Acupuncture

Oriental Medicine – Traditional Chinese Medicine – Introduction to acupuncture. Principles and Effects of acupuncture – Needles and how to use them.

Acupuncture goes mainstream

It can quell nausea, fight off headaches, and help you quit smoking. What’s more, it’s relatively inexpensive, painless, andvirtually free of side effects. If you didn’t know better, you might dismiss these claims as nothing more than hype heralding another quack remedy. In reality, these are the conclusions of a panel of prominent scientists convened …

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Headache and migraine

Headache and migraine These are lumped together because, at least from the acupuncture point of view, there is little need to separate them. Acupuncture works pretty well for headaches – over 70 per cent response rate. It works best as a preventive, although it can sometimes abort a headache if done early enough. (It can …

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Acupuncture – The shoulder

Needling sites: – Coracoid process (Lung 1) – Groove of long head of biceps – Supraspinatus tendon (sst) – “Hansen 1” (2-3 cm below med. third of spine of scapula. – “Hansen 2” (infraglenoid tubercle) – TPs in anterior or posterior axillary folds These points can be used to treat various painful disorders of the …

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Trigger points and acupuncture

Trigger points (TPs) are zones in muscles and sometimes in other tissues that are tender when pressed and which may give rise to referred pain and other remote effects. The earliest recorded research on the referral of muscle pain was was carried out by Kellgren, following up the chance observation by Sir Thomas Lewis; his …

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TENS for pain relief

Although transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is not strictly speaking acupuncture, there is a good deal of overlapping with acupuncture and probably some common ground in the ways they work. TENS is primarily used for the relief of pain although it can be used in other circumstances also. TENS machines put out pulsed current at …

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Acupuncture – Medial thigh area

Indication: – pain in knee, especially in young patients. Posterior thigh area (hamstrings) Radiation: – forwards, to lower part of quadriceps Indication: – pain at or just above knee.