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Acupuncture In Neck Pain
Acupuncture Points Present In Head
                and Neck
•   Jingbailao (EX-HN 15 )
•   Yiming(EX-HN14 )
•   Yuye(EX-HN13 )
•   Jinjin (EX-HN 12)
•   Haiquan (EX-HN11)
•   Juquan(EX-HN10)
•   Shangyingxiang (EX-HN 8 )
•   Neiyingxiang ( EX-HN9)
•   Qiuhou (EX-HN7)
•   Erjian(EX-HN6)
•   Taiyang(EX-HN5)
•   Yuyao (EX-HN4)
•   Yintang(EX-HN3)
•   Dangyang(EX-HN2)
Jingbailao (EX-HN 15 )




           Location
           2 cm superior to the lower border of the
           spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra
           (C7) and 1 cm lateral to the midline.
Jingbailao (EX-HN 15 )
           Regional Anatomy:
           In the superficial layer, there are the
           cutaneous branches of the 4th and 5th
           cervical nerves. In the deep layer, there are
           the branches of the posterior branches of
           the 4th and 5th cervical nerve.
           Function:
           Nourishing the lungs, relieving spasm of the
           tendons and dredging the collaterals.
           Indications:
           Cough, asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis, stiff-
           neck, and whooping cough.
           How to find
           For locating C7, see ➞3.4.1. ➞Du-14 (dazhui)
           is located below the spinous process of C7.
           From there, measure 2 cm in a superior and 1
           cm in a lateral direction.
           Needling
           Vertically 0.5–0.8 cm for 5-10 min.
Yiming(EX-HN14 )
       Regional Anatomy:
       •In the superficial layer, there are the branches
       of the great auricular nerve. In the deep layer,
       there are the deep cervical artery and vein.
       Location:
       •Sit upright with one's head inclined slightly
       forword; firstly, locate YifengTE17 (Yifeng
       (TE17)), 1 cm posterior to YifengTE17 (TE17), on
       the anteroinferior side of mastoid process.
       Function:
       •Improving eyesight and tranquilizing the mind.
       Indications:
       •Eye diseases, tinnitus, vertigo, and insomnia.




       Needling
       Depth:
       0.5 - 1 cm.
       Technique:
       Puncture Perpendicularly
Yiming(EX-HN14 )
Others Acupuncture Points ( Not
    Related To The Neck Problems )
• Yuye(EX-HN13 )             • Jinjin (EX-HN 12)
• Location: In the mouth,    • Location: In the mouth,
  on the vein in the right     on the vein in the left
  side of the frenulum of      side of the frenulum of
  the tongue.                  the tongue.
• Indications: Swelling of   • Indications: Swelling of
  tongue, intractable          tongue, intractable
  vomiting, stiff tongue.      vomiting, stiff tongue.
Others Acupuncture Points ( Not
     Related To The Neck Problems )
• Haiquan (EX-HN11)          • Juquan(EX-HN10)
• Location: In the mouth,    • Location: In the mouth,
  at the midpoint of the       at the midpoint of the
  frenulum of the tongue.      dorsal midline of the
• Indications: Diabetes,       tongue.
  double tongue with         • Indications: Stiff
  swelling pain, vomiting,     tongue, flaccid tongue,
  diarrhea.                    with aphasia, diabetes,
                               asthma, cough,
                               hypogeusestbesia.
Others Acupuncture Points ( Not
     Related To The Neck Problems )
• Shangyingxiang (EX-HN 8 )      • Neiyingxiang ( EX-HN9)
• Location: On the face, at      • Location: In the nostril, at
  the junction of the alar         the junction between the
  cartilage of the nose and        mucosa of the alar cartilage
  the nasal concha, near the       of the nose and the nasal
  upper end of the nasolabial      con cha.
  groove.                        • Indications: Conjunct ival
• Indications: rhinorrhea with     congestion and swelling of
  turbid discharge, stuffy         the eye(s), rhinopathy,
  nose, boil of nose.              inflammation of the throat,
                                   fever,heatstroke, dizziness.
                                 • Prick to cause bleeding.
                                   Prohibited on cases with
                                   hemorrhagic diathesis.
