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.
The 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.
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.
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!
- Auriculo 360 helped guide my treatment options.
- Stimplus Pro helped me find the EXACT spot to apply the seeds.
Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE my job??? Well I do!!!
Have a great weekend.
Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
Acupuncture Research Analyst