By Zhang Y; Wang X
Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of TCM,
56 cases of disturbance in small articulations of the lumbar vertebrae
treated by puncturing the effective points--a new system of
In this series, the patients with disturbance of small articulations of
the lumbar vertebrae were treated by puncturing the effective points
and reduction by manual traction with satisfactory results, the cure
rate being 39.3%, the markedly effective rate 28.6%, with a total
effective rate 98.3%.
This method is simple and easy to master, and
highly effective. Therefore it is very acceptable to the patients. It
is a very excellent therapeutic method for disturbance of small
articulations of the lumbar vertebrae, sometimes complicated by acute
lumbar sprain and chronic lumbar strain.