Written for acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners, this book describes the medical conditions that can prevent, complicate or result from diving and other water sports, and provides effective clinical treatments. The most common problems experienced by divers - ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders - can be effectively treated with acupuncture. Through in-depth knowledge of Western diving medicine, diving techniques and Chinese medicine, the author prescribes acupuncture diagnostics and treatment for these ENT disorders. Complete with anatomical diagrams and acupuncture point charts, this is a practical resource for acupuncture clinicians who deal with the issues associated with diving. Advice for patients is given at the end of each chapter, and is available as a handout in downloadable form.
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15 April 2018
Professional and scholarly
Professional and scholarly
Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Nose, Sinus and Ear Disorders. 2. Temporomandibular Joint Disorders. 3. Seasickness. 4. Decompression Illness. 5. Diving, Medication and Natural Stimulants. 6. Additional Information and Advice regarding Diving Related Disorders. 7. Diving and Meditation. Conclusion. Appendix I: Glossary of Terminology. Appendix II: Acupuncture Points with specific ENT and TMJ Actions. Appendix III: Acupuncture Points with specific ENT and TMJ Indications. Index.
Janneke Vermeulen is a physiotherapist, acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and specialist in Western Diving Medicine. She owns an acupuncture and physiotherapy practice in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Reviews for Diving Medical Acupuncture: Treatment and Prevention of Diving Medical Problems with a Focus on ENT Disorders
This book will fill the gap between Western diving medicine and the acupuncture point of view. And it is easy to access for non-acupuncture medicals. -- Menno TW Gaastra, MD, medical director DAN Europe for the Netherlands This book embodies both art and science -- with her exquisite colour diving photographs, medical illustrations, and Western and Chinese medicine treatments, for ear, nose and throat (ENT) imbalances and other syndromes. -- Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L. Ac., M. S., M. M., Dipl. Ac., NCCAOM, author, international teacher of facial acupuncture, and opera singer Divers around the world should rejoice in seeing this book published. It gives numerous practical and effective treatments, acupuncture point combinations and lifestyle recommendations that will help Practitioners treat divers better so that they can keep on diving. -- Lillian Pearl Bridges, author of Face Reading in Chinese Medicine, 2nd Edition