Saltburn, North Yorkshire, UK (PRWEB) March 24, 2005 -
Â Physiotherapist and pain management specialist Alan King has launched a new Web site at http://www.alanking.net 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 ÂStudy Day on Pain Management using TENSÂ April 5 for the staff at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, in Wales.
ÂPeople who treat pain as health professionals and those who suffer from pain require different levels of knowledge,Â said King, a chartered physiotherapist with a practice in Saltburn, North Yorkshire. ÂSo I have written separate books for laymen and professionals and offer them on my new Web site.Â
His books include ÂKingÂs Guide to TENS;Â ÂGuide to TENS for Health Professionals;Â ÂNon Invasive Acupuncture for Everyone;Â and ÂPocket Book of Acupuncture Points.Â
The books are useful either as a complete guide or as a reference for specific points of pain and their management. ÂIt makes sense to read the appropriate guide in its entirety and note any precautions before undertaking any of the techniques involved,Â 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 bodyÂs 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.
ÂTENS is not a cure for pain,Â King adds. Instead, people who use the TENS unit can gain control of their pain and get back to a normal life.
ÂKing's Guide to TENSÂ 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 http://www.alanking.net and at online bookstores.
About Alan King:
Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
State (UK) Registered Physiotherapist
Media Contact: Nick Dey
Telephone: +44-131 556 2288
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