The Acupuncture Treatment of Stiff, Sore Neck, Whiplash
Chief Complaint: stiff, sore neck
Western Diagnosis: whiplash injury
Medical History: health, exercise, diet excellent
Questioning exam: pain front and back of neck, some aching down into shoulders,
Pulse exam: pulse wiry, shoulders and neck muscles in spasm
Tongue exam: tongue normal, shoulders in guarding position, no obvious swelling or deformity in neck
OM Diagnosis: stagnation of qi/blood in du and bladder channels
Treatment Principle: moves qi/blood
Point Prescription: GV-20, CV-22 strong reducing.
Japanese neck txm, pt near to LI-10 + ROM
Results: Good. 2 treatments were necessary to alleviate pain, and a further 4 to restore full ROM. Treatments were spaced every other day for one week and twice weekly thereafter.