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The Active Points Test : a Clinical Test for Identifying and Selecting Effective Points for Acupuncture and Related Therapies.

Author: Stefano Marcelli
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dr Stefano Marcelli sets out the theory of The Active Points Test, providing a comprehensive and effective system for point selection. Offering detailed guidance on how to carry out the test and interpret the results, this is essential reading for practitioners and students of acupuncture and related reflex and manual therapies.
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Marcelli, Stefano.
Active Points Test : A Clinical Test for Identifying and Selecting Effective Points for Acupuncture and Related Therapies.
London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stefano Marcelli
ISBN: 9780857012074 085701207X
OCLC Number: 1058537080
Notes: Figure 2.22 The Active Points Test with acupuncture needle on extra point Yintang for a frontal headache caused by sinusitis.
Description: 1 online resource (210 pages)
Contents: The Active Points Test; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Foreword; Foreword to the First Edition; Preface; Chapter 1: The Test; 1.1 Definition and particulars; Figure 1.1 The Active Points Test executed manually and then with the point of an acupuncture needle on point BL-57 Chengshan of the Bladder Channel; Figure 1.2 The Active Points Test performed on a patient with pain in the elbow which appears when the arm is raised, irrespective of posture; 1.2 Indications for and limitations of the Test; 1.3 Therapies for which the Test is useful; Table 1.1 The Active Points Test indications. Table 1.2 Therapies that benefit from the Active Points Test1.4 An ex adiuvantibus criterion; 1.5 Kinesiology and Applied Kinesiology; Figure 1.3 Applied Kinesiology test of the deltoid muscle; 1.6 Other tests in acupuncture; 1.7 The acupuncture energy system; 1.8 The difficulties of acupuncture; Table 1.3 Composition of Acupuncture Meridian System; Chapter 2: Practice; 2.1 Initial question; Figure 2.1 Mesotherapy of the cervical region; 2.2 Final observations; Figure 2.2 Point ST-38 Tiaokou on the Stomach Channel; Figure 2.3 Point ST-6 Jiache; Figure 2.4 Point SI-3 Houxi. Figure 2.5 Points GV-26 Renzhong (labial sulcus), CV-24 Chengjiang (chin fold) and ST-9 Renyin (neck)2.3 One nail drives out another; Table 2.1 Sensory fibres and cutaneous receptors; Figure 2.6 Images concerning Aphorism II/46 of Hippocrates' Aphorisms, taken from public domain books; 2.4 Materials; Figure 2.7 Pinching of loose skin; Figure 2.8 Testing point GB-14 with a glass stick (batôn de verre); Figure 2.9 The Active Points Test using the nib of an empty biro and a needle on taut skin; Figure 2.10 Using paper on greasy or slippery skin; 2.5 Cleaning and disinfecting the skin. 2.6 Test procedure1. Classification of the symptom; Figure 2.11 The Active Points Test performed on point PC-6 Neiguan for a palpatory symptom (gastric colic and nausea); 2. Explanations and instructions to patient; Figure 2.12 Technique of palper rouler performed on the back with both hands; 3. Looking for the painful points; Figure 2.13 The Active Points Test with an acupuncture needle; Figure 2.14 The patient delimits the affected area, in this case the muscular mass of the right deltoid; Figure 2.15 The patient narrows down the area affected, indicating where to find the points. Figure 2.16 The Active Points Test performed with a needle on point SI-3 Houxi Small Intestine4. Execution of the Test and results; Figure 2.17 Circle drawn round the active point; 2.7 The Test's persistent activity effect; 2.8 Size and electrical characteristics of the points; Figure 2.18 Electronography of an acupuncture point (from the front); Figure 2.19 Electronography of an acupuncture point (profile); 2.9 Distance between the points; Figure 2.20 Acupuncture unit of measurement; Figure 2.21 Cunmeter; 2.10 Clinical-statistical observation evidence.

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Dr Stefano Marcelli sets out the theory of The Active Points Test, providing a comprehensive and effective system for point selection. Offering detailed guidance on how to carry out the test and interpret the results, this is essential reading for practitioners and students of acupuncture and related reflex and manual therapies.

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