Acupressure Taping: The Practice of Acutaping for Chronic Pain and Injuries

August 22, 2012

Book review

In acutaping, elastic tape is placed over the afflicted area in accordance with related acupuncture points.

by Hans-Ulrich Hecker, M.D. and Kay Liebhen. M.D. —

The authors present a comprehensive guide to a new method of pain treatment — acutaping — which offers a much simpler and more effective alternative to pain treatment.

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.

Combining elements of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and the holistic principles of osteopathy, they take kinesio taping a step further.

The taping protocols in this book are designed to stimulate related acupuncture points, combining principles of acupressure and massage for improved healing and pain relief 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 for chronic pain.

They show how many bodily dysfunctions can be self-treated through this innovative method, and present therapeutic and preventive techniques for addressing acute and chronic pain.

The book includes 117 four-color illustrations and contains step-by-step instructions detailing how to self-treat pain in all parts of the body.

$16.95 — Healing Arts Press, One Park St., Rochester, VT 05767.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 26, Number 4, August/September 2007.

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