It is a delayed type disease and less serious at the beginning. Usually the patients feel indisposition and intermittent pain on the neck and shoulders. The pain gradually spreads to one arm, after which the fingers feel cold and as if being shocked by electricity. Some serious patients may feel burning pain in the arm.
Practise 1 or 2 times a day, 20 minutes each time. See Chapter Two for details.
a. Turning the head to the left and right: Take the standing or sitting posture. Turn the head slowly to the left and then the right as much as possible. When reaching the farthest point, return a little, then go even farther. While turning, the sight should go with the head, looking backward or upper backward (Fig. 79). Turn b. Facing upward: Take the standing or sitting posture with the arms akimbo. Move the head backward to face upward and look at the sky. Enlarge the range of the action gradually as much as possible (Fig. 80). Repeat 8 to 12 times.
c. A trial of strength between nape and arms: Take the standing or sitting posture. Put the hands on the nape with the fingers crossed to support the head. Push the head backward while pulling it forward with the hands, opposing the two for a while. Then return to the original posture (Fig. 81).
d. Turning round and looking back: Stand in the left bow step. Turn the upper part of the body to the right. At the same time, hold the left palm up, stretch the
right hand down as much as possible and turn the head to the right to look at the right hand (Fig. 82). Then return to the original posture. Stand in the right bow step to do the same oppositely. Repeat 8 to 12 times.
e. Turning the neck: Take the standing or sitting posture. Breathe naturally, relax the head and neck then slowly turn the head and neck as much as possible (Fig. 83), clockwise and counterclockwise alternately for 6 to 8 times.
f. Massaging the neck: Take the standing or sitting posture, massaging the neck
The main point of the above six exercises is to practise them slowly and in a large range. After each exercise, the patient should rest for a while. Do not practise continuously. Practise 1 or 2 times a day, 10 minutes each time.
Choose some of the sections or the complete set to practise, 1 or 2 times a day, 20 minutes each time. See Chapter two for details.
4) Take swimming, sun bath and airbath as auxiliary means.
Press the Jingzhong, Quchi and Yangxi points for one minute each, two times
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