However, treatment was done. I decided to start with the YNSA (cranial acupuncture) approach. At the end of this treatment, I asked the patient to move her head. A few seconds later, he told me that he was already aching less and that he could get a better head. I continued the tung acupuncture treatment to try to further improve the condition. More points were then inserted. The patient did the sitting, so that she had all the freedom of movement.
After the treatment was completed, the patient experienced clear improvements in pain and mobility. At the 3rd treatment the patient already came without complaints, only with a feeling of tension in the neck.
Conclusion: In only 3 sessions the patient got rid of the pain and limitation of movement. This problem is chronic and has already affected it for several years …
Treatment for Cervicalgia
The YNSA approach follows a proprietary diagnostic method and is not protocol. So I’ll skip the description of the points even because these can vary greatly from session to session. In YNSA, there are diagnostic zones (anterior region of the elbow and arm, neck and abdomen). Depending on the sensitivity / pain that these zones dictate, we follow the course of a treatment. In the same way, the laterality of the treatment is chosen. According to the side of positive diagnosis and not necessarily on the same side of the pain.
YNSA treatment can be rational. By this I mean that we can overlook the aspect of diagnosis and choose the points according to their function. But here we are losing the great wealth of this method which is to actually do what the body asks for and therefore get much more meaningful results.
I used the diagnosis of the elbow as the principal. According to the patient’s feedback I chose the following points:
the point A
the extra d point
With YNSA I got the effect right away. The patient had less pain and increased mobility.
Not satisfied, I continued the course of the treatment. I decided to add tung points to complete the treatment.
As for tung acupuncture concerns and since the complaints were in the posterior muscles of the neck (also trapezoids) therefore points 77.01, 77.02, 77.03 and 11.11 were used.
Points group 77.01, 77.02 and 77.03 are extraordinary for neck pain, especially if the affected muscles are posterior (Zu tai yang).
Finally, the group of points 11.11 is very interesting to treat the bone part that may be involved.
The result in all treatments was positive. In the 3rd treatment I took the 77 points previously used.
In the last treatments my treatment was simplified.
I used YNSA with 11.11, ID3 and B65. While the effect of ID3 is well known in TCM, as it opens the Du-mai channel thus acting on the neck, the action of B65 may cause strangeness.
Anatomically B65 has a simulated location at ID3. B65 also belongs to Tai yang energy. In addition it is a channel that is clearly affected.
If we establish an image of the head and trunk in the metacarpal and metatarsal, we will verify that these points are located in the region of the neck. Hence the B65 utility across the neck pain Tai yang.