Edited by Edzard Ernst, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPED and Adrian White, MA MD BM BCh DipMedAc
A Scientific Appraisal
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A new text examining acupuncture from a scientific standpoint. Related titles in the growing Butterworth Heinemann list include: 'Complementary Medicine: an objective appraisal' and 'Homoeopathy: a critical appraisal', both of which also originate from the Department of Complementary Medicine at the University of Exeter.

This thought-provoking new book provides a critical evaluation of the discipline, reviewing known facts, defining current knowledge gaps and formulating several interesting challenges for the future. The book
ISBN 9780750641630
Table of Content Introduction; History, nature and current practice of acupuncture: an East Asian perspective; Western medical acupuncture; Neurophysiology of acupuncture analgesia; Effects of sensory stimulation (acupuncture) on circulatory and immune systems; Clinical effectiveness of acupuncture; an overview of systematic reviews; Adverse effects of acupuncture; Conclusion; Index.
Author Information Edited by Edzard Ernst, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPED, Professor of Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK and Adrian White, MA MD BM BCh DipMedAc, Clinical Research Fellow (retired), Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth, UK; (formerly) Editor in Chief, Acupuncture in Medicine.
Pages 168
Publication Date 15-07-1999
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Published Reviews "The articles are all interesting, intelligently and professionally presented... there is much that acupuncturists of all persuasions can gain from this book, including summaries of various studies."Journal of Chinese Medicine No 61, October 1999
Western Pacific Region of the World Organisation has published guidelines for clinical research with acupuncture. It is an extremely important work for this part of the world, and this new publication by Ernst and White joins it as being essential reading for those who include acupuncture, no matter what the form, in their clinical practice."Best Books for 1999 section, Chiropractic Journal of Australia, Volume 29, Number 4, December 1999
is an important book which should be read by any acupuncture practitioner, whatever their theoretical stance may be." Dr Anthony Campbell MRCP, London, UK
would recommend the purchase of this book to any serious acupuncture student. The scientific issues are presented well and are deserving of serious study."January 2000
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