Use of Acupuncture Point Injection with Placental Extract for Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kyeong Mee Park
Inno Oriental Clinic, Yusung-Gu
Daejon, 34014 South Korea
E-mail: [email protected]
Received March 04, 2016; Accepted May 05, 2016; Published May 09, 2016
Citation: Cho TH, Park KM (2016) Use of Acupuncture Point Injection with Placental Extract for Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. J Pain Relief 5:246. doi:10.4172/2167-0846.1000246
Copyright: © 2016 Cho TH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is an inflammation-associated disorder which develops as a consequence of limb-confined trauma. The disease is characterized by spontaneous pain, swelling, skin color change, and movement disorder. Here, we report two cases studies on the remarkable amelioration of CRPS by the injections of placental extract into acupuncture points. A 59-year-old female patient with CRPS after 6 week-casting due to a fracture on the right metatarsal bone showed symptoms of severe pain, reddish skin color change, swelling, and restricted articular movement. Another 49-year-old female patient with CRPS after an arthroscopic surgery on the left ankle joint suffered from pricking pain, swelling, and movement restriction in the foot. Acupuncture points BL23, BL24, BL25, and LR4 localized on low back and ankle joint of both patients, were selected for application of placental extract. Both parents showed complete pain relief, swelling remission, redness disappearance, and articular movement restoration.