Objectives The aim of this review is to figure out which acupoints are frequently used totreat low back pain and which exercises are effective to low back pain.
Methods We searched the three electronic database (RISS, KISS, KTKP) and manuallychecked related Korean journals and reference lists up to June 2013. We investigated thefrequency of acupoints for using treatment of low back pain. We Introduce exercise therapieswe can do easily at home without professional skills for treatment low back pain.
Results We included 72 articles in this study. The most frequently adopted acupointswere BL25, BL23, BL24, GB30, BL40, BL26, BL60, GB34, BL52, BL57, GB39. The mostfrequently adopted meridian pathways were BL, GB, GV, ST. The most frequently adopteddisease causing low back pain were HIVD (Herniated intervertebral disc), Lumbarsprain, Spinal stenosis, Compression fracture, Cauda equina syndrome, Spondylolisthesis,Ankylosing spondylitis. There are many exercise therapies (Lumbar stabilizing exercise,Resistance exercise, Bareunmom physical exercise, Mckenzie exercise, Williamsexercise, Emblass exercise, Swiss ball exercise, Thera band exercise, Yoga) for treatmentlow back pain.
Conclusions These results suggest that most frequently adopted acupoints were foottaeyang urinary bladder channel acupoints. Beacuse foot taeyang urinary bladder channelis passes through the waist, it will be effective for treatment of low back pain. Also exercisetherapy is effective for enhance Muscular strength. In order to treatment of low back pain,Acupuncture treatment is also important, as well as exercise therapy.