Da Feng Men, the Great Wind Gate, useful for calming the Shen (mind), and for treating Internal or External Wind (seizures, itchiness, hives).
Acupuncture for paralyzed hind limbs
Electroacupuncture is highly effective for treating acute paralysis due to trauma or disc disease. This patient had no hind limb function due to a fall, but was walking after the first treatment. Return to near normal function took three weekly treatments.
Bai Hui and Shen brothers
These points are very powerful for treating local pain in the hips, croup, lower lumbar, and SI areas, as well as arthritis pain in general.
Happy fire constitution!
Fire constitutions are usually busy, friendly, but sometimes anxious personalities who may have problems with receiving needle treatments because they are more sensitive or might not want to stand still long enough. By balancing the back shu points for Fire, many of these patients will allow or even enjoy their treatment.
This very important acupoint is valuable for treating any kind of pain. It can be exquisitely sensitive, so is best to do it after other needles have been placed first. Some horses will kick when this point is used, so caution and quick techniques are important!
Acupuncture is often used for palliative care in patients with terminal diseases to control pain, increase appetite, and improve quality of life. Of course, it always helps to have a friend!
Electroacupuncture for neurological disease.
Da Feng Men
A powerful calming point, Da Feng Men is also used for seizures, itchiness, hives, and allergies.
Many cats enjoy acupuncture! The back shu points of the bladder channel correspond to the various organ systems and are often used when distal points (in the paws) are too painful or are unavailable to us.