Elbows Shouldn’t Hurt 5/5 (39)

Elbow Pain1Case Study:

Yesterday I had an interesting patient. I’ve treated medial epicondylitis (also known as golfer’s elbow) many times before.

This patient presented with excruciating pain in BOTH elbows. He works as a wheel repair specialist, using air driven power tools causing repetitive motion and vibration, which constantly attacks the muscular attachments in his elbows.

He literally had to close down his shop because he couldn’t work. Someone told him acupuncture might help, thus he called me.

1-Fullscreen capture 11132013 50037 PMThe first three steps, I asked him to move his elbows in a way that would recreate his pain. He told me his pain was down some, but not much.

Here’s what I did next. Pay close attention here. This is the part that SEALED the DEAL and tied up any loose ends after treatment.

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BONUS: I also put seeds on the back of the ear to match the points that I put on the front. If you treat points on the front of the ear, you are dealing with bones, tendons, and ligaments.  If you mirror those points on the back of the ear, you are treating the musculature.Screen Shot 2013-11-13 at 10.57.21 AM

Next, I advised my patient to press on the ear seeds at home each time the pain comes back.

This is important.

The patient gives himself a mini-treatment at home to re-open the channels each time the body tries to return to its old blockage.

We set him up for a second appointment two days later.

.Here’s the fun part. My patient called the next morning and had this to say…

“I couldn’t have expected to have this great of results with one treatment. I’ve had a 75% reduction in pain. I don’t know how they work, but those ear seeds are AMAZING!”

I just giggled and told him I was happy he is doing so well.


So, let me ask you an important question… Was it the ear seeds (also known as radish seeds) that made this treatment work so well?

Anyone can put ear seeds on an ear, right?

Here’s the answer…

Sure the seeds helped…but knowing where to stick them is the real value.

It’s the tools I used to help me KNOW where to put the seeds that made it great!

Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE my job???  Well I do!!!

If your not using Stimplus Pro with Auriculo 360 in your office, you’re really missing out on some amazing success stories in your practice, just like I see in mine!

Have a great weekend.


Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.

Acupuncture Research Analyst

Miridia Technology

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Dr. Kimberly Thompson, DACM, L.Ac.

Dr. Kimberly Thompson, DACM, L.Ac. is a US licensed acupuncturist in the state of Idaho and certified in the treatment of acupuncture, Oriental medicine and Chinese herbology by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Kimberly wears multiple hats in the acupuncture community. She owns her private clinic, Meridian Family Acupuncture. She has spent the last 10 years working for Miridia Technology as an acupuncture Research Analyst–where she helps plan, develop, and integrate modern diagnostic and treatment tools for the ever-evolving scientific world of acupuncture. Kimberly is a world-renown teacher, blogger, columnist, and mentor in the acupuncture community.

One Reply to “Elbows Shouldn’t Hurt”

  1. G,morning , Re my last Question on the YIn /Yang screen. DO you use the screen in clinic and if so how do you use it…??? I,M talking about the screen with the + / _
    Also do you know if an update on Acugraph is coming out in the near furture ??? Reason I ask is my computer has died !!! I want to get another udated version of Acugraph for my MAC ( New Computer) but dont want to spend the money if new version is coming out . Regards Mark

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