By Grant Cooper, Stuart Kahn MD, Paul Zucker MS PT Lac
Written in a elementary layout and using a case learn procedure, Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Medicine describes how acupuncture suits into the remedy paradigm for musculoskeletal lawsuits. a number of varied acupuncture therapy types are provided, and in every one instance the alternative of acupuncture issues is defined intimately. those steered remedies are intended no longer in simple terms as recipes, yet really as thoughts that may be utilized to various medical lawsuits and conditions.
Each case learn comprises actual exam findings, diagnostic reports, differential analysis, and proposals for normal clinical remedies. this is often via a number of unique acupuncture remedy thoughts. eventually, there's a evaluation of the printed learn concerning acupuncture because it relates to musculoskeletal medicine.
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Emotionally, wind may be experienced as fear, fright, or anxiety. Dampness is a yin pathogenic factor characterized by heaviness, fatigue, soreness, symptoms that are worse with rest, and that tend to be chronic in nature. Emotionally, dampness is marked by indecisiveness, inaction, confusion, or uncertainty. ” Cold is a yin pathogenic factor and describes pain that is localized and characterized by limited range of motion and stiffness. ” Emotionally speaking, depression, grief, and limited expression are traits of cold.
Why is there a reticence on behalf of patients to discuss their interest in acupuncture with their medical doctors? One reason is that acupuncture continues to be considered an alternative treatment. Nevertheless, acupuncture is clearly enjoying increasing popularity in the public arena. Given its increased use and overwhelming anecdotal evidence, it is worth considering whether acupuncture is actually efficacious. And, if so, for what is it effective? In 1997, the National Institutes of Health convened a Consensus Development Program.
Nevertheless, the NIH said: “Acupuncture should be a part of a comprehensive program for asthma, addiction, and smoking cessation. ” Since 1997, there has continued to be a flurry of research into acupuncture for painful musculoskeletal conditions. Much of the research continues to be methodologically flawed, and there are still many open questions as to acupuncture’s efficacy for various conditions. But just because acupuncture may be foreign to us, does that mean we need to have a higher level of scrutiny when determining its value?