By Houchi Dung
Practiced for greater than 2,000 years, acupuncture used to be constrained to the world of other drugs. It used to be regarded as in keeping with legendary components and never simply understood by means of these within the medical group. Acupuncture: An Anatomical procedure, moment version dispels those notions and brings this as soon as backroom remedy into the forefront—explaining it in phrases that may be simply comprehended by means of all doctors. featuring a systematic, anatomical method of acupuncture, this quantity discusses: - the fundamentals of the apprehensive method - Acupuncture issues situated within the head and face, shaped by means of the cranial nerves - The cervical plexus, which kinds acupuncture issues within the neck zone - Acupuncture issues shaped by means of the brachial plexus within the top limbs, spinal nerves within the physique trunk, and the lumbar–sacral plexuses within the decrease limbs - The anesthesia influence of biochemical components within the frightened approach - The dimension and quantification of ache - functions of acupuncture in scientific perform, from circumstances effortless to regard to these more difficult - Theories at the way forward for acupuncture The therapy of discomfort, regularly, is debatable, as many remedies have accidental outcomes and unwanted side effects. Acupuncture offers a treatment that's quickly, effortless to accomplish, and calls for no medicinal drugs. This quantity allows physicians, osteopaths, ache experts, chiropractors, and different healthiness pros to accomplish this powerful therapy for his or her sufferers who adventure either continual and acute ache.
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3 The Neuron The term “nerve branch” is used frequently in anatomy, and so it will be within this book. We all know that nerve branches can be microscopic, invisible to the naked eye, or as large as a finger. Tiny twig nerve branches are anatomically ubiquitous. Nerve branches with anatomical nomenclatures are physically larger and limited in number. They are what we will speak about in this book. Regardless of their size, all nerve branches are made of nerve fibers. A nerve fiber is a portion of the nerve cell, which is known as a neuron.
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. In general, the different sizes of afferent nerve fibers are described as A, B, and C fibers. For our purposes, it is not necessary to know their exact diameters, only that A fibers are the largest in diameter, B fibers are second in size, and C fibers are the smallest.
Efferent fibers to the skeletal muscles have two origins: one in the brain and the other in the spinal cord. The anatomy of efferent fibers—their origins, locations, and distributions—are described in the next five chapters. 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.
Acupuncture: An Anatomical Approach, Second Edition by Houchi Dung