|Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 10:46: |
I practice tcm in jerusalem, I would like some insights of treating ( medial)scapula pain. Though very common, I have a great deal of trouble treating this sort of pain.
|Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 12:28: |
Welcome to the forum, Boaz. For this kind of problem, above all, needle technique is the most important factor. It is less important which of the upper back points you choose, rather how you handle the needles. This, unfortunately, can not be conveyed in mere words. Yet, I would recommend point Bl-43 Gaohuangshu as the main local point. BTW, local points must be used as the main points in this problem. Use B-43 by a slanted lateral insertion, along the rib. Needle sensation must travel to the shoulder and neck areas, and locally. Also use Ahshi, or the most tender points in the area of the pain. A good advice will also be to treat these points with the Chopsticks Acupuncture technique. This must be done after the withdrawal of the needles, and/or by the patient himself at home. You may read about this technique on my home-page.
|Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 18:11: |
I believe most scapula pain is caused by damage to the long thoracic nerve. I've been to many doctor in Canada and there is little that can be done for the pain. When the pain was at its worst, it caused swelling of my neck muscles and a pinched nerve between the C5 and C6. The chiropractor was able to provide short term relief until the swelling was gone. The scapula pain was best treated with VIOXX. I tried many other pain killers and anti-inflamitories with very little success. Hot and cold packs provided the best pain relief, but again is temporary. Putting the arm in a sling will ease the tention on the scapula and the pain. When sitting down its a good idea to have the arm elevated on a pillow, this acts the same way as a arm sling.
|Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 - 14:43: |
43V WITH MOXA AND CUPPING TO DISPEWRSE WIND AND HUMIDITY
|Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 01:43: |
Howdy,I hope I not too late for this topic. There's a really funky extra point for pain when it radiates to or from under the scapula itself. I think it's called Nei Feng. To locate, you need to lift the scapula a little from off the surface of the back. You do this by placing the patient's hand behind his back as if in a half-Nelson. The point is located at the mid-point of the medial boarder of the scapula. Needle insertion is oblique, guiding the needle under the medial boarder of the scapula. A 25:40 needle is good. The needle sensation should easily propagate further under the bone to give welcome relief. If you can bend the handle of the needle away from the skin so that it can take a stump of moxa, it can work wonders.
|Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 17:11: |
Hi Simon. I'm really interested in Shoulder problems and this point
Ive looked in Bensky and O'Connor and can find no mention of it.
Where did you get the name from.
How long have you been using it?
What is the history of the point as you know it?
Who taught you and whats its success rate??
To confirm the location; halfway along the medial border of the scap with
it "winged" and aimed???..towards SI 11??
Do you go for a particular type of Qi sensation
This could be for the deep pain which folks get that seems like a Rhomboid
spasm but isn't?
When do you find it works best??
Lots of questions...but as I said, I'm really interested in shoulders!
Phil in Sunny Brisbane Australia