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Essentials of Western Veterinary Acupuncture Paperback – 9 May 2006

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (9 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405129905
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405129909
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 1.1 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,161,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is a book which veterinary technicians interested in the western approach to acupuncture will find very interesting." (National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America , 2011) "This is an easy–to–read introductory book on the subject of veterinary acupuncture ... Best suited for veterinarians and veterinary students who are undertaking studies in acupuncture ... [who] will find it useful to understand acupuncture in terms they are familiar with." Australian Veterinary Journal A unique westernized explanation of acupuncture regarding its benefits in pain management. Present[s] acupuncture as a analgesic option, even for those with a Western mindset. Exotic DVM Magazine


The field of pain research is rapidly expanding in both human and veterinary medicine, and has helped increase our understanding of acupuncture. However, many are still highly sceptical about the use of acupuncture and prefer for it to remain far from orthodox veterinary practice. This book seeks to challenge common misgivings by showing how veterinary acupuncture works (for small and large animals), and why it should be established as an orthodox form of treatment. Written from a Western approach, rather than a traditional Chinese Medicine approach, it explains the background and history of acupuncture and includes key information on safety aspects, understanding pain and how acupuncture can help, practical aspects such as types of needles and methods of restraint, and related techniques. Not intended as a techniques manual, this book is a preparatory text for those considering taking an acupuncture course and those wishing to gain a solid understanding of the subject.

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Javier Dlujnewsky
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