Cupping therapy is one of the therapeutic methods used in traditional medicine. Practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow to promote healing. (1) One of the oldest medical books in the world. It describes in 1,550 B. C. That Egyptians,Archaeologists in China cupping andHippocrates in ancient Greece, (c. 401 B. C.) used ofCupping for internal disease and structural problems. This method in multiple forms spread into medicine in Asian and European civilizations (2).
Acupuncture for Back Pain Millions of people are using acupuncture to eliminate back pain. This alternative therapy helps reduce the discomfort associated with lower back pain and improve daily function. Acupuncture is a time-tested treatment that appears to be safe for pain management. Studies indicate that this therapy can maintain positive outcomes for long periods of time without producing the effects associated with other forms of treatment. Physical Therapy If you suffer from back pain, your doctor may recommend physical therapy.
Cryotherapy can be used in many different ways including coolant sprays, icepacks, ice baths or ice massage. When used for treating simple injuries, cryotherapy in the form of gel packs or ice remain the simplest, time-testing home remedies for relieving pain and swelling. Experts believe that cryotherapy for pain relief can decrease pain, which is associated to swelling. The benefits of applying cold therapy for pain include: • Reduces pain and swelling • Reduces nerve
Another form of CAM that I have not used, but know of people who have is acupuncture. Typically, this is used to alleviate pain with the use of needles. My best friend in high school was very athletic, and would use acupuncture to help alleviate any pain that was caused by sports. She also this form of CAM along with physical therapy. She strongly claims that both made her feel less tense and physically better overall.
Acupuncture is traditionally used as only one component of a holistic, individualized treatment plan. One recent RCT (N=162) evaluated acupuncture in a more naturalistic clinical setting (Vas). In this study, women with fibromyalgia were referred from their primary care doctors to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners who applied customized acupuncture treatments in 20-minute weekly sessions for 9 weeks based on the patient’s TCM diagnosis. The control intervention was the sham application of empty guide tubes to the back without puncturing the skin. At 6-month follow up, there was a small improvement in overall well-being, moderate improvement in pain, and moderate improvement in physical function.
Acupuncturists will also advice their patients to also follow a balance and nutritional diet along with exercise. Also, on helping the patient to be engaged with their health and education the patient in regards of complementary and alternative health. In the study it was proved that acupuncture can be use a pain management
I was really afraid that my neck would dislocate and I would be paralyzed or even die. Therefore, I am really afraid of chiropractic practices. // I am convinced that acupuncture might be a better complementary and alternative medicine as it has been discovered more than 2500 years ago in China whereby people used it widely as there was a shortage of doctors in China n the 1950s and 1960s. Acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy, or qi, in the body. Acupuncture stimulates points on or under the skin called acupuncture points or acupressure points, releasing this qi.
Acupuncture Acupuncture is an age-old healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are placed at specific points in the body. It's primarily used to relieve pain but also has been used to treat other conditions. Treatments Weight Loss Weight loss can be an effective way of dealing with joint pain. There are several cases in which excessive weight is the primary cause of joint pain. While the joints in the arms and elbows will usually have to carry weights only when you are carrying something, the ankle joints must carry your entire body weight whenever you stand up, walk, and run around.
The Wet Cupping procedure In this minor surgical procedure, cups – typically made of metal, glass or plastic, though some cultures still use bamboo cups or even clay pots – are used to suck “bad” blood out of the patient’s body. Certain “Hijama points” on the body become the focus of such treatment, though many practitioners now practice wet cupping wherever the patient feels pain. As we will explain later in the subject on trigger points, Hijama is not always done at the source of the pain, because it could be triggered by other places as well. Heat or sucking is introduced to the “cup”, thereby creating a vacuum seal to help encourage the blood to accumulate at the point of focus. Once the blood has accumulated at the skin’s surface, tiny