Acupuncture and Related Techniques in Physical Therapy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443055935

Acupuncture and Related Techniques in Physical Therapy

1st Edition

Editors: Val Hopwood Maureen Lovesey Sara Mokone
Hardcover ISBN: 9780443055935
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 17th February 1997
Page Count: 228


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.

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


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About the Editor

Val Hopwood

Affiliations and Expertise

Course Director, MSc Acupuncture, Coventry University, Coventry, UK

Maureen Lovesey

Affiliations and Expertise

Private Practitioner, Berkhamsted, UK; Chairman, International Acupuncture Association of Physical Therapists, UK

Sara Mokone

Affiliations and Expertise

Part-time Community Physiotherapist, North Middlesex Hospital Trust, St. Anne's Hospital, North London, UK