Neoclassical pulse case study 2
- F: 25
CC: Left Shoulder pain - 5 days
Worse with shrugging and lifting heavy objects. Better: Rest. No
change with weather, and has not tried hot or cold. Pain is
deep,stiff, and feels underneath the tendons.
No other outstanding health issues.
Pulse: Moderate and Shaoyang
Misinterpreted shaoyang pulse as shaoyinin diagnosing channels to
palpate. Palpated P4 and LV 6 on both sides. Left LV 6 most tender,
and the shaoyang pulse (which I was thinking Shao yin) disapperred. On
neddling the point to the depth of accumulation, and meditating
dispersion into the accumulation, the shaoyang pulse stayed gone. Then
after removing the needle (15 minute duration) the pulse returned. I
needled again, shaoyang disappeared, retained 15 minutes, removed
needle, pulse reapeared. Pain and stiffness in shoulder remained. A
second attempt will be made using the correct shaoyang cheannels, but
does anyone have and needling or moxa suggestions to have sustaining
pulse results after manipulation on reactive points?