Treatment effect and mechanism of Fu's subcutaneous needling among patients with shoulder pain: A retrospective pilot study

Xiao Bao, Ming Hong Wang, Howe Liu, Hong Fei Shi, Yasser Salem, Shu Xu, Zhi Min Zhu, Ju Ying Xie, Quan Yang

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Abstract

Fu's subcutaneous needling (FSN) is a new acupuncture therapy developed from acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine models. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of FSN on shoulder pain. In this retrospective comparative study, patient case files with shoulder pain (Group A) treated with FSN were analyzed and compared with the same number of patients with shoulder pain (Group B) treated with conventional acupuncture and physical therapy. Motion-related pain (MRP), pain under pressure (PUP), and Range of motion (ROM) were collected before and after intervention. In the 68 patients, there were 39 males and 29 females, aged 21–53 years old (mean ± SD = 36.4 ± 8.15) with onset time ranging from 1 day to 7 days (mean ± SD = 3.15 ± 1.73). MRP, PUP, and ROM scores were improved after FSN intervention (p <.05). There were significant differences between group A and group B in MRP, PUP, and ROM scores after FSN intervention and 1 week follow-up (p <.05). No adverse events, such as fainting and sharp pain, occurred during the treatment process. FSN can be an effective rehabilitation intervention for improving shoulder pain and shoulder range of motion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2552-2558
Number of pages7
JournalAnatomical Record
Volume304
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2021

Keywords

  • Fu's subcutaneous needling
  • acupuncture
  • complementary medicine
  • shoulder pain

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