By David Mayor
352 pages, 7.50 x 9.50″
This book provides a clear and accessible overview of the theoretical foundations of electroacupuncture (EA), together with experimental and clinical evidence for the usefulness of electroacupuncture in its various forms. It also serves as a manual for the effective clinical practice of electroacupuncture, with a number of illustrative case histories. It serves as an excellent background to the subject, covering all the key information a beginner practitioner would need to know, as well as exploring avenues for advanced practice.
The publication is divided into two parts, the book itself and the accompanying CD-Rom. In additional, the extensive database of more than 8,000 clinical studies on the CD-Rom is accessible via the internet, at www.electroacupunctureknowledge.com .
While the book itself can be read cover to cover, or as a reference work, and provides quite enough information to permit safe and effective treatment of many conditions, it can be used as a portal to the CD-Rom, which is designed more as a research resource, with considerably more information on most topics. Much fuller versions of the chapters in the book are browsable on the CD-Rom, in addition to the database and other material.
The book is divided into the following three parts:
Part I of the book includes an introduction to the historical background of EA.
Part II, Scientific and Clinical Foundations, is about electroacupuncture research and its clinical application, its main aim is to present the evidence for how and whether electroacupuncture works, so that readers can then make more informed decisions in clinical practice. It starts with detailed discussions of the relevant EA research issues, electrotherapy and neuroscience, followed by in-depth description of the experimental and clinical literature.
Part III focuses on the technology involved and its application in clinical practice. Appendices on useful resources and terminology, and the teaching of electroacupuncture in North America, can be found on the CD-Rom.
- Designed for both technically and non-technically minded readers
- The only book on the subject to offer both practical suggestions and thorough exploration of the research behind the practice
- Provides a basis for immediate practical application in a variety of clinical situations
- Synthesizes highly technical and sometimes confusing information in a manageable and practical format
- Written by an acupuncturist with over 20 years experience in the field
- Fully searchable database of more than 8,000 clinical studies is accessible via the accompanying CD-ROM and website
- Includes material from thousands of studies never before available in English – translated from Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian and other European languages
- Includes interactive CD-ROM chapters and appendices on the history of electroacupuncture, drug interactions with EA and the segmental innervation of acupoints
- Bridges the gap between traditional and modern scientific approaches to acupuncture
- Chapters and case studies from 23 different practitioners, many of them acknowledged leaders in their field, illustrate the variety of possible approaches
- Comprehensive glossary defines and explains important concepts
The first thorough overview of modern acupuncture methods for 20 years
About the Editor:
David F Mayor is a widely experienced nonmedical acupuncturist in private practice in Hertfordshire, England, integrating different strands of traditional and modern acupuncture with other skills learned over the years. He lectures on electroacupuncture at a number of acupuncture colleges in the UK.