What is Acu-taping?
This is a relatively new treatment method particularly, but not exclusively, for the treatment of pain. It is a development of Kinesio-taping and was described by two German doctors, Hans-Ulrich Hecker and Kay Liebchen. The method has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, but also in osteopathy. Acu-taping differs from Kinseo-taping in that any “western” symptom can be translated into a Chinese clinical picture and then managed with this therapy. Thus more complaints can be treated using Acu-taping, including internal problems such as bowel disorders, menstrual problems, and many others.
The expected effects of Acu-taping can be summarized as follows: Pain reduction. Reduction in muscle spasm, improved tone of weak muscles, anti-inflammatory actions, improved immune state, decongestion and improved blood circulation.
Acu-taping is especially useful in the realm of sports medicine.
The tapes are either 5 cm or 2.5 cm wide and 5 meters long. They are made of specially designed stretchable fabric with an acrylic adhesive. The tapes do not contain any other chemicals or medications. They are presented in 4 colours beige, black, pink, and blue. The different colours are purely for personal preference, and are not intended to have different functions.
Material: Cotton 72%, Spandex 3%, Acryl polymer 10%, Ethyl acetate 15%. Reduce pain and sensation disturbance. Reduce edema and inflammation. Improve range of motion. revent Injury. Basic instruction: * Ensure the skin is clean and dry before tape application. * Place tapes lightly on the naturally relaxed skin. * Remove tape immedicately if there is redness or irritation. * Tapes may be left in place for two or three days and re-applied after 24 hours. * Dry the skin with a towel or a shower after bathing or shower. * Take tapes off slowly, pressing the skin when removing.