Acupuncture treatment stroke sequela

Stroke sequela

Stroke high early mortality, about half of patients die within a few days of onset. Stroke has a very high mortality and morbidity, mainly divided into hemorrhagic stroke (cerebral hemorrhage or subarachnoid hemorrhage) and ischemic stroke (cerebral infarction} survivors are left with varying degrees of movement disorders, cognitive disorders, speech disorders, swallowing complications. on ischemic stroke patients with hemiplegia clinical sequelae main. occurred in the 50 years of age, men slightly more than women.
Stroke sequelae main hemiplegia (hemiplegia), unilateral limb disorders, numbness, hemianopia, aphasia. Or cross paralysis, sensory disturbances cross external ophthalmoplegia, nystagmus, speech impairment, memory loss, crooked mouth, difficulty swallowing, choking water, food choking, dizziness and headache. The root causes of these symptoms that occur within the cerebral blood viscosity, high blood lipids, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, blood platelet aggregation and other diseases, and atherosclerosis plaque formation of vascular lesions, formed by the two diseases combined effect results cerebral arterial blockage caused by blood clots, resulting in the interruption of blood flow and cerebral ischemic brain tissue hypoxia and necrosis. If affected by the brain to control movement of the nervous system, there will be a corresponding sequela hemiplegia, limb disorders; if affects the brain controlling language of the central nervous system, and even language barriers can lead to aphasia and other relevant neurological symptoms.
For the treatment of stroke sequelae, modern medicine is mainly for controlling the patient’s blood pressure, diet, nutrition nerve really taking medication for the disease, taking medication to reduce blood lipids and blood viscosity, limb rehabilitation. Means for comparing a single treatment, the treatment is not particularly effective. Healing effect is not good. Patients are often left serious consequences. Resulting in permanent disability. Means of acupuncture treatment of stroke sequelae varied. And the effect is very satisfactory. They tend to have a magical effect. These are the modern medicine can not be compared.

Traditional Chinese Medicine to Treat principle

1. limb weakness: This symptom performance. One or both limbs slight limb paralysis. Weak limbs soft weakness, the symptoms are mainly nourish the liver and kidney strong bones.
2 limb paralysis: the performance of this disease. Limbs completely paralyzed on one side or both sides. Muscle relaxation, muscle weakness. Treatment of this symptom is through meridians, promoting blood circulation
3. limb atrophy: The manifestations of this disease, paralysis of limbs atrophy symptoms. This condition should be adjusted to the qi and blood, spleen and kidney.
4. The body surface temperature is low: this disease symptom is paralysis of the limb surface temperature is cold. Lower than the temperature of other parts of the body. Such symptoms should be through the meridians, applies moxibustion therapy.
More than four symptoms, which can appear in the same patient. It may occur alone treatment should be adjusted according to the actual situation of the disease. From the point of care should be taken to select different meridians approach. Paralysis of the distal part of the treatment from a distance. That is when the left limb paralysis occurs, treatment should select the point in the right limb meridians. When the right limb paralysis occurs, treatment should be selected in the left limb of the meridian points, select alternate treatment sites.
Further stroke sequelae also consider other symptoms. Such as facial paralysis, difficulty swallowing, University of incontinence, mental retardation, loss of language skills, foot valgus, foot inside turn. Comprehensive management. Acupuncture should intervene in time after the acute phase.
Early intervention can significantly reduce or eliminate side effects. Information about the acupuncture treatment of  stroke sequela, please visit our website atwww.adelaideacupuncture.com.au.

