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Clinical Pain ; (2): 92-96, 2019.
Artigo em Coreano | WPRIM (Pacífico Ocidental) | ID: wprim-811488


Torticollis is an abnormal, asymmetric head or neck position which usually caused by imbalance of paracervical muscles. The traumatic torticollis can be caused by following events; atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation, atlantoaxial dislocation, cervical vertebral fractures, and injury to the cervical musculature. Especially, acute traumatic atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation usually presents limitation of cervical range of motion without pain or neurologic deficit. We report a case of a 58 year-old man who developed the acute atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation right after the chiropractic therapy, which induced the limitation of cervical range of motion to 52.5% of normal range. The magnetic resonance image revealed the facture of the odontoid process and the partial injury in transverse ligaments of the atlas. He underwent intramuscular botulinum toxin injection and 10 days of continuous cervical traction 15 hours a day using a 5 kg weight. The range of the cervical motion restored up to 90.2% of normal range.

Articulação Atlantoaxial , Toxinas Botulínicas , Quiroprática , Luxações Articulares , Cabeça , Ligamentos , Músculos , Pescoço , Manifestações Neurológicas , Processo Odontoide , Amplitude de Movimento Articular , Valores de Referência , Torcicolo , Tração
Health SA Gesondheid ; 24, p.1-9, fig., 2019
Artigo em Inglês | AIM (África) | ID: afr-201097


Background: Plantar fasciitis is one of the common causes of heel pain and a common musculoskeletal problem often observed by clinicians. Numerous options are available in treating plantar fasciitis conservatively, but no previous studies have compared combined conservative management protocols. Aim: The aim of this study was to compare manipulation of the foot and ankle and cross friction massage of the plantar fascia; cross friction massage of the plantar fascia and gastrocsoleus complex stretching; and a combination of the aforementioned protocols in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Setting: This study was conducted at the University of Johannesburg, Chiropractic Day Clinic, and included participants that complied with relevant inclusion criteria. Methods: Forty-five participants between the ages of 18 and 50 years with heel pain for more than 3 months were divided into three groups and received one of the proposed treatment interventions. The data collected were range of motion (ROM) of the ankle (using a goniometer) and pain perception using the McGill Pain Questionnaire and Functional foot index and algometer. Results: The results of this study indicate that cross friction massage of the plantar fascia and stretching of the gastrocsoleus complex showed the greatest overall improvement in terms of reducing the pain and disability and ankle dorsiflexion ROM, whereas the combination group showed the greatest increase in plantar flexion. Conclusion: The results demonstrated that all three protocols had a positive effect on the ROM and pain perception to patients with plantar fasciitis

Quiroprática , Fasciite , África
Artigo em Inglês | WPRIM (Pacífico Ocidental) | ID: wprim-717706


We describe the case of a patient who had infarction of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) after a chiropractic cervical manipulation. A 39-year-old man visited the emergency room with signs of cerebellar dysfunction, presenting with a 6-hour history of vertigo and imbalance. Two weeks ago, he was treated by a chiropractor for intermittent neck pain. At the time of admission, brain computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and angiography revealed an acute infarction in the left PICA territory and occlusion of the extracranial vertebral artery (VA; V1/2 junction) as a result of the dissection of the VA. Angiography revealed complete occlusion of the left PICA and arterial dissection was shown in the extracranial portion of the VA. He was treated with antiplatelet therapy. Three weeks later, he was discharged without any sequelae. The possibility of VA dissection should be considered at least once in patients presenting with cerebellar dysfunctions with a recent history of chiropractic cervical manipulation.

