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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2006 Sep;26(9):669-71.

[A new thinking of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment of shoulder pain after hemiplegia].

[Article in Chinese]

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Acupuncture Section, Union Hospital Affiliated to Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350001, China.


Analysis from anatomy and physiology indicates that causes of shoulder pain are (1) decline and after-constriction of the scapula;(2) the adduction and intorsion of the humerus; (3) the spasm of the upper limb flexor. The acupuncture and moxibustion prescriptions stipulated for prevention and treatment of shoulder pain are Jianjing (GB 21), Jianzhongshu (SI 15), Jugu (LI 16), Tianzong (SI 11), Jianliao (SJ 14), Jiquan (HT 1) at the flaccid hemiplegia, and Jugu (LI 16), Jianyu (LI 15), Tianzong (SI 11), Jianliao (SJ 14), Xiaoluo (SJ 12), Shanglian (LI 9), Wenliu (LI 7) at the spastic hemiplegia , in combination with cupping at the Urinary Bladder Meridian on the back and around shoulder. Thus, it is indicated that shoulder pain not only is involved in the shoulder joint but also in all muscle groups of the shoulder girdle and the upper limb extensor at the affected side.

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