June 2020

June 2020

The Office: Advanced DNA Techniques for Back Pain

  • The tibial bone can image the whole spine. The knee area of the tibial bone is the upper back to T 1 and the ankle area of the tibial bone is L 5.
  • Half-way up the tibial bone corresponds to T 12.
  • Du 20 to the Occipital protuberance represents the spine. Du 20 is the lower or upper back (T 1 or SI) and the Occipital protuberance is the Tailbone or T 1.
  • The Radial bone on each arm can represent the spine. The elbow area corresponds to Ti and the wrist area to SI.
  • Do not forget the power of needling directly above the back pain on the abdomen. Don’t be shy of using lots of needles.
  • Ling Gu (LI), Da Bai(LI) and Zhong Bai(SJ) are also effective for back pain as they treat both the Shao Yin Jing Jin which is related to chronic lower back pain. (The SJ is lateral lateral and corresponds to medial medial, which is exactly on the spine itself. The LI treats the Shao Yin Jing Jin which corresponds to pain next to the spine.)
  • The Sternal bone can also image the whole spine with the top of the sternal bone corresponding to T 1 and the bottom of the bone corresponding to L5/S1.

The Office: Review of Lower Back Pain

  • Our lower back pain acupuncture has changed over the years, here is a review:
  • Jing Jin affected always includes the Taiyang and Shaoyin
    • Sometimes Shaoyang, but the pain will be more on the side of the body
  • First Needles
    • Ankle
      • KI 6, UB 40
    • Wrist
      • SI 3, HT 7
  • Abdominal Needles
    • Needle the abdomen on the level of the spine of the pain. Needle in the center line and expand to the sides
  • Imaging on the arms/legs or knees/elbows
    • For example, on the arm
      • HT 6, SI 4/5
    • For example, on leg
      • UB 58, KI 5
  • Can use Yammato points
    • Needle lower back area
      • Same side as the pain
      • Bilateral if the pain is on both sides