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Acupuncture has long been recognised as complementing the practice of physiotherapy. Acupuncture in Physiotherapy is written for physiotherapists who have already received a basic training in acupuncture and who wish to extend their practice and achieve an intermediate standard of knowledge. It links the philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine with the theory and practice of Western science in a single, clearly written and highly readable text.Acupuncture in Physiotherapy addresses the important issues on appropriate acupuncture research methodologies, particularly that of placebo control, and enables the reader to judge the quality of RCT evidence. It also examines more recent research into the mechanisms of acupuncture. Treatment vignettes are included throughout the text to demonstrate the immediate relevance of the sophisticated and subtle TCM thinking to modern physiotherapy practice. Research papers and texts are cited where they support TCM theory.Val Hopwood is an experienced practitioner and is well known for her acupuncture courses. Her ecumenical approach to the subject avoids an abstract separation of the two strands of acupuncture and in its juxtaposition of science and mythology provides a stimulating and original survey. Full of insights, this book will be required reading not only for physiotherapists but any health professional who uses acupuncture in their practice.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS: 1. Introduction, the main TCM theories and their place in modern practice. Dealt with very briefly. Discussion of wholism as applied to acupunctureLayers of an onion used as a model, indicating arrangement of chaptersBasic physiotherapy training deals with only one, the meridian layerDiscussion of interlinking and use of acupoints when their complete actions are understood2. Key conceptsDevelopment theory, starting with the building blocks., innermost layerHeaven, Earth, original Qi. Body components Blood Qi and fluidsInfluence of embryology in ear acupuncture and also extra channelsSelected research where it serves to illustrate the theoriesCase histories3. Key conceptsZang FuTheories, descriptions, relation to channels and clinical applications, particularly in physiotherapySelected researchCase histories 4. Key conceptsExtra Meridians, clinical applicationSelected researchApplication in physiotherapyCase histories5. Key conceptsMeridian acupuncture, clinical application, particular application to pain and neurological conditionsSelected researchApplication in physiotherapyCase histories6. Key conceptsSuperficial layers:Luo vessels, Musculo-tendinous acupuncture, Trigger point acupunctureSelected researchApplication in physiotherapyCase histories7. Key conceptsMicrosystemsSelected researchApplication in physiotherapyCase histories 8. Key conceptsChinese diagnosis, pulling it all together, interlinking layers. 5 elements. 8 principles. 6 chiaos. Tongue. Pulse. PathogensIntroduction to syndromesSelected researchApplication in physiotherapyCase histories9. Possible mechanismsSummary only, reference to further reading and research papers10. Research, how assess papers from a TCM perspectiveEvolving good protocols, examples, evidence and further reading11. Oddments; scalp acupuncture, moxa and cupping. Relationship to layers of the onion.12. Additional case histories to encourage clinical use of the wholistic approachIndexTreatments by condition, ref to case histories
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      9780750653282
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  • Publication Date
    Jun 16, 2004
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  • physiobob
    Oct 7, 2008, 13:23
    Janet Edwards, AACP Journal Editor December 2004 "The 140 pages of this attractive, easy to read volume contain a wealth of information for acupuncturists of various levels. The information is clearly and pleasingly presented. It reads easily and feels like listening to an interesting lecture."

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