Acupuncture treatment of heel pain

Heel pain on one side or both sides of the pain, not red nor swollen, walking inconvenience. It is due to the heel bone, joint, bursa, fascia, etc. lesions caused by the disease. The plantar fascia is a common inflammation, long-term, chronic injuries caused by the performance of the plantar fascia fiber breakage and repair process. Which is characterized by the early morning when standing and walking unilateral or bilateral foot or heel pain, such as needle-shaped. A few minutes the pain disappeared after the event, and then will be a long line of pain. Sometimes change after cold weather and also aggravate the symptoms.
More common in prolonged standing or walking workers, long-term, chronic injury. High incidence of middle-aged women. Serious difficulties in walking. Doctors believe heel pain is mainly due to the heel bone hyperplasia, joint, Achilles tendinitis, bursitis, fasciitis and other diseases induced. Lateral X, fascia Fuli and tenderness at the osteoarthritis in the medial calcaneal beneath the lateral X-ray films showed heel spur. But there is not necessarily spur heel pain, plantar fasciitis may not have bone spurs.
Traditional Chinese medicine, heel pain mostly liver and kidney, phlegm, blood, etc. due to the very hot. Liver reinforcement, renal bone, liver and kidney deficiency, bones dystrophy, complex sense evil wind cold or chronic strain will lead to stasis meridian, blood running blocked, so that muscle and dystrophy disease.
Clinical symptoms of heel pain:
1. The bottom of the heel pain, walking in some patients after improving. Tired and then increase. Some patients patients can be improved after the break.
2. There is the feeling of pain at the bottom of the heel. Usually has three pain points located inside the external ankle bone attachment respectively, through the part of the foot.
3. The bottom of the foot to the inside of the turn Or turn to the outside, accompanied by a foot pain. Activities of obstacles.
4. The foot heel pain to accentuate when walking activities. Rest pain relief.
Causing heel pain causes. Calcaneal lesions factors: such as fractures. Calcaneal deformity. Calcaneus bone spurs hyperplasia. Sports injury: the human body during daily activities most frequent action, most likely injury action, action is the neck down, the rise of neck movement. Hip flexion and extension movements. Waist flexion and extension movements. Knee flexion and extension movements. The sixth and seventh cervical cervical cervical portion is most likely injury.
Seventh cervical spinous process highest above attached muscles maximum force, most likely damage. The body’s muscles and ligaments as a closed chain. The seventh cervical vertebra injury in chain drive way. Transmitted to the bottom of the foot, causing foot pain. Similarly, waist injury, pelvic displacement, knee injuries are conduction through the chain, causing heel pain. This is a factor in the treatment of heel pain disorders need to be considered. Many people tend to ignore these. When they could not find the real cause of the treatment of pain. Helpless.
Of cervical causes heel pain, treatment point in the sixth or seventh cervical spine. Waist causes heel pain, treatment of muscle at the point in the sacral spine. Hip causes heel pain, treatment at the point of the greater trochanter. Heel pain, knee treatment point causes the patella in place. Therapy should be based on the principles of Chinese medicine, blood circulation, to wind and dampness. Information about the acupuncture treatment of   Heel Pain, please visit our website at www.adelaideacupuncture.com.au.

Acupuncture treatment of frozen shoulder syndrome

Frozen shoulder is caused by a variety of shoulder joint capsule and surrounding muscles, tendons, ligaments, synovial bursa extensive adhesions formed condition. Frozen shoulder more common in 50-year-old middle-aged or elderly. More women than men. High incidence of left shoulder. Often encountered the cold shoulder disease. Shoulder pain gradually worsened. Shoulder pain is light during the day . Severe shoulder pain at night. And the emergence of the neck, ears, shoulder and forearm and hand radiating pain. Lift arm pain. Arm stretched back pain exacerbated. Shoulder limited mobility, can not do serious dressing, hair, face and other activities. Shoulder swelling is not obvious, there is widespread tenderness around the shoulder joint.
The human body is the body of the shoulder joint range of motion in the largest joint. Joint stability depends mainly on the strength of the muscles, tendons, ligaments around the joints to maintain. Due to poor blood supply to the tendon itself, but with age and soft tissue degenerative changes occur, the capacity of the various external forces weakened, the gradual emergence of shoulder pain. This is a clear relationship between movement, posture. Initially paroxysmal shoulder pain. The majority of chronic seizures. Patients also noted that the initial pain point, late expanded. Feeling pain from the humerus. Then after pain gradually increased, the formation of dull or knife-like pain. And persistent pain. Shoulder pain during the day and at night the pain increased pain relief is a feature. Most of the patients complained of pain often woke up late at night, can not sleep, especially not in shoulder pain on one side of the bed. serioue when the elbow joints may also be affected.
Shoulder joint in all directions can be limited. Outside the exhibition, on the move, internal rotation, external rotation of the most obvious. As the disease progresses. It will cause the joint capsule, soft tissue around the shoulder of adhesion. Decreased muscle strength. Shoulder in all directions. Severe elbow joints may also be affected.
1. Acute phase: sudden onset of severe pain, muscle spasms, joint activity limitation. Wide range of tenderness, coracoid, brachial beak ligament, post on the muscle, biceps appear tenderness. It lasted 3-15 weeks.
2. Frozen shoulder, also known as chronic phase of: At this relatively pain eased, but the range of shoulder tenderness remains widespread. Joint limited to development of atrophic dysfunction. At this time more severe joint limitation. Joint stiffness. Arm abduction, on the move, abduction, exhibition, after the touch is very difficult. Soft tissue around the shoulder joint adhesions state. Time 9-15 months
3. Functional rehabilitation: soft tissue around the shoulder joint and synovial blood supply back to normal. Soft tissue adhesions gradually restored. In the process of the gradual recovery of motor function, muscle blood supply, nutrition, nerve supply has been improved. Most patients with frozen shoulder shoulder function returned to normal or near normal. Muscle atrophy take longer to return to normal exercise. Time 15-24 months
Application of acupuncture can regulate vascular function, improve blood circulation, stasis pathological metabolites inflammation accelerate the decomposition zone and carried away, or inactivating it. Acupuncture also reduce the area of inflammation vascular permeability, reducing inflammatory exudate, reduce inflammation and generalized inflammatory exudation substances accelerate absorption, reduce swelling, relieve stretch its stimulating effect on peripheral nerves. So acupuncture in the treatment of frozen shoulder effect is quite good.
Acupuncture can activate the body’s endogenous morphine-like substances, play a strong analgesic effect. Frozen shoulder recovery, acupuncture can significantly promote tissue repair, and inhibit the excessive proliferation of connective tissue and reduce adhesions to relieve dysfunction. So that in each period of frozen shoulder pathology, acupuncture has a significant and reliable therapeutic effect. Thus, the role of acupuncture treatment of frozen shoulder a lot.
The clinical manifestations of multiple frozen shoulder and arm pain, the function is limited, the pathological mechanism of bleeding lesions, edema peripheral nerve pain of oppression and distraction, so that local inflammatory stasis metabolite concentration increased direct stimulation of pain nerves, so have severe pain. Inflammatory exudate so generalized inflammation, involving the adjacent tissue, post connective tissue proliferation, adhesion, etc., so that joint movement disorder. Acupuncture treatment of frozen shoulder, can effectively alleviate or even remove these symptoms.
Western medicine treatment of frozen commonly used drug therapy with surgery, drug therapy is designed to allow patients with oral anti-inflammatory analgesic drugs, but most patients will relapse after withdrawal, and the use of surgical methods of treatment are easily lead to soft tissue adhesions, it is generally recommended treatment of frozen shoulder are more Chinese medicine treatment methods. Information about the acupuncture treatment of Frozen shoulder , please visit our website atwww.adelaideacupuncture.com.au.

