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Clinical Effect of Acupotomy Combined with

Korean Medicine: A Case Series of a

Herniated Intervertebral Disc



The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of acupotomy for treating patients with a herniated intervertebral disc (HIVD). This case series includes five HIVD patients who were treated at the Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Daejeon University Dunsan Korean Hospital, Daejeon, Korea, from January 2015 to April 2015. Acupotomy was performed three times over a 2-week period, along with Korean medical treatment. The outcomes were evaluated by using a numeric rating scale (NRS), physical examination, the Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Index (ODI), the Short-Form 36-Item Health Survey (SF-36), and the Surgical Safety Checklist. The NRS and physical examination results, as well as the ODI scores, were improved in all cases. No significant differences were noted on the SF-36. No patients had any adverse effects. This study, with its findings of encouraging responses in reducing low back pain and radiating pain and in recovering the kinetic state of soft tissue, supports the potential use of acupotomy for the treatment of patients suffering from HIVD...

Effect of a Traditional Chinese Medicine combined therapy on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a randomized controlled trial




To evaluate the effectiveness of a combined Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy versus conventional treatment on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis...

Acupotomology: Brief Introduction


Acupotomology, a fusion of the basic theories of traditional Chinese and modern western medicine, has formed a complete system of medical science. This is a revolution in the medical field. Moreover, it symbolizes a new era in the medical science. Acupotomology and acupotomy were awarded a gold medal at 37th Brussels Eureka World Fair for Invention (research and industrial innovation ).The

inventor and founder, Professor Zhu Hanzhang won the Officer Medal, also he was awarded a domestic reward of a HuaTuo Gold Statue...

Acupotomy Therapy for Chronic Nonspecific Neck Pain:

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis


1. Introduction

Acupotome is a new-style bladed needle that has a flat head and a cylindrical body, evolving from acupuncture needle [1]. The method of utilizing acupotome to treat soft tissue injuries and bone hyperplasia is given the name, acupotomy

therapy [1]. Acupotomy therapy is considered as a minimally invasive surgery of traditional Chinese medicine, combining Chinese acupuncture therapy and modern surgical principles [2]...



全球成立针刀学术组织的国家与地区大约30多个,有 墨西哥 澳大利亚 新西兰 英国 马来西亚 阿联酋 俄罗斯 乌兹别克斯坦 哈萨克斯坦 日本 韩国 香港等。 但针刀医师可以说是已经遍布全球每一个角落,由于各个国家的法律不尽相同,很多针刀医生都在用针刀治疗疾病,而按照针灸来收费,在美国这个现象比较典型,美国针灸已经立法,而针刀没有立法,所以很多针刀医师都是以特殊针灸来用针刀,收费也是比拟针灸收取...

Acupotomy therapy for joint pain relief of lumbar disc herniation-systematic review and meta-analysis


Purpose: Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a major public health problem and a serious affect on work and life. Few effective medical treatments for the disease currently exist. Acupotomy therapy as an acceptful minimally-invasive surgical treatment has been used for LDH pain. It combines tradition Chinese medicine and micro-surgery that separates neurolemma and muscle of patients' back, resulting in pain relief. A comprehensive literature review is a key link to understand its benefits and for guiding treatment for LDH pain relief...

Miniscalpel-Needle Treatment Is Effective for Work-Related Neck and Shoulder Musculoskeletal Disorders


Background. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a group of painful disorders of muscles, tendons, and nerves, such as neck and shoulder MSD. This study was designed to use miniscalpel-needle (MSN) technique as an intervention for work-related MSDs...



中醫藥學的發展已有兩千多年曆史, 其具有獨特的理論體系和卓越的臨床療效,是中華民族優秀傳統文化中的瑰寶。不僅為中華民族的繁衍昌盛做出傑出貢獻,還受到世界上 越來越多國家民眾和政府的歡迎,為人類健康水平的提高發揮了重要作用。世界衛生組織(WHO)相當重視中醫藥學的發展,尤其強調中 醫藥學在世界各地初級衛生保健中的廣泛運用...

[Anatomical basis and clinical application of "two points" acupotomology surgery program in treating cubital tunnel syndrome].



OBJECTIVE: To explore an effective acupotomology surgery program in treating cubital tunnel syndrome.

METHODS: According to pathogenic factors and elbow anatomy, a "two points" acupotomology surgery program was designed, which could loose the attachment point of arcuate ligament on medial border of olecroanon and medial epicondyle of humerus. Twenty-one cases of cubital tunnel syndrome were treated with acupotmology, then the efficacy was obsered...

Acupotomy Therapy for Joint Pain Relief of Knee Osteoarthritis-Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis


Background/Purpose: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a major public health problem and a leading cause of long-term pain and disability. Few effective medical treatments for the disease currently exist. Acupotomy has been used as a new type of minimally-invasive surgical treatment for KOA pain. It combines techniques from acupuncture and micro-surgery that separates subcutaneous adhesions and muscle knots, resulting in immediate pain relief. A comprehensive literature review is an important step in understanding its benefits and for guiding treatment for KOA pain. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of acupotomy for joint pain associated with KOA...

Effectiveness and safety of acupotomy for treating back and/or leg pain in patients with lumbar disc herniation: A study protocol for a multicenter, randomized, controlled, clinical trial


Background: As the number of patients suffering from back and/or leg pain due to lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is increasing in Korea, conservative treatments for patients with LDH have been spotlighted. Although several studies have been published on the use of acupotomy for the treatment of such patients, most of them are only case studies. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness and safety of acupotomy to those for manual acupuncture for the treatment of patients with LDH...

Acupotomy-The pain killer of incurable fatigue and pain




Office Workers who stay in the office for a long time are easily have neck pain, shoulder pain and back pain. Recently,Acupuncture department introduces Acupotomy treatment from Mainland China and it is effective in pain combined with chiropractic...

针刀: How Acupotomy Works


Acupotomy is a relatively new type of non-invasive acupuncture/ micro surgery using a small needle-scalpel invented by Professor Zhu Hanzhang around 30 years ago in China. It is a slightly thicker and more blunt instrument that gets under the skin and is able to break apart adhesions and muscle knots more effectively than a regular acupuncture needle would...

Acupotomology: the inheritance and innovation of acupuncture to pain


We are very gratified by the fact that acupuncture can solve severe pelvic girdle pain. Acupuncture is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that originated more than 3000 years ago. It involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into acupoints, which are invariably regarded as an obscure concept...

Acupotomology clinical diagnosis and treatment


(2nd Edition)(Chinese Edition)

Paperback – January 1, 2000


Chinese needle-knife. Water acupotomology minimally invasive therapy school wall charts

(Publisher: China Medical Science and Technology Press)(ISBN 7506735148)(Chinese Edition) 

Paperback – 1 Jan 2000

by BEN SHE (Author)

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