July 2017

July 2017

July 2017

    The Office: DNA Live Case Study- Chronic Spinal Lower Back Pain

  • Step 1: Treating chronic (10 years) lower spinal back pain via a simple scalp image with 6 needles along the DU vessel superior and inferior to the occipital protuberance (2 needles were placed left and right lateral to the DU line to spread the image)
  • Step 2: Pain moved upwards – treat the erector spinae muscles (KD) as well, since it is a chronic pain definitely involving the deep back muscles.
    • Ling Gu, Da Bai (LI) (lower and upper spine), and Zong Bai (SJ) treat the spine via the spinae muscles (KD) in combination with anatomical similarity (metacarpus-vertebral column)
    • Needle along LI (5) along the radial bone bilaterally, treats quadratus lumborum (KD) and spinae muscles (KD)
  • Studies show that DNA involves the CNS very heavily, creating a stronger systemic effect than local needling, hence proponents of DNA argue that it is a more effective method than local needling


    The Office: DNA Live Case Study Upper Back and Neck with an MPD Pulse Diagnosis

  • MPD:
    • Right Cun: Airbone allergy, wind-cold
    • Right Yang Wei: Phlegm in the lungs
    • Right Guan: Too much HCL, nervous stomach
    • Right Chi and Proximal: Upper back and neck are painful and inflamed, old injury to neck (calcification)
    • Left Cun: Mitral valve murmur (Mitral Valve Pulse), tiredness, palpitations, preclinical heart failure,
    • Left Guan: Liver too tight (Sympathetic NS), nervous stomach
    • Left Chi and Proximal: lower back pain
    • Fatqiue, Anxiety, Insomnia, Palpitations will go away when treating the heart with the following formula:
    • Rx Heart:
      • Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang 20
      • Shui Zhi 5
      • Dang Gui 15
      • Chuan Xiong 15
      • Yu Jin 15
      • Mao Dong Qing 15
      • Dan Shen 15
      • or alternative:
        • Jiang Huang
        • Mu Dan Pi
        • Hu Zhang
        • Sheng Ma
    • Rx Dizziness (phlegm in eustachian tube):
      • Ban Xia 20
      • Bai Zhu 20
      • Xe Zie 20
      • Fu Ling 20
      • Tian Ma 20
  • DNA:
    • Pain in upper and lower back and neck
    • Levator Scapula (SI) associated pain is treated via HT and SI on arms and the LV on the legs, bilateral, but this time he arbitrarily chose the legs
    • Rhomboids (LI) associated pain is treated via the LI on the legs (St 41 needling towards proximal), bilateral
    • Could add Trapezius (BL) via the KD (KD6)


    The Office: Easy Fixes For Digestive Issues with MPD

  • The right guan should be in the middle depth and slightly rounded
  • If the right guan is too deep, it’s damp/heat and blood stasis
  • If the right guan is too high, it’s too much heat, if it’s really pounding, it’s fire
  • If you find someone who is (slightly) overweight, they will usually have warm hands (pre-diabetic signs)
  • Pre-diabetic/ diabetic pulse: right guan is too deep – the overconsumption of carbohydrates (govt recommended high carb, low fat diet) fosters gastritis
    • Rx
    • Huang Lian Jie Du Tang 20
    • Jia Wei Xiao Yao San 20
    • Astringents 60
    • If there is a lot of blood stasis, add Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang 15
  • If the pulse is too high, that’s too much stomach acid, h. pylori etc.
    • Rx
    • use the same formula, but no Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang
  • If the pulse if in the middle, but pounding, it’s just an recent/acute issue, that will usually go away by itself


    The Office: DNA – Special Images & Shortcuts

  • Most of the time I will use a full image (elbow – wrist, knee- ankle)
  • Short Cuts:
    • Sometime I will use a short-cut, which is to simply draw a line from where the pain is to an adjacent joint (e.g. shoulder pain treated via the wrist)
    • I also use above mentioned short-cut and draw a line from the painful area on the back to the ankle. Either UB 60 or KD 6 and I will needle those joints to treat the back pain, bi-laterally.
  • Abdominal images:
    • If pxs do not repond well to full images, I get creative and use scalp as well as abdominal images
    • Abdominal images will be used for back pain. Simply put needles (10-12) on the abdomen directly above (anteriorly) to where the back pain is
    • If the px does not respond to the abdominal needling, because they have a lot of adipose tissue, then I stick in two 32 gauge (0.25mm) needles together.
  • Summary back pain:
    • So for a lower back pain problem I used the LU (LU 3 to LU 9) to treat UB, the SJ to treat the KD, I needled the KD channel itself (KD 3 to KD), I needled UB 60 or KD6 as a short cut to target (facet)joint involvement of the pain; I used the abdominal image
  • Scalp images:
    • If a px has neuropathy, numbness over the leg, or sciatica, I will use scalp-images
    • Scalp images:
      • Draw the 1st line from the DU channel towards behind the ear (posterior) – this line treats the legs
      • Draw a 2nd line from the DU channel towards in front of the ear (anterior) – this line treats the arms
      • The mastoid bone corresponds to the ankle, whereas the end of the 2nd line at the height of the DU channel corresponds to the hip
      • The TMJ corresponds to the wrist, whereas the end of the 1st line at the height of the DU channel corresponds to the shoulder
      • Simply spread your needles along those lines for neurological limb problems, post-stroke, motordysfunctions
  • 1/4 images:
    • A little proximal to PC 6 also treats the knee for example
    • Half way down from the elbow to the hand is another knee image (1/4 image), instead of treating the knee via the elbow (1/2 image)
    • Often used for shoulder problems
      • ST 36 is a 1/4 image of the shoulder, and it treats any Yang Ming shoulder pain, but if you decorate the entire leg in all around the leg (anterior to posterior) at the height of ST 36, you will be treating the entire rotator cuff


    The Office: Treating Multiple Complaints with Chinese Medicine – The Importance of Blood Movers

  • You can figure out what the main underlying problem of the patient is via MPD.
  • Once you treat the main problem, multiple complaints will improve simultaneously.
  • E.g. fibromyalgia is almost due to a weak heart with sluggish circulation (overweight, or too much water retention) leads to impaired nutrient flow into major muscle groups, which leads to the disease.
  • Our average patient never has just one problem, nor do we tackle just one problem (pains, fatigue. anxiety, insomnia, indigestion, etc.)
  • This is the emperor’s medicine and allows you turn around a person’s health. Most patients have health issues that are due to circulatory impairment. Do not forget to move the blood in patients, as Chinese medicine can address this problem fabulously, which in turn resolves multiple problems.


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