Acupuncture in Pain Management

Lucy Chen (Editor)
Harvard Medical School MGH Center for Pain Medicine Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine WACC, Boston, MA, US

Series: Medical Procedures, Testing and Technology
BISAC: MED004000

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Chronic pain is a significant and sometimes debilitating medical problem, which has a significant impact in our economy and quality of life. It is perhaps the most common reason for Americans to seek medical care and is the leading cause of disability. Despite several options of chronic pain treatment including medications and interventional procedures, the long-term effect of current treatments remains limited. Therefore, it is both necessary and timely to seek complementary and alternative treatments as a part of integrative medicine for chronic pain management. Acupuncture is a well-known modality of complementary and alternative medicine that may help improve pain and related comorbid symptoms, decrease drug dependency and usage, and lead to better quality of life.
Although acupuncture has been used over thousands of years for the treatment of many clinical conditions including clinical pain, many factors remain unclear to healthcare providers with regard to its effectiveness, mechanisms and side effects.

This book consists of fourteen interrelated chapters to provide the following categories of up-to-date information: 1) the general concept of acupuncture and its role in pain management, 2) current research evidence of acupuncture mechanisms, 3) acupuncture and neuroimaging, and 4) clinical data on various modalities of acupuncture therapy including auricular acupuncture and their role in treating pain conditions such as low back and neck pain, headaches, osteoarthritis pain, abdominal and pelvic pain, neuropathic pain, myofascial pain, cancer-related pain, postoperative pain, and pediatric pain. Moreover, a chapter on Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, is included to discuss its role in chronic pain treatment. There is also a chapter to discuss the challenges in evaluating acupuncture trial outcomes and the current research effort on this issue. We trust that this book will help healthcare providers to gain comprehensive knowledge on the role of acupuncture therapy in pain management. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Acupuncture in Pain Management (pp. 1-12)
Lucy Chen (MGH Center for Translational Pain Research, MGH Center for Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, US)

Chapter 2 - The Acupuncture Treatment for Headaches (pp. 13-20)
Yi Zhang (MGH Center for Pain Medicine, Dept. of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, US)

Chapter 3 - Acupuncture in Chronic Low Back and Neck Pain Treatment (pp. 21-32)
Lucy Chen (MGH Center for Translational Pain Research, MGH Center for Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, US)

Chapter 4 - Acupuncture Treatment for Osteoarthritis (pp. 33-46)
Margaret A. Gargarian (Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, US)

Chapter 5 - Acupuncture Treatment for Myofascial Pain (pp. 47-60)
David A. Edwards and Lucy Chen (MGH Center for Pain Medicine, Dept. of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, US)

Chapter 6 - Acupuncture in the Treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain (pp. 61-72)
Adeola O. Sadik and Adam J. Carinci (Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, US)

Chapter 7 - The Acupuncture Treatment in Neuropathic Pain (pp. 73-90)
Wol Seon Jung (Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea)

Chapter 8 - Acupuncture as an Adjunct Therapy for Cancer Pain (pp. 91-98)
Weidong Lu (Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, US)

Chapter 9 - Acupuncture Treatment for Postoperative Pain (pp. 99-108)
Shiqian Shen and Jeffery Lee (MGH Center for Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, US)

Chapter 10 - Auricular Acupuncture Protocols for Pain Addiction and Stress (pp. 109-124)
Anthony Plunkett, Jennifer M. Williams and Chelsey Haley (Department of Anesthesia and Interdisciplinary Pain Medicine, Womack Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC, US)

Chapter 11 - Tai Chi and Chronic Pain (pp. 125-148)
Rajinikanth Sundara Rajan and Philip Peng (Clinical and Research Fellow in Pain Management, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 12 - Advancing Pain Treatment Using Neuroimaging Studies of Pain, Acupuncture and Placebo (pp. 149-162)
Jian Kong and Sonya G. Freeman (Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, US)

Chapter 13 - Challenges in Evaluating Acupuncture Trials (pp. 163-172)
Hai-Yong Chen and Lixing Lao (School of Chinese Medicine, the University of Hong Kong)

Chapter 14 - Pediatric Acupuncture (pp. 173-182)
Yuan-Chi Lin (Medical Acupuncture Service, Senior Associate in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Anaesthesia (Pediatrics), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, US)

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