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Wrist Pain

By Kim Nguyen, LAc

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ACUPUNCTURE 1, 2 ,3

Step 1 – Sick Meridians: Hand Shaoyin, Hand Taiyang

Step 2 – Balance Meridians: Foot Shaoyin, Foot Jueyin, Foot Taiyin

Step 3 – Points: Left: KD6, KD3, KD2, LV3, LV4-4.5 (x4), SP6

 

PATIENT PRESENTATION

Right wrist pain on the ulnar side with pain that radiated to the fingertips for 7 months. Pain level reported at 4/10. Plays tennis at least twice a week, is active and exercises 6 days a week.

 

CURRENT SYMPTOMS

Wrist pain, right side, ulnar aspect. Pain radiates to fingertips.

 

TREATMENT COURSE

Twice a week for two weeks and then once a week after the pain is reduced.

A1: Sick Meridians: Hand Shaoyin, Hand Taiyang

A2: Balancing Meridians: Foot Shaoyin, Foot Jueyin, Foot Taiyin

A3: Selected Points: Left: KD6 KD3 KD2, LV3, LV4-4.5 (4 needles), SP6

 

INITIAL RESULTS

The patient reported less pain the day after the treatment and avoided aggravating it.

 

FOLLOW-UP RESULTS

By the fifth treatment she reported that her wrist was not painful. She is currently on a maintenance level treatment plan at once a month. She has used acupuncture to treat other pains throughout the year and wants to prevent further injury.

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You can find Kim Nguyen on our Acupuncturist Finder page.

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In this video, Dr. Eileen Yue Ling Han demonstrates needling the ankle to treat the wrist

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