Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncture
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A handbook for acupuncturists and healthcare practitioners on the use of acupuncture for end-of-life care. The book covers the major hospice and palliative care diagnoses from a Chinese medicine perspective, as well as grief and loss, and includes the roots of Chinese historical perspectives on death and dying. The acupuncturist is introduced to the working medical model of hospice care and the interdisciplinary team approach and provided with evidence-based strategies for the use the acupuncture in symptom management.
- Published: Feb 21 2020
- Pages: 224
- 226 x 150mm
- ISBN: 9781848194212
Cole Alexander, DAOM, LAc – Executive Director at Free Range Health
Torii Black has expertly combined history and modern research with ancient medical theory to create an essential resource for anyone interested in integrating acupuncture services into end-of-life care. Hospice organizations will appreciate the detailed introduction to acupuncture and herbal medicine, while acupuncture providers will find the suggested treatment protocols helpful and insightful.
Whitney Madden, Lic Ac, CBHC (Certified Brain Health Coach)
A must read for both new and seasoned Acupuncturists. Descriptions of the treatment protocols used to assist in the dying process are extremely valuable and can be readily utilized. A well researched reference on the systems of hospice and palliative care, Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncture is a foundational handbook for treating hospice clients and their families.
Paula McPhail, practitioner, Lic Ac, MSc(Res)
Evidence shows acupuncture to be both valuable and lacking as a complement to conventional palliative and hospice care. This book offers practitioners context, clinical support and the necessary language to bridge the gap in this particularly wonderful continuum of care.