Case Study Full Name: Diaphragmatic Tape for the Whole Abdomen
By: Shosaku Yoshikawa - M.Y.O. Yoshikawa Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Osteopathic Clinic, president
Summary: The diaphragm has several important functions including its action as a respiratory muscle and also production of intraperitoneal pressure. In this presentation, I will introduce a patient showing improvement of various commonly observed symptoms after use of diaphragmatic taping and discuss the efficacy of diaphragmatic taping. In addition, I will discuss the use of diaphragmatic tape in relation to the changes in global environment.
Emphasis of Presentation: Introduction of various taping techniques based on symptoms and individual differences and discussion of the importance of the diaphragm in the human body.
Because Acupuncture and Kinesio Taping® operate under similar principles, they can be used separately or in concert to address acute and chronic pain as well as various types of physical and emotional stress. The tape can be used either at specific acupuncture points or in larger areas to move energy along meridians within the affected region. Appropriate application of Kinesio® Tex Tape can stimulate energy flow and support the self-healing process.
This DVD is part of the Kinesio Clinical Video Series, a collection of 10 training videos to help health professionals learn more about incorporating Kinesio Taping into their specialties. Each video is approximately 45 minutes long and features specialists in the topic presented.