Foundations for Integrative Musculoskeletal Medicine: An by Alon Marcus

By Alon Marcus

This publication, an authoritative textual content on musculoskeletal and actual drugs that integrates japanese and Western methods, covers each point of musculoskeletal medication, beginning with a detailed creation to conventional chinese language medication (TCM) rules as they relate to the topic. writer Alon Marcus surveys the technological know-how of discomfort from either smooth biomedical and TCM views, examines the principles of integrative musculoskeletal drugs, explores biomedical and osteopathic medical overview, and descriptions treatments reminiscent of acupuncture, blood-letting, and meridian remedy. different chapters learn natural medication, integrative electrotherapeutics, handbook treatment, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Since Essence determines each per­ son ' s constitution, Essence-deficiency is associated with many conditions that manifest by life-long disorders, such as: a weak immune system, lack of endurance, general fatigue, reproductive disorders, early aging, early degenera­ tive diseases especially of bones, and brain disorders. The patient's h istory may include poor childhood health. Thus, in many ways, acquired Essence resembles genetic material and the inborn constitutional condition of the individual.

The "battle" between Defensive-Qi and pathological influences is responsible for the development of fever and some types of inflammation (biomedicine: immune system, which is closely related to autonomic system reaction). The Defensive-Qi func­ tion of warming the muscles is also related closely to the bio­ medical autonomic nervous system function that regulates circulation of blood to the muscles and skin. DEFENSIVE-Q I : S K I N AND FASCIA. Defensive and Triple Warmer Qi 5 1 protect the Organs and appear to have some functions that are ascribed to skin and fascia in biomedicine.

Non-substantial masses usually from Qi-stagnation). 17 Essence (Jing) from trauma or chronic processes. Blood-deficiency is one etiology of vascular disease and pain. B lood-Painful­ Obstruction-(Bi)-syndrome may cause numbness, painful limbs, and a pulse that is faint, choppy, and tig�t at the prox­ imal position. THE RELATIONSH I P OF BLOOD TO L I V E R AND K I DNEY. The relation of the Blood to the Liver and Kidneys is espe­ cially important in musculoskeletal medicine. Athletic and physical activity demands increased Bloodlblood circulation to muscles.

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