Adulto , Angiografia , Artérias , Encéfalo , Doenças Cerebelares , Infarto Cerebral , Quiroprática , Serviço Hospitalar de Emergência , Humanos , Infarto , Síndrome Medular Lateral , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Manipulação Quiroprática , Manipulação da Coluna , Cervicalgia , Pica , Artéria Vertebral , Vertigem
Rev. Univ. Ind. Santander, Salud ; 48(4): 562-569, oct.-dic. 2016. ilus
Artigo em Espanhol | LILACS (Américas) | ID: biblio-957497


Objetivo: Describir la práctica de la "sobandería" en el pueblo indígena Nasa. Metodología: El autor participó en "Circulos de Palabra" y realizó entrevistas etnográficas con diversos miembros del pueblo indígena Nasa. La información así obtenida fueron consignadas como notas de diario de campo, para su posterior análisis de contenido temático. Las imágenes fotográficas fueron capturadas por el autor durante el ejercicio práctico de la "sobandería". Resultados: Se presentan de manera textual y visual aspectos generales de la "cosmovisión", el sistema de cuidado de la salud tradicional, y el ejercicio de la "sobadería" en el pueblo indígena Nasa. Conclusiones: La "sobandería" es una práctica terapéutica anclada en la "cosmovisión" del pueblo indígena Nasa. Su contextualización es necesaria en cualquier ejercicio de complementariedad terapéutica en un claro escenario de pluralismo médico.

Objective: To describe the "bonesettering" (sobandería) practices in Nasa People. Methodology: the author participate in "Word Circles" and realize ethnographic interviews to Nasa People. The data was stored as fieldnotes in a field diary, and was analyzed by content analysis technique. The photographs were captured during a bonesettering practice. Results: describe of bonesettering practices of Nasa People using textual and visual media. This practices is contextualized in "cosmovision" and traditional healthcare system. Conclusion: Bonesettering practice is a therapeutic practice culturally inmersed in "cosmovision" of Nasa People. This is relevant in the exercise of therapeutic complementarity in a context of medical pluralism.

Humanos , Saúde de Populações Indígenas , Quiroprática , Assistência à Saúde Culturalmente Competente , Cultura Indígena
Lima; s.n; 2016. 53 p. ilus, tab.
Tese em Espanhol | LILACS (Américas), MTYCI | ID: biblio-912205


En la presente investigación se aborda un problema relacionado con la necesidad de normar, regular y fiscalizar tanto el desempeño de la actividad quiropráctica en el Perú como la formación profesional en dicha disciplina; pero de interés mayúsculo es la primera, para tal efecto, se tomó como caso referencial a los centros quiroprácticos que al año 2016 vienen brindando sus servicios en Lima metropolitana. Como el vacío de regulación es a nivel nacional, Lima metropolitana es una muestra fehaciente de todo lo que sucede en todas las regiones de nuestro país. Todos los quiroprácticos del Perú, ejercen esta actividad de manera informal, debido a que no hay ningún mecanismo de control legal, no existen universidades, institutos ni otras instituciones que formen académicamente a profesionales en quiropráctica, por ende no puede existir un Colegio de Quiroprácticos del Perú, solo existe la ley general de salud, LEY N°26842, que por ser general causa vacíos regulatorios y por lo tanto muchos empíricos quiroprácticos ejercen la misma labor con toda confianza porque saben que no existe ninguna Ley especifica que los fiscalice. La OMS, (organización mundial de la salud), considera a la quiropráctica como una profesión sanitaria, pero la mayoría de países del mundo la consideran como una medicina complementaria, y otros como medicina alternativa, en nuestro país es prácticamente nuevo, muchos no le dan una clasificación por distintas razones, razón principal el desconocimiento, y otros profesionales de la salud lo consideran como medicina alternativa, dándole un rango menor como la de acupuntura, reflexología, homeopatía, etc.

Humanos , Terapias Complementares , Quiroprática/legislação & jurisprudência , Peru
Artigo em Inglês | WPRIM (Pacífico Ocidental) | ID: wprim-13397


Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a phrase used to describe additional health care methods such as mind/body practices and natural products not regarded as treatments by conventional medicine. The use of CAM in children with common neurologic diseases is more frequent than its use in healthy children (24%–78% vs. 12%). However, less than half of patients report such use to their physicians. The preferred modalities of CAM vary in different countries due to their different cultures and traditions. The most common factor significantly associated with the use of CAM is parental CAM use in most studies. The frequency of the use of CAM in children and adults with neurologic diseases is similar, and both rates are higher than the rates in those without these conditions. The preferred modalities of CAM in adults are diverse, and megavitamins and mind/body therapy (prayer and chiropractic care) are included. The most common factor significantly associated with the use of CAM in adults with neurologic diseases is high educational level. Physicians need to be concerned with patients' use of CAM and provide correct information about CAM so that patients may make the right decisions. Further study is needed to determine the evidence-based efficacy of CAM use in children with common neurologic diseases.