Others Acupuncture Points ( Not
        Related To The Neck Problems )
•   Qiuhou (EX-HN7)                            •   Erjian(EX-HN6)
•   Location: On the face, at the junction     •   Location:above the apex of the ear
    of of the lateral fourth and medial            auricle,at the tip of the auricle when
    three fourth of the infraorbital               the ear is folded forward.
    margin.                                    •   Indications:Conjunctival congestion
•   Indications: Ophthalmic disorders.             and swelling of the
•   Push gently the eyeball upward and             eye(s),fever,nebula.
    then puncture perpendicularly and          •   Method:Puncture perpendicularly
    slowly 0.5-1.2 cm along the                    0.1-0.2 inch or prick to cause
    infraorbital margin. Strong twirling or        bleeding.Moxibustion is applicable.
    lifting and thrusting the needle is not
    advisable.
•   Method:Push the eyeball upward
    gently ,then puncture
    perpendicaularly 0.5-1.2 inches along
    the orbital margin slowly without
    movements of
    lifting,thrusting,twisting and rotating.
Others Acupuncture Points ( Not
      Related To The Neck Problems )
• Taiyang(EX-HN5)                   • Yuyao (EX-HN4)
• Location:At the temporal part     • Location: On the forehead, at
  of the head,between the             the midpoint between the
  lateral end of the eyebrow and      eyebrows.
  the outer canthus,in the          • Indications: Pain in the
  depression one finger breadth       supraorbitai bone, twitching of
  behind them.                        eyelid(s),
• Indications:Headache,ophthal        blepharoptosis,nebula,
  mic disorders,hemiparalysis of      conjunctival congestion and
  face.                               swelling of the eye(s).
• Method:Puncture                   • Method:Puncture
  perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 inch,or     subcutaneously 0.3-0.5 inch.
  prick to cause bleeding.
Others Acupuncture Points ( Not
     Related To The Neck Problems )
• Yintang(EX-HN3)               • Dangyang(EX-HN2)
• Location: On the forehead,    • Location : At the frontal
  at the midpoint between         part of the head, directly
  the eyebrows.                   above the pupil, 1 cm above
• Indications: Headache,          the pupil, 1 cm above the
  heaviness sensation of the      anterior or hairline.
  head, epistaxis, rhinorrhea   • Indications: Dizziness,
  with discharge, infantile       ophthalmalgia, stuffy nose,
  convulsion, pain in the         common cough, headache,
  forehead, insomnia.             conjunctivitis, apoplectic
• Method:Puncture                 stroke.
  subcutaneously 0.3-0.5
  inch.Moxbibustion is
  applicable.
Causes of Chronic Neck
                  Pain
• Muscle strain:

• Overuse of the neck creates strain in the soft
  tissues. It creates acute pain in the neck and
  back. Poor posture and work habits sustain
  the pain for long periods. Repeated overuse of
  muscles creates pain particularly in the back
  side of the neck.
Causes of Chronic Neck
                    Pain
• Cervical Foraminal Stenosis:

• Pain which develops very slowly over the years and
  occurs after particular neck positions might be due to
  Cervical Foraminal Stenosis. Wear and aging of the
  vertebral joints in the neck or at the disc margins
  creates this kind of pain. It is sometimes difficult to
  distinguish this type of pain from muscle pain by
  depending on Xray and CT scans. In such cases, an
  injection called a medial branch block (MBB) is
  performed. The injection confirms that the cause of
  pain is facet joint.
Causes of Chronic Neck
                   Pain
• Cervical herniated disc:

• Cervical herniated disc is the main cause of neck
  pain radiating down the arm in some cases to the
  hands and fingers. Herniated disc or bone spur
  compresses the spinal cord to cause the pain.
  Symptoms of this type of pain can develop both
  suddenly and slowly. If the pain is not responding
  to conservative treatments (medication, physical
  therapy or manipulations), surgery may be
  needed.
Causes of Chronic Neck
                    Pain
• Disk injury:

• Discs control the motion of the neck. When discs are
  stressed beyond their limits pain is experienced which
  extends to the annulus (outer wall of the disc). An
  example of this is whiplash injury. Muscles and
  ligaments are inflamed or stressed by an accident.
  Neck pain sometimes flares or gets worse. Pain is
  increased by certain postures. In most cases it is
  healed but for some people it creates pain in normal
  activities. About one quarter of patients develop neck
  pain due to disc injury.
