Acupuncture and Related Techniques in Physical Therapy

By Val Hopwood, Maureen Lovesey and Sara Mokone
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  • Editors and contributors represent the international experts in their respective fields
  • Takes a very practical approach -- scene-setting chapters cover theory and research, and basic techniques are covered in the text with illustrations
  • Case studies help relate theory to practice and aid decision-making
  • Self-testing exercises at the end of each chapter aid learning
    This comprehensive introduction to acupuncture includes basic techniques for for treating conditions commonly encountered by physical therapists, particularly musculoskeletal disorders. Clear illustrations, decision-making guidelines, and detailed descriptions of key techniques make it easy to incorporate these acupuncture treatments in daily practice.
    ISBN 9780443055935
    Author Information Edited by Val Hopwood, MSc, SRP, DipAc(Nanjing), MCSP, Senior Physiotherapist, Hythe Hospital, Southampton; Senior Lecturer, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Nottingham, UK; Maureen Lovesey, ONC, MBAcC, SRP, MCSP, Private Practitioner, Berkhamsted, UK; Chairman, International Acupuncture Association of Physical Therapists, UK; and Sara Mokone, BSc, (RAND)Physiotherapy, BSC(SocSci), LicAc, DipCounsellingSkills, RSATeaching Cert, Part-time Community Physiotherapist, North Middlesex Hospital Trust, St. Anne's Hospital, North London, UK
    Table of Content SECTION 1 BASIC ACUPUNCTURE CONCEPTS and PROCEDURES: Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory. Physiological Mechanisms in Acupuncture. Basic Points for Pain Relief Acupuncture. Safe Practice, Needle Techniques and Types of Needle. Assessment Procedures SECTION 2 SOME SPECIALIZED TECHNIQUES: Introduction to Acupressure. Myofascial Pain Syndromes, Trigger Point Therapy and Dry Needling Acupuncture. Moxibustion and Cupping. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. Acupuncture: A Peripheral Sensory Stimulus for the Treatment of Pain. Laser Acupuncture. A Simple Approach to Ear Acupuncture SECTION 3 DEVELOPMENTS: Integration of Acupuncture with Physiotherapy. Introduction of Acupuncture Into Some Countries. Advancing Horizons: Examples of Approaches to Three Case Studies. Short Case Studies: a Compendium SECTION 4 APPENDICES: Further Reading /Ist of Equivalent Alphabetical Codes of Meridian Names. Self-Study Questions. Index
    Publication Date 05-08-1997
    Pages 228
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    Stock Status In Stock
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