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Sports Acupuncture

Sports Acupuncture

The Meridian Test and Its Applications

  • Author: Mukaino Yoshito
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780939616664
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 213
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The meridian test (or 'M-test' ) is a powerful assessment, treatment, and self-care system that can be used to improve athletic performance and physical fitness. It simplifies the assessment of strain and injury so that even nonacupuncturists and athletes can learn to apply massage and stretching more effectively.The M-Test is one of the most popular methods of sports acupuncture in Japan. Developed by Mukaino Yoshito, M.D., of the Sports and Health Science Department at Fukuoka University,the M-Test is based on his extensive experience in physical education and sports medicine. The M-Test uses the meridian system of acupuncture to analyze the movements of multiple joints and muscles in a holistic way. The most suitable meridians for treatment are identified by evaluating a sequence of movements. Flexibility and ease of movement in relation to the meridians are assessed to identify the areas and muscles that need treatment.Based on the M-Test results, the synergistic action of the joints and muscles involved in the movements can be facilitated with acupuncture, massage, or stretching.For the acupuncturist, the M-Test provides another powerful assessment tool for the treatment of pain and compromised movement. This system is compatible with the traditional understanding of the meridians, but takes it a step further to clarify the relationship between the meridians and movement. Practitioners can render treatment with a better understanding of this relationship and identify the most effective points for treating pain and improving movement. The M-Test can also be used to evaluate the results of treatment or the stretching regimen so that a better strategy can be formulated if the results are unsatisfactory.Athletes can learn to perform M-Test movements before or even during competition to identify and correct abnormalities to improve their performance and prevent injuries.

Sports Engineering and Computer Science

Sports Engineering and Computer Science

Proceedings of the International Conference on Sport Science and Computer Science (SSCS 2014), Singapore, 16-17 September 2014

  • Author: Qi Luo
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1315755718
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 500
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Sports Engineering and Computer Science contains papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Sport Science and Computer Science (SSCS 2014), held September 16-17, 2014 in Singapore and at the 2014 International Conference on Biomechanics and Sports Engineering (BSE 2014), held October 24-25, 2014, in Riga, Latvia. The contributions have been grouped under the following five headings: Section 1: Education, physical education and training; Section 2: Social sports and sports economy; Section 3: Computer science and applications in sport; Section 4: Materials science; and Section 5: Biomedical. The contents of this volume will prove useful for researchers and practitioners in developing and applying new theories and technologies in Sports Engineering, Sports Science and Computer Science.

Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation E-Book

Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation E-Book

Dry Needling Techniques

  • Author: Yun-tao Ma
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1455701009
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 384
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Written by widely respected acupuncture expert Yun-tao Ma, PhD, LAc, Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation shows techniques that will enhance athletic performance, accelerate recovery after intensive workouts, and speed trauma rehabilitation after injuries or surgeries. Evidence-based research is used to support the best and most effective techniques, with over 100 illustrations showing anatomy, injury, and clinical procedures. Unlike many other acupuncture books, this book uses a Western approach to make it easier to understand rationales, master techniques, and integrate biomedical acupuncture into your practice. "Finally, a well-referenced, common sense approach to dry needling in sports medicine that discusses maintenance, overtraining, and the effect of the stress response in athletes. This is a long-awaited book that will leave you feeling comfortable with a technique that is very useful not only for athletes, but for all patients of your practice." Rey Ximenes, MD The Pain and Stress Management Center Austin, Texas "For any clinician involved with assisting athletes recover from injury, as well as providing services to enhance physical performance, this text will be indispensable. This book is a major accomplishment in the field of sports injury and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological pain." Mark A. Kestner, DC, FIAMA, CCSP, CSCS Kestner Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center Murfreesboro, Tennessee Unique! Explores acupuncture treatments for sports injuries in the acute phase, rehabilitation, and prevention. Includes acupuncture for performance enhancement and injury prevention, emphasizing pre-event acupuncture used to help increase muscle output, assist with pre-competition stress, and prevent soft tissue injury. Provides evidence-based research to show the science behind the best and most effective techniques, based on the author’s background in neuroscience and cell biology and his 35 years of clinical acupuncture experience. Offers an overview of the science of biomedical acupuncture including the mechanisms of acupuncture, anatomy and physiology of acupoints, and discussion of human healing potential. Uses terminology and concepts familiar to Western-trained health professionals, making the material easier to understand and incorporate into practice. Includes more than 100 illustrations showing anatomy, injury, and clinical procedures. Covers useful techniques including those that increase muscle force output, joint flexibility and stability; prevent sports injuries like muscle sprain, tendonitis, bone strain, stress/fatigue fracture and bone spurs; reinforce muscle output for specific sports; normalize physiology of dysfunctional soft tissues; predict treatment response; reduce physiological stress; use the new Vacuum Therapy for deep tissue dysfunctions; and balance the biomechanics of musculoskeletal system.

