Concepts of acupuncture in traditional Chinese medicine are
presented for clarity and contrast to Western medical
concepts. Various acupuncture techniques and methods are
discussed including dry needling, electroacupuncture,
acupuncture using hypodermic needles, and injecting various
solutions into the acupuncture sites. Potential complications
and precautions are also presented. A type of chronic back
pain is discussed that is possibly associated with a
radiculopathically induced, hypersensitivity myofascial
syndrome that presents as a fibromyalgia-like syndrome.
Effective acupuncture treatment for the described chronic
fibromyalgia-like syndrome is discussed.