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Neuropathy - August 21, 2013
Introduction to Treatments often considered Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Dr. A.T. Still
1849 he begins training in medicine by his father – a Medical Doctor and Methodist Minister.
Death of 4 children and call for medical reform.
Founding of Osteopathic Medicine – June 22, 1874.
No longer “stand-alone” medicine.
Combination of current recommendations of modern “western” medical practice with the deep understanding of the anatomy and healing mechanisms of the body.
Recognized by NIH, WHO, and the AMA!
Osteopathic Medicine in Practice
General Internal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
As well as….
Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Neurology and Psychiatry
1. Structure and Function
2. The Body is a Single Dynamic Unit of Function.
3. The Body Possesses
4. Rational Treatment is Based on Applying These Principles.
Wikipedia contributors. Andrew Taylor Still. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. November 29, 2012, 06:51 UTC. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Andrew_Taylor_Still&oldid=525501724. Accessed January 25, 2013.
The Multicenter Osteopathic Pneumonia Study in the Elderly: a registered, double-blinded, randomized, controlled clinical trial to assess the impact of adjunctive osteopathic manipulative treatment in patients 50 years of age and over who were hospitalized with pneumonia.
Per Protocol Analysis indicated a decreased LOS in hospitalized PNA patients when treated with OMT.
A Modern Medicine:
Mind – Body – Spirit concept (approach and effect)
Whole Person concept, not just disease
Western Standards of Practice
Restorative and Preventative
More difficult to study, yet research showing promise.
An ally, not a competitor.
5,000 Years of Wisdom, Knowledge & Healing
206 BC to 220 AD
(The Classic of Difficult Issues)
Huang Di Nei Jing
Period of Disunion
220 – 589 AD
Zhen Jiu Jia Yi Jing
(The Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion)
Marked out 649 of the 670 known points
Clearly marked the early progression of the healing art of acupuncture
OMT slowed or halted the deterioration of back specific function in 3rd trimester OB patients.
Osteopathic manipulative treatment for low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Randomized osteopathic manipulation study (ROMANS): pragmatic trial for spinal pain in primary care
Evidence-based osteopathic manipulative treatment for common conditions
Lymphatic pump treatment enhances the lymphatic and immune systems
120 results under PubMed for Systematic Reviews on OMT
88 currently published RCT on OMT.
Spring, Summer, Late Summer, Fall, Winter.
Noon-Midnight, Seasonal, Annual, etc.
Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal.
Over the next centuries, additional concepts were incorporated:
Experienced a period of decline with the “invasion” of western medicine of the day.
Resurgence after WWII.
Involvement of western countries in investigation.
French – Energetics and Auriculotherapy
Dr. Paul Nogier
More widely accepted.
Vigorous use in US armed Forces.
Are opposite qualities
Never exist in isolation:
Everything contains both Yin and Yang aspects, even extreme Yang contains the seed of Yin and vice versa
Yin and Yang are always in a dynamic relationship:
never an even 50/50 balance
Are relative terms:
Antarctica's climate is more Yin than Alaska's and Mexico's climate is more Yang than Ireland's
One cannot exist without the other, they can be distinguished but not separated
Are mutually consumptive:
Extreme Yin (cold/wet) extinguishes Yang (fire), extreme Yang (fire) burns up Yin (water)
Are mutually transformative:
Extreme Yin ultimately transforms into Yang and vice versa
FrontInteriorAbdomen/ChestStructureChronic IllnessGradual OnsetColdFatigueWeak VoiceLong TreatmentHerbsMore NeedlesDisperseDarkWatrPassiveInsideSlowRightDownwardMatter
BackExteriorSkin/MusclesFunctionAcute IllnessQuick OnsetHeatEnergized/RestlessLoud VoiceShort TreatmentAcupuncture/MoxaLess NeedlesTonifyLightFireActiveOutsideFastLeftUpwardEnergy
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The energy of the Universe
The energy that enlivens & animates
Supports our daily activities
Provides nourishment for every cell, tissue, muscle, organ & gland
• Activates & Animates
• Transforms & Transports
• Warms the body
• Protects & Defends
• Contains & Retains
A sufficient, balanced & continuous flow of Qi = good health
Qi in Various Cultures
Pathways through which Qi travels.
12 Standard Meridians
San Jiao (TH)
Named for an organ, but govern certain properties/characteristics.
HPI and ROS
Certain points and/or subcircuits are selected.
Tonified, sedated, or activated.
Moxa, E-stim, or manual stim.
U.S. Military research and use (BFA)
CSA – Chinese Scalp Acupuncture
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture has proven effective in the treatment of many common problems.
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Chronic fatigue
• Common cold
• Dental pain
• Digestive trouble
• Emotional problems
• Eye problems
• Facial palsy/tics
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Low back pain
• Menstrual irregularities
• Morning sickness
• Nausea• Osteoarthritis
• Reproductive problems
• Seasonal affective disorder
• Shoulder pain
• Sleep disturbances
• Smoking cessation
• Sore throat
• Tennis elbow
• Trigeminal neuralgia
• Urinary tract infections
Millennia of use and investigation
Grounded in theory
Ancient art of healing that utilized HPI and ROS before founding of modern medicine
Minimally invasive, safe, inexpensive.
Though research can be complicated, Acupuncture has been shown to be of benefit.
Research is ongoing.
Stephen P. Kroth, DO, LAc
About This Presentation
Neuropathy Support Group
August 21, 2013
RHEUMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES-NW PA
1781 W 26th St, Lower Level
Erie, PA 16508