lundi 28 décembre 2015

What is Ashi Point in Acupuncture & Trigger Point in musculo-skeletal pain

What is Ashi Point in Acupuncture & Trigger Point in musculo-skeletal pain, for example? Similarities & differences. Abstract.  

·         The Ashi Points
They are points without denomination
They are not systematized Acupuncture Points _ APs or APs of meridians, or out of meridians. They do not necessarily correspond to the location of traditional APs.
They are often randomly located in an already sensitive area, of varying duration, specific tender spot, painful when pressed, they depend on the causal disease in accordance with the syndromes or diseases with clinical effect nonetheless.
The Ashi points are treated and needled
as classic APs with Acupuncture and Mesopuncture according to a classically and globally approach, for example with the BMN performing both needle insertion  and injection of a liquid drug into the Ashi Point with a single insertion of a single needle.

·         The TriggerPoints_ TPs
The most common cause, 75%, of chronic musculoskeletal pain
According to TRAVELL and SIMONS a Trigger Point_ TP is define as a tender nodule, a painful or sensitive muscular knot, hyper-irritable, limited and located in a firm, tight and palpable band of skeletal muscular fibers, the taut band.
It is an irritable spot either spontaneously (active TP) or on digital compression (latent TP) able of generating either a local or referred pain to other musculature.
'Other signs' are also described: A motor dysfunction, neuro vegetative signs such as sweating, swelling, and "goose bumps."
These TPs may become activated by a variety of factors such as, poor posture, overuse, or muscle imbalance.
TPs exhibit a local twitch response (muscle fasciculation) or a global jump sign (flexion response) in response to digital pressure or Dry & Wet Needling.
These signs and the 'Other signs' are not described for ASHI points.
In response to the digital pressure or Dry –Wet Needling  the TP has a local twitch response or muscular contractions by groups of some muscular fibers, with the appearance of  a "bag of worms" or complete muscle flexing or jump sign.
Only clinical criteria define currently the TPs; two new processes, sono-elastography and elastography by magnetic resonance perhaps will help obtain an objective confirmation.
Using the BMN needle, hypodermic and acupuncture needle complies fully with the terms of the TPs treatment, described by Drs. TRAVELL and SIMMONS. It allows performing the Dry and Wet Needling with the same needle insertion located at the same point and injection of the liquid drug contained in the reservoir BMN without recourse to a charged syringe.
 · The BMN needle length is 13 mm. All TPs can be treated by the BMN needle, performing the Dry Needle and Wet Needle according to two modes, depending on the depth of the TPs.
It be described
A direct mode when DN & WN are made with the BMN needle inserted into a TP when it is superficial. ·        

An indirect mode when the TP is quite deep and the BMN needle, 13mm long, not being able to reach it: the needle is inserted between the skin and the deep TP to perform the DN & WN.         

vendredi 25 décembre 2015

Mesotherapy Acupuncture Mesopuncture (MAM) needleless: Abstract

Mesotherapy Acupuncture Mesopuncture (MAM) needleless: Abstract
Mesotherapy Acupuncture Mesopuncture Needleless MAM, a non-invasive set of three treatments proposed for various aesthetics or health disturbances.
Acupressure is a noninvasive version of Acupuncture treatment without needle insertion.
Mesopuncture and Mesotherapy are also performed, without needles, by another external stimulus, a liquid drug.
*- Acupuncture: To obtain the Acupuncture effect, in the treatment of a particular condition, the selected Acupuncture Point_ AP of systematized localization is stimulated by various external stimuli, without needles: Moxas, laser, waves, magnets, massage and more…   ..
*- Mesopuncture or Fluid stimulus of the same AP was initiated, thirty years ago by the Chinese medicine: To obtain the Mesopuncture effect, the APs must be stimulated by a liquid drug. There are two categories of liquid drugs that can be used for the fluid stimulus, liquid drug with or without pharmacological activity. There is a needleless version, performed, by an external way or Virtual Mesopuncture. 

*-Mesotherapy.  The Mesotherapy Point_ MP is created by few drops of a fluid drug, deposited, in any part of the skin on which will be applied the electrical apparatus for virtual Mesotherapy. The MPs are small reservoirs of liquid drug created in the dermis or hypodermis.

It should be noted that:
The AP is of systematized and known location for millennia.
The MP is of random location.

In the skin surface chosen for creation of the MPs, some APs are preexisting to MPs: MPs and APs are often adjacent or not far from each other, the same virtual Mesotherapy apparatus with the same liquid drug (or the same device with a needle), can reach them, both.
The most logical way, exploiting the proximity of APs and MPs and the ease to involve them in the initial and local treatment was to group them together, in a set, Mesotherapy Acupuncture Mesopuncture or MAM easily performed
·         with the BMN, acupuncture and hypodermic needle (FDA) also used in direct or/and Wet & Dry needling

Without needle with the iontophoresis device for Mesotherapy and Mesopuncture and external stimulus for the AP