Two Case Reports - Acupuncture for Hand and Wrist Pain

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina (2017) Two Case Reports - Acupuncture for Hand and Wrist Pain. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR) , 3 (6). pp. 944-945. ISSN 2454-1362

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Abstract

Arthralgia is a medical term which means pain in joint. Wrist joint is very complex, therefore it is very often exposed to injuries. Many conditions which affect the wrist joint cause problems like pain, stiffness and swelling in the joint and it can reflects in the fingers, hands and forearm. Hand pain can impedes important daily tasks if hand pain is accompanied by tingling, numbness, or weakness. Wrist pain can be caused by injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, gout and etc. According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the etiological factors for muscle/sinew pain are: Bi, Qi and blood vacuity due to spleen QI vacuity, Blood stasis, Liver depression, Qi stagnation, combined factors and etc. Acupuncture as part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine, is effective treatment for wrist pain. Our patients are 51 and 65 years old females with wrist pain, treated with acupuncture on Ashi i.e. trigger points. One patients had only one treatment and the other three treatments. The treatments were made in a clinic for TCM and acupuncture in Skopje, Macedonia by a doctor specialist in acupuncture, on a room temperature, with fire and normal needles.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2017 10:12
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 10:12
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/18005

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