Acupuncture treatment of back pain

As the society rhythm speeding up, work pressure increases, the improvement of people’s living standard and life work environment, the incidence of back pain is growing at an alarming rate. Back pain is one of the most common disease. Recent studies show that over 80% of the population will be back pain in life. , this may work with people at a prolonged, decreased activity, and obesity and other factors, back pain is one of the top five medical reasons. People are very necessary to understand the understanding of the waist back pain diseases, the corresponding treatment and health care knowledge, so as to prevent, early diagnosis, early treatment, the purpose of preventing recurrence.

Muscle or myofascial pain is caused due to the upper back muscles to tighten. The upper part of the pain may be a big incentive to injury, such as sports injuries, fall or car accidents; there may be minor damage, such as when working long hours bent over, carrying things from the ground, and even snoring! Arthritis, bad posture, weight soared and psychological pressure will trigger or aggravate back pain. Other non-mechanical causes of back pain may be due to visceral diseases such as kidney stones, bone loss, or blood clotting joint dysfunction. Back pain has become sedentary computer workers before a very common phenomenon. Because this kind of work does not require a lot of movement, so the blood flow will be reduced, and to back injury.
The main structure of the back of the spine, a columnar structure contains several joints it is constituted by a plurality of vertebrae in its internal running of the spinal cord, peripheral encircled the ligaments, muscles, tendons and fascia. The back of the structure is very sophisticated, clever, complicated, it is precisely for this reason, the back is more susceptible to injury. By the seven cervical spine, 12 thoracic, five lumbar, five sacral and four coccygeal constitute, from the side, the spine was a soothing large S-type, there are four physiological curvature. No matter where we are standing, or sitting, the lumbar spine have been under a lot of gravity, while in life we often have to be like turn around, bend over, and so on, stretch the action, adding to the burden on the waist, so that the waist is very likely to occur injury, resulting in pain. Pain, may cause these joints can not function properly. Sometimes occur muscle strain, ligament sprain, joint inflammation or disc damage. The reason is that the pain occurs pain stimuli, pain stimuli emitted by pain stimuli by sensory afferents posterior horn of the spinal cord, upload it to the brain, causing the motor neurons, the sympathetic nervous excitement, so that increased muscle tension, vasoconstriction, local pain blood flow, lack of oxygen, caused by ischemia, hypoxia, resulting in pain caused by substances. The back is a very broad range, specifically, it includes a neck, chest, waist, sacral and so on. The entire back waist is the most important, it is the weakest link, the back of most diseases have taken place here.
Treatment of back pain. Chinese medicine acupuncture and Western medicine is very different. Diagnostic methods and treatments used is also different.
1. think treatment of traditional Chinese medicine should be dominated by the idea of the overall thought, on the basis of the viscera and channels, western medicine thinks: should be symptomatic treatment. Through a series of tests to find the signs, to determine whether surgery or medication.
2. Chinese medicine focus on their own adjustment, self-defense, self-healing to achieve the purpose of medical treatment. Western medicine is focused on using external means to cure the disease rely on human medical technology, surgical technology to fight the disease.