Netter's Sports Medicine E-Book

Netter's Sports Medicine E-Book

  • Author: Christopher Madden,Margot Putukian,Eric McCarty,Craig Young
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323442579
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 840
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Edited by past presidents of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Netter’s Sports Medicine, 2nd Edition, is a superbly illustrated, go-to sports medicine resource for the outpatient office, the training room, on the sideline, and for certification preparation. Designed for quick reference, this interdisciplinary reference by Drs. Christopher Madden, Margot Putukian, Eric McCarty, and Craig Young, is organized by both topic and sport, so you can find what you need quickly. Whether you are a primary care physician managing a common or unique musculoskeletal injury in an ambulatory setting ... an orthopaedic surgeon gaining insight about a medical or psychological problem foreign to the cast or operating room ... an athletic trainer figuring out a diagnosis in the training room ... or a physical therapist pursuing further in-depth sports medicine knowledge, this reference gives you the guidance you need to keep athletes and other active patients at the top of their game. More than 1,000 superb Netter graphics, tables, figures, pictures, diagnostic images, and other medical artwork highlight the easy-to-read, bulleted text. Ideal for the sports clinician, team physician, and any health care professionals who provide care to athletes and active individuals. New chapters on travel considerations for the athlete, EKG interpretation, cardiac disease, diagnostic imaging and ultrasound, injury prevention protocols, equestrian sports and rodeo medicine, mixed martial arts, and many more. Up-to-date coverage of nutritional supplements, eating disorders, sports and pharmacology for chronic conditions and behavioral medicine, and extreme and adventure sports.

Careers in Sports Medicine

Careers in Sports Medicine

  • Author: Barbara Moe
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780823935383
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 108
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A discussion of careers in sports medicine and physical therapy, with information on different specializations, training programs, and career preparation.

Electro-Acupuncture for Practitioners

Electro-Acupuncture for Practitioners

Including New Techniques and How Acupuncture and Electro-Acupuncture Really Works Scientifically

  • Author: Mark Reinhard B.E.E. L.Ac./EAMP
  • Publisher: Balboa Press
  • ISBN: 1982247142
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 152
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This book is meant as a textbook for students and practitioners to use as a reference to guide them in the safe and effective use of electroacupuncture. It includes the following: • How acupuncture and electroacupuncture works scientifically. • Effective means to treat inflammation anywhere in the body. And when to use each. • How to stop a degenerative process. • How to repair partially torn tendons, ligaments, etc. without surgery. • How to speed up healing of broken bones. • What various frequencies do and when to use them. • New needling techniques and additional lines for scalp acupuncture. • My theory for why we have microsystems. • My theory on why magnets work. • New uses/functions for existing points. • New points that are useful clinically. • What acupuncture points are and how best to use them. • Proof the meridians are a secondary system for the circulation of extracellular fluid and what that means for treatments. New treatment based on that fact to treat lymphedema. • How to treat a number of disorders with electroacupuncture. • How and when to use a point locater. • A new method to diagnose organ problems before Western tests. • Ryodoraku acupuncture, a Japanese form of electrodiagnosis and treatment. • I also cover Light therapy, Light and sound therapy, Hemisync, and a short course in Therapeutic touch. • Other tips from a practitioner with over 30 years’ experience.

Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Author: M. Christine Zink,Janet B. Van Dyke
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118541510
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 484
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Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation offers a gold-standard, comprehensive reference on all aspects of sports medicine and rehabilitation for all dogs. Written by an outstanding group of leaders in the field, the book covers topics ranging from biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, and common orthopedic conditions of the canine athlete to in-depth rehabilitation and integrative therapies for all dogs. Each chapter includes case studies and numerous color images to demonstrate the concepts discussed. Encompassing basic science and integrated veterinary and physical therapy approaches, Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is a complete resource for veterinarians, physical therapists, veterinary technicians and anyone interested in working with canine athletes or in offering rehabilitation therapy in their practice.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acupuncture & Acupressure

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acupuncture & Acupressure

  • Author: David Sollars
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101222050
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 320
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You're no idiot, of course. You know that for centuries, acupuncture and acupressure have been among the most effective alternative medical treatments available. Now you've decided to try one of them, but before you volunteer to be a human pincushion, you have just a few questions. So let's get to the point! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acupuncture and Acupressure' offers a comprehensive look at these effective solutions in their various forms and functions. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -An introduction to the tools of the trade, including needles, magnets and exercise. -The lowdown on what to expect at your first treatment, and how to relax and enjoy it. -Treatments for everything from acne to menopause. -Words of wisdom, plus warnings and definitions to make the acu-path easy to follow.

Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management - E-Book

Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management - E-Book

  • Author: Yun-tao Ma,Zang Hee Cho
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1455726184
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 288
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Synthesizing biomedicine and traditional acupuncture, this unique clinical manual allows medical professionals to learn acupuncture and implement it immediately into practice with ease. Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management explains the biomedical mechanism of acupuncture, as well as the non-specific nature of acupuncture and its neuro-psycho-immunological modulation. This straightford system of acupuncture – termed INMAS by the authors – provides a quantitative method to predict the effectiveness of treatment for each patient and an individually adjustable protocol for pain patients. Introduction to the Integrative Neuromuscular Acupoint System (INMAS), as well as the Homeostatic Acupoint System (HAS), help western-trained acupuncturists understand classical techniques A 16-point evaluation method provides a reliable quantitative method to accurately arrive at prognosis Clinically relevant, integrative treatment approach in user-friendly language Numerous detailed tables, photos, and line drawings to help readers understand the anatomy, symptomatic signs, and clinical procedures Clear chapters organized by regional condition for easy readability and flow Case studies to assist with application of concepts in clinical practice Unique, clinical procedures for pain management with sections on examination and needling methods Two appendices for quick reference of acronyms, abbreviations, and the 24 homeostatic acupoints Up-to-date information on the latest techniques, including a chapter on electroacupuncture