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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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

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