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February 17, 2006

Acupressure 1, Physical Therapy 0

Taiwanese researchers published a study in the British Medical Journal comparing acupressure (not Acupuncture) to physical therapy for 129 patients with chronic lower back pain at an orthopedic clinic in Kaohsiung. The patients received six sessions of acupressure over a month, or PT. Acupressure kicked butt. Things I don't have are what they mean by PT (exercise or tens) and what points they used for acupressure. The interesting thing is that the results stayed true at 6 month follow up. Imagine if they used Acupuncture! AFP Article Here

Posted by Admin at February 17, 2006 11:00 AM


Doesn't surprise me at all. Now, while I may have never take a true 'course' in TCM, I have an extensive background in Chi Kung and Reiki, and I do know it works- acupressure is what I prefer, as I hate needles with a passion.

I have the feeling TCM will prove itself more and more, and be recognized more and more

Posted by: Da Mo Wai Dan at March 23, 2006 03:56 PM