|Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 07:33: |
in what instances would you needle tw-5 through pc-6? when would you use such technique, do you needle all the way through, or just deep enough in the direction?
what other pts. do you use such technique?
|Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 12:18: |
The needling through usually denoted a deep insertion in the direction of the other point. In this case: P-6. In many instances though, the needle tip actually arrives at the other point's location. This is especially so in a narrow "anatopography" such as the wrist, ear, palm etc.
The use of such a needling technique is usually for the following purposes:
1. Acute conditions involving severe pain
2. Paralysis or numbness
3. Anaesthesia for surgical purposes
For No.1, a good example would be St-38 through to B-57 for acute pain of the shoulder, frozen shoulder, perifocal inflammation etc.
For No.2, a good example would be St-4 through to St-6 in the case of Bell's palsy (Faciaslis - numbness or paralysis of the trigeminus).
For No.3, a good example would be Sj-6 through to P-4 for surgery of the lung.
Sj-5 may be used for any of the possibilities stated above, depending of course on its proper choice for a given condition. It is not uncommon to use it in such a deep technique for paralysis or numbness of the fingers following a MTS (metacarpal tunnel syndrome), or for Renaud syndrome with the addition of moxa).
|Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 00:44: |
yes, thank you very much!!!!!!!!!