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Acupuncture Therapy

Jingduan Yang and Daniel A. Monti

in Clinical Acupuncture and Ancient Chinese Medicine

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2017 | ISBN: 9780190210052
Published online September 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780190210083 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780190210052.003.0016
Acupuncture Therapy

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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 expectations of treatment outcome, patient commitment, obtaining informed consent from patients, preparations and precautions to avoid the side effects of acupuncture, proper positioning of the patient to maximize the effects of acupuncture treatment, a description of the types and selection of acupuncture needles, and mastering needle insertion techniques to enhance, reduce, or modulate energies. It also discusses the length of each acupuncture session and the frequency and course of acupuncture treatment. It emphasizes the importance for an acupuncture physician of remaining energetically positive, balanced, and focused when administering acupuncture therapy.

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Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine ; Primary Care

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