A reflection on the management and treatment of cervical spine neuropathies with East Asian medicine: Acupuncture.

Author: Wilson JF.
The Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Westminster, 115, New Cavendish Street, London, W1W 6UW, UK, wilsonj@westminster.ac.uk.
Conference/Journal: Chin J Integr Med.
Date published: 2013 Jun
Other: Volume ID: 19 , Issue ID: 6 , Pages: 403-8 , Word Count: 85

There is much material demonstrating the use of acupuncture and moxibustion as an effective method of treatment in a variety of neurological conditions involving both peripheral and central nervous system dysfunction. Acupuncture's effects are experienced throughout the body but specifically acupuncture can be seen to contribute significantly to nerve metabolism and rebuilding. However, very little is written on the mechanisms for this nerve recovery. This paper will reflect on these mechanisms in relation to the treatment of neck problems associated with nerve root impingement.
PMID: 23784466