Alan King Launches New Web Site About Pain Management

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Alan King's books on pain management using acupuncture and TENS, or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, are available at

– Physiotherapist and pain management specialist Alan King has launched a new Web site at on managing pain with acupuncture and TENS, or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.

King has written several books and guides about TENS for both health professionals and people with no medical experience and regularly hosts pain management workshops at hospitals and clinics in the United Kingdom.

He is next scheduled to facilitate a “Study Day on Pain Management using TENS” April 5 for the staff at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, in Wales.

“People who treat pain as health professionals and those who suffer from pain require different levels of knowledge,” said King, a chartered physiotherapist with a practice in Saltburn, North Yorkshire. “So I have written separate books for laymen and professionals and offer them on my new Web site.”

His books include “King’s Guide to TENS;” “Guide to TENS for Health Professionals;” “Non Invasive Acupuncture for Everyone;” and “Pocket Book of Acupuncture Points.”

The books are useful either as a complete guide or as a reference for specific points of pain and their management. “It makes sense to read the appropriate guide in its entirety and note any precautions before undertaking any of the techniques involved,” King says.

Western style acupuncturists believe that acupuncture works as a pain management tool by stimulating parts of the nervous system and brain to block pain or to encourage the formation and release of the body's own pain blocking chemicals.

TENS also works to stimulate the body’s natural pain killers. It works with a small, battery-powered TENS unit to produce a small electric current on the skin. It manages pain by 'blocking' the pain messages as they enter the spinal cord or by stimulating nerves which carry messages up the spine to areas of the brain.

“TENS is not a cure for pain,” King adds. Instead, people who use the TENS unit can gain control of their pain and get back to a normal life.

“King's Guide to TENS” is the most popular of the books for people with no previous medical knowledge, offering an illustrated and simple step-by-step guide to managing pain using a TENS unit. The second edition, published in 2001, is available at and at online bookstores.

About Alan King:

Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

State (UK) Registered Physiotherapist


Alan King

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