Case No. 038 Cervical sprain (rear end collision accident)
Female of 43 years old
Having dull pains and numbness in the left neck to the upper arm and back pain
Current medical history:
The patient got rear ended on the previous day and went to an orthopedic
hospital. However, she was not satisfied with the treatment there
and visited my clinic.
The patient looked a little nervous with the traffic accident.
Her symptom seemed to be a sprain type not a radicle type.
Accordingly, I believed that her symptom would be improved soon
and explained it to the patient accordingly.
Xu mai was found. There was stiffness of the sternocleidomastoideus muscle.
With respect to Fu zhen, ya tong appeared from t
he left zhong zhu KI-15 to the da ju ST-27.
Ttonsils treatment (zhao hai K-16, tian you TE-16, da zhui GV-14
and shou san li LI-10);
Muscle relaxant treatment (right qiu xu GB-40,
right si du TE-9 (usually little upper than si du TE-9);
Treatment for controlling the autonomic nervous system;
Neburu 4 points (subsequently, pi nei zhen secured at neburu
4 points (at four points around the navel));
Dai mai GB-26;
Zhui jian zhen ci in the lateral V-shaped intervertiebral;
Yu xue disposition;
Zhong feng LR-4, and chi ze LU-5.
The patient had numbness from the neck to the upper arms.
However, such numbness disappeared by the first treatment.
In total, treatment was administered eleven-times, and the patient
experienced nearly full-recovery on the 34th day after the first treatment.
Dai mai GB-26 seems to be the most effective treatment, evidenced
by the patients’ smile whenever she was encouraged to exercise, i
ncluding neck and shoulder rotation and raising her shoulders.
Dai mai GB-26 loosened up the muscle stiffness not only
in her neck and shoulders but also in her face.
Among numerous Nagano-style treatments, Dai mai GB-26 is
the fastest-acting remedy. This treatment is effective in backache
and lower back pain, sciatica, cervicobrachial pain, subacromial bursitis,
various joint pains, headache, temporomandibular joint arthrosis,
rheumatoid arthritis and the like. Therefore, the treatment can be
widely applied. Why does the treatment work so effectively and widely?
The reasons are considered below by showing examples.
1) Adjustment point of truncus extensor and truncus flexor muscles
Muscles and ligaments allow the human body to flexibly move,
such as bend, stretch, twist and the like.
A truck part of the human body includes the truncus extensor group
such as erector spinae muscle, gluteus maximus muscle
and quadriceps femoris muscle, and the truncus flexor group such
as abdominal muscle and biceps femoris muscle, which are attached
to each other in an antagonistic manner. The erector spinae
muscle mainly allows the body to rotate and twist.
Dai mai GB-26 is located in the middle of the above mentioned
muscle groups. More specifically, Dai mai GB-26 is positioned i
n the center of the beginning of abdominal internal oblique muscle, a
bdominal external oblique muscle and transverse abdominal muscle.
(Points of the treatment)
If a patient has a weak abdominal muscle, is obese, or has received
gynecological operation, his or her abdominal muscle back side
and erector spinae muscle are often stiffened or tensed.
Accordingly, the acupuncture point is decided on a position 6-9 cm
rearward from the normal point of Dai mai GB-26.
This is called back Dai mai GB-26. By releasing the stiffness
of the muscles or easing the tension of the muscles,
the lower-back pain and the neck-schulter pain are relieved.
2) Anatomical meaning
Around Dai mai GB-26, the abdominal internal oblique muscle, t
he abdominal external oblique muscle, the transverse
abdominal muscle and the latissimus dorsi muscle exist.
With respect to blood vessels, the internal iliac artery is connected to t
he subclavian artery and the external iliac artery.
Close to Dai mai GB-26, the subcostal artery extends from
the thoracic aorta and the abdominal aorta to the abdominal walls t
hrough the abdominal internal oblique muscle and the transverse abdominal muscle.
With respect to the nervous system, the intercostal nerve
and the ilioinguinal nerve are involved with Dai mai GB-26.
Therefore, in the anatomical point of view, Dai mai GB-26 widely
covers the collum, the thorax, the abdomen, the dorsum part,
the lumbus part and the ramus inferior.
3) Classical meaning
Dai mai GB-26 has two aspects: a meridian belonging to
the dan jing; and a meridian belonging to the qi jing.
The Dai mai GB-26 treatment apparently shows that
Dai mai GB-26 belongs to the qi jing as well as the shi er jing mai.
Referring to several old books, the location of Dai mai GB-26 starts
at the hypochondriac regions that are positioned on both sides
of the thorax abdomen and extends around the waist like a
waistband (see Nanjing No. 28). This is a typical description and
“Shisijingfahu” follows this description.
According to “Qijingbamaikao,” the location of Dai mai GB-26 of
the qi jing starts at zhang men (LR-13) and surrounds the body trunk
like a waistband, thereby bundling the shi er jing mai, that is to call dai mai GB-26.
Through clinical applications, I have realized that Dai mai GB-26 has positive effects on various symptoms and disorders.
The Dai mai GB-26 treatment absolutely corresponds to shi er jing mai.