The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain is a clinical manual that integrates traditional Chinese acupuncture with western orthopedic and sports medicine. It outlines the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of 25 common sports injuries, as well as offering insight into treating injuries and pain. Includes common conditions such as plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff tendonitis, and arthritis of the knee and hip. Diagnosis and assessment summarized from both western and Chinese medical perspectives. The Acupuncture Handbook uses a simple Four Step approach, making point selection and needle technique simple, logical, and systematic. Treatment protocols includes trigger points, motor points, and other needle techniques not commonly discussed in the standard acupuncture texts. Detailed illustrations and descriptions allow for more precise treatment. Whitfield Reaves is a nationally certified acupuncturist, and has been in the forefront of sports medicine acupuncture since 1981. His clinical experience includes medical care for athletes at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, as well as numerous triathlons, skiing, running, and cycling events during the last 25 years. The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain is the compilation of more than 25 years of clinical experience treating competitive athletes.
AUTHOR: Whitfield Reaves, with Chad Bong
368 pages, Paperback (Spiral Binding)