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

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By Hans-Ulrich Hecker

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Hans-Ulrich Hecker

Hans-Ulrich Hecker
Hans-Ulrich Hecker, M.D., is an internationally known expert in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. In his numerous publications (translated into many languages), Dr. Hecker helped make traditional Chinese medicine popular and helped to establish the acceptance of its methods for use alongsi More...



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.
"With straightforward diagnostic lists, easy instructions with tips, great color photographs, and an appendix of ailments, this guidebook will appeal to those interested in trying this conservative-care approach to pain management at home. It is also appropriate for healthcare professionals working with musculoskeletal problems. Recommended for acupuncture, massage, naturopathic, chiropractic, and osteopathic school libraries as well as for most public libraries."
Janet Tapper, Library Journal, April 2007

"Here's a guide to a new method of pain treatment, acutaping, which offers an easier alternative . . . Any bodywork health library needs this."
The Midwest Book Review, April 08