Acupuncture treatment of back pain

Low back pain is lower back pain as a side or both sides of the main symptoms of the disorder. Western medicine kidney disease, rheumatism, muscle strain, spine and spinal cord diseases caused by low back pain. Suffering from back pain should first pay attention to lifestyle changes, appropriate to wear shoes with a heel, conditions can be selected negative heel. Low back pain is a symptom, not an independent disease, low back pain caused by the reasons are more complex, so there are persistent and unexplained back pain, do not take it lightly, should be approaching the hospital diagnosed, avoid the development of certain serious diseases. Men and women have occurred, mostly women. According to statistics, based gynecology clinic with low back pain patients account for about 10% of the number of visits. 80% -90% of low back pain is due to muscle pain caused. In the surrounding muscles covered called “fascia” material, the equivalent of our common chicken that layer of white film. When back pain, muscle contractions suddenly hurt fascia, causing fasciitis, pain arises. This pain can be cured about a week or so, during which careful not to put pressure on the waist. Acute back pain cure takes about 1-2 weeks, but the occurrence of this part of the pain of muscle elasticity decrease, once pay attention, the pain will attack. Therefore, when the daily back does not hurt to pay attention to exercise psoas muscle, promote blood circulation waist, waist timely discharge old waste, and psoas muscle while exercising, should not be too fierce, so as not to damage increased low back pain.
1. lumbar disc herniation: Most have continued to dull the waist, to reduce the supine, standing after the increase. Under normal circumstances can be tolerated, the waist can moderate activity or walk to walk. Also there is a sudden spasm-like pain by the waist, coughing and sneezing can make back pain worse, stay in bed, seriously affecting the life and work.
2. degenerative spondylitis: more common in the age of 50, early morning when the back pain, soreness, stiffness, difficulty moving, lower back pain improved after the event, after too many activities can aggravate back pain. In the evening when the back pain is obvious. Supine can relieve pain is not severe, beat waist comfort.
3. muscle strain: lumbar sprain cumulative damage or other treatment often due to improper posture practicing long-term factors is not complete due. Consciously dull backache, relieved by rest, tired after the increase. Especially when the pain was bending work, while, stretch or percussion lumbar back pain can be alleviated. Standing long been engaged in work operations such as textiles, printing and dyeing, hairdressing, sales and other women, due to persistent standing waist tendons, ligaments stretch diminished capacity, locally excessive accumulation of lactic acid, inhibits the normal metabolism of the psoas muscle, and can also lead to waist low back pain caused by muscle strain. Often backpacking, waist overburdened prone spine, causing muscle strain and back pain.
4. psoas fibrous tissue inflammation: often due to cold, wet, chronic lower back strain involving the fascia and muscle tissue due. Mostly diffuse low back pain to both sides and the top of the pelvis and lumbar muscle-based, early morning when the increase, improved activity after a few minutes, but activity has increased too much pain. Tapping the waist pain relief.
5. Urinary tract infections: Because the female urethra is short and straight, and the external urethral orifice near the anus, often parasitic E. coli, in addition to the physiological characteristics of women, the chances of pollution urethra more health if ignored, is prone to urinary tract tract infection. In acute low back pain, chronic pyelonephritis caused by as much performance for lower back pain, severe radiation along the ureter to the perineum. In addition to urinary tract infection, urinary stones
6. pregnancy and postpartum fatigue: during pregnancy, as the fetus grew older, pregnant women, lumbosacral and pelvic ligaments laxity, but also with the weight of the uterus increases with gestational age, causing the body center of gravity forward. In order to maintain body balance, straighten the waist and more forward, if not pay attention to rest, it is easy to cause back pain. During pregnancy, fetal development need plenty of calcium, phosphorus and other nutrients, if dietary intake is inadequate, pregnant women can cause osteomalacia decalcification, also cause back pain. Postpartum excessive bleeding, or premature labor, too tired and cold, but also can cause back pain.
