I would like to tell you abou a very unique and interesting approach to scar.
The work of Senior acupuncturist and teacher Kiiko Matsumoto is quite an inspiration in the treatment of scars and understanding their effect on our body.
I am not talking about the cosmetic aspect of scars (where acupuncture has a lot to offer too), but rather the identification of the influences of scars on different body functions, meridians, pain and movement.
When treating scars it is important to understand that some of the scars we see in the clinic, are to be considered like any Pathogen (Evil Qi) and therefore should be treated with priority.
Another thing to consider is that in our times, people have much more scars!
Only a hundred years ago few would survive all these deep cuts that we see today: appendectomy, biopsy, Cesarean section, Cholecystectomy, Hysterectomy, lower back pain surgery, Mastectomy, Prostatectomy etc.
A scar can cause a blockage in the meridians, blood vessels, lymphatic flow, electrical signals and nervous systems of the body, which can have an influence on different organs and bodily functions. A scar can also greatly affect connective tissues and hence effect body structure and movement.
An example of an issue which I encounter almost on a daily basis in my clinic is –
The influence of appendix scar on low back pain.
Few weeks ago I treated a young patient for the fourth time, treating his severe right lower back pain. He had been to many different specialists including massage therapists, acupuncturists and chiropractic care. Nothing had helped and he had suffered this pain for long two years now. Medication only alleviated the pain temporarily.
When these “stubborn” cases come into my clinic, I try to open my mind to other options.
When examining his abdomen (as I do with every patient ~ Japanese Style), I saw a deep purple and ugly-looking appendix scar. Usually when I see “ugly” scars I know that they have a profound influence on the body.
The diagnosis is easy: after finding the most sensitive area on his lower back (which was L4 area), I checked different locations on the scar against the painful location on the back. Then I found one point that just eliminated close to 100% of the pain.
All there was left to do was to treat the scar itself:
* First using a systemic approach, which in this case was treating the immune system and “detox” points.
* Then treat the scar itself in order to relieve the back pain.
After this treatment the two year old pain was almost completely gone!
Scars have a major influence on our health.
Using Acupuncture ~ Japanese Style,
with its special approach to scars and the understanding of their influence locally and systemically,
can add a great deal to many stubborn cases we see on a daily basis.
If you or anyone you know is suffering from chronic pain,
or especially POST SURGICAL PAIN
Please contact us and we will be very happy to assist.
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