Clinical analysis of cervical spondylopathy and its rehabilitation by Tuina qigong in 267 cases

Author: Li Xingguang
Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China [1]
Conference/Journal: 2nd World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1993
Other: Pages: 136 , Word Count: 201

This paper reports the treatment of the cervical spondylopathy in 267 cases with rehabilitation by tuina qigong since 1989. Among them, 86 were males and 181 females. Most of the cases were females aged from 30—60 years. Course of disease was one day to 30 years. The common problems were cervical spondylopathy of the nerve root, the vertebral artery and the mixed type.

Traditional technique of Chinese tuina must be taken with coordination of qigong and digital pressure to acupoints. The results show: In the 267 cases, 248 cases (92.9%) were markedly improved,18 cases (6.7% ) were effective, and one case (0.37% ) failed. The average treatments were 15 times. .

Diagnosis is based on palpation.symptoms and signs.

Pathogenesis: The cervical spondylopathy happens to be due to the change of anatomical position caused by direct or indirect injury and retrograde affection.

Treatment: The 'tract on rotation-reduction' manipulation was used with other measures to relax the muscles of the cervical part and relax the pressure of cervical vertebrae on the normal axis and put right the deranged cervical vertebrae and relax irritation of the nerve root, the vertebral artery, the sympathetic nerve and the spinal cord, making it return to the normal position. This method is a good way to treat the cervical spondylopathy at present.