Thursday, 14 July 2016

Most Common Disease of 50plus: The Clinical trials and Studies of Musculo-Skeletal disorders(MSDs) - Fibromyalgia TCM Treatment - Acupuncture

Kyle J. Norton(Scholar, Master of Nutrients), all right reserved.
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Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are  medical condition mostly caused by work related occupations and working environment, affecting patients’ muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves and developing over time. A community sample of 73 females and 32 males aged 85 and over underwent a standardised examination at home. Musculoskeletal pain was reported by 57% of those interviewed(1).

      Types of Musculo-Skeletal disorders in elder

1. Osteoarthritis
2. Gout
3. Rheumatoid Arthritis
4. Polymalagia Arthritis
5. Cervical myleopathy and spinal canal stenosis
6. Osteoporosis
7. Low back pain
8. Fibromyalgia


Fibromyalgia, according to the American College of Rheumatology 1990 Criteria for the Classification of Fibromyalgia in the newly proposed criteria for the classification of fibromyalgia are 1) widespread pain in combination with 2) tenderness at 11 or more of the 18 specific tender point sites(a) as a result in responding to pressure.

                        The Treatment

D. In traditional Chinese medicine perspective
1. Acupuncture
Acupuncture in the absence of other treatment improved pain and stiffness in people with fibromyalgia according to the School of Health Sciences, RMIT University(266). Dr. Martin DP and research team at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine said, "acupuncture significantly improved symptoms of fibromyalgia. Symptomatic improvement was not restricted to pain relief and was most significant for fatigue and anxiety"(267),  through stimulation of certain acupoint of a median, according to TCM differentiation(268).
In the review of Twenty-five RCTs with 1516 participants, traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), ccupuncture treatment in patients with Fibromyalgia reduced the number of tender points and and pain scores compared with conventional medications(269).
Due its efficacy, acupuncture is recommended to be used for treatment in relief pain in primary care of patients with fibromyalgia in short term of 1 yea(270).

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(266) Acupuncture for treating fibromyalgia by Deare JC1, Zheng Z, Xue CC, Liu JP, Shang J, Scott SW, Littlejohn G.(PubMed)
(267) Improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms with acupuncture: results of a randomized controlled trial by Martin DP1, Sletten CD, Williams BA, Berger IH.(PubMed)
(268) Acupoint stimulation for fibromyalgia: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials by Cao H1, Li X1, Han M1, Liu J2.(PubMed)
(269) Traditional Chinese Medicine for treatment of fibromyalgia: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials by Cao H1, Liu J, Lewith GT.(PubMed)
(270) Acupuncture for fibromyalgia in primary care: a randomised controlled trial by Vas J1, Santos-Rey K2, Navarro-Pablo R3, Modesto M2, Aguilar I2, Campos MÁ4, Aguilar-Velasco JF5, Romero M4, Párraga P5, Hervás V3, Santamaría O3,Márquez-Zurita C2, Rivas-Ruiz F6.(PubMed)

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