When the area which is more or less topographically related to the pain syndrome has been identified with auricular diagnosis, use the NCT. The patient in Figure 10.4 suffered with a painful shoulder and reduced range of motion during flexion and elevation. Using PPT I identified nine tender points covering at least the Chinese areas of representation of the shoulder (SF5 jian), neck (AH12 jing) and cervical vertebrae (AH13 jingzhui) (Fig. 10.4A). When PPT was repeated, the number of tender points had dropped to four, but the shoulder was still painful during flexion and elevation. NCT was performed on point 1 without results; only the contact on point 2 improved the range of motion (Fig. 10.4B).
Fig. 10.4 Tender points in a 57-year-old male patient suffering with painful shoulder with a limited range of motion in flexion and elevation of the shoulder (A); selection of points combining PPT and NCT (points 1 and 2) (B).
Was this article helpful?
Salvation For The Sleep Deprived The Ultimate Guide To Sleeping, Napping, Resting And Restoring Your Energy. Of the many things that we do just instinctively and do not give much of a thought to, sleep is probably the most prominent one. Most of us sleep only because we have to. We sleep because we cannot stay awake all 24 hours in the day.