Acupressure Taping

Acupressure Taping

The Practice of Acutaping for Chronic Pain and Injuries

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Hecker (naturopathy and acupuncture, U. of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) and Liebchen (chirotherapy, Dr. Karl Sell Medical Seminar, Germany) offer a guide to a relatively new alternative therapy they have developed. The method combines the concepts of kinesio-taping with the diagnostic and therapeutic principles found in Chinese medicine, acupuncture and acupressure. The text includes a background discussion of the method followed by step-by-step instructions, accompanied by full-color photographs, for treating specific ailments and areas of the body. The text is not a replacement for a doctor's care, but rather a tool that physicians, massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and alternative medicine professionals can use to actively involve the patient in the therapy. Translated from the 2005 German edition by Katja Lueers and Rafael Lorenzo. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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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.
Combining elements of Chinese medicine with osteopathy, acutaping can treat ailments ranging from back pain and tennis elbow to menstrual pain and migraines. In acutaping, elastic tape is placed over the afflicted area’s corresponding acupuncture points. Because the skin adheres to the tape, it is shifted against the sub-tissue during motion, causing the lymph system to drain and connective tissue to be massaged.

Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Healing Arts Press, c2007
Description: 122 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9781594771484
1594771480
Branch Call Number: 615.892 Hec
Additional Contributors: Liebchen, Kay.

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