osteopuncture

osteopuncture

A technique for pain relief, developed by an American neurologist, RM Lawrence, in which needles are inserted into the periosteum in one of 120 areas, where the bone is relatively accessible to the skin surface; once the needle is inserted, it may be stimulated with low-voltage electricity for up to one-half hour. Osteopuncture stimulates the bone in regions adjacent to sites of pain, thus differing from acupuncture, as the acupoints along meridians correspond to body regions and organs often located at a distance from the site of the needle’s insertion.

Applications
Arthritic pain, back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, phantom limb pain and rheumatoid arthritis.

osteopuncture

A technique for relief of bone pain in which needles are inserted into the periosteum in one of 120 areas, where the bone is relatively accessible to the skin surface; once the needle is inserted, it may be stimulated with low-voltage electricity for up to12 hr. Cf Acupuncture.
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