Acupuncture – The lumbar and gluteal regions

Needling sites: – Paraspinal muscles – Lumbar vertebrae – Sacroiliac joint (sij) – Quadratus lumborum – Gluteal muscles – Greater trochanter of femur Radiation (wide and variable): – Back, buttocks, legs – Abdomen, genitals Indications: – lumbago – sciatica – groin pain – hip pain Low back pain and sciatica Acupuncture can be useful in the treatment of these disorders. As usual, the best results …

Complications of acupuncture

Although acupuncture is generally safe, various complications have been reported, including several deaths. The following list is not intended to be exhaustive but will give an idea of what to look out for. Infection This is so rare as to be almost unknown. The main exception concerns the use of semi-permanent needles in the ear. These can certainly cause local infections and there have been …

Chile – Mestizo Food

Today, social classes in Chile are based on wealth, not on ancestry. But most members of the small, rich upper class are of European descent. Indian and Spanish descent is called `Mestizos’. They make up most of the middle class and about 75% of Chile’s population. The lower class consists of mainly poor mestizos and most of Chile’s Indians. All Chileans speak Spanish, the country’s …