For a long time, Western view that low back pain caused by lumbar disc surgery is required. He invented a variety of surgery, nuclear fusion surgery, etc., the clinical results so far? Many patients are still pain after surgery, and even repeated two or three times after surgery or pain endlessly
Acupuncture treatment of low back pain is often due to different causes of differences in efficacy. Rheumatic back pain and muscle strain best effect; and variable lumbar disc herniation caused by back pain, acupuncture can significantly relieve symptoms; acute lumbar sprain was caused by low back pain, acupuncture can often be an immediate effect; poor efficacy of lumbar facet joint ligament tear around ; low back pain caused by visceral disorders to treat primary disease; acupuncture range of low back pain due to spinal tuberculosis, cancer is not caused by the genus. Card see rapid onset, severe pain, pain points, fixed, and pain, according to press, the catch by the waist activities, activities, coughing, sneezing, deep breathing disorder can be aggravated by rest pain can remission. Expelling qi circulation, tone positive pulse
Chinese medicine believes that the main cause of back pain is
1. Alpine guilty lumbar syndrome: lower back pain, cold, limited mobility, gradually increased after the break is still pain, rainy day is worse, pale tongue, greasy moss, pulse and slow. Dampness and cold, pain network.
2. phlegm back pain: low back pain with weight, body sleepy tired limbs, cough spit phlegm, chest discomfort. Body fat, pale tongue, greasy moss, pulse slippery. Dampness expectorant.
3. stasis type back pain: waist tingling, pain can not touch place, day pain, severe pain at night, the light pitching inconvenience, I can not stand the weight, pain refused to press, dark purple tongue or ecchymosis, pulse astringent . Blood circulation, and pain network.
4. Damp-heat pain: back pain, pain associated with thermal, and after the event mitigation, scanty dark urine, yellow greasy moss, pulse a few moisten. Heat and dampness. And analgesic
5. kidney deficiency syndrome back pain: back pain and knees, like massage, knee weakness, pain endlessly, lying is reduced, even the nocturnal emission, impotence, urine long or is not solid, pale tongue, weak pulse. Kidney Qi.
6. Kidney Yin Deficiency: low back pain and knees, upset, insomnia, forgetfulness and more dreams, dry mouth and throat, hot flashes, night sweats, nocturnal emission men, women’s sexual dreams, urine short yellow, red tongue, pulse breakdown. Nourishing yin.
7. deficiency syndrome: back pain, cold, waist and knees, hands and feet cold, temperature pain relief, looking Koushi white, shortness of breath, or urine retention urine long, pale tongue, white, weak pulse Chenhuan . Warming kidney. 
Acupuncture treatments of choice points: yaoyan, dachangshu, weizhong, yaoyangguan, geshu, mingmen, zhishi, ashi. Of dampness and Moxibustion; blood stasis cupping; kidney deficiency syndrome acupoints fill method, deficiency plus moxibustion. Information about the acupuncture treatment of back painPlease call Adelaide Yihong Acupuncture Clinic or visit our website at www.adelaideacupuncture.com.au.

Acupuncture treatment of bronchitis

Bronchitis refers to the trachea, bronchial mucosa and chronic non-specific inflammation of the surrounding tissue. Bronchitis, the main cause of chronic non-specific bronchial inflammation and recurrent viral infection bacteria. When the temperature drops, ischemic airway spasm of small blood vessels, defense function decline in favor of pathogenic; smoke and dust, air pollution and other chronic stimulation also be the disease; smoking bronchial spasm, mucosal variation, reduce cilia movement, increased mucus secretion favorable infection; allergic factors also have a certain relationship.
In winter, cold weather, the air is dry, easy airway resistance decreased. Especially in patients with chronic bronchitis due to long-term chronic bronchitis, airway epithelium may have some damage to the organization of the entire airway, which are some of the pathological changes are more prone to infection. Chronic bronchitis slow onset, longer duration, recurrent gradually increased. The main symptoms are cough, sputum, wheezing or shortness of breath, especially early in the morning or at night as the most important, increased sputum volume. When emphysema, in addition to a cough, sputum, wheezing and other symptoms, the gradual emergence of dyspnea. Initially in the labor only when shortness of breath, with the progression of the disease, after resting also feel short of breath.
Bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchial pulmonary medium. Acute bronchitis is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. It can last for days or weeks. Chronic bronchitis is not necessarily caused by an infection, it may be part of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD refers to two consecutive years, a cough lasting more than three months sputum.
