Supplier to Physiotherapists, General Public, the NHS & Armed Forces

Acupuncture in Physiotherapy

Score: 0.00 (votes: 1)
Reviews: 1
0.00 |
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.
24   – Reward points
Availability: MD - Manufactured on demand
    • 20% off
    £30.99, save £6.20
  • £24.79
  • Shipping info

    Our publishing partner, Elsevier, maintains a flat fee for shipping. Books are delivered in the UK via DHL and will require a signature upon delivery.

    The standard delivery time within the UK is 2 working days from the date of invoice.

    Manufactured on demand titles (Availability: MD) take an extra 3-5 working days.

    At this time we only ship Elsevier book orders to addresses within the UK.

    Brexit: We have been informed that some couriers are now charging additional fees for importing from the UK into the EU. The customer is responsible for the payment of any import duties that are in addition to the shipping costs already charged.

  • Payment methods


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
    • SKU
    • UPC/ISBN
    • Stock Last Checked
      May 20, 2024
  • Manufacturer
  • Publication Date
    Jun 16, 2004
Customer reviews
Average rating:
0.00 (Votes: 1)
Please sign in to add review
  • 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."

Your Elsevier book orders are actioned within 48hrs during the working week. If any one item in your purchase is delayed we will send you what is in stock and will send on the remainder as soon as it arrives. This is provided at no additional shipping cost to you. Stock availability levels are updated on a daily basis.  We ship directly from a UK warehouse.

Manufactured on demand titles (Availability: MD) take an extra 3-5 working days.

Shipping Costs

We currently maintain a flat fee structure for shipping book titles from Elsevier. Buy as many Elsevier titles as you like the we will still charge you the same single item shipping fee.

Overview Delivery Methods

Books are delivered in the UK via DHL and will require a signature upon delivery.

Deliveries within the UK

  • The standard delivery time within the UK is 2 working days from the date of invoice.
  • Print on demand titles take 3-5 working days.

Where is my order? Order Tracking

To find out more information about your order, select from the relevant options below:

Deliveries to the UK and UK shippers

Your order should be delivered to you/your shipper within 2-3 working days.

To track any deliveries using DPD, click here.

If your order is for a print on demand title, your delivery time will be longer, please allow an extra 3-5 working days.

We accept the following payment methods:

Elsevier maintains a standard returns policy