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(2013) Observation on the clinical efficacy of spasmodic torticollis treated with matrix needling technique and acupuncture at "Wuxin points" compared to botox injections.
The markedly effective rate and the total effective rate were not different significantly between the two groups in the treatment of 1 month and the follow-
Xu YL, Jin YJ, Zhang HT, Xu XM. (2013) Observation on the clinical efficacy of spasmodic torticollis treated with matrix needling technique and acupuncture at "Wuxin points" mainly. Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion [2013, 33(6):513-
(2013) Comparison between the effect of acupuncture and conventional medical treatment in acute torticollis.
Patients who consulted between October 2011 and March 2012 for a first fit of acute torticollis evolving for less than 48 hours were randomized into 2 groups of 20 patients each. Group 1 (G1) received acupuncture treatment alone. One to three sessions of needle acupuncture were performed according to the rules of traditional Chinese medicine. We used a single distal point, Houxi (IG.3)The assessment focused on the pain through visual analogical scale (VAS) and on the mobility of the cervical spine (Chin-
Eighty percent of the patients in G1 were cured after one session of acupuncture. No patient in G1 had to stop working. No adverse reactions were observed for G1.
Conclusions: Our results show that needle acupuncture is an effective and safe short term treatment for people with acute torticollis. It has beneficial effects on mobility and pain related to motion in those patients. It seems more effective than pharmacotherapy alone.
K. Ben Abdelghani,, A. Fazaa, L. Souabni, S. Kassab, S. Chekili, A. Laatar , L. Zakraoui (2013) Comparison between the effect of acupuncture and conventional medical treatment in acute torticollis. Ann Rheum Dis 2013 72: A993 doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-
(2010) Effectiveness of acupuncture in cervical dystonia. Case report.
'Method. The acupuncture points selected ... were a combination of classical Chinese points along with segmental points. The acupuncture points we used were GV14, GB20, GB21, SI9, SI10, SI11, SI12 and LI4. Needle depth was varied and periosteal ‘pecking’and manual stimulation was done where possible. De qi was not sought after insertion and the needles were left in place for 15–20 min.
Outcome. She obtained more than 50% pain relief from the initial course of acupuncture and she continued to receive top-
(2009) A Case Study Demonstrating the Effectiveness of Acupuncture in Treating Acute Non-
Treat every 2nd day for the first week, then reassess frequency. Initial Treatment Needle TH.3 through to S.I.3 (L/S). Stimulate continuously while patient attempts to move neck from side to side.Once movement is re-
'The use of subjective end-
(1997) EMG analysis for long-
Makiko Tani, Rie Nabeta, Toshiaki Suzuki, Yoshiro Yase (1997) EMG analysis for long-
(1987) Acupuncture treatment of acute torticollis
'Summary.Seventeen persons suffering from acute idiopathic torticollis with muscle spasm and pain in the neck, were successfully treated with body acupuncture and moxibustion. The acupuncture Points used were: large intestine meridian Ll4, Gall bladder meridian GB 20,21, Urinary bladder meridian UB10'. ). Each needle was introduced at right angles to the skin and to a depth of about 0.5 inch (1.25cm), on the ipsilateral side. Needling was then commenced, Each needle was manipulated until 'tehchi' sion of acupuncture and moxibustion the following day, for residual pain.'