GAMBARAN TINGKAT PENGETAHUAN MASYARAKAT YANG BEROBAT KE POLI AKUPUNKTUR TENTANG AKUPUNKTUR DIRUMAH SAKIT MILITER MALANG

Herawati ., Amal Prihatono

Sari


Lower back pain is pain that is felt lower back area, pain can be local or radicular pain or a painful
combination. Lower back pain is one of musculoskeletal disorders, psychological disorders and the consequences
of the wrong mobilization. To address the need to reduce and prevent this activity and muscle relaxation
and physiotherapy. The design of this study using a method which is an observational descriptive. Population is
the entire lower back pain patients who come to the clinic Acupuncture Health Center Makati Kandangsapi
period January 2008 to December 2008, amounting to 20 patients. Sampling method used is total sampling by the
number of 20 patients. Independent variable is the study of acupuncture points and the dependent variable is
lower back pain. The results showed that most of the syndrome in cases of lower back pain is a deficiency of kidney
yin (30%) and a small portion is cold damp syndrome (20%). In the kidney yin deficiency syndrome commonly
used acupuncture points are BL 23 (Shenshu). Looking at the above phenomenon, it needs the attention of the
patient to reduce the excessive activity and the role of family as a motivator, so the frequency of occurrence of
lower back pain can be minimized.

Keywords: acupuncture points, lower back pain