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Acupuncture no but dry needling ,perhaps .

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by scotfoot, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. scotfoot

    scotfoot Well-Known Member


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    In my opinion , evidence just about proves that acupuncture is a "bells and whistles placebo" . But I believe dry needling may well work by relieving fluid pressures within hydraulically discrete fascicles , containing damaged muscle fibers .
    The damaged areas might be identified by palpation and accumulated fluid released by needling .
    A bit like lancing an abscess .

    Any thoughts ?
     
  2. scotfoot

    scotfoot Well-Known Member

    To understand the above it might help to read the thread linked to here -

    upload_2020-1-16_17-7-3.png biomch-l.isbweb.org › threads › 28655-Hydraulically-discrete-fascicle...
    Hydraulically discrete fascicles in skeletal muscle - Biomch-L

    upload_2020-1-16_17-7-3.png
    13 Feb 2016 - 2 posts - ‎1 authorIf the perimysium is sufficiently impermeable then might it be possible that each fascicle is able to function as a hydraulically discrete unit with ...
     
  3. Jeff Carnett

    Jeff Carnett Member

    Acupuncture when applied using both Western medical theories and Traditional Chinese diagnosis in selecting points and modalities is more useful in my opinion than dry needling or other forms of "cook book" approaches. Unfortunately in many jurisdictions podiatrists are not allowed to apply authentic acupuncture techniques.
     
  4. scotfoot

    scotfoot Well-Known Member

    At a physiotherapists suggestion , I once tried acupuncture to try to settle a long standing elbow problem . As it happens it made no difference and the elbow healed on its own about 3 months on .
    My mind is not closed to acupuncture but research ,taken as a whole , is now firmly trending towards placebo .

    I would classify the technique as something which does reduce pain via a placebo effect .

    I see it as closely tied up with a belief system rather than science .

    Did you look at Hydraulically discrete fascicles in skeletal muscle - Biomch-L ?
     
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