The Use of Acupuncture to Treat Neck
                Pain
• Acupuncture is part of the 2500 year old science
  of natural healing called traditional Chinese
  medicine. It also includes Asian bodywork
  therapy as well as Chinese Herbal therapy. The
  practice of acupuncture has turned out to be an
  accepted treatment for neck pain worldwide.
  Acupuncture needles are inserted into
  empirically exact points, called an acupuncture
  point, which are located along organ meridians,
  to stimulate the smooth flow of Qi energy. Qi
  energy is believed to be part of every living thing
  that exists, as a kind of life force or spiritual
  energy.
The Use of Acupuncture to Treat Neck
                Pain
• Acupuncture aims to affect the central nervous
  system, including the spinal cord, mid-brain and
  hypothalamus-pituitary intricate. Studies have
  also shown that acupuncture promotes
  vasodilation and increases blood flow.
  Concentrations of triglycerides, cholesterol and
  phospholipids in the blood can decrease
  following acupuncture treatments . Acupuncture'
  is also reported to positively affect the immune
  system. It is thought that this is due to
  endprphins acting as mediators between the
  central nervous system and the immune system.
The Use of Acupuncture to Treat Neck
                Pain
• In twice blind scientific trails, acupuncture was proven
  successful in treating chronic pain, 55% to 85% of
  patients reported positive benefits. This compares
  positively with the effectiveness of potent drugs, like
  morphine, which helped in 70% of cases.
• Acupuncture is currently being used worldwide as part
  of court-ordered drug withdrawal and detoxification
  programs. In a remarkable study, 42% of alcoholics
  remained alcohol free for three months following
  acupuncture treatment, and an additional 28% drank
  much less. These are extraordinary numbers when
  compared with any other type of drug therapy.
Neck Stiffness
• [Introduction]
• Stiffness of neck is a commonly encountered damage of
  cervical soft tissues due to high or low pillow or inva-sion
  of wind-cold into the back that prevents the smooth
  circulation of qi and blood in the meridians. The clinical
  manifestations are unilateral or bilateral stiffness and
  pain in the neck as well as restricted movement of the
  neck due to worsened pain.
• [Syndrome differentiation]
• Stiffness and pain in the neck, aggravation in move-ment,
  restricted movement, deviation of the head to the affected
  side, pain involving the shoulder, back or head, and evident
  local tenderness.
Treatment Of Neck Stiffness
• 1. Body acupuncture
• Prescription: Ashi, Fengchi (GB 20) and Houxi (SI 3).
• Performance: Reducing needling technique is used and local
  acupoints also can be moxibusted. When the needle is
  inserted into Houxi (SI ,3), the patient is asked to move the
  neck. After withdrawal of the needle, cupping is applied to
  local acupoints.
• 2. Ear acupuncture
• Prescription: Neck ( AHlz ), Cervical Vertebra (AH13) and
  Tenderness points.
• Performance: Strong stimulation is used and the patient is
  asked to move the neck during the treatment. The needles
  are retained for 15 - 20 minutes.
Fengchi Point
• Location: On the nape, below the occipital
  bone, on the level of Fengfu(DU16), in the
  depression between the upper ends of the
  sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles.
• Indications: Headache, dizziness, insomnia,
  stiffness of the neck and nape, blurring of
  vision, optic atrophy,conjunctivitis, tinnitns,
  convulsion, infantile convulsion, epilepsy,
  fever, common cold, stuffy nose, rbinorrhea
  withturbid discharge.
• Method: Puncture 0.5-0.8 inch to wards the
  tip of the nose. Moxibustion is applicable.
• Regional anatomy
• Vasculature: The branches of the occipital
  artery and vein.
• Innervation: The branch of the lesser
  occipital nerve.
Houxi Point
•   Location: At the junction of the red
    and white skin along the ulnar border
    of the hand. sit the ulnar end of the
    distal paimar crease, proximal to the
    5th metacarpophalangeal joint when a
    hollow fist is made.
•   Indications: Stiffness of the nape,
    tinnitus and deafness, sore-throax,
    manic-depressive psychosis, malarial
    disease. sudden sprain in the lumbar
    region, fever with night sweat,
    numbness and contraction of the
    fingers, pain in the shoulder andarm.
