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Acupuncture Therapy 

Acupuncture Therapy
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Acupuncture Therapy
Author(s):

Jingduan Yang

and Daniel A. Monti

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190210052.003.0016
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date: 14 December 2017

This chapter describes the final steps for a successful clinical intervention using acupuncture. They include the creation of a healing environment, discussion of the benefits and expectations of treatment outcome, patient commitment, obtaining informed consent from patients, preparations and precautions to avoid the side effects of acupuncture, proper positioning of the patient to maximize the effects of acupuncture treatment, a description of the types and selection of acupuncture needles, and mastering needle insertion techniques to enhance, reduce, or modulate energies. It also discusses the length of each acupuncture session and the frequency and course of acupuncture treatment. It emphasizes the importance for an acupuncture physician of remaining energetically positive, balanced, and focused when administering acupuncture therapy.

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