1. Acute Bronchitis
Early onset of acute bronchitis usually presented upper respiratory tract infection symptoms, patients often have nasal congestion, runny, sore throat and hoarseness and other clinical manifestations. The relatively minor symptoms, but there may be fever, chills, general fatigue, and itchy throat conscious and irritating cough and chest pain. Early sputum are small, but difficult to cough up sputum, the sputum may be 2 to 3 days into mucinous purulent mucus. Patients with cold, cold air or irritant gases can exacerbate or induce cough cough. Early morning or at night when the patient coughs often more significant. Coughing for paroxysmal, persistent cough and sometimes was. Often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and chest, abdominal muscle pain, severe cough. If accompanied by bronchospasm, may have wheezing and shortness of breath. Generally, acute bronchitis course there is a certain self-limiting, symptoms may subside in 4-5 days, but the cough may be extended for several weeks.
Physical examination can sometimes be found in dry rales, cough disappeared; the bottom of the lungs moist rales can be heard even when accompanied by bronchospasm, wheezing can be heard. White blood cell count is usually normal, chest X-ray examination and no abnormal findings.
2. Chronic bronchitis
Chronic bronchitis, chronic cough refers excluding various other reasons, patients annually chronic cough, sputum more than three months, and for two consecutive years. It is not necessarily accompanied by persistent airflow limitation.
(1) long-term cough, repeated, gradually worsening cough is a prominent manifestation of this disease. The incidence of light only in the winter season, especially early in the morning to get up around the most obvious, daytime cough less. Summer and autumn, cough, decreased or disappeared. Critically ill patients are the four seasons cough, increased winter, day and night cough, sooner or later is particularly intense.
(2) General sputum expectoration white foamy mucus, morning more often due to sticky and difficult to spit. The rapidly increasing symptoms of infection or after exposure to cold, increased sputum volume, viscosity increase, or yellow purulent sputum or accompanied by wheezing. Occasionalism drama cough and bloody sputum.
(3) When combined with respiratory infections, asthma, due to bronchial mucosa congestion and edema, mucus obstruction and bronchial stenosis, can produce asthma (wheezing) symptoms. Patients with asthma occurs song in the throat when breathing, wheeze when lung auscultation.
(4) repeated infection or sudden change in temperature during the cold season, prone to repeated respiratory infections. In this case aggravated asthma patients, sputum volume increased significantly, and purulent, accompanied by malaise, chills, fever. Lungs moist sound, check white blood cell count increased and so on. Repeated respiratory infections, especially easy to make the elderly patient’s condition deteriorated, must be full attention.
Early signs of the disease more non-specific, at the bottom of the lungs most patients can hear a little wet or dry rales. Sometimes after you cough or sputum may temporarily disappear. Long-term cases can be found in emphysema onset of signs.
Chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, bronchial asthma relationship between: chronic bronchitis and emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease closely related to clinical patients with cough, sputum and other symptoms time, and can not immediately be diagnosed COPD. If the patient only “chronic bronchitis” and / or “emphysema” clinical manifestations, without persistent airflow limitation, you can not be diagnosed as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the patient can only be diagnosed as “chronic bronchitis” and / or “emphysema.” However, if the lung function in patients prompted persistent airflow limitation, the diagnosis of COPD. Some patients suffering from bronchial asthma, but also can be complicated by chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Such as bronchial asthma patients are often exposed to irritating substances, such as smoking, it can also occur cough and sputum, and cough and sputum is an important feature of chronic bronchitis. These patients can be diagnosed as “asthmatic bronchitis.”
Chinese medicine believes bronchitis pathogenesis Yes. Evils invasion and lung, spleen, kidney three dirty dysfunction, is the main cause of this disease. Lack of positive energy within the body, feeling the external evil invasion. External evil can be either cold evil, but also wind-heat evil, evil can also be cold and heat, affects the lungs, lung failure Xuan Su; or lung weakness, complex sense of evils; or infirmity Insufficiency of qi, spleen lost health movement, wet poly phlegm to stop accumulating in the lungs; or lung chronic disease, complex sense of evils; or after a long illness, the Insufficiency of kidney damage, leading to kidney deficiency, qi has no right Wait.
According to traditional Chinese medicine is divided into different symptoms of bronchitis:
1. cold attack the lungs: cough, itchy throat, sputum thin white color; nasal congestion, runny, headache, fever, no sweat; thin white fur, floating and tight pulse. Select acupuncture points: lieque, fengchi, fengmen.
