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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Angela Gabriel and Tiffany C. Hoyt.

in Integrative Geriatric Medicine

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine; Primary Care. 4745 words.

This chapter introduces Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and discusses how it can serve the geriatric population. Aging is viewed in TCM as a natural progression of the life cycle, with a...

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Acupuncture Points of Six Principal Yang Channels

Jingduan Yang and Daniel A. Monti.

in Clinical Acupuncture and Ancient Chinese Medicine

September 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Primary Care. 21087 words.

This chapter describes in detail the location, energetic function, and special features of each point in six principal Yang channels: Large Intestine, Small Intestine, San Jiao, Stomach,...

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Acupuncture Points of Six Principal Yin Channels

Jingduan Yang and Daniel A. Monti.

in Clinical Acupuncture and Ancient Chinese Medicine

September 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Primary Care. 11495 words.

This chapter describes in detail the location, energetic function, and special features of each point in six principal Yin Channels: Heart, Lungs, Pericardium, Liver, Spleen, and Kidney. It...

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Acupuncture Points on the Eight Extra Channels

Jingduan Yang and Daniel A. Monti.

in Clinical Acupuncture and Ancient Chinese Medicine

September 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Primary Care. 5077 words.

This chapter describes in detail the location, energetic functions, and special features of each point in the eight extra channels (known as Qi Jing Ba Mai): Du, Ren, Chong, Dai, Yin Wei,...

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Acupuncture Therapy

Jingduan Yang and Daniel A. Monti.

in Clinical Acupuncture and Ancient Chinese Medicine

September 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Primary Care. 4020 words.

This chapter describes the final steps for a successful clinical intervention using acupuncture. They include the creation of a healing environment, discussion of the benefits and...

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Adjunctive Therapies

Jingduan Yang and Daniel A. Monti.

in Clinical Acupuncture and Ancient Chinese Medicine

September 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Primary Care. 6567 words.

Acupuncture is one of the major therapeutic modalities in the system of ancient Chinese medicine, and it must be used in the context of Chinese medicine as an effective and complete...

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Bioethical Issues in Integrative Geriatrics

Katalin Roth.

in Integrative Geriatric Medicine

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine; Primary Care. 3560 words.

Many older persons use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and an integrative approach is very consistent with the holistic model of geriatric “slow medicine.” Ethical practice...

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Cardiovascular Disease

Mara Caroline, Ryan Bradley and Mimi Guarneri.

in Integrative Geriatric Medicine

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine; Primary Care. 9237 words.

The older population is challenging to treat for numerous reasons, including comorbid conditions and increased susceptibility to adverse drug reactions, limiting medical therapy. They are...

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Clinical Acupuncture and Ancient Chinese Medicine

Jingduan Yang and Daniel A. Monti.

September 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Primary Care. 664 pages.

Clinical Acupuncture and Ancient Chinese Medicine provides health care professionals interested in learning or practicing acupuncture the essential theoretical foundation of...

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Common Geriatric Infections

Christina Prather, Mariatu Koroma-Nelson and Mikhail Kogan.

in Integrative Geriatric Medicine

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine; Primary Care. 7770 words.

The function of the immune system changes with aging. Immune support can decrease the risk of infection, are imperative practices to incorporate in the care of older adults. The most common...

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