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How to treat chronic neck pain with Balance Acupuncture

PROLOGUE

To demonstrate the value and instant results of acupuncture with the application of the Balance Method, and to engage the audience, Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan customarily treated volunteering members of the attending audience on the spot, in front of everybody, with great confidence, so all can witness the instant results of acupuncture done the Balance Method way. This was one of many facets that set Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan apart from most other acupuncture instructors. Most other instructors did not teach a style of acupuncture that provided instant results. The few others that did teach such styles promising instant results did not treat members of the audience to demonstrate the instant results. Following this custom of her Shifu, Eileen Yue-Ling Han PhD LAc begins the first day of her introductory level seminars by demonstrating the instant results of what she is about to teach. The following case study occurred during Module 1 Dr Tan’s Core Essentials in San Diego, CA, USA on March 4, 2022. Eileen Yue-Ling Han PhD LAc utilized two acupuncture points that are showcased in her book, The Power of the Points Part 2.

PATIENT PRESENTATION

Treating neck pain with acupuncture

A 27-year-old acupuncturist attended a Balance Method seminar called “Module 1 Dr Tan’s Core Essentials.” Her chief complaint was neck pain and tightness that spread across the upper trapezius muscle towards the left shoulder. This region of the body is traversed by the Foot Shao Yang Gallbladder Meridian and Hand Shao Yang San Jiao Meridian. The volunteer had been suffering from this complaint for approximately one year, designating it as a chronic condition.

CURRENT SYMPTOMS

The current symptoms described by the volunteer were left-sided neck and shoulder pain and tightness along Foot Shao Yang Gallbladder Meridian and Hand Shao Yang San Jiao Meridian.

ACUPUNCTURE 1 2 3

A1: Foot Shao Yang Gallbladder Meridian, Hand Shao Yang San Jiao Meridian
A2: Hand Shao Yang San Jiao Meridian
A3: San Cha San, ashi point located in the vicinity of Hand Shao Yang San Jiao 5 also known as Wài Guān 外關 in Chinese, which translates to Outer Pass.
Hand Shao Yang San Jiao 5 also known as Wài Guān 外關Outer Pass is located 2 cun proximal to the dorsal wrist crease, on the line connecting SJ4 and the tip of the olecranon, between the radius and ulna. An ashi point was located closer to this point location than any neighboring point locations, therefore the location of needle insertion can be communicated for documenting as well as teaching purposes as “ashi point located in the vicinity of Hand Shao Yang San Jiao 5 Wài Guān 外關 Outer Pass,” or SJ5a for short.

INSTANT RESULTS

The volunteer confirmed that her neck and shoulder tightness softened, and the pain reduced so much that it was practically imperceivable, even on palpation.

COMMENTARY

Hand Shao Yang San Jiao 5 Wài Guān 外關Outer Pass.
In ancient China, defensive walls were built to fortify a city against foreign invaders. The entry point of each city was called guān 關 the Grand Checkpoint Gate into a City. Guards were stationed at each guān 關 to defend against any potential threat.
Throughout the meridians, there are 14 acupuncture points that contain the term guān 關, namely PC6 Nèi Guān 内關 and SJ5 Wài Guān 外關. Symbolically, these are security gates embedded in the layers of a defensive wall that protects against pathogenic factors.
The common indications for Hand Shao Yang San Jiao 5 Wài Guān 外關 Outer Pass are: fever, headache, deafness, tinnitus, neck pain, rib and hypochondriac pain, pain in the fingers, hand tremors, motor impairment of the elbow and arm.

CASE STUDY: Chronic Neck & Shoulder Pain
By: Eileen Yue-Ling Han PhD LAc


Eileen Han

Dr. Eileen Yue-Ling Han, PhD, LAc is a board-certified acupuncturist with a lifetime of extensive training and practice in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Born and raised in Taiwan, the heart of TCM, Dr. Eileen benefited early on from a working education with the best practitioners. During 15 years of immersion in her family’s acupuncture needle and TCM supplies business, Dr. Eileen also received invaluable practical experience that served as the foundation for her work today. Autor of the books:

Eileen Yue-Ling Han

The Power of the Points Vol 1, Part 1 and Part 2 in English and French

click here for further information of the books.


The Power of the Points Vol 1, Part 1 and Part 2 in English and French

click here for further information of the books.


 

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