Acupuncture in Physiotherapy: Key Concepts and Evidence-Based Practice

Acupuncture in Physiotherapy: Key Concepts and Evidence-Based Practice

By: Val Hopwood (author)Paperback

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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 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 Microsystems 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 Index Treatments by condition, ref to case histories

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  • publication date: 16/06/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780750653282
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 275
  • ID: 9780750653282
  • weight: 560
  • ISBN10: 0750653280

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