Shoulder Bursitis Treatment with Acupuncture

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Nikolovska, Karolina (2017) Shoulder Bursitis Treatment with Acupuncture. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR), 3 (2). pp. 1589-1591. ISSN 2454-1362

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Bursa is fluid-filled sac filled with a small amount of liquid called synovial. Bursa is located in many places in the body mostly between bones and the tendons and muscles near joints. The bursa reduces friction and eases the movement between the bones, tendons and other tissues. The biggest bursas are located between tendons and bone, usually over the large joints such as shoulder, elbow, hips and knees. Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa and itcan be caused by various factors such as: trauma (repetitive movements), infection, deposition of microcrystals. Acupuncture as part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is very often used in the treatment of bursitis. In the research are included 30 patients, 18 male and 12 female, on age from 18 to 71, treated with acupuncture for shoulder bursitis. Acupuncture treatments were made in a clinic for TCM and acupuncture, on room temperature, with normal and fire needles, on certain trigger points - Ashi. Most of the patients needed only 1-2 treatments, expect for some patients who needed 3-4 treatments. The treatment with fire needle showed better and faster results in the treatment of shoulder bursitis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 12:48
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 12:48

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