Schizophrenia, Sleep, and Acupuncture

Schizophrenia, Sleep, and Acupuncture

By: M. van den Noort (editor), P. Bosch (editor)Hardback

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This book is an introduction for professionals in Western medicine and for acupuncturists on the use of acupuncture in treatment of schizophrenia and sleep disorders.Acupuncture has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in mental health and sleep disorders. This book aims to build a bridge between "conventional" medical research and practice, which is increasingly interested in the benefits of acupuncture but often not aware of the considerable knowledge and experience available, and TCM/acupuncture theory and practice, where understanding of conventional Western concepts of and approaches to schizophrenia may be lacking. Acupuncture has, for instance, been shown to normalize levels of neurotransmitters involved in sleep and schizophrenia.Contributions by leading experts from both the Western and Chinese traditions deal with: current concepts of schizophrenia, pharmacotherapy, practical experience, cross-cultural differences, comparisons of TCM/Western diagnoses, sleep disturbances, effects of acupuncture on neurotransmitters (dopamine and others), philosophy of TCM, neuroimaging studies with acupuncture, recent research results from East and West on TCM and acupuncture treatments for schizophrenia. In the editors' words: 'We aim to build a bridge between Western and Eastern medicine. The main goal of this book is to create more understanding and to stimulate cooperation across the borders of the medicine we were taught, in order to create better treatments for our patients. What we can not achieve alone, we might be able to achieve together.'


Preface; Note on the Translation of Chinese Medical Terms; 1. An Introduction to Schizophrenia, Hugo A. Jorgensen & Erik Johnsen; 2. Schizophrenia: What Do we Know from Neuroimaging Research? Maurits van den Noort & Peggy Bosch; 3. The Pharmacotherapy of Schizophrenia: Past, Present, and Possible Future, Bart A. Ellenbroek; 4. Treatment of Patients with Schizophrenia in Practice: Emphasizing Early Warning Symptoms, Dick Brouwer, Annita Bosveld, Ineke van der Lans, & Dzelal Dani; 5. A Cross-Cultural Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of Schizophrenia, Leila Kozak, Lorin D. Boynton, Arushi Sinha, & Jake Bentley; 6. What is Sleep and What Can Go Wrong with Sleep? Anton M.L.Coenen; 7. Sleep of Patients with Schizophrenia on and off Melatonin Treatment: Contradictions and Hypothesis, Vadim S. Rotenberg; 8. An Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine, LiPing Han; 9. What is the Philosophy Behind Traditional Chinese Medicine, and How Does this Philosophy Affect Life? Stan Switala; 10. Acupuncture Modalities, Methodology, and Key Problems for Western Scientific Research, Peggy Bosch, Brigitte Ausfeld, & Maurits van den Noort; 11. The Search for the Mechanism Behind Acupuncture: Research with Neuroimaging, Peggy Bosch & Maurits van den Noort; 12. Acupuncture and the Dopaminergic System, Sabine Lim, Seung Youn, & Chihyoung Son; 13. Acupuncture and Sleep: Can Acupuncture be Used in the Treatment of Insomnia and Schizophrenia? Peggy Bosch, Anton M.L. Coenen, Bart A. Ellenbroek,& Maurits van den Noort; 14. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Psychological Disorders, Yifan Yang; 15. Acupuncture and Moxibustion Treatments for Schizophrenia, and Sleep Disturbances, Ding Qinzhang, Yan Junying, & Ma Yixiong; 16. Acupuncture in the Treatment of Schizophrenia: A Case Study, Patricia Ronan, Neil Quinton, & Dominic Harbinson; Conclusions; Contributors; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780889373556
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 350
  • ID: 9780889373556
  • ISBN10: 0889373558

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