Cervical Spondylosis

Introduction of acupuncture and Tuina treatment of cervical spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis is a complicated clinical disease, which happens frequently. Nowadays, with the speeding up of the paces of life, cervical spondylosis has a tendency for happens in younger people. Acupuncture treatment of this disease has achieved good effect.

Cervical spondylosis is also called cervical vertebra syndrome, which happens on the basis of cervical intervertebral disc degeneration changes. The stress of the vertebral body, accessories of bone hyperplasia and pathological changes of muscle tendon, ligament, joint capsule and other soft tissue cause cervical nerve root, cervical spinal cord, vertebral artery and cervical sympathetic nerve is stimulated, or oppressed, and even injury and secondary change happened. These often result in pain on the neck, shoulder, back and chest, or/and arm numbness, muscle atrophy, and even a quadriplegic clinical symptoms.

Acupuncture and Tuina therapy has a unique advantage on this. There is a wide range of indications, simple, rapid significantly curative effect, no side effects, safe and economic, which can bring high quality of life to patients.

Point selection aims to improve disorder of cervical spine mechanics balance, so that mostly often used points are Jingjiaji, Fengchi(GB20), and Jianjing(GB21), etc. The principle of Tuina therapy is to relax tendons, ease cramping, and reconstruct dislocation. Doctor often carry out kneading, grasping, pressing, rolling and pulling manipulations on acupoints at head, neck, shoulder.

Generally, using cupuncture and Tuina skills together, doctor of TCM can adjust the micro circulation, relieve muscle spasm and reconstructive dislocation, invigorate the circulation, so as to relieve and cure the disease of cervical spondylosis.