Acupuncture: A Scientific Appraisal

Acupuncture: A Scientific Appraisal

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Edited by Edzard Ernst, Edited by Adrian White

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  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 230mm x 12mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 28 July 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0750641630
  • ISBN 13: 9780750641630
  • Illustrations note: 15 ills.

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"Acupuncture: A Scientific Appraisal" takes an evaluative approach, summarising the evidence for acupuncture in an impartial way. An international team of specialist contributors brings a wide range of expertise to the book, drawing together different facets of research and clinical practice to provide a cohesive look at acupuncture today. The increasing integration of acupuncture into health care services in the west, requires stringent criteria of efficacy, safety and cost in order to provide optimal benefit for patients, at minimal risk. All professionals involved in the delivery of healthcare will find this new book of great interest. The conclusions reached should provide a focus for future debate. Fully referenced throughout, "Acupuncture: A Scientific Appraisal" is an easily accessible, balanced source of information for all practitioners of acupuncture. Healthcare providers, complementary therapists and members of the primary healthcare team will also find this an invaluable purchase.

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Department of Complementary Medicine, University of Exeter, Royaume-Uni

Review quote

"The articles are all interesting, intelligently and professionally presented... there is much that acupuncturists of all persuasions can gain from this book, including summaries of various studies."Journal of Chinese Medicine No 61, October 1999Western Pacific Region of the World Organisation has published guidelines for clinical research with acupuncture. It is an extremely important work for this part of the world, and this new publication by Ernst and White joins it as being essential reading for those who include acupuncture, no matter what the form, in their clinical practice."Best Books for 1999 section, Chiropractic Journal of Australia, Volume 29, Number 4, December 1999is an important book which should be read by any acupuncture practitioner, whatever their theoretical stance may be." "Dr Anthony Campbell MRCP, London, UK"would recommend the purchase of this book to any serious acupuncture student. The scientific issues are presented well and are deserving of serious study."January 2000

Table of contents

Introduction; History, nature and current practice of acupuncture: an East Asian perspective; Western medical acupuncture; Neurophysiology of acupuncture analgesia; Effects of sensory stimulation (acupuncture) on circulatory and immune systems; Clinical effectiveness of acupuncture; an overview of systematic reviews; Adverse effects of acupuncture; Conclusion; Index.