Adulto , Produtos Biológicos , Criança , Quiroprática , Terapias Complementares , Assistência à Saúde , Humanos , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso , Pais
Artigo em Inglês | WPRIM (Pacífico Ocidental) | ID: wprim-213779


Page kidney refers to the phenomenon of hypertension secondary to long-standing compression of renal parenchyma caused by renal subcapsular collection. The most common cause of renal subcapsular collection is a hematoma which usually occurs after a history of blunt trauma. A 42-year-old female patient who received botulinum toxin injection in her back during chiropractic care was admitted to the emergency room with sudden bilateral flank pain and hypertension. The computed tomography (CT) images demonstrated the presence of bilateral subcapsular renal hematoma. The patient was treated conservatively and recovered well. The follow up CT images showed markedly resolved bilateral hematoma.

Adulto , Toxinas Botulínicas , Quiroprática , Serviço Hospitalar de Emergência , Feminino , Dor no Flanco , Seguimentos , Hematoma , Humanos , Hipertensão , Rim
Artigo em Inglês | WPRIM (Pacífico Ocidental) | ID: wprim-61228


PURPOSE: Problem-based learning (PBL) is usually conducted in small-group learning sessions with approximately eight students per facilitator. In this study, we implemented a modified version of PBL involving collaborative groups in an undergraduate chiropractic program and assessed its pedagogical effectiveness. METHODS: This study was conducted at the International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and involved the 2012 chiropractic student cohort. Six PBL cases were provided to chiropractic students, consisting of three PBL cases for which learning resources were provided and another three PBL cases for which learning resources were not provided. Group discussions were not continuously supervised, since only one facilitator was present. The students' perceptions of PBL in collaborative groups were assessed with a questionnaire that was divided into three domains: motivation, cognitive skills, and perceived pressure to work. RESULTS: Thirty of the 31 students (97%) participated in the study. PBL in collaborative groups was significantly associated with positive responses regarding students' motivation, cognitive skills, and perceived pressure to work (P<0.05). The students felt that PBL with learning resources increased motivation and cognitive skills (P<0.001). CONCLUSION: The new PBL implementation described in this study does not require additional instructors or any additional funding. When implemented in a classroom setting, it has pedagogical benefits equivalent to those of small-group sessions. Our findings also suggest that students rely significantly on available learning resources.

Quiroprática , Estudos de Coortes , Administração Financeira , Humanos , Aprendizagem , Malásia , Motivação , Aprendizagem Baseada em Problemas
Salusvita ; 33(2)2014. ilus
Artigo em Português | LILACS (Américas) | ID: lil-737174


O voleibol exige um ótimo condicionamento físico, força, velocidade, agilidade e flexibilidade de seus participantes. Nele, a repetição de determinados tipos de movimentos e a sobrecarga de treinamento exigida produz um processo de adaptação orgânica do corpo que resulta, muitas vezes, em desequilíbrio muscular. Somado a isso, os gestos específicos e os erros na técnica de execução dos movimentos podem aumentar a prevalência de alterações posturais influenciando o aumento de possibilidades de lesões (JUNIOR, 2004). As alterações posturais, por sua vez, podem ocasionar distúrbios que afetam a coluna vertebral. Objetivo: o propósito do estudo foi detectar as principais subluxações - vertebrais cervicais e torácicas - por meio da análise das rotações do processo espinhoso de cada vértebra e lateralidade do atlas com o membro dominante superior, relacionando com as categorias e com a posição em quadra de atletas de Voleibol. Método: para tanto, realizou-se uma pesquisa descritiva com 145 atletas de categorias de base e adulta que treinam mais de dois dias por semana. Os atletas foram submetidos a uma avaliação quiroprática. Resultados e Discussão: verificou-se que as subluxações mais prevalentes foram das vértebras C1, C7, T4, T8 e T12. Observou-se que a musculatura e a articulação do ombro estão diretamente interligadas com as subluxações encontradas. Atletas ambidestros apresentaram menor percentagem de subluxações e maior equilíbrio rotacional dos processos espinhosos e da lateralidade do atlas. Os demais atletas apresentaram a lateralidade do atlas e as rotações do processo espinhoso das regiões cervical e torácica para o lado direito...

