Hans U. Hecker and Janna Liebchen offer a guide to a new method of pain treatment - acutaping - which provides a simpler and more effective alternative to drugs and physiotherapy. 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 book includes step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color detailing how to use acupressure taping to treat pain in all parts of the body. It presents both therapeutic and preventative techniques for acute and chronic pain. 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.