Comparison of the effectiveness of Conventional western medicine and Traditional Chinese medicine methods in the treatment of lumbago

Nikolovski, Kristijan and Nikolovska, Lence (2018) Comparison of the effectiveness of Conventional western medicine and Traditional Chinese medicine methods in the treatment of lumbago. In: XIX-th International Scientific Conference “Knowledge in practice”, 14-16 Dec 2018, Bansko, Bulgaria.

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Abstract

The Statistical data regarding musculo-skeletal complaints, shows that lower back pain is the most common. By "lower" back pain is meant ache anywhere in the back region (including the buttocks) below the lower border of the rib cage. There are many types of lower back pain of which the most commonly mentioned in practice are: Acute lumbar sprain, Lumbago, Sciatica and Discus hernia. Lower backache and lumbago can be discussed together as they share similar etiology, pathology and treatment. In this study, a special attention will be devoted to lumbago as one of the most frequently reported complaints, which affects quality of life and reduces social and economic efficacy. Purpose of the research in this study is to compare the effects achieved with the conventional Western medicine methods and the traditional Chinese medicine methods in patients with lumbago. Meaning of the research is to assess and prove the benefits and advantage of acupuncture versus Conventional Western medicine in the treatment of lumbago. Material and Methods Research was conducted in the Republic of Macedonia, at the Public Institution "Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine" and in the Department of Applied Physical Medicine and Kinesitherapy at the University "Goce Delcev" in Stip. General data The study include 59 patients with diagnosed sciatica (35 men and 24 women), aged from 22 to 74 years. The mean age of patients is 54.6 years. Respondents are divided into two groups: Control Group - A and Experimental Group B; Participants in the control group was applied a conservative treatment Participants in the experimental group were treated with traditional Chinese medicine methods, including acupuncture, moxibustion, capping therapy and tuina massage. Special emphasis is placed on acupuncture treatment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Lence Nikolovska
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2019 09:03
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 09:03
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/22808

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