•   Method:Puncture perpendicularly0.5-
    0.7 inch.Moxibustion is applicable.
•   Regional anatomy
•   Vaxculature:The dorsal digital artery
    and vein,the dorsal venous network of
    the hand.
•   Innervation;The dorsal branch derived
    from the ulnar nerve.
Acupressure of The Head and Neck
• Acupressure practitioners use their fingers, palms, elbows or feet,
  or special devices to apply pressure to acupoints on the body's
  meridians. Sometimes, acupressure also involves stretching or
  acupressure massage as well as other methods.
• During an acupressure session, you lie fully clothed on a soft
  massage table. The practitioner gently presses on acupressure
  points on your body. A session typically lasts about one hour. You
  may need several sessions for the best results.
• The goal of acupressure or other types of Asian bodywork is to
  restore health and balance to the body's channels of energy and to
  regulate opposing forces of yin (negative energy) and yang
  (positive energy). Some proponents claim acupressure not only
  treats the energy fields and body but also the mind, emotions, and
  spirit. Some even believe that therapists can transmit the vital
  energy (external qi) to another person.
Acupressure Points
         •   Points (A)-- Drilling Bamboo
         •   Location: In the indentations on
             either side of where the bridge of the
             nose meets the ridge of the
             eyebrows.
         •   Benefits:    Relieves    neck    pain,
             headaches, hay fever, eye fatigue,
             and sinus pain.

         •   Points (B)-- Wind Mansion
         •   Location: In the center of the back of
             the head in a large hollow under the
             base of the skull.
         •   Benefits: Relieves stiff neck, shoulder
             and neckn pain; pain in the eyes, ears,
             nose, and throat, as well as mental
             problems, headaches, and vertigo.
Acupressure Points
         •   Points (C) -- Gates of Consciousness
             Location: Below the base of the
             skull, in the hollow between the two
             vertical         neck         muscles.
             Benefits:       Relieves       arthritis,
             headaches (including migraines),
             dizziness, stiff neck, neck pain,
             neuromotor coordination problems,
             eyestrain,     and     irritability    .

             Points (D) -- Window of Heaven
             Location: In the indentation at the
             base of the Skull, one to two inches
             in back of the earlobe, depending on
             the     side     of     the    head.
             Benefits: Relieves stiff necks, neck
             and shoulder pain , and headaches. .
Acupressure Points
           Points (E)-- Heavenly Pillar
           Location: One-half inch below
           the base of the skull, on the
           ropy muscles one-half inch
           outward from the spine.
           Benefits: Relieves stress,
           burnout, exhaustion, insomnia,
           heaviness in the head,
           eyestrain, stiff necks, and sore
           throats.

           Points (F) -- Shoulder Well
           Caution: Pregnant women
           should press lightly on this
           point. Location: On the muscle
           at the highest point of the
           shoulder, one to two inches out
           from the side of the lower neck.
           Benefits: Relieves shoulder
           tension, nervousness,
           irritability, and fatigue.

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Acupuncture in neck pain

  • 2. Acupuncture Points Present In Head and Neck • Jingbailao (EX-HN 15 ) • Yiming(EX-HN14 ) • Yuye(EX-HN13 ) • Jinjin (EX-HN 12) • Haiquan (EX-HN11) • Juquan(EX-HN10) • Shangyingxiang (EX-HN 8 ) • Neiyingxiang ( EX-HN9) • Qiuhou (EX-HN7) • Erjian(EX-HN6) • Taiyang(EX-HN5) • Yuyao (EX-HN4) • Yintang(EX-HN3) • Dangyang(EX-HN2)
  • 3. Jingbailao (EX-HN 15 ) Location 2 cm superior to the lower border of the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra (C7) and 1 cm lateral to the midline.
  • 4. Jingbailao (EX-HN 15 ) Regional Anatomy: In the superficial layer, there are the cutaneous branches of the 4th and 5th cervical nerves. In the deep layer, there are the branches of the posterior branches of the 4th and 5th cervical nerve. Function: Nourishing the lungs, relieving spasm of the tendons and dredging the collaterals. Indications: Cough, asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis, stiff- neck, and whooping cough. How to find For locating C7, see ➞3.4.1. ➞Du-14 (dazhui) is located below the spinous process of C7. From there, measure 2 cm in a superior and 1 cm in a lateral direction. Needling Vertically 0.5–0.8 cm for 5-10 min.
