Adjunctive Therapies

Jingduan Yang and Daniel A. Monti

in Clinical Acupuncture and Ancient Chinese Medicine

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Published in print September 2017 | ISBN: 9780190210052
Published online September 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780190210083 | DOI:
Adjunctive Therapies

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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 clinical discipline. The other modalities of ancient and modern times that are based on Chinese medical theories and practices are considered here as adjunctive therapies. They include Chinese herbal medicine, moxibustion, Tui Na, Gua Sha, cupping, auricular acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, and neuro-emotional techniques. They are used in conjunction with body acupuncture and as an alternative when acupuncture is not available. Among them, Chinese herbal medicine is discussed in greatest detail because it dominates Chinese medical practice today in China and is often misunderstood and misused by modern medical professionals and consumers.

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Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine ; Primary Care

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