A sudden blow to the clavicle resulting from the collision of two athletes (in sports such as football) or a fall on an outstretched arm can cause fractures of clavicle or humerus. Immediate medical care is needed, but dry needling acupuncture can be used to reduce swelling and pain immediately after the accident and before surgery. Dry needling acupuncture can be used in all phases of rehabilitation from the fracture, regardless of whether surgery is needed. Fine 15-mm-long needles should be used in the painful or swollen region. Special attention should be paid to safety practice so as to avoid injury to the lung below. The author recommends one session every day for swelling and two sessions per week for pain.
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Looked upon as a mysterious practice, reiki originated from Japan, around 1922. Started by a Japanese Buddhist, this practice of purported healing basically uses the palm of an individual to emit positive healing energy unto the patient. Sometimes reiki is referred to as oriental style treatment by professional medical bodies.