  • 5. Yiming(EX-HN14 ) Regional Anatomy: •In the superficial layer, there are the branches of the great auricular nerve. In the deep layer, there are the deep cervical artery and vein. Location: •Sit upright with one's head inclined slightly forword; firstly, locate YifengTE17 (Yifeng (TE17)), 1 cm posterior to YifengTE17 (TE17), on the anteroinferior side of mastoid process. Function: •Improving eyesight and tranquilizing the mind. Indications: •Eye diseases, tinnitus, vertigo, and insomnia. Needling Depth: 0.5 - 1 cm. Technique: Puncture Perpendicularly
  • 7. Others Acupuncture Points ( Not Related To The Neck Problems ) • Yuye(EX-HN13 ) • Jinjin (EX-HN 12) • Location: In the mouth, • Location: In the mouth, on the vein in the right on the vein in the left side of the frenulum of side of the frenulum of the tongue. the tongue. • Indications: Swelling of • Indications: Swelling of tongue, intractable tongue, intractable vomiting, stiff tongue. vomiting, stiff tongue.
  • 8. Others Acupuncture Points ( Not Related To The Neck Problems ) • Haiquan (EX-HN11) • Juquan(EX-HN10) • Location: In the mouth, • Location: In the mouth, at the midpoint of the at the midpoint of the frenulum of the tongue. dorsal midline of the • Indications: Diabetes, tongue. double tongue with • Indications: Stiff swelling pain, vomiting, tongue, flaccid tongue, diarrhea. with aphasia, diabetes, asthma, cough, hypogeusestbesia.
  • 9. Others Acupuncture Points ( Not Related To The Neck Problems ) • Shangyingxiang (EX-HN 8 ) • Neiyingxiang ( EX-HN9) • Location: On the face, at • Location: In the nostril, at the junction of the alar the junction between the cartilage of the nose and mucosa of the alar cartilage the nasal concha, near the of the nose and the nasal upper end of the nasolabial con cha. groove. • Indications: Conjunct ival • Indications: rhinorrhea with congestion and swelling of turbid discharge, stuffy the eye(s), rhinopathy, nose, boil of nose. inflammation of the throat, fever,heatstroke, dizziness. • Prick to cause bleeding. Prohibited on cases with hemorrhagic diathesis.
  • 10. Others Acupuncture Points ( Not Related To The Neck Problems ) • Qiuhou (EX-HN7) • Erjian(EX-HN6) • Location: On the face, at the junction • Location:above the apex of the ear of of the lateral fourth and medial auricle,at the tip of the auricle when three fourth of the infraorbital the ear is folded forward. margin. • Indications:Conjunctival congestion • Indications: Ophthalmic disorders. and swelling of the • Push gently the eyeball upward and eye(s),fever,nebula. then puncture perpendicularly and • Method:Puncture perpendicularly slowly 0.5-1.2 cm along the 0.1-0.2 inch or prick to cause infraorbital margin. Strong twirling or bleeding.Moxibustion is applicable. lifting and thrusting the needle is not advisable. • Method:Push the eyeball upward gently ,then puncture perpendicaularly 0.5-1.2 inches along the orbital margin slowly without movements of lifting,thrusting,twisting and rotating.
  • 11. Others Acupuncture Points ( Not Related To The Neck Problems ) • Taiyang(EX-HN5) • Yuyao (EX-HN4) • Location:At the temporal part • Location: On the forehead, at of the head,between the the midpoint between the lateral end of the eyebrow and eyebrows. the outer canthus,in the • Indications: Pain in the depression one finger breadth supraorbitai bone, twitching of behind them. eyelid(s), • Indications:Headache,ophthal blepharoptosis,nebula, mic disorders,hemiparalysis of conjunctival congestion and face. swelling of the eye(s). • Method:Puncture • Method:Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 inch,or subcutaneously 0.3-0.5 inch. prick to cause bleeding.
