eight Directions: Which Way Did He Go?
Stop the Pain Drain
Pain from the Neck Up
Headaches: Riot on the Rooftop!
Serious Sinus Relief
Pressure Points to Take the Ache Out
Dental Pain: Page the Tooth Fairy
Gentle Dental Acu-Points
Neck Pain: Release the Weight of the World
Stop the Neck Wreck
Fibromyalgia: Tired of Being Sick and Tired
Render Tender Points Painless
Keeping Pain at Arm's Length
Bursitis: The Cursa the Bursa
Shoulder Bursitis: Play Ball (Again!)
Move It or Lose It
Tennis Elbow: The Gripes of the Grip
Acupressure: The Match Points
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: The Mouse That Made You Roar
Trouble in the Tunnel
The Terminator in the Tunnel: Acupuncture on the Scene
I'll Be Back: Acupressure Stretch and Press
Arthritis: Speakin' of the Creakin'
Causes of the Creakin'
Oriental Aids for Arthritis
Pain Below the Belt
Oh, My Aching Back
Sciatica: The Nerve of It
Elbow Your Pain Out of the Way
Knee Pain: What's the Deal with Your Kneel?
Capping Off Knee Pain
Plantar Fasciitis: A Step in the Right Direction
Electro-Auricular: I Hear It's All in the Ear
Injuries--Taking the Ouch out of the Oops
Motor Vehicle Accidents: Putting the Brakes on Pain
End the Backlash of Whiplash
Slips and Falls: Stop Pain from Falling Through the Cracks
Sports--No Guts, No Glory
Work: Beyond the Job Description
Ergonomics--Getting the Right Position
Nervous About Nerve Pain?
Bell's Palsy: For a Winning Smile
Multiple Sclerosis: A Nervous Situation
Lighten the Load of Your Legs with Acupuncture
Shingles: Not Just on Your Roof
Stroke: A One-Sided Issue
Stroke: Are You at Risk?
The Oriental View
Trigeminal Neuralgia: Facing Your Pain
Help with Acupuncture
Respiration, Perspiration, and Menstruation
Respiration--A Breath of Fresh Air
Allergies: Aahh-Choo!
Put a Close to the Runny Nose
Acupressure: Keys to End the Sneeze
Asthma: Ease the Wheeze
Common Asthma Triggers
Take a Deep Breath with Acu-Points
Bronchitis: Quit the Cough
Points to Cut Off the Cough
Nutrients to Neutralize Mucus
Colds--Nosing Around for Better Health
Colds: Clearing a Common Condition
Oriental Medicine Calms the Cold
Cough: Expectorating to Feel Better
Acu-Points: Breathe a Sign of Relief
Nasal Congestion: Had Enough of the Stuff?
Sinusitis: Inflammation in a Hidden Station
Acu-Pros Clear Your Nose
Childhood Conditions--Pass the Owner's Manual
Colic: The Bubble That Just Won't Burst
Back Off the Gas: Foods to Avoid
Colic Massage: Rub a Dub Dub
Pediatric Asthma: Silence Is Golden
Trigger Checklist
Oriental Medicine's Answer to Asthma
Infant Massage for Asthma
Diarrhea: Squirts for the Squirts
Nutritional Support: Awful Dophilus and More
Add Just a Pinch: Pediatric Back Massage
Ear Infections: The Fear Not to Hear
Ending the Cycle of Ear Infections: Stopping the Drama
Vomiting of Milk
Determined Digestion: What Goes Down Can Stay Down
Cancer--A Ray of Hope
Cancer: The Conventional View
Defining Your Cancer
Acupuncture: Improving Your Quality of Life
Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting
Pain, Pain, Go Away
Boosting Your Immune System
Healing Hands: Acupressure and Reflexology
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Birthing Baby
Female Infertility: The Obstruction to Reproduction
Improving the Odds with Oriental Medicine
Acu-Points to Clear the Way
Morning Sickness: Easy to Be Queasy
Acu-Points to Bring Back Your Appetite
Childbirth: The Joy of Giving
Acu-Points to Help You Pop
Bounce Back from Giving Birth
Part with Postpartum Depression
The Disappointment Down Under
PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
Foods to Get You Back in the Saddle: The PMS Diet
Ready, Aim, Press These Points for PMS
Painful Periods: Dissing Dysmenorrhea
Oriental Medicine Helps the Flow Go
Menopause: The Hormonal Hostage
Press Acu-Points to Pause Your Menopause
Silent Sufferers
Female Frustrations
Endometriosis: Oh, the Tangled Webs We Weave
Endo Risks and Symptoms: Could This Be You?
