Case Report: Fire Needle Acupuncture for Knee Pain

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina (2017) Case Report: Fire Needle Acupuncture for Knee Pain. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR), 3 (4). pp. 2233-2235. ISSN 2454-1362

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Abstract

Knee pain is very common symptom that can affect all active adults and adolescentsbut it’s most characteristic for people over 40 years old. The pain in the knee is very unpleasant, the patients can’t walk normally, they have limited motion going up and down stairs and in sitting position the pain can be still present. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory knee pain can be caused by blood stasis and collateral stagnation, disruption or imbalance of the life energy or invasion of external pathogens like wind and cold. The treated patient is 47 years old woman with pain on both knees, with the right knee more affected. Patient had this problem for more than a year. She was treated with fire needle acupuncture with duration of the treatment maximum 10 minutes. 5 treatments were made with acupuncture, once weekly. Fire needling as part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine gives positive results and is an effective treatment for knee pain.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 09:30
Last Modified: 02 May 2017 09:30
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/17755

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