"Point detection"

A number of machines have come on the market which purport to detect acupuncture points electrically. Most depend on the theory that acupuncture points are areas of reduced skin resistance, and they usually have a neutral electrode plus a searching electrode ending in a blunt point. The weakness of nearly all these machines is that …

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Surface Anatomy

Spine of T3 is opposite root of scapular spine. Spine of T7 is opposite inferior angle of scapula. 8th rib is just below inferior angle of scapula. Spine of T12 is opposite midpoint of line drawn from inferior angle of scapula to the iliac crest Line joining posterior superior iliac spines passes through S2 spine. …

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Acupuncture – The lumbar and gluteal regions

Needling sites: – Paraspinal muscles – Lumbar vertebrae – Sacroiliac joint (sij) – Quadratus lumborum – Gluteal muscles – Greater trochanter of femur Radiation (wide and variable): – Back, buttocks, legs – Abdomen, genitals Indications: – lumbago – sciatica – groin pain – hip pain Low back pain and sciatica Acupuncture can be useful in …

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