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Current Status of Acupuncture in Relieving Pain after Joint Replacement

Junyangxi Long1,*, Yuxuan Yang1, Yidan Shi1, Yuanxi Huang1, Ying Zhu2

1Graduate School of Guangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanning, Guangxi, China.

2Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Ruikang Hospital Affiliated to Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, Nanning, Guangxi, China.

*Corresponding author: Yidan Shi

Date: May 7,2022 Hits: 194


Total joint replacement (TJR) is the most economical, effective and practical orthopedic method for the treatment of end-stage joint diseases in humans. Patients still experience varying degrees of joint pain and swelling during their recovery, and severe pain increases the risk of complications. Existing pain management methods such as self-controlled analgesia, analgesia drugs, nerve block, etc. may lead to adverse gastrointestinal reactions, urinary retention, spinal nerve syndrome, etc. Acupuncture and moxibustion therapy is prominent, effective and safe in various acute and chronic pain diseases. The research on TJR mainly focuses on the intervention of pain after hip and knee arthroplasty, using a variety of methods such as ordinary acupuncture, electroacupuncture, ear acupuncture, warm acupuncture, wrist ankle acupuncture and so on. Through a variety of ways to directly dredge the human body’s meridians, harmonize Yin and Yang Qi and blood, and improve the Yin and Yang operation of viscera and blood, so as to quickly achieve the purpose of pain relief. In this paper, the clinical application of acupuncture in the treatment of knee and hip joint pain after replacement is reviewed.


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Current Status of Acupuncture in Relieving Pain after Joint Replacement

How to cite this paper: Junyangxi Long, Yuxuan Yang, Yidan Shi, Yuanxi Huang, Ying Zhu. (2022) Current Status of Acupuncture in Relieving Pain after Joint Replacement. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research6(2), 209-215.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2022.04.015