Insert the filiform needles into the Ashi point, Fengchi (GB 20), Tianzhu (UB 10), Quchi (LI 11) and Hegu (LI 4), then emit qi with dragon-mouth hand gesture and pushing, pulling and rotating manipulations toward the needles to get qi balanced between all the points.
3. Self Qigong Exercise as Accessory Treatment
(1) Practise the Exercise of Stroking the Ball to Lead Neck Movement as follows.
Take a sitting or standing posture. Set the left hand at the height of Tanzhong (Ren 17) and the right at the height of Dantian with the centre of the two palms facing each other as if holding a ball. When qi is felt between the palms, abduct the left hand and adduct the right as if stroking a ball, with the head following the movement of the left hand, 9 or 18 times. Exchange the positions of the hands and the direction of their movements and stroke the "ball" 9 or 18 times, with the head following the movements of the right hand. (2) Practise the Ex-—418—
ercise of Dredging Fengchi (GB 20), Massaging Tianzhu (GB 20) and Pulling the Neck (refer to "Stiffneck").
Ying, male, 40, a Britishman studing in China, came for the first visit on January 20,1983.
Complaints The patient complained of pain in the neck and radiating pain in the left—upper arm for a year accompanied by stiffness of the neck and numbness of the lingers. Traction treatment, acupuncture and treatment with Western and traditional drugs yielded no apparent effect. The pain was aggravated in the last thirty days, which affected his sleep and study and urged him to seek Qigong treatment.
Examination There was tenderness in the 4th, 5th and 6th cervical vertebral processes, along their sides and at Bingfeng (SI 12), Quyuan (SI 13), Tianzong (SI 11), Quchi (LI 11) and Shaohai (H 3). Anvil test and cervical root tension test were positive. X-ray film showed disappearance of the physiological radian of the normal anterior process (lordosis) of cervical vertebrae and mild osseous proliferation at the posterior aspect of the 4th and 5th vertebrae. Flat—palm detection revealed cold, tingling and distending sensation of qi at the neck and the left—upper arm.
Diagnosis Cervical spondylopathy (Shoulder-arm pain).
Treatment Points applied to treatment were Fengchi (G.B. 20), Tianzhu (UB 10), Bingfeng (SI 12), Jianwaishu (SI 14), Jianzhongshu (SI 15), Tianzong (SI 11), Quchi (LI 11), Hegu (LI 4), Shaohai (H 3) and Xiaohai (SI 8). Hand manipulations of rolling, pressing, kneading, digging-grasping, rock-
ing and flicking were carried out first, followed by emission of qi with flat-palm hand gesture and pushing, pulling and leading manipulations.
Course of Treatment On receiving outgoing-qi, the patient felt a flow of warmth rushing from the neck and shoulder down to the hands along the Yangming, Taiyang and Shaoyin Channels of Hand, which made the upper arm warm and comfortable. The disease was cured with all the symptoms disappeared after 8 times of treatment.
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