[Progress of research on acupuncture at trigger point for myofascial pain syndrome].

Author: Ma Y, Bu H, Jia JR, Zhang X.
Affiliation: Department of Acupuncture, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Baotou Medical College, Baotou 014030, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. mayao1268@yahoo.cn
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Other: Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 101

To review the literature of acupuncture at trigger point for myofascial pain syndrome from the main selected points (trigger point), the mechanism of Chinese medicine and modern research and its clinical application. The results show that acupuncture at trigger point has significant effect on the myofascial pain syndrome, which could be influenced by the type of needle, manipulation, insertion angle and depth of the needles. However, the involved studies at present are still far from enough and lack of systematic study with multivariate analysis, it is needed to be improved that some problems about the clinical diagnosis and basic research.
PMID: 22741275