Muscular and Skeletal

Pain Management

The effectiveness of acupuncture analgesia has already been established in controlled clinical studies.

Because of the side-effects of long-term drug therapy for pain and the risks of dependence, acupuncture analgesia can be regarded as the method of choice for treating many chronically painful conditions.

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Musculoskeletal issues

Chronically painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system accompanied by restricted movements of the joints are often treated with acupuncture if surgical intervention is not necessary. Acupuncture not only alleviates pain, it also reduces muscle spasm, thereby increasing mobility. Joint damage often results from muscle malfunction, and many patients complain of arthralgia before any changes are demonstrable by X-ray. In these cases, acupuncture may bring about a permanent cure.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease with extra-articular manifestations in most patients. In this disease, dysfunction of the immune system plays a major role, which explains the extra-articular and articular features. Acupuncture is beneficial in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. While acupuncture may not improve the damage that has been done to the joints, successful pain relief has been verified in the majority of controlled studies. The action of acupuncture on inflammation and the dysfunctional immune system is also beneficial.

 

Traumatic or postoperative pain 

For traumas such as sprains, acupuncture is not only useful for relieving pain without the risk of drug dependence, but may also hasten recovery by improving local circulation. Acupuncture analgesia to relieve postoperative pain is well recognized and has been confirmed in controlled studies.

 

Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved—through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment:

Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)

Headache

Knee pain

Low back pain

Neck pain

Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)

Periarthritis of shoulder

Postoperative pain

Rheumatoid arthritis

Sciatica

Sprain

Stroke

Tennis elbow

 

Ref: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/pdf/s4926e/s4926e.pdf