1981 年 30 巻 3 号 p. 233-246
I would like to report on piercing acupuncture methods and therapeutic results obtained therewith in the treatment of tendonitis of the wrists, fingers and feet which arise from trauma, overwork, etc.
The treatment method involved the use of No. 32, 1.5-2.0 TSUN Chinese needles. Insertion was performed, piercing from the inferior ridge of the affected tendon. Needles were left stationary for a period of 10-15 minutes.
Sample Cases: Tendovaginitis of the abductor longus and abductor brevis
muscles 14 cases
Tendonitis of Achilles tendon 18 cases
The average number of treatments necessary in the cases in which cure was obtained was 2 to 5. In especially effective cases (13) 1 to 2 treatments were required; in chronic cases (2) 10 to 15 treatments were necessary.
I will discuss the fact that with this treatment method as compared to previous methods, the circulation improvement in the affected area was increased, inflammation disappeared, and at the same time pain with movement was effectively relieved.
A 10 question 28 answer questionnaire concerning acupuncture-moxibustion therapy was distributed randomly to 1100 adults in Ibaragi Prefecture and 958 replies were collected. The total compiled results showed that persons having experienced acupuncture therapy were 31.5%, persons having experienced moxibustion therapy were 25.4%, persons believing acupuncture therapy to be effective were 94.3%, persons be-living that it is better to receive acupuncture-moxibustion therapy at an acupuncture-moxibustion clinic than at a regular hospital 52.2%, persons believing acupuncture-moxibustion should require 6 years training the same as a medical doctor 33.4%, persons believing acupuncture-moxibustion therapy should be covered by national health insurance 88.3%, persons believing in the choice of a therapist if his technique is good it doesn't matter whether or not he is blind 76.8%, persons preferring the therapist who can see 20%, and persons preferring the blind therapist 3.2%.
A further classification and comparison of answers to each question according to age and sex gives further suggestion of good results.