by Jimmy Michael, Ben Tolson and Giles Gyer
An essential, fully-illustrated guide to the research, theory and best practice of dry needling, electroacupuncture and advanced tendon acupuncture.
All readers interested in the field of Manual Therapy will find much to stimulate their thinking in this book. By exploring the inter-relationships between Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and its modern day off shoot, Western Medical Acupuncture, this book eloquently simplifies and edifies the reader's understanding of Western Medical Acupuncture techniques and philosophy. Backed up by the latest research, this comprehensive text is a must for Manual Therapists wishing to incorporate safe and highly effective needling techniques into their treatment protocols. Review by David Farrelly, Osteopath and Owner of Bodyworks Manual Therapy Training
As acupuncture comes to be ever more widely utilised in the West, there has been a chronic need for a good text which facilitates its expert application by Western Health professionals: this book meets that need very well. Excellently researched and illustrated, it marks a milestone in the West's creation of its own paradigm for acupuncture, and is a vital handbook for all Western acupuncturists. Review by Henry McGrath MA MTh MATCM, former Academic Director and Acupuncture Course Director, College of Naturopathic Medicine, and author of ‘Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches to Cancer’
Written by practicing MSK clinicians, this dynamic and focused handbook distinguishes itself in immediate practicality. Carefully researched and with illustrations of Netter-like quality, its evidence base is a study in duality, thoughtfully reconnecting the green shoots of cutting edge medicine to ancient roots of traditional acupuncture. Review by James Inklebarger MD, Specialist MSK Doctor and Osteopath
About the Authors
Giles Gyer is a specialist musculoskeletal osteopath. He teaches manual therapy techniques internationally through his CPD company, OMT Training. He is an internationally published scientific researcher in manual therapy and spinal manipulation, and author of three other Singing Dragon books. He lives in London, UK.
Jimmy Michael is a specialist musculoskeletal osteopath who holds degrees in Sports and Exercise Science and Osteopathy. He is a senior lecturer with OMT Training and he has run courses for organisations such as the NHS, Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC. He is an internationally published scientific researcher in manual therapy and spinal manipulation, and author of three other Singing Dragon books. He lives in London, UK.