Shoulder Bursitis Treatment with Acupuncture

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina and Vasileva, Dance and Madzirova, Elena (2017) Shoulder Bursitis Treatment with Acupuncture. In: First International Symposium for Traditional Chinese Medicine, 06 Dec 2017, Stip, Macedonia.

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Introduction - Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa and it can be caused by various factors such as: trauma (repetitive movements), infection, deposition of microcrystals. Acupuncture as part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is very often used in the treatment of bursitis.
Material and methods - In the research are included 30 patients, 18 male and 12 female, on age from 18 to 71, treated with acupuncture for shoulder bursitis. Acupuncture treatments were made in a clinic for TCM and acupuncture, on room temperature, with normal and fire needles. In all patients were used certain trigger points – Ashi, located on the most painful places in the area of the shoulder.
Results - Of the treated patients 18 were male and 12 female. However, according to the studies women suffer from shoulder bursitis more often than men. According to which shoulder is affected, most of the patients had pain in the right shoulder – 17 patients, 11 patients in the left shoulder and 2 patients in both shoulders. According to the age, the most common age group was from 50 to 60 years. According to the number of therapies, most of the patients have made only one therapy - 12 patients.
Discussion - The acupuncture treatment is used to reduce the inflammation, remove the Qi and blood stasis, relieve rigidity of muscles and stop the pain. Fire needle improves the Qi energy and microcirculation in the body faster, regulates the function of the Zang Fu organs and removes the pain.
Conclusion - Acupuncture as a treatment for shoulder bursitis can effectively relieve the pain, ease the stiffness and improve the physical function of the shoulder. The treatment with fire needle gives better and faster 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: 22 Jan 2018 12:52
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 14:34

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