One of the most common clinical findings during an acupuncture exam is tenderness along the hip-waist area commonly known as the girdle. Pain in the front of the girdle may point to hernia, reproductive, or digestive issues. Tenderness at the back and sides points to issues with structure, muscles, and particularly the connective tissue that…
Quite recently, I’ve seen cases where patients came to me with shoulder issues, sometimes following surgery related to either the hand or shoulder. I thought now it would be a good opportunity to relate my findings.
The case of jaw pain can be of at least two causes: infection or musculo-skeletal. Only proper diagnosis through interview and examination can determine which. Even given proper diagnosis, however, the right treatment course still must be selected. This is often no easy matter.
Entitled “The Spiral Engine of Locomotion,” this stunning artistic representation of the different axes of muculoskeletal connection provides some interesting clues into why non-local treatments are often key to effective acupuncture. Check out the fabulous artwork here or book an appointment.