Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)
BACKGROUND: It is well known that qigong practice is beneficial to human health, but it is less known, even in China, that qigong may also be an effective therapy to treat various diseases. This report documents the story of a 58-year-old Caucasian male patient with a series of chronic conditions, including high prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels (but not a confirmed cancer), atrial septal defect, asthma, allergies, multiple injuries following an automobile accident, high blood pressure, and edema in the legs.
Phantom limb pain is a widespread condition that responds poorly to conventional medical and surgical treatments. A case report is presented of the successful treatment of phantom leg pain in a 62-year-old man with peripheral vascular disease using the complementary medical technique of Therapeutic Touch. The clinical and research literature of Therapeutic Touch is briefly reviewed, with regard to subjective outcome measures like pain and anxiety, as well as to several objective measures of physiologic function.
OBJECTIVES: We conducted preliminary research to validate the insertion depth ranges of the five phase points by using ultrasonography. DESIGN AND SETTING: The insertion depth ranges of the five phase points were investigated by reviewing acupuncture and moxibustion literature.