Respiratory Insufficiency

Publication Title: 
Forschende Komplementärmedizin (2006)

BACKGROUND: Worldwide, acupuncture is used in conflict areas and increasingly also as a supportive measure in emergency medicine. METHODS: In this case, the treatment of epilepsy, masseter cramp, unconsciousness and respiratory arrest by means of YNSA and body acupuncture with only 3 acupuncture needles is described. The 3 points used were YNSA basal ganglia point, Renzhong and Qiangu. RESULTS: After application of the needles, the epileptic fit stopped, the unconscious patient opened his mouth and started breathing spontaneously.

Author(s): 
Schockert, Thomas
Dittmar, Frank
Gleditsch, Jochen M.

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