  • 12. Others Acupuncture Points ( Not Related To The Neck Problems ) • Yintang(EX-HN3) • Dangyang(EX-HN2) • Location: On the forehead, • Location : At the frontal at the midpoint between part of the head, directly the eyebrows. above the pupil, 1 cm above • Indications: Headache, the pupil, 1 cm above the heaviness sensation of the anterior or hairline. head, epistaxis, rhinorrhea • Indications: Dizziness, with discharge, infantile ophthalmalgia, stuffy nose, convulsion, pain in the common cough, headache, forehead, insomnia. conjunctivitis, apoplectic • Method:Puncture stroke. subcutaneously 0.3-0.5 inch.Moxbibustion is applicable.
  • 13. Causes of Chronic Neck Pain • Muscle strain: • Overuse of the neck creates strain in the soft tissues. It creates acute pain in the neck and back. Poor posture and work habits sustain the pain for long periods. Repeated overuse of muscles creates pain particularly in the back side of the neck.
  • 14. Causes of Chronic Neck Pain • Cervical Foraminal Stenosis: • Pain which develops very slowly over the years and occurs after particular neck positions might be due to Cervical Foraminal Stenosis. Wear and aging of the vertebral joints in the neck or at the disc margins creates this kind of pain. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish this type of pain from muscle pain by depending on Xray and CT scans. In such cases, an injection called a medial branch block (MBB) is performed. The injection confirms that the cause of pain is facet joint.
  • 15. Causes of Chronic Neck Pain • Cervical herniated disc: • Cervical herniated disc is the main cause of neck pain radiating down the arm in some cases to the hands and fingers. Herniated disc or bone spur compresses the spinal cord to cause the pain. Symptoms of this type of pain can develop both suddenly and slowly. If the pain is not responding to conservative treatments (medication, physical therapy or manipulations), surgery may be needed.
  • 16. Causes of Chronic Neck Pain • Disk injury: • Discs control the motion of the neck. When discs are stressed beyond their limits pain is experienced which extends to the annulus (outer wall of the disc). An example of this is whiplash injury. Muscles and ligaments are inflamed or stressed by an accident. Neck pain sometimes flares or gets worse. Pain is increased by certain postures. In most cases it is healed but for some people it creates pain in normal activities. About one quarter of patients develop neck pain due to disc injury.
  • 17. The Use of Acupuncture to Treat Neck Pain • Acupuncture is part of the 2500 year old science of natural healing called traditional Chinese medicine. It also includes Asian bodywork therapy as well as Chinese Herbal therapy. The practice of acupuncture has turned out to be an accepted treatment for neck pain worldwide. Acupuncture needles are inserted into empirically exact points, called an acupuncture point, which are located along organ meridians, to stimulate the smooth flow of Qi energy. Qi energy is believed to be part of every living thing that exists, as a kind of life force or spiritual energy.
  • 18. The Use of Acupuncture to Treat Neck Pain • Acupuncture aims to affect the central nervous system, including the spinal cord, mid-brain and hypothalamus-pituitary intricate. Studies have also shown that acupuncture promotes vasodilation and increases blood flow. Concentrations of triglycerides, cholesterol and phospholipids in the blood can decrease following acupuncture treatments . Acupuncture' is also reported to positively affect the immune system. It is thought that this is due to endprphins acting as mediators between the central nervous system and the immune system.
  • 19. The Use of Acupuncture to Treat Neck Pain • In twice blind scientific trails, acupuncture was proven successful in treating chronic pain, 55% to 85% of patients reported positive benefits. This compares positively with the effectiveness of potent drugs, like morphine, which helped in 70% of cases. • Acupuncture is currently being used worldwide as part of court-ordered drug withdrawal and detoxification programs. In a remarkable study, 42% of alcoholics remained alcohol free for three months following acupuncture treatment, and an additional 28% drank much less. These are extraordinary numbers when compared with any other type of drug therapy.
  • 20. Neck Stiffness • [Introduction] • Stiffness of neck is a commonly encountered damage of cervical soft tissues due to high or low pillow or inva-sion of wind-cold into the back that prevents the smooth circulation of qi and blood in the meridians. The clinical manifestations are unilateral or bilateral stiffness and pain in the neck as well as restricted movement of the neck due to worsened pain. • [Syndrome differentiation] • Stiffness and pain in the neck, aggravation in move-ment, restricted movement, deviation of the head to the affected side, pain involving the shoulder, back or head, and evident local tenderness.