Volleyball requires a great physical fitness, strength, speed, agility and flexibility of its players. In it, the repetition of certain types of movements and the overload of training required may produces an organic process of adaptation of the body that often results in muscle imbalance. Added to this, the specific gestures and errors in technique of the movements may increase the prevalence of postural changes influencing the increased possibilities of injuries. Postural changes, inturn, can lead to disorders affecting the spine. Objective: the purpose of the study was to identify the main subluxations - cervical and thoracic - through the analysis of rotations of the spinous process of each vertebra and laterality of the atlas with the dominant upper limb, in what respect the categories and the position in court of volleyball athletes. Method: it was carried out a descriptive study of 145 athletes from youth teams and adult training more than two days per week. The athletes underwent a chiropractic evaluation. Results and Discussion: it was found that the most prevalent vertebral subluxation are C1, C7, T4, T8 and T12. It was noted that the muscles and the shoulder joint are directly interconnected with the subluxations found. Ambidextrous athletes showed lower percentage of subluxations and higher rotational equilibrium of the spinous processes and the laterality of the atlas. The other athletes showed the laterality of the atlas and the rotations of the spinous process of the cervical and thoracic regions to the right side...

Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Quiroprática/instrumentação , Sistema Musculoesquelético/patologia , Vértebras Cervicais/patologia , Vértebras Torácicas/patologia , Voleibol/lesões , Epidemiologia Descritiva
Rev. med. (Säo Paulo) ; 92(3): 173-182, jul.-set. 2013. ilus, tab
Artigo em Português | LILACS (Américas) | ID: lil-730797


Este artigo de revisão apresenta a quiropraxia, uma profissão na área da saúde que se ocupa do diagnóstico, tratamento e prevenção de condições neuromusculoesqueléticas, em especial algias vertebrais e sintomas associados. São abordadas inicialmente a definição e área da atuação, seguindo-se uma revisão da história da profissão no Brasil e no mundo. A formção profissional, que consiste de cursos superiores com quatro anos de duração é discutida. São apresentados os dois cursos superiores de Quiropraxia em atividade no Brasil, sua história e importância para a implantação da profissão no país. A avaliação biomecânica realizada por quiropraxistas é descrita, em especial técnicas de palpação articular, bem como os métodos terapêuticos utilizados por quiropraxistas, em especial a utilização de técnicas de terapia manual. A terapia de manipulação articular e seus efeitos fisiológicos são detalhados. Contra indicações e complicações são discutidos. Por fim, é feita uma breve revisão da literatura relativa a estudos clínicos sobre a eficácia do tratamento com quiropraxia.

This is a review about Chiropractic, a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system, with a special emphasis on the treatment of vertebral pain and associated symptoms. The profession is initially defined and an overview of the history of chiropractic in the world as well as in Brazil is presented. Professional education, consisting of four years of university-level graduation programs is described. The two chiropractic programs in activity in Brazil are presented and their importance to the establishment of the profession in this country is discussed. The biomechanical evaluation performed by chiropractors is explained, with special emphasis on techniques of joint palpation. Treatment procedures used by chiropractors are summarized, particularly techniques of manual therapy. Spinal manipulation therapy and its physiological effects are then detailed. Contra-indications and complications are discussed. Finally, a brief review of the medical literature with respect to clinical trials on the efficacy of chiropractic therapy for the treatment of specific conditions is outlined.

