Theoretical and Natural Science

Theoretical and Natural Science

TNS Vol.1 No.1, 05 May 2022

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A Case Study of Clinical Effect of Water Cupping Combined with Ultrasound Drug Penetration in the Treatment of Acute Lumbar Disc Herniation

Jingjing Liang * 1
1 Dahongmen Community Health Service Center, Fengtai District, Beijing

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Theoretical and Natural Science, TNS Vol.1 No.1, 1-5
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Citation Jingjing Liang. A Case Study of Clinical Effect of Water Cupping Combined with Ultrasound Drug Penetration in the Treatment of Acute Lumbar Disc Herniation. TNS (2022) TNS Vol.1 No.1: 1-5. DOI: 10.54254/tns.2022001.


A patient with acute lumbar disc herniation (LDH) was admitted to the outpatient department of our hospital, who, having lifted heavy objects, suffered tingling pain in the lumbosacral region accompanied by limited movement, especially limited flexion, and radiating pain from the outside of right lower extremity to the right ankle. The patient was given a 30-minute ultrasound drug penetration once a day. After the treatment, the water cupping was applied to acupuncture points such as Large Intestine Point (大肠腧), Life Gate (命门), Lumbar Yang Pass (腰阳关), etc. for 10 minutes once every other day. A course contained three days and there was a one-day break between two courses. The patient's lumbosacral pain was relieved and there was no radiating pain in the lower extremities after the treatment of integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine. This method provides a simple, low-cost, easy-to-operate, safe, and effective Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment for clinical patients with acute LDH.


Ultrasound Drug Penetration, Lumbar Disc Herniation (LDH), Water Cupping


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