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Acupuncture For Coccyx Pain

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, March 30, 2017, In : Muscular-skeletal system 
25-year-old Beth suffered from a bad pain in her coccyx for 6 months. The pain came every month for a few days and mainly at night time. It was so intense and pain killers didn't help at all. When Beth described the symptom to me, I suspected it was something to do with her menstrual cycle. But I was told that she'd had a coil put in 2 years ago and had no periods since then. On physical examination, I found some sensitive points around her sacrum area and chose two of them for acupuncture. M...
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Pain Intensity and Cervical Range of Motion in Women with Myofascial Pain Treated with Acupuncture and Electroacupuncture: A Double-blinded, Randomized Clinical Trial

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, In : Muscular-skeletal system 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25714602
Braz J Phys Ther 2015; 19 (1): 34-43.
By Aranha MF 

Abstract 

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture stimulates points on the body, influencing the perception of myofascial pain or altering physiologic functions. 

OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate the effect of electroacupuncture (EAC) and acupuncture (AC) for myofascial pain of the upper trapezius and cervical range of motion, using SHAM acupuncture as control. 

METHOD: Sixty women presenting at least one trigger poin...

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Acupuncture Helps Pediatric Patients Manage Pain and Nausea

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, September 25, 2014, In : News & research 

Controlled studies of acupuncture in pediatric patients have shown its usefulness in managing nausea after surgical removal of tonsils and adenoids and following eye surgery to correct strabismus. It has also been shown to help reduce chronic headache pain in children. Just how acupuncture works is not well understood, but it may stimulate the release of neurotransmitters such as endorphins and serotonin or otherwise inhibit pain transmission.

http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2014/04/113966/acupunctur...
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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 for Testicle Pain

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, September 9, 2013, In : Nervous system 
56-year-old Mr F started having a pain in his right testicle 15 years ago. It came without any known reason and gradually got worse – the pain spread to his right groin and then to the lower abdomen and back. Over the years he had seen many doctors and had various examinations but no explanation could be given. None of the medications he had tried really worked. The latest treatment he had was given by a pain specialist, who did a lumber puncture and sent electrodes into the vertebral canal...

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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 Back Pain - Typical Case 2

Posted by Peng Zhang on Friday, August 10, 2012, In : Muscular-skeletal system 

76-year-old Mr Pearce had a fall in Feb 2012 when the weather was snowy. X-ray showed a crushed vertebra in his lower spine. He was having back pain all the time and had to take eight pain-killing tablets a day, but still didn't get relief. He limped into my clinic with a stick and said:”This pain is dreadful. I would do anything to get some relief.” I put four needles into his back and did some manipulation until he felt an electric sensation going down the legs, then used a machine to s...


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Acupuncture for Neck Pain - Typical Case 1

Posted by Peng Zhang on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, In : Muscular-skeletal system 

Yvonne first came to see me in 2006, when she was having a pain in her neck. The pain came without any known reason. It was excruciating and travelling down to her left arm. She couldn't move her head and couldn't sleep well either. This made the 47 year-old lady burst into tears when she was telling me the symptoms. According to what I found in the examination I reckoned it was a muscle spasm, and four points in her neck, shoulder and arm were selected for acupuncture. After half an hour's t...


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Acupuncture for Anus Pain

Posted by Peng Zhang on Friday, May 25, 2012, In : Nervous system 
Mr Place is a retired bricklayer. For the last 10 years he had been suffering from a very embarrassing problem - a sharp pain in his anus when he was in sitting position. None of the doctors he had seen could explain why he had it, but I thought it could be related with the strenuous physical work he had done in the past. As he was getting older, the symptom seemed to be gradually getting worse and he also felt really cold easily. For the acupuncture treatment, I used a few points in his lowe...
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Modern Research on Acupunture for Back Pain

Posted by Peng Zhang on Sunday, October 23, 2011, In : Muscular-skeletal system 
Many studies in recent years have shown that acupuncture is more effective than conventional treatments for lower back pain, though some researchers concluded that it's just a placebo effect - no more effective than sham acupuncture which doesn't penetrate the skin or places the needles in random points. I admit the existence of placebo effect, but the question is, to what extent it works? Can it work as well as real acupuncture does? In some studies, acupuncture was delivered for quite a lon...
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Acupuncture for Stomach Pain (gastritis) - Typical Case

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, October 20, 2011, In : Digestive system 

59 year-old Mrs Jackson came from Scotland. Her complaint was a stomach pain for 15 years. She often felt bloated in the stomach and belched a lot. The symptoms seemed had started after she took a lot of antibiotics for an infection many years ago. Her doctor said it was gastritis and prescribed various medications, but none of them could get rid of the symptoms completely. I gave her an electro-acupuncture treatment. The points I used were Zhong Wan in the abdomen, Liang Qiu in the legs, Ge ...


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Acupuncture For Back Pain - Typical Case 1

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, In : Muscular-skeletal system 

43-year-old Rudy is a paramedic. He was limping when he walked into my clinic. A few weeks ago he started having a back pain after lifting patients. It was so bad that he couldn’t walk properly. As a medical professional, he had tried everything he could get - taking pain killers, having physiotherapy and even injections, but none of them worked. Feeling sick of it, he decided to come to the Lake District for a holiday. Wandering in the town centre of Penrith, he noticed my clinic and promp...


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