Acupuncture and Related Techniques in Physical Therapy

Edited by

  • Val Hopwood, PhD, FCSP, Dip Ac Nanjing, Course Director, MSc Acupuncture, Coventry University, Coventry, UK
  • Maureen Lovesey, ONC, MBAcC, SRP, MCSP, Private Practitioner, Berkhamsted, UK; Chairman, International Acupuncture Association of Physical Therapists, UK
  • 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

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.
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Book information

  • Published: February 1997
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-05593-5

Table of Contents

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