Acupressure Taping

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-04-24
  • Publisher: Healing Arts Pr
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Combines acupressure and massage to treat pain using elastic tape

• Shows how the use of an elastic, adhesive tape works with the body’s own motions to combine the actions of acupressure and massage

• Presents both therapeutic and preventative techniques for acute and chronic pain

• Contains step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color detailing how to self-treat pain in all parts of the body

Sufferers of chronic pain well know the frustration of treatments involving endless rounds of drugs or expensive physical therapy--that may or may not offer relief. In Acupressure Taping, authors Hecker and Liebchen present a comprehensive guide to a new method of pain treatment--acutaping--which offers a much simpler and more effective alternative. In acutaping, elastic tape is placed over the afflicted area in accordance with related acupuncture points. During the course of normal movement throughout the day, the elastic tape provides a gentle but consistent massage to the inflamed area. Because the skin adheres to the tape, it is shifted against the subtissue during motion, causing lymph tissue to drain and connective tissue to be massaged.

The authors show that most bodily dysfunctions can be self-treated through this innovative method. Combining elements of Chinese medicine with osteopathy, acutaping produces a method of treatment for ailments ranging from back pain and tennis elbow to menstrual pain and migraines. Acutaping is an easy and effective treatment--without side effects--that offers welcome relief to sufferers of chronic pain.

Author Biography

Hans-Ulrich Hecker, M.D., is an internationally known expert in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. He is a lecturer in naturopathy and acupuncture at the University of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany and the author of numerous books translated into many languages. Kay Liebchen, M.D., is an orthopedist who specializes in pain therapy, acupuncture, and acutaping. He teaches chirotherapy at the Dr. Karl Sell Medical Seminar and is the coauthor of numerous textbooks. The authors live in Germany.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
What is Acutaping?p. 3
Acutaping: A New Therapeutic Methodp. 4
The Foundation: Kinesio-Tapingp. 5
What is the Basis of Acutaping?p. 6
The Influence of Chinese Medicinep. 6
The Influence of Acupuncturep. 10
The Influence of Manual Medicine and Osteopathyp. 11
How Does Acutaping Work?p. 15
Examples of Acutaping Therapyp. 15
Who Can Benefit from Acutaping?p. 18
Various Indications for the Effective Use of Acutapingp. 18
Against What Sort of Pain Is Acutaping Effective?p. 18
Acutaping in Sports Medicinep. 28
When Not to Use Acutapingp. 30
Complex or Structural Disordersp. 30
Other Factors Pertaining to a Disorderp. 30
When Acutaping Is Not Advisedp. 32
Acutape: Information and Tipsp. 33
Description of the Acutapep. 33
Some Practical Tipsp. 33
Acutape Colorsp. 35
What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated?p. 36
Duration of Therapyp. 36
How to Prevent Failurep. 36
A Sightseeing Tour around the Human Bodyp. 37
Head, Chest, Abdominal, and Pelvic Regionsp. 37
The Armsp. 37
The Legsp. 38
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