This book, an authoritative text on musculoskeletal and physical medicine that integrates Eastern and Western approaches, covers every aspect of musculoskeletal medicine, starting with an in depth introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles as they relate to the subject. Author Alon Marcus surveys the science of pain from both modern biomedical and TCM perspectives, examines the foundations of integrative musculoskeletal medicine, explores biomedical and osteopathic clinical assessment, and outlines treatment options such as acupuncture, blood-letting, and meridian therapy. Other chapters analyze herbal medicine, integrative electrotherapeutics, manual therapy, and much more.
About the Author
Alon Marcus received his licensed acupuncturist degree from the American College of Traditional Chinse Medicine in San Francisco, California in 1984, and his Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree from SAMRA University of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles, California in 1986. He also trained in Japan and China, where he served his internship at the Traditional Chinese Medicine Municipal Hospital in Guangzhou. He has published numerous articles in both Eastern and Western medical journals, as well as the book <i>Acute Abdominal Syndromes</i>. He has lectured internationally and taught courses in complementary orthopedics for several years. Dr. Marcus is currently in private practice in Oakland, California.
"The new book by Alon Marcus is clearly the culmination of decades of practice, study, and deep thought on the treatment of musculoskletal disorders."
-David J. Zeiger, D.O., President of American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine
"This book is a continuation of superb scholarly work. Detailed material is presented in an easy-to-read format that includes the evaluation and treatment of common conditions encountered in the practitioner's office. A must-have for anyone wishing to take their clinical skills to the next level."
-Kevin McNamee, D.C., L.Ac., Directory, California Health Institute