Family physician, Acupuncturist - Reggio Calabria, Italy
Corresponding author: Santi Cannizzaro, MD, Family physician, Acupuncturist, Reggio Calabria, Italy, E-mail: [email protected].
Received Date: September 07, 2020
Publication Date: September 25, 2020
In the ancient work Su wen, an entire chapter (41th) is dedicated to diagnosis and treatment of lumbar pain. The title is acupuncture for back pain (刺 腰 痛), phrase that can be freely translated as “various type of puncture in lumbar pain”. Various types of punctures are mentioned in particular blood-letting. This chapter is also one of the most practical references for blood-letting therapy. The final part of the chapter contains a synthesis of the main lumbar pain associated syndromes and accessory symptoms. For the preparation of this study I analyzed the original text with the help of English  and French translations , adding some evidence from Pubmed database.