Acupuncture for Poor Circulation (Part 2)

One of our diagnostic tools is abdominal palpation. Some acupuncturists palpate a client’s abdomen to observe the muscular tension, aortic pulsation, and tenderness of the acupuncture points and channels in the abdomen to assess the overall condition of the client.

Acupuncture for Poor Circulation

Acupuncturists tend to associate cold feet and hands with the imbalance of the liver function. There is a set of four acupuncture points called Four Gates that are used to improve the circulation of not only the extremities but the whole body. One point is Liver 3, and the other point is Large Intestine 4. As shown in the illustration, these points are in similar structures. LV 3 is between the first and the second metatarsals, and LI 4 is between the first and the second metacarpals.

Acupuncture Point for Back Pain, Sciatica, Neck, Shoulder, and Arm Pain, Headaches, Arthritis and So Many Other Things. 

Anatomically, because of its location in the central and pivotal part of the body, this channel is important for the core stability. As shown in the illustration, the fine balance between the core extensor muscle group and the core flexor muscle group is kept in this area. The acupuncture point GB 34 (also named Tai Myaku) is frequently used to treat low back pain and rib pain for this reason. 

Acupuncture for Neck Pain (Part 2)

In the previous article, I discussed a type of neck pain that is associated with repetitive motion of the forearms and hands, such as typing. In this article, I would like to touch on the neck pain that is felt mostly on the back of the neck, on the cervical spine, at the base of […]

Acupuncture for Neck Pain (Part 1)

Two of the common symptoms that acupuncturists handle are neck pain and low back pain. I have noticed that people complain of neck pain more than low back pain since cellphones had become the extension of our bodies. Obviously, our bodies are not designed to tap small screens with your fingers to navigate through cat […]

Acupuncture for Insomnia

When the pandemic started, I had to close my clinic for a while. I suddenly lost the source of livelihood with no end in sight. I became anxious and started to have trouble sleeping. I never had difficulty sleeping before (I have slept through a big earthquake once in Japan), so this was serious. It […]

Commonly-used Acupuncture Points: SP6

SP6This point is located on the Spleen channel at a major intersection of channels. Its name is 三陰交 (San Yin Jiao-Chinese, San In Ko-Japanese), and the name means “three Yin channel crossing”, namely Spleen, Liver, and Kidney channels. Because of its nature as a major intersection, it is a frequently used point. I personally use […]

Commonly-used Acupuncture Points: PC6

PC 6 This point has recently become one of the most commonly used points. I usually use this point to relax the stomach and diaphragm tension due to stress and anxiety. Since almost everybody is anxious and stressed recently, this point has become very popular. When an anxious, stressed-out individual has poor sleep, palpitations, shortness […]