Acupuncture: An Anatomical Approach, Second Edition by Houchi Dung

By Houchi Dung

Practiced for greater than 2,000 years, acupuncture was constrained to the area of different drugs. It was once regarded as in response to legendary parts and never simply understood by means of these within the medical group. Acupuncture: An Anatomical method, moment variation dispels those notions and brings this as soon as backroom remedy into the forefront—explaining it in phrases that may be simply comprehended by way of all doctors. proposing a systematic, anatomical method of acupuncture, this quantity discusses: - the fundamentals of the frightened procedure - Acupuncture issues situated within the head and face, shaped through the cranial nerves - The cervical plexus, which kinds acupuncture issues within the neck sector - Acupuncture issues shaped by means of the brachial plexus within the higher limbs, spinal nerves within the physique trunk, and the lumbar–sacral plexuses within the decrease limbs - The anesthesia impact of biochemical elements within the frightened method - The size and quantification of ache - purposes of acupuncture in scientific perform, from instances effortless to regard to these tougher - Theories at the way forward for acupuncture The therapy of ache, usually, is debatable, as many treatments have unintentional effects and unwanted side effects. Acupuncture presents a treatment that's speedy, effortless to accomplish, and calls for no drugs. This quantity permits physicians, osteopaths, discomfort experts, chiropractors, and different overall healthiness execs to accomplish this potent therapy for his or her sufferers who event either persistent and acute discomfort.

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Here, we will briefly mention that skeletal muscles in the face and head are known as muscles of mastication and muscles of facial expression. Mastication muscles are controlled by the trigeminal nerve, and facial expression muscles are controlled by the facial nerves. Skeletal muscles in all other parts of the body are controlled by the spinal nerves. Nerves to the skeletal muscles originate from motor neurons in either the brain or the spinal cord. The signals to activate or move the muscles originate from these motor neurons to reach to the muscles.

We don’t really know. Receptors for pain sensation are always described as free nerve endings, which have no or very little myelination. Because of their scanty myelin sheath, they are often considered to be naked nerves. 6. Thus, different sizes of afferent fibers, which are known to mediate different sensations, play an important role in our understanding of how acupuncture works. More will be said in the last few chapters about the relationship between the size of afferent fibers and how acupuncture can reduce or stop pain.

5 is a picture taken of a small nerve branch that was cut in a cross-section. From this picture, we can see nerves of different sizes. Not only is each nerve insulated by myelin but also the congregation of nerve fibers as a bundle is protected by a thick layer of connective tissue known as the perineurium. 5, can be collectively presented to form a larger bundle or branch, which will be wrapped in an even thicker layer called the epineurium. The myelin sheath outside a single nerve fiber is described as the endoneurium.

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