Dor Lombar , Manipulação Quiroprática , Manipulação da Coluna/métodos , Manipulações Musculoesqueléticas/educação , Manipulações Musculoesqueléticas , Pessoal de Saúde/educação , Quiroprática/educação , Quiroprática/história , Assistência à Saúde
Rev. dor ; 13(1): 71-74, jan.-mar. 2012. tab
Artigo em Português | LILACS (Américas) | ID: lil-624935


JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A dor cervical é ocasionada na maioria das vezes por alterações mecânicos-posturais. Dentre diferentes técnicas terapêuticas realizadas por fisioterapeutas a quiropraxia têm se tornado comum no Brasil. O objetivo deste estudo foi rever na literatura, com fontes secundárias e terciárias, utilizando-se as bases de dados Pubmed/Medline e PEdro. CONTEÚDO: Foram encontrados apenas 6 ensaios clínicos controlados e aleatórios, investigando os efeitos da quiropraxia na dor cervical. Na maioria dos estudos as técnicas de manipulação promoveram o alívio de dor de maneira mais rápida e mais prolongada nos pacientes. A dor foi avaliada por meio do Índice Funcional de Oswestry, do Questionário de Dor McGill e da Escala Analógica Visual da Dor. CONCLUSÃO: É necessária a realização de maior número de ensaios clínicos controlados e aleatórios envolvendo a quiropraxia, bem como a utilização de métodos de avaliação mais fidedignos, a fim de comprovar os seus reais efeitos no tratamento da cervicalgia.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cervical pain is mostly caused by mechanical-postural changes. Among different therapeutic techniques used by physical therapists, chiropractic care is becoming common in Brazil. This study aimed at reviewing the literature, with secondary and tertiary sources, using Pubmed, Medline and PEdro databases. CONTENTS: Just 6 controlled randomized clinical trials investigating the effects of chiropractic care on cervical pain were found. In most studies, manipulation techniques have promoted pain relief in a faster and more prolonged way and pain was evaluated by Oswestry's Functional Index, by McGill Pain Questionnaire and by Pain Visual Analog Scale. CONCLUSION: A larger number of controlled randomized clinical trials involving chiropractic care is needed, as well as the use of more dependable evaluation methods, to prove its real effects in the treatment of cervical pain.

Quiroprática , Manipulação Ortopédica , Cervicalgia , Modalidades de Fisioterapia , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto
Artigo em Coreano | WPRIM (Pacífico Ocidental) | ID: wprim-21954


Our aging society, rapid growth of diseases resulting from unhealty habits, frequent occurrences of sickness, and variations in the awareness of health by patients, the worldwide need for integrative medicine, which means the incorporation and integration of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into conventional medical systems, is growing rapidly. The most widely available forms of CAM in the treatment of diseases in the U.S. and Europe are acupuncture, chiropractic, phytomedicine (western herbal medicine), mind-body therapies, and nutrition therapy. The well-known hospitals in the U.S. and in Europe (e.g., Harvard, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Duke, Maryland, Essen, and Humboldt) are offering integrative medicine. The clinical practices as well as the education on CAM of medical schools is becoming more widespread in Korea. It is critical for us as physicians to be aware that the role of CAM is to support and complement conventional medicine, not to substitute for it. To manage chronic diseases effectively, it is imperative for physicians to incorporate and integrate Korean oriental medicine as well as CAM into the conventional medical systems. It is the duty of the medical universities and hospitals to integrate care delivery proven by CAM therapies into the conventional medicine and to develop the standard curriculum for integrative medicine at the undergraduate and graduate levels. To globalize Korean oriental medicine and to scientifically prove the efficiency of CAM, the role of integrative medicine is critical. One of the most important roles of the Ministry of Health and Welfare is to support the hospitals in which integrative medicine is systematically practiced and financially supported. In order to successfully accomplish integrative medicine in Korea, it is important to not only establish an integrative medicine center, but to also develop the contents and clinical pathway along with legal systems regarding integrative medicine with the support of the specialists in the field of integrative medicine.

