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Acupuncture, Trigger Points and Musculoskeletal Pain. A by P.E. Baldry, MB BS FRCP, and John W. Thompson, PhD MB BS

By P.E. Baldry, MB BS FRCP, and John W. Thompson, PhD MB BS FRCP (Auth.)

This new version of this hugely profitable ebook describes how musculoskeletal discomfort could be easily and successfully handled via acupuncture. development on an intensive evaluate of the clinical proof to be had, the presents a close and sensible account of the numerous diverse varieties of musculoskeletal soreness and the explicit ways that acupuncture could be utilized successfully to set off issues to relieve this discomfort. Case experiences are integrated to help analysis and selection of treatment.

  • Evidence-based, updated, and precise details on set off issues, musculoskeletal soreness, and the body structure of soreness give you the such a lot authoritative exams to be had in this topic.
  • Practical, step by step remedy instructions aid readers practice key options to real practice.
  • Clear illustrations show very important concepts and parts of discomfort and needling.
  • Expanded assurance of fibromyalgia and the neurophysiology of myofascial set off issues comprises universal signs and treatments.
  • More info on new treatments for the typical challenge of whiplash injuries.
  • Expanded bankruptcy on fibromyalgia
  • Expanded bankruptcy at the neurophysiology of myofascial set off points
  • Revised and up to date all through to incorporate all appropriate medical trial information
  • More details on whiplash injuries
  • New bankruptcy on advanced neighborhood ache syndromes

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And observations from the 1960s onwards that led to the recognition of the disorder – fibromyalgia syndrome 41–43 Trigger point (TrP) acupuncture is mainly employed for the alleviation of pain arising from points of maximum tenderness in the muscles of patients suffering from what is now known as the myofascial trigger point pain syndrome (MTrPPS). Acupuncture of a similar type, together with other forms of treatment, may also be used to relieve the pain that affects those suffering from what is presently termed fibromyalgia syndrome (FS).

1131 Sarlandière le Chevalier J B 1825 Mémoires sur l’electropuncture … Private publication, Paris Snell S 1880 Remarks on acupuncture. Medical Times and Gazette 1: 661–662 Teale T Pridgin 1871 Clinical essays no. III. On the relief of pain and muscular disability by acupuncture. Lancet 1: 567–568 Wansborough D 1826 Acupuncturation. Lancet 10: 846–848 Ward T Ogier 1858 On acupuncture. qxd 11*10*04 10:15 Page 31 31 Chapter 4 Some basic observations leading to its development INTRODUCTION CHAPTER CONTENTS Introduction 31 A review of John Kellgren’s laboratory and clinical observations during the 1930s which established that pain which arises from points of maximum tenderness in muscle and certain other structures is referred to distant sites.

Before discussing present knowledge concerning the pathophysiology of MPS and FS it will be first necessary in the next chapter to consider the various pain-arousing and pain-suppressing mechanisms present in the peripheral and central nervous systems. References Albee F H 1927 Myofascitis. A pathological explanation of many apparently dissimilar conditions. American Journal of Surgery 3: 523–533 Baldry P E 1971 The battle against heart disease. University Press, Cambridge Balfour 1815 Observations on the pathology and cure of rheumatism.

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