Chinese-English Edition of Acupuncture for Weight Loss

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Author: Chief Complier: Xu Bin Liu Zhi-cheng
Language: Chinese and English bilingual
ISBN/ISSN: 9787532389940
Published on: 2007-01
Paperback

【Introduction】

Obesity has now become one of the major global public health issues. As a result, one of the leading fronts in medical research is to find effective ways in prevention and treatment of obesity and obesity-associated diseases. Acupuncture has been adopted in treating obesity for more than 30 years and both clinical and empirical studies suggested that it has stable effect and no toxic and side effects for weight loss. Based on the research findings of the author’s work team, this book summarized the effect characteristics, principles of point selection, common methods and mechanism of acupuncture for weight loss. In addition, by selecting 30 typical case reports involving different obesity patterns, different acupuncture treatment strategies and comprehensive therapies, the book introduced the main therapy, characteristics of therapeutic effect of acupuncture for simple obesity, reflecting the unique features of individualized acupuncture treatment. Further more, the author’s remarks explained his own experience and understanding on relevant issues in clinical practice, which may help the readers to use this special technique in a better way. With illustrations, rich contents, and easy-to-understand language, this book can serve as a good reference book for clinicians acupuncturists, as well as those who are interested in weight loss.

【Main Contents】

Chapter 1 Obesity and weight loss
Section 1 Definition and classification of obesity
Section 2 Etiology, pathogenesis and diagnosis of simple obesity
Section 3 Risks of obesity and benefits of weight loss
Section 4 Objective and common methods of weight loss
Chapter 2 Acupuncture for weight loss
Section 1 Acupuncture effect on weight loss
Section 2 Acupuncture methods on weight loss
Section 3 Mechanism on acupuncture for weight loss
Chapter 3 Acupuncture weight loss and typical case reports
Section 1 Case examples of varieties of simple obesity
Section 2 Case reports on different acupuncture methods for weight loss
Section 3 Case reports on comprehensive therapy for weight loss
Section 4 Case reports on acupuncture for weight gain



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