An Ideal Complement to TCM

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in a combined approach

After many years’ experience concerning the influence of acupuncture on disorders affecting myofascial chains – i.e. the tendinomuscular meridians as a conceptual aspect of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) – the range of treatment options has been enhanced by Huneke’s neural therapy for treating regulatory disorders using the neurovegetative approach, and by osteopathy according to the fascial distortion model (FDM). All of these techniques recognize, and treat, myofascial trigger points (mTrPs; ‘dry needling’ of Qi, blood and mucus stasis in TCM; injection of conventional mTrPs with procaine in neural therapy; manual techniques used on what, under the FDM, are known as herniated triggerpoints)…

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