Acupuncture treatment for pain

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina and Vasileva, Dance and Karovski, Martin (2017) Acupuncture treatment for pain. In: First International Symposium for Traditional Chinese Medicine, 06 Dec 2017, Stip, Macedonia.

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Introduction - Pain is most common symptom in conditions of the musculoskeletal system, but also can accompany other conditions like hormonal imbalance, autoimmune, neurological diseases etc. The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) recommends more intensive treatment for pain with acupuncture and herbal medicine, so the blocked Qi can be released and the normal body function can be stimulated.
Material and methods – For this research was done a survey on patients with questionnaire of 13 questions. In the survey participated 41 patients, 6 male and 35 female, of different age groups, with different conditions and with main symptom of pain. All patients have done acupuncture treatment in a clinic for TCM and acupuncture in the past year with certain number of treatments.
Results - In 63.41% or 26 patients, the overall health condition was improved totally, in 31.71% or 13 patients the condition is partially better and only 4.88% or 2 patients did not have any improvement.
Discussion - For the pain level was used categorical numerical rating scale 1-10 (1-no pain, 10-severe pain). Obtained answers were analyzed and summarized in detail and the results are pretty satisfying. Traditional acupuncturists believe that the illness and pain occur when the body's qi or vital energy, cannot flow freely. Stimulation of acupuncture points re-establish the free flow of Qi and restores body balance.
Conclusion - Acupuncture as part of the 5000 year old TCM is a successful, non-invasive treatment for acute and chronic pain, musculoskeletal pain as well as pain in conditions like hormonal imbalance, neurological diseases, respiratory and digestive and gives excellent and long lasting results.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 14:34
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 14:34

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