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Acutape rolls

The Reported Benefits

The expected effects of Acu-taping can be summarized as follows:

  • Reduction in Pain and muscle spasm,
    Improved blood circulation, muscles tone and immune state
  • Anti-inflammatory actions and
  • Decongestion

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.