2. wind-heat invading lung: cough, yellow sputum, expectoration unhappy; dry mouth, sore throat, nasal flow yellow nose, fever, headache; moss thin yellow, floating pulse. Acupuncture Select: dazhui, quchi.
3. Phlegm invade the lungs: cough, sputum, sticky sputum color white; chest abdominal full of nausea, anorexia Shenpi, greasy tongue coating; slippery pulse. Select acupuncture points: taibai, taiyuan, fenglong, pishu.
4. anger invade the lungs: cough, sputum less sticky quality; chest ache, throat, mouth pain; red tongue, yellow less-chun, pulse a few strings. Acupuncture points chosen: xingjian, jinqu, ganshu.
5. lung and kidney yin deficiency: cough with little phlegm or bloody sputum, or hemoptysis; hot flashes, night sweats, dysphoria hot, insomnia, fatigue, weak waist; red tongue, little coating. Select acupuncture points; feishu, gaohuangshu, chize, zhaohai.
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Acupuncture Treatment of frequent urination

Normal adult daytime urination 4-6 times, 0-2 times a night, significantly increased frequency of urination said. A variety of reasons can cause increased frequency of urination, but no pain, also known as frequent urination. Causes more frequent urination, including neuropsychological factors, weak after the illness, parasites. Chinese medicine, frequent urination in children is mainly due to physical weakness, kidney qi, bladder constraint incompetence, not due to its chemical declared. In addition too tired Insufficiency two dirty all true, is not on the virtual system, the virtual earth can not make water, air bladder weakness flowers, and frequent urination occurs. Therefore, frequent urination mostly Xu Zheng, need to rest, eat foods rich in plant organic active alkali foods, eat less meat, eat more vegetables. Causes more frequent urination, urinary tract infections are the most common, mainly the elderly frequent urination is an enlarged prostate, frequent urination is the main reason for pregnant women due to the uterus oppression bladder, frequent urination reasons children: breast-fed infants, into the water more the bladder capacity is small, up to 20 times a day to urinate, urinating about 15 times the age of 1 day to preschool and school-age children will urinate 6-7 times a day, as compared with urinary frequency excessive urination. Many reasons for the occurrence of frequent urination, should be combined with specific manifestations and laboratory tests, comprehensive analysis, find out why.
Male  frequent urination reasons
Chronic prostatitis symptoms: lower abdominal bulge, urinary frequency, urinary dripping white, endless urinate, frequent urination, hematuria, urinary fine, difficulty urinating. Caused urethritis, Seminal and complications such as epididymitis, impotence except outside part due to pathological changes in patients with chronic prostate sclerosis, bladder neck sclerosis, often makes the development of urinary tract obstruction after secretion uremia, chronic prostatitis accompanying dysfunction adversely affect sperm can cause reduced fertility.
Symptoms of BPH: benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy) is a clinical common disease in older men was high trend, in middle age, the prostate secretory function declining, causing prostate hyperplasia (hypertrophy), after compression of the urethra, causing night more frequent urination, urinary urgency, urinary drip Lek, sexual dysfunction and other issues. Urinary tract obstruction, causing urination when the prostate continues to increase, the urethra causing urinary retention and uremia oppression.
Urethritis symptoms: frequent urination, urgency, dysuria, dripping white, swelling, urinary tract irritation, urinary burning, hematuria, dysuria. Urethritis was high trend in modern men, the pathogen invades the urethral mucosa, continue to breed, destroy adjacent normal tissue structure caused by prostatitis, Seminal, epididymitis, orchitis.
Female  frequent urination reasons
1, neuropsychiatric urinary frequency. Frequent urination caused by mental factors, the general performance too uneven, obviously the role of the spirit “signs.” Frequent urination caused by mental stress, the body will not cause serious health consequences. Frequent urination affect learning, work, rest, could regulate psychotherapy and drug therapy nerves. In particular, some long-term, severe urinary frequency, should be carefully carried out the inspection, can not be easily diagnosed neuropsychiatric causes frequent urination.
2, non-inflammatory stimuli. Such as urinary tract stones and foreign matter.
