Auricular acupuncture associated with Chinese Phytotherapy and dietary counseling in the treatment of nosocomial post-surgical knee osteomyelitis resistant to antibiotics
Huang W. L. – M.D.¹, Huang T.T, Huang A.P.S. – M.D., Bartocci M.C. – M.D.
Chronic osteomyelitis: a chronic bone infection, with persistence of pathogenic microorganisms, in about 5% of open fractures.
For the Center for Disease Control (CDC, EUA), nosocomial infection is that which is not present, nor incubated on hospital admittance.
To demonstrate that Auricular Acupuncture, Chinese Phytotherapy and Dietary counseling is crucial for the successful treatment of nosocomial post-surgical knee osteomyelitis resistant to antibiotics.
D.A.P, female, 23,
Dec.17-28, 2004 – open bone reduction 11 days after a traffic accident. Cephazoline sodium (IV) used prophylactically.
Jan. 2005 – acute osteomyelitis diagnosed, Cephalothin and Garamycin (IV) for four weeks.
Feb. 2005 – Vancomycin (IV) for four weeks.
March 2005 – Imipenem (IV) used. Ciprofloxacin at home.
June 2005 – surgical debridement - no improvement.
March 8, 2006 – secretion culture: Pseudomonas aerugenosa sensitive only to Polimixin B.
Jan. 3, 2007 – an infectologist was recommended who discontinued the antibiotics, using instead Dietary counseling, Auricular points with bleeding on the top of the ear and Phytotherapy (Long Dan Xie Gan Tang).
Feb. 2007 – lost 30 kilos and secretion improved. Painless knee.
June 16, 2007 – bone consolidation, removal of the synthesis material.
March 2010 - no fistulas were evident.
The patient had an excellent recovery only when she started the treatment using Acupuncture associated with top of the ear bleeding, Phytotherapy and Dietary counseling.
Auricular acupuncture, phytotherapy, and dietary counseling is very important for success in the treatment of nosocomial post-surgical knee osteomyelitis resistant to antibiotics.
The treatment using only antibiotics was not effective for this patient.