Acupuntura , Envelhecimento , Quiroprática , Doença Crônica , Proteínas do Sistema Complemento , Terapias Complementares , Procedimentos Clínicos , Currículo , Europa (Continente) , Humanos , Medicina Integrativa , Coreia (Geográfico) , Maryland , Medicina Tradicional do Leste Asiático , Terapias Mente-Corpo , Terapia Nutricional , Faculdades de Medicina , Especialização
Artigo em Chinês | WPRIM (Pacífico Ocidental) | ID: wprim-351645


Traditional Chinese spinal manipulative therapy (TCSMT) and Chiropractic are similar in treating related with spinal disease, but they keep different characteristics of themselves. Although Chiropractic's "Subluxation" and TCSMT's "Jin Chu Cao and Gu Cuo Feng" theory have not be widely recognized, yet Chiropractic has already have official cooperation with WHO,and has launched "WHO Basis of Chiropractic Training and Security Guide" which would promote the project further research. Comparatively, TCSMT has mature theoretical system and satisfactory clinical effectiveness, but it's hard to global spreading formally and legally. By means of cogitation of the TCSMT'S basic theories and clinical applications, this paper aims to analyze the inadequacy aspects of it, and hope to borrow some Chiropractic's advantage to TCSMT's global spreading. And I wish this paper could be helpful for relative doctors and researchers.

Quiroprática , Humanos , Manipulação da Coluna , Métodos , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa
Iranian Journal of Diabetes and Lipid Disorders. 2007; 6 (Supp.): 85-90
em Fa, Inglês | IMEMR (Mediterrâneo Oriental) | ID: emr-104624


Alternative medicine encompasses a collection of treatment methods, like homeopathy, herbal medicine, chiropractic, acupuncture, Iranian traditional medicine, massage therapy and more. Formerly, some of these methods have had a principle role in treatment of diseases. Nowadays, the emergence of modern medicine, caused decrements in utilizing alternative medicine for at least one century, but considering unsuccessfulness of modern medicine in treating some diseases and side effects of drugs, using alternative medicine has risen again. Therefore, correct and under-control application of this branch of medicine can have a key role in medical sciences advancements. In the present article, firstly alternative medicine is described. The application of medical ethics principles, including autonomy, justice, non malfeasance, beneficences, and ethical guidelines to advocate the patient's rights in alternative medicine is presented later. Finally, considering these principles, increasing use of alternative medicine and providing a code of ethics in alternative medicine is recommended

Ética Médica , Ética , Medicina Tradicional , Guias como Assunto , Homeopatia , Medicina Herbária , Quiroprática , Acupuntura , Massagem
Artigo em Chinês | WPRIM (Pacífico Ocidental) | ID: wprim-267242


<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To search for an effective therapy for infantile anorexia.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>Sixty-two cases of infantile anorexia were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group, 31 cases in each group. The treatment group were treated with chiropractics plus acupuncture at Sifeng (EX-UE 10), and the control group with oral administration of zinc gluconate granules made by the pharmaceutical factory of the hospital, for 2 weeks.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>The effective rate was 93.5% in the treatment group, which was better than 74.2% in the control group (P < 0.05); there were significant differences in blood zinc content and urinary amylase activity in the two groups before and after treatment (P < 0.01), with more significant increase in the treatment group as compared with the control group (P < 0.05).</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>Chiropractics combined with acupuncture at Sifeng (EX-UE 10) has a better therapeutic effect on infantile anorexia.</p>

Pontos de Acupuntura , Terapia por Acupuntura , Anorexia , Terapêutica , Quiroprática , Terapia Combinada , Humanos
Korean Journal of Urology ; : 987-993, 2006.
Artigo em Coreano | WPRIM (Pacífico Ocidental) | ID: wprim-114222


Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) employed for treating patients with erectile dysfunction. Materials and Methods: A total of 204 patients with erectile dysfunction who completed a questionnaire between January and June 2005 were evaluated. The questionnaire was composed of 13 questions. This survey employed a broad definition for CAM, including acupuncture, biofeedback, folk remedies, chiropractic, homeopathy, hypnosis, massage, psychotherapy, relaxation, energy healing, imagery, special diet, spiritual healing and herbal medicine. The CAMs used by the patients with erectile dysfunction were divided into processed health foods, natural health foods and other therapies, and these were all analyzed. Results: The mean age was 57.9+/-10.1 years. 78 of the total patients with erectile dysfunction had employed at least one CAM. CAM users were more likely to be high school educated, nonsmokers and exercisers. The CAMs used were processed health foods 62% (48/78), natural health foods 15% (12/78), and other therapies 66% (52/78). The processed health foods were soy 25%, ginseng 23% and mushroom 19%. Of the natural health foods, tomato was 42%, soy was 25% and ginseng was 17%. Of the other therapies, herbal medicine was 45%, acupuncture was 25%, moxibustion and cupping a boil were 17%. 35% (27/78) of the patients with erectile dysfunction had employed more than one of the processed health foods, natural health foods and other therapies. Conclusions: Patients with erectile dysfunction had mainly employed processed health foods more than the natural health foods, herbal medicine and acupuncture. We think that more research is required about the effects and benefits of CAM in association with ED.

Acupuntura , Agaricales , Biorretroalimentação Psicológica , Quiroprática , Terapias Complementares , Dieta , Disfunção Erétil , Alimentos Integrais , Medicina Herbária , Homeopatia , Humanos , Hipnose , Lycopersicon esculentum , Masculino , Massagem , Medicina Tradicional , Moxibustão , Panax , Psicoterapia , Inquéritos e Questionários , Relaxamento , Terapias Espirituais , Alimentos Orgânicos
Fisioter. Bras ; 6(3): 179-185, maio-jun. 2005.
Artigo em Português | LILACS (Américas) | ID: lil-491218


O objetivo geral da pesquisa foi comparar a eficácia da aplicação de métodos fisioterapêuticos clássicos com a eficácia de técnicas manuais osteopáticas e quiropráticas, em casos de lombalgia aguda em atletas de jiu-jitsu. Foram estudados 60 atletas portadores de lombalgia aguda, que foram divididos em três grupos de 20 pacientes, sendo submetido, cada grupo, a apenas uma das terapias estudadas. As técnicas estatísticas utilizadas foram: o teste t de Student para comparação intragrupos e o teste ANOVA combinado ao teste de Tukey, para comparação intergrupos. Na primeira comparação, nos três grupos (p = 0,000) foi evidenciada melhora da dor lombar após tratamento. O teste ANOVA (p = 0,000) indicou diferença estatisticamente significativa entre os três grupos. O teste de Tukey apontou diferença estatisticamente significativa entre o grupo de fisioterapia clássica e os grupos de osteopatia e quiropraxia. As médias dos valores encontrados no pós-teste da escala analógica (que mediu a intensidade da lombalgia após cada tratamento) foram: fisioterapia clássica: 2,6; osteopatia: 1,9 e quiropraxia: 1,25. Concluiu-se, portanto, que o método mais eficaz no tratamento da lombalgia aguda em atletas de jiu-jitsu foi a quiropraxia, seguida pela osteopatia e pela fisioterapia clássica.

The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the application of classic physical therapy methods and the osteopathic and chiropractic manual techniques in jiu-jitsu athletes with acute low back pain. We studied 60 athletes with acute low back pain, divided in three groups of 20 patients. They were submitted, either to osteopathic or chiropratic manual technique or classic physical therapy. The results were evaluated by the student test t for the intragroups study and the ANOVA test combined with the Tukey test, for comparison intergroups. All the groups should (p = 0,000) improvement of the lumbar pain. The ANOVA test (p = 0,000) indicated no significant difference among the three groups. The Tukey test pointed out significant difference between the group of classic physical therapy and the osteopathic and chiropractic groups. The average values observed in the post-test of the analogical scale (that measured the intensity of the low back pain after each treatment) were: classic physical therapy: 2,6; osteopathy: 1,9 and chiropractic: 1,25. In conclusion the most effective method in the treatment of the acute low back pain in jiu-jitsu athletes was the chiropractic manual technique. Though, osteopathic manual technique and classical physical therapy were also efficient on back pain rehabilitation.

Quiroprática , Dor Lombar , Manipulações Musculoesqueléticas , Medicina Osteopática , Modalidades de Fisioterapia , Manipulação Quiroprática , Manipulação Ortopédica