DULA DAOM Faculty Member and Student Published a Case Report Study on Peer Reviewed Journal

Congratulations to DULA DAOM Student Adrianus Hilman Wong and along with DULA DAOM Program Faculty Member Dr. Hyungsuk Choi on publishing a case study report with title “Kinetic Acupuncture for Acute Low Back Pain: A Case Report”. The case study was officialy published by Meridians – Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Vol. 6 No.1) of Winter 2019 issue. Meridians is the official journal of the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA). Meridians is a peer reviewed scientific article that focus on professional practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

A physical copy of the journal is available to be read in DULA library and also able to be purchased through Meridians JAOM website.

Again, congratulations for the achievement that has been made.

Kinetic Acupuncture for Acute Low Back Pain: A Case Report


Kinetic acupuncture, a new treatment modality, combines acupuncture with movement. The origin of “acupuncture with movement” can be found in Hui Ci needling of the classical Nei-Jing. This technique has been practiced in various forms ever since in Korea and China. This case report demonstrates kinetic acupuncture treatment for acute low back pain with lumbar disc herniation. A 39-year-old man suffered from severe back pain and could barely walk without support. Two movements inducing traction and oscillation were taught to the patient while the needles were retained. After an hour-long session of acupuncture with movement, the pain level reduced dramatically and the patient could walk by himself. More research using kinetic acupuncture may indicate it to be effective in treating acute low back pain.

Key Words: acupuncture, kinetic acupuncture, low back pain, acupuncture movement therapy, motion style acupuncture, Master Tung’s acupuncture, Dong qi, acupuncture exercise therapy