Acupoints for cervical spondylosis

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Vasileva, Dance and Petkovska, Sofija and Kozovska, Kristina (2015) Acupoints for cervical spondylosis. In: First National Congress of the Bulgarian Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics with International Participation, 2-4 Oct 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Abstract

Cervical spondylosis is a chronic degenerative condition of the cervical spine that affects the vertebral bodies and intervertebral disks of the neck, as well as the contents of the spinal canal. This is one of the most common degenerative disorders of the spine. The disease can be symptomatic and asymptomatic. Symptoms that are distinctive for cervical spondylosis are: tingling, numbness and weakness in the limbs, lack of coordination, stiff neck, shoulder pain, occipital pain, vertigo, poor balance, blurred vision and etc. Acupuncture is commonly used in the treatment of cervical spondylosis. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the concept of “meridian” and the vital energy “Qi” forms part of the theoretical basis for needling at specific acupuncture points. Acupuncture points have certain electrical properties, which affect chemical neurotransmitters in the body. The “gate control theory” and the release of endogenous opioids have been suggested as explanations for the apparent analgesic effect of acupuncture. These biochemical changes stimulate the body's natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being. Points tend to be located where nerves enter a muscle, the midpoint of the muscle or at the enthesis where the muscle joins with the bone. In our practice we proved that these points are the most effective for the treatment of cervical spondylosis: Du16 (Fengfu), Du20 (Baihui), Du21 (Qianding), SJ16 (Tianyou), Bl10 (Tianzhu), SI15 (Jianzhongshu), SI14 ( Jianwaishu). Acupuncture for cervical spondylosis involves the insertion of very fine sterile needles into these points to regulate the patient’s qi, supplementing it if the qi is deficient and dispersing it if qi has become stagnant. There are no side effects to acupuncture for cervical spondylosis. Key words: Acupuncture points, Acupuncture,Traditional Chinese medicine, Cervical spondylosis

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: Published in Neurosonology and cerebral hemodynamics Edition of the Bulgarian Association of Neurosonology and cerebral hemodynamics, "KOTY", Sofia, vol. 11, No. 2
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acupuncture points, Acupuncture,Traditional Chinese medicine, Cervical spondylosis
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Dance Vasileva
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 11:34
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015 11:34
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/13950

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