  • 21. Treatment Of Neck Stiffness • 1. Body acupuncture • Prescription: Ashi, Fengchi (GB 20) and Houxi (SI 3). • Performance: Reducing needling technique is used and local acupoints also can be moxibusted. When the needle is inserted into Houxi (SI ,3), the patient is asked to move the neck. After withdrawal of the needle, cupping is applied to local acupoints. • 2. Ear acupuncture • Prescription: Neck ( AHlz ), Cervical Vertebra (AH13) and Tenderness points. • Performance: Strong stimulation is used and the patient is asked to move the neck during the treatment. The needles are retained for 15 - 20 minutes.
  • 22. Fengchi Point • Location: On the nape, below the occipital bone, on the level of Fengfu(DU16), in the depression between the upper ends of the sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles. • Indications: Headache, dizziness, insomnia, stiffness of the neck and nape, blurring of vision, optic atrophy,conjunctivitis, tinnitns, convulsion, infantile convulsion, epilepsy, fever, common cold, stuffy nose, rbinorrhea withturbid discharge. • Method: Puncture 0.5-0.8 inch to wards the tip of the nose. Moxibustion is applicable. • Regional anatomy • Vasculature: The branches of the occipital artery and vein. • Innervation: The branch of the lesser occipital nerve.
  • 23. Houxi Point • Location: At the junction of the red and white skin along the ulnar border of the hand. sit the ulnar end of the distal paimar crease, proximal to the 5th metacarpophalangeal joint when a hollow fist is made. • Indications: Stiffness of the nape, tinnitus and deafness, sore-throax, manic-depressive psychosis, malarial disease. sudden sprain in the lumbar region, fever with night sweat, numbness and contraction of the fingers, pain in the shoulder andarm. • Method:Puncture perpendicularly0.5- 0.7 inch.Moxibustion is applicable. • Regional anatomy • Vaxculature:The dorsal digital artery and vein,the dorsal venous network of the hand. • Innervation;The dorsal branch derived from the ulnar nerve.
  • 24. Acupressure of The Head and Neck • Acupressure practitioners use their fingers, palms, elbows or feet, or special devices to apply pressure to acupoints on the body's meridians. Sometimes, acupressure also involves stretching or acupressure massage as well as other methods. • During an acupressure session, you lie fully clothed on a soft massage table. The practitioner gently presses on acupressure points on your body. A session typically lasts about one hour. You may need several sessions for the best results. • The goal of acupressure or other types of Asian bodywork is to restore health and balance to the body's channels of energy and to regulate opposing forces of yin (negative energy) and yang (positive energy). Some proponents claim acupressure not only treats the energy fields and body but also the mind, emotions, and spirit. Some even believe that therapists can transmit the vital energy (external qi) to another person.
  • 25. Acupressure Points • Points (A)-- Drilling Bamboo • Location: In the indentations on either side of where the bridge of the nose meets the ridge of the eyebrows. • Benefits: Relieves neck pain, headaches, hay fever, eye fatigue, and sinus pain. • Points (B)-- Wind Mansion • Location: In the center of the back of the head in a large hollow under the base of the skull. • Benefits: Relieves stiff neck, shoulder and neckn pain; pain in the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, as well as mental problems, headaches, and vertigo.
  • 26. Acupressure Points • Points (C) -- Gates of Consciousness Location: Below the base of the skull, in the hollow between the two vertical neck muscles. Benefits: Relieves arthritis, headaches (including migraines), dizziness, stiff neck, neck pain, neuromotor coordination problems, eyestrain, and irritability . Points (D) -- Window of Heaven Location: In the indentation at the base of the Skull, one to two inches in back of the earlobe, depending on the side of the head. Benefits: Relieves stiff necks, neck and shoulder pain , and headaches. .
  • 27. Acupressure Points Points (E)-- Heavenly Pillar Location: One-half inch below the base of the skull, on the ropy muscles one-half inch outward from the spine. Benefits: Relieves stress, burnout, exhaustion, insomnia, heaviness in the head, eyestrain, stiff necks, and sore throats. Points (F) -- Shoulder Well Caution: Pregnant women should press lightly on this point. Location: On the muscle at the highest point of the shoulder, one to two inches out from the side of the lower neck. Benefits: Relieves shoulder tension, nervousness, irritability, and fatigue.