But for many chronic diseases, weakened form of the body disease, physical deterioration and form of the disease,Incorrect lifestyle diseases caused.Often routine examination was normal, but the patient feels real symptoms are present. For these patients, Western medicine in the treatment no effective means, often helpless, the disease to a more serious direction, and finally take extreme surgery. But there are very effective .Chinese medicine acupuncture treatment for this type of disease, and the treatment effect is very good, very short period of treatment.

Chinese medicine Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese meridians, blood circulation, adjust the yin and yang theory, combined with modern anatomy, physiology, pathology, theory of soft tissue injury. His role is to clear the adhesions, scar release, eliminate soft tissue contracture, eliminate nerve entrapment, releasing abnormally high stress soft tissue, improve microcirculation, regulate the balance biomechanics, pathology displacement and deformity correction.

Back pain involves many complex causes, it can be divided into the nape, shoulder, waist, sacral waist. I will introduce in a future blog. For information on the treatment of back pain, please visit our website at www.adelaideacupuncture.com.au

Acupuncture treatment of facial paralysis

Facial paralysis occurs suddenly, often without warning. Clinical manifestations of facial paralysis, can not close your eyes, half of his face slack, crooked mouth, drooling, watery eyes, eyebrows can not lift, ear pain. Facial paralysis disorder regardless of gender and age, the most prone to winter. The incubation period is usually about a week before the onset patients, generally after by the cold or cool breeze blowing history of ear disease, some patients before the onset of ear pain or ear weeks, also in patients with migraine with aura symptoms.

 

If you get timely treatment of facial paralysis prognosis is usually good, approximately 70% of percent of patients can gradually recover or heal in 2-6 weeks. If not treated promptly, the facial nerve muscle function recovery is not complete, there will be facial paralysis after-effects, such as facial muscle atrophy, half face tight, face twisted to one side and so on, the side of the eye uncontrolled closure. These are the faces paralysis sequelae.

 

Facial paralysis disease is caused by a variety of human viruses, resulting in damage to the facial nerve, neuritis changes, ischemic edema, or even change the facial nerve degeneration, causing muscle tissue surrounding a neurological disease with varying degrees of denervation phenomenon . The development of the disease and many diseases, there is an acute progressive stage, called early in the disease.

 

Many facial paralysis patients in this period for treatment. During this period, the degree of dysfunction of the facial nerve injury, the degree of muscle tissue around the nerve and loss are at disposal from light to heavy process of rapid development in this period can be given if the correct acupuncture can really receive relatively good effect, and to shorten the course, it plays an important role in improving the cure rate, indicating that acupuncture treatment of facial paralysis disease through early intervention can reduce virus-induced invasion momentum slowed neuritic changes and edema, improve ischemic state, slowing and curbing disease trends, as soon as possible to achieve the purpose of gradual rehabilitation. And those who have missed the early treatment of patients, especially at higher lesion virus damages nerve segment and heavier patients, not only slow recovery, longer duration, and because of the facial nerve injury severe, even to the extent of denaturation, the final can not completely cure sequelae shape, indicating that acupuncture treatment of facial paralysis disease with early intervention better.

 

Speaking from the basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture treatment of facial paralysis early intervention is in line with traditional Chinese medicine both diseases anti-change of ideas, but also played a role in the early acupuncture treatment characteristics. Therefore we can say is the best time facial paralysis early acupuncture treatment.

 

①, the acute phase, the incidence within one week. This inflammation of the facial nerve edema progression. This period of partial facial paralysis acupuncture treatment in less acupoints, should be shallow stab, weak stimulation, or local non-acupoints acupoints and to follow by far the main treatment, good control of the disease progression. This period to avoid strong stimulation, caution EA (electro hemp instrument) treatment.

 

②, recovery, time of onset in 1-4 weeks. Acupuncture treatment of facial paralysis affected area acupuncture points and acupoints associated with adjuvant treatment from Meridian distal end, this period is a critical time of treatment of facial paralysis.

 

③, sequelae. The incidence of three months to more than six months (recovery between one month to three months). This period of severe, intractable disorders acupuncture deep puncture, through hole or EA to increase the amount of stimulation, and in accordance with sequelae like symptomatic select points, with a variety of therapies, there is still some recovery action

 

These are the general steps for acupuncture treatment. Seen in practice be adjusted depending on the condition of the patient. Based on my experience of treatment of facial paralysis, in each acupuncture treatment, with bloodletting acupuncture can improve the therapeutic effect, shorten the treatment period. Information about the acupuncture treatment of facial paralysis, please visit our website at www.adelaideacupuncture.com.au.