Acupuncture Treatment of Pain
Safe and Effective Methods for Using Acupuncture in Pain Relief
by Chaitow, Leon, N.D., D.O.
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| ||Pain is often a warning sign given by the body
indicating that something is wrong. The best course of action
is to find out what is wrong. "However, says Leon Chaitow, "it
is obviously desirable to relieve pain in the shortest possible
space of time, and acupuncture offers a number of tried and
tested formulae which can be utilized to this end." In The
Acupuncture Treatment of Pain, Chaitow presents a method of
effective pain control for use by those in the healing
professions. The author emphasizes that acupuncture should be
used as an adjunct to the practitionerís normal course of
therapy. Chaitow discusses how acupuncture works and outlines
how and when to use acupuncture. He follows the discussion
with a complete formulary for the treatment of pain in every
part of the body. He also offers a treatment for addiction.
Throughout the book, he describes the location of acupuncture
points in anatomical detail. On the page opposite each
description is an illustration of the pointís location.
Chaitow cautions against thinking of acupuncture as a
cure-all. "It has its limitations, "he says. Acupuncture
may relieve pain but it must be combined with methods that
remove the causes of the pain. Leon Chaitow is Director of
postgraduate studies at the British Naturopathic and
Osteopathic College and is a practicing naturopath, osteopath,
and acupuncturist. 188 pp. paperback.