Dry Needling Techniques

Yun-tao Ma, PhD, LAc

Director and Founder Biomedical Acupuncture Institute and American Dry Needling Institute Boulder, Colorado Visiting Professor, Medical Faculty Paris XI (Orsay) University Paris, France





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Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation: ISBN: 978-1-4377-0927-8

Dry Needling Techniques

Copyright © 2011 by Churchill Livingstone, an imprint of Elsevier Inc.

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Knowledge and best practice in this field are constantly changing. As new research and experience broaden our knowledge, changes in practice, treatment and drug therapy may become necessary or appropriate. Readers are advised to check the most current information provided (i) on procedures featured or (ii) by the manufacturer of each product to be administered, to verify the recommended dose or formula, the method and duration of administration, and contraindications. It is the responsibility of the practitioner, relying on their own experience and knowledge of the patient, to make diagnoses, to determine dosages and the best treatment for each individual patient, and to take all appropriate safety precautions. To the fullest extent of the law, neither the Publisher nor the Author assumes any liability for any injury and/or damage to persons or property arising out of or related to any use of the material contained in this book.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Biomedical acupuncture for sports and trauma rehabilitation : dry needling techniques / Yun-tao Ma. p. ; cm.

ISBN 978-1-4377-0927-8 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Sports injuries-Patients-Rehabilitation. 2. Acupuncture. I. Title. [DNLM: 1. Athletic Injuries-therapy. 2. Acupuncture Therapy. 3. Sports Medicine-methods. QT 261 M111b 2011] RD97.M3 2011

617.1'027-dc22 2010000460

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Printed in the United States of America.

Last digit is the print number: 987654321

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