主 办:北 京 中 医 药 大 学
ISSN 1006-2157 CN 11-3574/R

JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2015, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (4): 280-283.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2015.04.013

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Exploration of acupuncture prescriptions for chronic low back pain: a review of ancient and modern literature*

JIANG Hui-li, JI Li-li, REN Xiu-jun#, LONG Xian-qi, TU Ya   

  1. School of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029
  • Received:2014-10-20 Online:2015-04-15 Published:2015-04-15

Abstract: Objective To reveal the rules of acupuncture treatment for chronic low back pain (CLBP) by searching ancient and modern literature. Methods After reviewing the ancient books and records from Spring and Autumn Period to Qing Dynasty and clinical treatment articles in recent 10 years from CNKI, Wangfang Data and VIP, the acupuncture prescriptions of treatment for CLBP were collected and analyzed. Results Distant acupoints and single acupoint were widely selected in ancient times, by the contrast, distant acupoints combined with local acupoints and mulitiple acupoints were the main selection of modern acupuncture practitioner. The acupoints selected were mostly five transport points, crossing points and back-shu points which located on foot-Taiyang meridians, DU meridians and foot-Shaoyang meridians. Conclusion Selecting distant acupoints and combination of the distant-local acupoints were the core of acupuncture prescriptions for treatment of CLBP.

Key words: chronic low back pain, acupuncture prescription, acupoints, literature

CLC Number: 

  • R246.9