Sports Medicine Acupuncture
1,090 pages, 8.5" x 11"
ISBN: 979-8-89372-577-3

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Sports Medicine Acupuncture

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This beautiful, full-color, 1090-page acupuncture textbook contains foundational information on the integration of sports medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, along with detailed information on over 93 sports and orthopedic injuries. This groundbreaking text is packed with indispensable clinical information, including innovative advanced needle techniques, therapeutic exercise recommendations and herbal medicine treatments. Over 780 detailed drawings and photos help make the material more accessible to the reader.

The text is divided into three sections. Section I consists of Chapters 1-5. It begins with a review of the basic principles of sports medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, particularly in reference to musculoskeletal health and injuries. Detailed discussions on topics such as motor points, Hua Tuo points and their relationship to the neural reflex arc, and the role of the zang fu in musculoskeletal health, help to illuminate how these two systems of medicine complement each other. The rest of Section I reviews the basics of different treatment options including: acupuncture, therapeutic exercise, internal and external herbal medicine, moxibustion and adjunctive modalities like kinesiological taping, cupping, bloodletting and gua sha.

The second and third sections of this book consist of Chapters 6-12, also known as the “injury chapters.” Section II presents the reader with numerous injury conditions involving the neck, shoulder and upper extremity, while Section III covers the low back, hip and lower extremity. Each injury contains a detailed description including typical mechanisms of injury, assessment and treatment suggestions, and a list of common TCM patterns that present in the localized area of the injury. A detailed prognosis that discusses the amount of treatment necessary and the timeframe for rehabilitation is presented at the end of each specific injury. The end of each injury chapter contains a section on rehabilitative exercise that includes proprioceptive, stretching and strengthening exercises that are appropriate for different injuries.

This text is the most comprehensive and thorough English-language text on the combination of traditional Chinese medicine and sports medicine. With its focus on clinical applications, much of the information within this book can be immediately utilized in the acupuncture clinic.



Front Cover
Author’s Acknowledgements
Chief Editor’s Acknowledgements
Section I: The Foundations of Sports Medicine Acupuncture
Section I: Introduction
Chapter One: Fundamentals
Chapter Two: Assessing the Patient and Their Injury: A TCM Perspective
Chapter Three: Crossing from East to West—A Sports Medicine Assessment of the Patient’s Injury
Chapter Four: Acupuncture Treatment and Rehabilitative Exercise
Chapter Five: Beyond Acupuncture and Exercise—Therapeutic Modalities and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Section II: The Assessment and Treatment of Neck, Shoulder and Upper Extremity Injuries
Section II: Introduction
Chapter Six: Neck Injuries
Chapter Seven: Shoulder Injuries
Chapter Eight: Elbow and Forearm Injuries
Chapter Nine: Wrist, Hand and Finger Injuries
Section III: The Assessment and Treatment of Low Back, Hip and Lower Extremity Injuries
Section III: Introduction
Chapter Ten: Low Back, Hip and Groin Injuries
Chapter Eleven: Thigh and Knee Injuries
Chapter Twelve: Leg, Ankle and Foot Injuries
Appendix I: Proprioceptive Exercises for the Upper Extremity
Appendix II: Proprioceptive Exercises for the Lower Extremity
Appendix III - Pinyin-English Equivalents
Appendix IV: Extra Points and Locations
Appendix V: Chinese Herbal Formulas for Musculoskeletal Injury
Appendix VI: Motor Points
Book Reviews
About the Author


“An impressive and very thorough book destined to be a great reference guide for the clinic.”
—Tom Bisio, Author, A Tooth from the Tiger’s Mouth

“This is a truly comprehensive text that integrates TCM and modern sports medicine.”
—Dan Bensky, DO

“Every practitioner of acupuncture at every level will gain further insight and knowledge from this book.”
—Peter Deadman, Author of A Manual of Acupuncture