Acupuncture, Trigger Points and Musculoskeletal Pain, 3rd by Peter Baldry

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It is interesting to note that Teale, from observing the area of redness that so frequently arises in the skin around the site where an acupuncture needle has been inserted, was misled into thinking that acupuncture must work by producing some form of temporary congestion. Another surgeon to write about the use of acupuncture in hospital practice at Leeds was Simeon Snell. Snell writing in the Medical Times and Gazette in 1880 at a time when he was ophthalmic surgeon to the Sheffield General Hospital says: At the Leeds Infirmary the use of it is almost traditional.

23–30 Elliotson J 1827 The use of the sulphate of copper in chronic diarrhoea together with an essay on acupuncture. Medicochirurgical transactions 13, part 2: 451–467 Elliotson J 1833 Acupuncture. Medical Magazine 1: 309–314 Gross S D 1859 A system of surgery, vol 1. Blanchard and Lea, Philadelphia, pp. 575–576 Lee W M 1836 Acupuncture as a remedy for rheumatism. Southern Medical and Surgical Journal 1: 129–133 Lu Gwei-Djen, Needham J 1980 Celestial lancets. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, p.

1). She first began to take an interest in it after reading how Edeiken & Wolferth (1936) had been able to reproduce spontaneously occurring shoulder pain by applying pressure to tender points in muscles around the scapula, and then reading about observations made both by Kellgren and by the American orthopaedic surgeon Steindler (1940). 2 David Simons. 1 Janet Travell. (With permission from Virginia P. ) It was Steindler who, during the course of reporting how he was able to relieve ‘sciatica’ by injecting Novocain into tender points in muscles in the lumbar and gluteal regions, first called these points trigger points (TrPs).

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