October 2019

October 2019

The Office: How to Treat Thyroid Problems with DNA

  • The thyroid is located anatomically in the throat, so you use imaging to target the throat area
    • The neck/ throat is imaged best using the wrists and ankles
  • First Needles: Relaxation Points
    • Can Use
      • Yin Tang
      • Du 20
      • Ear Shen Men
      • Gb 20
      • An Mian
  • The second set of needles
    • All Jing Jin converge through the throat
    • Bob’s approach
      • All Yin points on the wrists
      • All Yang points on the ankles
  • Can extend images into hands and feet
    • For example, on feet you can needle:
      • Ub 63, Ub 64, Ub 66
      • St 40
      • Gb 41
      • Ki 1, Ki 2
      • Lv 3,
      • Sp 2, Sp 3
  • Can extend images up the arm and legs
  • Needle hairline
    • Du 22-Du 20
  • Needle Retention Time
    • Hypothyroidism
      • Need to energize the patient
      • Short needle retention time
        • 10 minutes
    • Hyperthyroidism
      • Need to calm the patient
      • Longer needle retention time
        • 40 minutes

The Office: How to Treat Upper Back Pain Using DNA

  • Upper Back pain depends on which Jing Jin is causing the pain
    • Superficial Muscles
      • Posterior-Lateral
        • Trapezius muscle
        • Levator Scapula
        • Acupuncture
          • Si 5, Ub 2
          • Can use Ben-Biao relationship for other side:
            • Si 5, Ub 5
            • Ht 7, Si 5
            • Ub 62, Ki 6
    • Deeper Muscles (shoulder muscles which can be comorbid with upper back pain)
      • Anterior-Lateral
        • Rhomboids
        • Subscapularis
        • Acupuncture
          • Li 5, Lu 9
          • St 41, Lv 4
          • Can repeat this combo if needed to further stimulate the subscapularis
    • Spinal Muscles
      • Posterior-medial
        • Spinus erector
        • Acupuncture
          • Use imaging relationships
            • Needle ashi points along jing jin to image the spine
            • Knee to ankle
              • Ub 62 to Ub 40
              • Ki 6 to Ki 10
              • St 41 to St 36
            • Elbow to wrist
              • Si 5 to Si 8
              • Ht 9 to Ht 3
    • Supraspinatus Muscle
      • Lateral-Lateral
        • Acupuncture
          • Sj 4 to Sj 6
          • Gb 40 to Gb 38

The Office: How to Treat Fatigue

  • It can be hard for beginners to distinguish between weak and blocked pulses
  • Blocked vs weak pulse vs cold pulse
    • A cold pulse feels like there is a thin line or wire but is firm under pressure.
    • A weak pulse feels like pressing on the edge of tissue paper; there is a thin edge that gives way with pressure.
    • Blocked pulse feels like there is nothing there, or the pulse has an indistinct shape.
  • If you are not sure if the pulses are weak look at the Right and Left Guan
    • Blocked Left Cun pulses will often present with a strong Right and Left Guan
  • Weak Pulse Indications
    • Weak Right Cun
      • Lung deficiency
    • Weak Left Cun
      • Heart deficiency
    • Weak Left Chi
      • Kidney yang deficiency
  • Formula for weak patients
    • Huang Qi Feng Fang Tang – 20
    • Si Jun Zi Tang – 20
    • Ren Shen Yang Yin Tang – 20
    • You Gui Wan – 20
    • Xiao Yao San – 20
      • Do not use Jia Wei Xiao Yao San