Edging Out Endo: Acu-Points Plus
Ovarian Cysts and Uterine Fibroids: Double Trouble
Acu-Points to Block the Bleeding
Bladder Infections: Say Goodbye to UTI
Risk Factors: Keeping an Eye on the UTI
Acu-Points: Concerning Your Burning
Gastrointestinal Conditions--A Glitch in Your Gut
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Moving Experience
Acu-Points for Bothersome Bowels
Constipation: Ready, Set, No Go!
Acu-Pros Hasten to Relieve Constipation
Diarrhea: Runs for Your Life!
Acu-Points to Slow the Flow
Indigestion: It's Easy to Be Queasy
Tips to End Indigestion
Acu-Points: Get a Break from Your Stomachache
Skin--The Purpose of the Surface
Eczema: Ditch the Itch
Oriental Medicine Makes the Connection
Facelifts: An Uplifting Experience
Acu-Facelift
Stress--Notions and Emotions
Stress: Burning the Candle at Both Ends
The Stress Show: Your Price of Admission
Had Enough? Let Go of Stress
Worry: Who, Me?
Acu-Pros Relieve the Worry Wart
Depression: Leaving the Black Hole Behind
Depression Checklist: Are You at Risk?
Lifting Your Spirits with Acu-Points
Anxiety: A New Dimension in Apprehension
Anxiety Checklist
Hold Down Anxiety with Oriental Medicine
Driving Your Qi: The Passing, Middle, or Breakdown Lane
Addiction Management: When the Party's Over
The Sobering Facts on Alcoholism
Acupuncture and Addiction
HIV/AIDS: A Helping Hand for the Immune System
Oriental Medicine Manages the Immune System
Hypertension: The Pressure's On
Acu-Points to Let the Steam Out
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ... or Just Plain Tired
Chronic Fatigue Checklist
Acu-Points to Relieve the Fatigue
Balancing Your Qi--Too Much Here, Not Enough There
Insomnia: Crusin' for a Snoozin'
Acu-Points to Soothe You to Sleep
Better Sleep Checklist
Raynaud's Phenomenon: When the Cold Gets Old
Remedies for the Extremities: The Oriental Medical Viewpoint
Tinnitus: The Ring You Can't Answer
Turn On Your Acu-Points, Shut Off the Ringer
Weight Management: Motorize Your Metabolism
Acu-Points for Better Digestion and Food Cravings
The New Truth About Exercise
The Home Stretch
Expectations--Am I Better Yet?
The Natural Healing Process
How Acu-Points Help
Limitations: How Far Can You Go?
Time and Patience: Hard Medicine to Swallow
How to Tell If You're Better: Did It Work?
Building a Winning Team
Choosing Your Acu-Pro: A Needle in a Haystack
Informing Your Physician: What's Up, Doc?
Do You Need More Help?
Getting the Support You Need: A Family Affair
Support Groups Make a Difference
And Then There Was You--Taking Charge
Responsibility: A New Point of View
Lifestyle: It's All in Your Hands
Healthful Lifestyle Tips
Fun and Laughter: Remember Us?
Balance and Peace of Mind
Appendixes
Glossary
Further Reading
Insurance Coverage
State and National Organizations
Acupuncture Schools