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Folia Medica Indonesiana

ISSN 0303-7932

Vol. 45 / No. 3 / Published : 2009-07

TOC : 11, and page :232 - 236

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Original Article :

Acupuncture therapy to relieve pain in dextral hypochondrial area. a case study on referred pain

Author :

  1. Abdurachman*1
  1. Department of Anatomy-Histology, Faculty of Medicine Airlangga University

Abstract :

Complain on certain part of the body (pain, for example) often indicates a pathologic condition originating at the location of complain. If the pathologic condition does not originate at the location of pain, in modern medical science, this phenomenon is known as referred pain. Pain, either local or referred pain can be explained based on one of the foundations of medical science, which is anatomy. In the following case study, a phenomenon of hypochondriac pain was found. This phenomenon was unexplainable by basic anatomy which was commonly acknowledged in modern science. In the following case study, it will be shown that there was pain at the right hypochondrium and the pain was caused by a wound located on infra malleolus lateralis dextra. A therapy using acupuncture technique was applied to the patient. After the acupuncture needle was inserted at the point Gb-34 (right under the meeting point of caput fibula dextra and tibia bone), pain and other complaints on right hypochondrium region was relieved.

Keyword :

Pain, hypochondrium dextra, infra malleolus lateralis dextra,

References :

  1. Gellman H, (2002). Acupuncture Treatment for Musculoskeletal Pain. A Textbook for Orthopedics, Anesthesia, and Rehabilitation . New York : Taylor & Francis
  2. Hualing G, (1999). The Atlas of Layered Anatomy of Acupoints . Beijing : Foreign Languages Press


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