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Acupuncture in Manual Therapy

Acupuncture in Manual Therapy is a comprehensive overview of manual therapy interventions combined with acupuncture management of musculoskeletal disorders covering all major joints of the body. The book is intended to offer physiotherapists and students of acupuncture a clinical reasoning model, whilst supporting suggested interventions with the relevant evidence base in order to alleviate pain, restore function and facilitate rehabilitation within musculoskeletal management.

I worked with editor Jennie Longbottom as an editorial consultant, continuing the professional relationship we had established when she was Chair of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. I was engaged by her to relaunch the Association's journal as Corporate Editor and I am now the Chair of the Journal Subcommittee.

The book places an emphasis on the neurophysiological processes of pain management, stressing the importance of using the correct intervention for the relevant presenting pain mechanism. Each chapter discusses suggested manual intervention, the evidence for acupuncture, and the physiological processes underpinning this combined approach to musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Meridian acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, electroacupuncture, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and trigger point acupuncture as a means of addressing the varying pain patterns presented within musculoskeletal rehabilitation are all discussed.

Acupuncture in Manual Therapy features prominent contributors from the worlds of manual therapy and acupuncture, and their expertise is further supported by the provision of case studies in order to enhance learning.
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