Electroacupuncture Handbook

by Stephen Lee

Drawing on his 30 years' experience of using electroacupuncture Stephen Lee presents the treatment of a number of musculoskeletal conditions frequently seen in the clinic. This electroacupuncture book contains a clear fully illustrated step by step guide to treating neck, shoulder, hip, groin, knee, lower back and Achilles tendon pain, as well as tennis and golfer's elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and plantar fasciitis.

'It is a joy to encounter a book so solidly based on hard-won clinical experience, so practical in its application, and so valuable in helping relieve the pain and disability of musculoskeletal disorders - probably the most common problems encountered in the clinic.'  Peter Deadman


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Electroacupuncture by Stephen Lee

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Review by The Journal of Chinese Medicine

The Electroacupuncture Handbook for Musculoskeletal Problems by Stephen Lee is just what the title suggests - a hands-on, concise paperback clinical guide based on the author’s 30 years’ clinical experience of treating musculoskeletal conditions. In the book’s opening paragraph the author declares his overarching aim: simply wanting to treat patients successfully. After studying at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington Spa in the early 1980s, he soon bought his first electroacupuncture (EA) machine and discovered it was even more effective than manual acupuncture (MA) for treating musculoskeletal problems. After a long process of developing and refining his clinical methods, he has now produced a remarkably clear book to share his discoveries with the acupuncture community.

The book delivers instruction on practical skills that any acupuncturist will be able to follow. Where previous attempts to popularise EA have been fairly academic, this book is a clinical handbook, full of engaging diagrams and easy-to-interpret clinical information. Working in a busy acupuncture clinic in central London, the majority of conditions (about 40 per cent) that I see are pain related. I had bought myself a new EA machine about a year ago, primarily to use for gynaecological conditions. The invitation to review this book for the Journal of Chinese Medicine came therefore timely, and over the last two months I have referred to it on a number of occasions whilst treating musculoskeletal problems, putting the author’s techniques into clinical practice. On a number of occasions, the book has been literally in-hand as I referred to the diagrams and EA point configurations while treating regular patients’ pain conditions. Feedback from three separate patients has been unanimously positive, with the patients reporting longer periods of symptom reduction and improvement in pain management.

It is hard to criticise this excellent handbook that delivers clinically developed and tested treatments for the most commonly seen musculoskeletal conditions. It is accessible and easy to follow, and brings immediate results when put into clinical practice. In combination with Close To the Bone by David Legge, I feel my reference library in this area is up-to-date. 

Jason Unwin