Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled by World Health Organization(WHO)

By World Health Organization(WHO)

The remedy of acupuncture has an extended historical past. In its 2500 years of improvement, a wealth of expertise has been amassed, testifying to the wide variety of illnesses and stipulations which can successfully be taken care of with its procedure. long ago many years, there were huge reports on acupuncture and nice efforts were undertaken to behavior managed scientific trials, together with using "sham" acupuncture or "placebo" acupuncture controls. This record is a short evaluate of the present literature on acupuncture perform, that can offer information regarding the effectiveness of alternative features of acupuncture remedy. because the technique of medical study on acupuncture remains to be lower than debate, it's very tough to judge acupuncture perform by means of any typically authorised degree. during this booklet, simply the result of managed medical trials that have been officially released during the 12 months 1998 (and early 1999 for a few journals) are accumulated and reviewed, so that the conclusions will be commonly authorized.

In order to advertise the proper use of acupuncture in these Member States the place acupuncture has no longer been universal, this rfile is annexed with a quick summary of every appropriate reference for the evaluate of acupuncture perform. The scientific stipulations coated within the latest info also are integrated. It has to be emphasised that the record of ailments, indicators or stipulations lined within the book relies on accrued reviews of medical trials and, so, can serve in basic terms as a reference. in simple terms nationwide wellbeing and fitness professionals can be sure the ailments, signs and prerequisites for which acupuncture therapy could be recommended.

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However, the widely accepted definition of reflexology (as described in the core curriculum for Reflexology published by the Reflexology Forum in the UK in 2006) is that reflexology is a form of complementary therapy involving treatment of reflex points and reflex areas found in the feet and the hands which relate to corresponding parts of the body. As well as foot and hand reflexology, more recently other approaches to reflexology have emerged such as ear reflexology, facial reflexology and scalp reflexology, but these approaches are probably more accurately described as forms of acupressure since they involve the meridians being worked on during acupuncture therapy.

Blood is pumped round the body by the heart and, once oxygenated, leaves the left side of the heart via the aorta, and the deoxygenated blood returns to the right side of the heart via veins (the inferior and superior vena cavae). The reflex area to the heart is found in the palms of just the left hand mainly in zones 2 and 3 just above diaphragm level. Thymus The thymus is situated centrally in the upper part of the chest region between the lungs, and behind the sternum above the heart. It is largest at puberty but then reduces in size in adulthood.

ISBN 978 1 84819 280 5 eISBN 978 0 85701 227 2 Contents FOREWORD BY MATTHEW WILLIAMS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PREFACE Chapter 1General Introduction to Reflexology Chapter 2History and Theory of Reflexology Chapter 3Anatomy of the Hand Chapter 4Reflex Areas of the Hands Chapter 5How to Give Reflexology Treatment to the Hands Chapter 6Common Conditions That Can Be Treated Chapter 7When to Use Reflexology and When Not to Use It Chapter 8Conditions Affecting the Hands Chapter 9Different Approaches to Hand Reflexology REFERENCES RESOURCES INDEX Foreword The growth of complementary and alternative medicine, or integrated healthcare as it is now often called, has been driven over the past 30 years by patients who have wanted individual, patient-centred care that looks holistically at them as human beings rather than a group of conditions.

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