All You Need to Know About Acupuncture

Anthony Campbell

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This is a practical manual for health professionals who are beginning to use modern medical acupuncture. It starts from the assumption that acupuncture works via the nervous system. Modern research has largely failed to confirm the existence of precisely localised 'acupuncture points' and these figure hardly at all in the book. Instead, the focus is on understanding the principles that guide deciding where to place the needles and on getting the amount of stimulation right. It is based on the course that the author has taught to health professionals for over thirty years. It will be useful for students who have completed this course and will also interest those who have learnt acupuncture in another way and who wish to explore a different approach.


  1. Introduction
  2. Principles of Acupuncture
  3. Success in Acupuncture
  4. Trigger Points and Acupuncture
  5. Safety
  6. Phenomena of Acupuncture
  7. Acupuncture Dosage
  8. Managing the Treatment
  9. Using the Needles
  10. Three Types of Spinal Pain
  11. Generalised Treatment
  12. Head and Neck
  13. Shoulder
  14. Upper Limb
  15. Thorax
  16. Abdomen
  17. Lumbar and Gluteal
  18. Knee
  19. Leg
  20. Ankle and Foot
  21. Recording the Treatment
  22. Self-Acupuncture
  23. Acupuncture Mechanisms
  24. The German Acupuncture Trials
  25. Books, Papers and a Journal

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