1982 年 31 巻 3 号 p. 252-255
I will report on therapeutic results obtained using Chinese needles to treat 118 cases of mainly pain related disease met daily in the orthopedic clinic, over the course of 1 year, 6 months beginning in July, 1979. Formerly used acupuncture therapy was supplemented with electrical acupuncture and moxa-needles. The cases included among others lumbar-vertebral hernia, sciatica, deformative spondylosis, muscle-fascia lumbago, etc., among lumbago diseases, cervical spondylosis, cervicoscapulo-brachial syndrome, neck sprain, stiff neck upon rising, and other neck disorders. periarthritis of shoulder, deformative arthralgia of the knee, deformative arthralgia of the hip and chronic articular rheumatism.
Among lumbago patients results were especially good with muscle-fascial lumbago. In radicular sciatica cases improvement of Lasegue's symptom was observed in early cases, however in older cases improvement of symptoms was temporary or in some cases symptoms recurred. With deformative spondylosis there was a fair number of effective cases. Moxa-needle therapy proved especially effective. With deformative arthralgia of the knee results differed from cases to case. In cases in which X-ray examination revealed severe disorders results were temporary.