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2020: Volume 1, Issue 1

Lumbar Pain Treatment Outline in Su Wen Chapter 41

Santi Cannizzaro*

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 [1] and French translations [2], adding some evidence from Pubmed database.

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