Monday, February 19, 2007

Neck Injuries and Arthritis

Shoulder point 5 fig. 44 becomes a point that is very useful in neck injuries and arthritis, but it also has a very beneficial use in the tension headaches and tension in the neck. The succeeding points also will have good use in these conditions. Shoulder point 5 also can be used for shoulder injuries. Pressure and massage is good for all these combination points, and for the neck they should be treated bilaterally.


Fig. 44
Shoulder point 5
Gall bladder 21
Located on an imaginary line drawn from the tip of the shoulder to a point lying over the middle of the base of the back of the neck. The point is on the mid point of the line.


Shoulder point 6 fig. 45 is the combination point more valuable for neck problems than shoulder problems, although it can be used for both. The use of trigger point is especially valuable in this area. The trigger point is the point frequently away from the acupuncture site that is tender and painful. It should also be pressed and massaged along with the acupuncture sites.




Fig. 45
Shoulder Point 6
Small intestine 15
Located on an imaginary line drawn from the tip of the shoulder to a point lying over the middle of the base of the back of the neck the point is one third along that line from the neck.


Neck point 2 fig 46 is a key point for neck injuries and arthritic pains, tension headaches and many other ailments. It is also found by bending the head forward, but it is better stimulated in most cases by keeping the head upright. Pressure and rotary massage both can be used.




Fig. 46
Neck Point 2
Governing Vessel 14
This point is located between seventh cervical vertebra and first thoracic vertebra. To make it simple it can be detected by bending the neck slightly and nothing prominent bone at base of neck. Points is located just below this prominent vertebral spine in the space in between it and the next lower ( and less prominent) vertebral or back spine. See also fig. 89


Neck point 3 fig. 47 is used bilaterally as are all points beneficial to the neck, except, or course, those overlying the spine. This point will be covered again when anxiety is discussed.



Fig. 47
Neck Point 3
Bladder 10
This point is located just below the first cervical vertebra located on each side of the spine at the natural level of the hair line, each points being one fingerbreadth to the side of the spine. See also fig. 84