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Acupuncture in Physiotherapy

Key Concepts and Evidence-Based Practice

This book allows readers to extend their practice by increasing their understanding of acupuncture and indicating where and how it will benefit their patients. Unlike many obscure acupuncture texts, this book makes the assimilation of knowledge of Chinese language and medical philosophies easy.

Paperback, 275 Pages

Published: June 2004

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-5328-2



    1. Introduction, the main TCM theories and their place in modern practice. Dealt with very briefly.
    Discussion of wholism as applied to acupuncture
    Layers of an onion used as a model, indicating arrangement of chapters
    Basic physiotherapy training deals with only one, the meridian layer
    Discussion of interlinking and use of acupoints when their complete actions are understood

    2. Key concepts
    Development theory, starting with the building blocks., innermost layer
    Heaven, Earth, original Qi. Body components Blood Qi and fluids
    Influence of embryology in ear acupuncture and also extra channels
    Selected research where it serves to illustrate the theories
    Case histories

    3. Key concepts
    Zang Fu
    Theories, descriptions, relation to channels and clinical applications, particularly in physiotherapy
    Selected research
    Case histories

    4. Key concepts
    Extra Meridians, clinical application
    Selected research
    Application in physiotherapy
    Case histories

    5. Key concepts
    Meridian acupuncture, clinical application, particular application to pain and neurological conditions
    Selected research
    Application in physiotherapy
    Case histories

    6. Key concepts
    Superficial layers:
    Luo vessels, Musculo-tendinous acupuncture, Trigger point acupuncture
    Selected research
    Application in physiotherapy
    Case histories

    7. Key concepts
    Selected research
    Application in physiotherapy
    Case histories

    8. Key concepts
    Chinese diagnosis, pulling it all together, interlinking layers
    • 5 elements
    • 8 principles
    • 6 chiaos
    • Tongue
    • Pulse
    • Pathogens
    Introduction to syndromes
    Selected research
    Application in physiotherapy
    Case histories

    9. Possible mechanisms
    Summary only, reference to further reading and research papers

    10. Research, how assess papers from a TCM perspective
    Evolving good protocols, examples, evidence and further reading

    11. Oddments; scalp acupuncture, moxa and cupping. Relationship to layers of the onion.

    12. Additional case histories to encourage clinical use of the wholistic approach

    Treatments by condition, ref to case histories


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