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Acupuncture for Neck Pain (Osteoarthritis)

Posted by Peng Zhang on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, In : Muscular-skeletal system 

Allan is a 68-year-old semi retired farmer. He complained of an 18 months history of worsening neck pain. The pain was going up to the back of his head and down to his shoulders. He also felt dizzy and couldn't control his balance when walking. The pain was really quite severe and he had to go and lie down to give his neck a rest on occasions. This was wearing him down and definitely interfering with his every day activities. He had tried lots of pain killers but not had obvious relief and al...


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Acupuncture Relieves Pain and Improves Function in Knee Osteoarthritis

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, In : Muscular-skeletal system 
A landmark study shows that acupuncture provides pain lelief and improves functuin for people with osteoarthrites of the knee and serves as an effective complement to standard care. 

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Acupuncture for Neck Pain (osteoarthritis)

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, April 29, 2013, In : Muscular-skeletal system 
72-year-old Jenny had osteoarthritis in her neck for many years. Three years ago her neck pain got so bad that she had to have two intervertebral discs replaced, and the pain eased a lot. Two days ago she woke up with a very painful and stiff neck. The pain was so severe that she couldn't move her head. She suspected it might have been caused by a fall she'd had a week ago. She phoned her GP to describe the problem and ask for an appointment, but was told that it's not surprising to have some...

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Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis - Typical Case

Posted by Peng Zhang on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, In : Muscular-skeletal system 

80-year-old Mrs Young had painful knees for about 10 years. X-ray showed both her knees had osteoarthritis. She'd tried different medications, but the pain gradually got worse, even spread to her calves and shins. She'd become so annoyed because she started to have difficulty with walking properly. Due to degeneration, both her knee joints looked bulging. At first she was very reluctant to come for acupuncture because she couldn't understand how it works. It was her husband who benefited from...


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