Table of Contents
Conference Papers in Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 326595, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/326595
Conference Paper

Low Back Pain-Complex Approach of Treatment by Different CAM Modalities (Acupuncture and Other Types of Dry Needling, “Targeted RF Noninvasive Physiotherapy” for Low Back Pain)

1Pecs University, Health Science Faculty, CAM Department, Petőfi u, 79, Budapest 1196, Hungary
2Hebei United University, TCM Department, Tangshan, Hebei, China

Received 15 January 2013; Accepted 19 May 2013

Academic Editors: G. Baronzio, M. Jackson, and A. Szasz

This Conference Paper is based on a presentation given by Hegyi Gabriella at “Conference of the International Clinical Hyperthermia Society 2012” held from 12 October 2012 to 14 October 2012 in Budapest, Hungary.

Copyright © 2013 Hegyi Gabriella and Li Jian. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

For at least 2,500 years, acupuncture has been an integral part of the traditional Chinese medicine. Recently, more people are diagnosed with chronic disease, and many of them are poorly treated with conventional therapies. Those frequently prefer other forms of complementary medical treatments. Based on the theory of homeostatic equilibrium being the basis of health, acupuncture focuses on restoring the homeostasis by manipulation of the complementary and opposing elements of yin and yang. It is possible that by affecting afferent nerve signaling, acupuncture may influence the release of endogenous opioids to promote pain relief. Our objective is giving western trained physicians clinical applications together with acupuncture and modern physiotherapeutic equipment (booster) to accommodate accelerating interests in acupuncture and related techniques in modern complex treatment of chronic low back pain. In recent prospective phase I/II study, statistical data verified the relevant end points of the study: the safety, the quality of life (QoL), the rest time, duration of painless state, and cost/benefit ratio.