3, inflammation, acute cystitis, tuberculosis cystitis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, prostatitis, genital go far possible causes of frequent urination also appear. In inflammation, may be frequent urination, urgency, dysuria simultaneously, known as the urinary tract irritation.
4, reduced bladder capacity, such as bladder lesions, pregnancy increased uterine pressure, tuberculosis, bladder contracture or large bladder calculi.
Chinese medicine will be listed as one of the symptoms of urinary frequency, “deficiency of the kidney” of. When a person’s physical decline is prone to urinary frequency phenomenon, easily accompanied by sexual dysfunction. Physical deterioration and functional decline of frequent urination problem is the tension in the bladder. Studies have shown that androgen action is not just limited to the maintenance of sexual function, physical and psychological impact on people is broad and far-reaching. Impact on androgen on muscle tissues of the body, it can maintain the tension of the muscle fibers. The bladder is a hollow container made of smooth muscle, and its role is to store urine, which itself has very good scalability. When the urine reaches a certain amount, which produces a pressure in excess of the tolerance of the bladder, the person will have to urinate, need to urinate. When physical, sexual dysfunction, decreased levels of androgens, urinary bladder smooth muscle fiber tension also declined, making the bladder flexibility decreases. When the pressure of urine accumulated to an amount no less than in the past for a long time already and it generates the same as before, which had to urinate demand, frequent urination.
If frequent urination occurs, the amount of each urination is not much (except for urinary tract infection) is caused by the above reasons. If frequent urination and also a lot of urine, we must guard against diabetes, uremia and other early cases, and this time, it should go to the hospital for further examination.
TCM diagnostic criteria: ① deficiency type: nocturnal polyuria, urine long, low back pain, tinnitus, occasionally lower extremity edema, pale, thin white fur, pulse delay, thin; ② spleen and kidney deficiency: urine frequency, more in particular at night, cold limbs, body tired Shenpi, dizziness, tinnitus, weak knees, poor appetite, loose stools, pale tongue, slow pulse or fine. Chinese medicine believes that people 40 years of age, kidney gradually decline, loss of bladder in the warmth, not the normal gasification, liquid water loss system, the basic principle is to support the treatment of Yuanyang. Its pathogenesis mostly nephron deficiency, mainly due to kidney disease caused by roadway is not solid; visible with age kidney by the gloom and doom, gasification function also will decline, the elderly and the amount of more frequent urination, urine color innocence, it is insufficient yang, gasification loss Secretary of performance. At the same time there will be chills, cold limbs, knees numbness, weakness and other symptoms of lumbar. Therefore, dialectical Shi Zhiyi kidney Yiyang, chemical gas diuresis. Bladder heat: frequent urination, urgency, dysuria, urethral burning sensation, urine less, the color yellow and cloudy and sticky, dry mouth, abdominal distension, constipation, red tongue, yellow greasy moss, pulse a few slip.Yin deficiency: frequent urination and short yellow, vertigo, tinnitus, dry mouth and throat, thirst hi drink, zygomatic red hot flashes, irritability, can not sleep, backache, knee pain, dizziness, tinnitus, Gu Zheng labor heat, five upset hot, night sweats stool induration, red tongue, little fluid, rapid pulse.Kidney qi: frequent urination less urine, nocturnal enuresis, poor complexion, dizziness, ringing in the ears, shortness of breath, lassitude, weakness, limbs not warm, pale tongue, thin white fur, weak pulse delay.Lung and spleen-deficiency: frequent urination clear long, left or with urinary incontinence, and see pale lips and mouth, cough spit salivation, dizziness, shortness of breath, cold body, mental fatigue, pale tongue white, pulse weak urine long, nocturia. more chills cold limbs, weak soft sputum or back pain. Qi stagnation: frequent urination, less distress, abdominal fullness, emotional uncomfortable, thin coating, pulse string.Acupuncture points selected; zhongji, yinlingquan, sanyinjiao, zhibian, taixi, shenshu, pishu, feishu, taichong, hegu, guanyuan, zusanli, qugu, qihai, zhongwan, baihui. depending on the selected treatment of the symptoms of different points.  Information about the acupuncture treatment of  frequent urinationPlease call Adelaide Yihong Acupuncture Clinic or visit our website at www.adelaideacupuncture.com.au