Acupuncture and Related Techniques in Physical Therapy

  • ID: 3684787
  • Book
  • 228 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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For physical therapists practising, or with an interest in, acupuncture and related techniques, this book provides a complete introduction with pointers for further study. It will equip the physical therapist with a number of basic techniques to incorporate straight away into practice. Clear criteria are given for decision-making. The focus is on conditions commonly encountered by physical therapists, particularly musculoskeletal conditions. The text is supported by clear illustrations.

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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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Hopwood, Val Course Director, MSc Acupuncture, Coventry University, Coventry, UK.

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

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