Acupuncture and Related Techniques in Physical Therapy
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.
|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|
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