Manual of treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.
Manual of acupuncture points, trigger points and auricular points for the management of musculoskeletal and associated disorders.
Through research there is now a growing body of evidence that explain the function of the most common classical acupuncture points, trigger points and auricular acupuncture points using western medical terminology. Following a thorough review of scientific literature this text provides detailed illustrations and a comprehensive evidence-based explanation of the location, and function of commonly used classical acupuncture points, trigger points and auricular acupuncture points. Suitable for western medical and traditional Chinese acupuncture students, and advanced practitioners. A valuable source of reference when formulating a treatment plan as the function of the points is explained from a western medical evidence based understanding. Easy to use illustrations and instructions on surface anatomy and underlying structure, which will aid correct location of the points. Discuss the prevalence, definition, features, and pathophysiology of trigger points. The most effective treatment modality of trigger points with regards to depth of needling, pressure, laser or manual acupuncture is outlined. A clear explanation of trigger point location, referred pain patterns, muscle dysfunction, autonomic dysfunction and precipitating factors is presented. The development and mechanism of auricular acupuncture with supportive evidence for common auricular points is presented. Auricular acupuncture points are clearly illustrated with easy to use instructions on the surface anatomy to aid correct location of the points.