I wrote about my acute low back pain in [CASE] Acute Sciatica (Self-treatment). This is about after Day 3. I made a big mistake after that.
I felt much better though the left buttock felt a little tight. So I ran 5 miles to check whether my low back got really better or not. I didn’t feel any pain in my low back and buttocks afterwards. So I thought my low back was completely better.
When I was treating a patient, I had to keep my posture bending forward over the face of the patient for facial treatment. I felt shooting pain on the left SI joint area. After that, I couldn’t bend forward again.
Though I always said to my patients to take it easy for a while when they had pain, I made the same mistake and made the low back pain happen again.
This time the pain was localized around the left SI joint.
I treated myself with the same method that had relieved the pain. I inserted some needles on my occiput where released the pain on the SI joint and kept the needles for a while. But the needles were not so effective this time and the low back pain stayed the same.
I tried to treat my low back pain again. I tried to find good points to relieve the pain on my occiput and inserted some needles but there was not much change in my low back. I was at a loss of how to treat my low back.
I couldn't get good results from the treatment a day before, so I decided to use a round-tip needle instead of regular acupuncture needles. Again I tried to find a responsive point with my right index finger touching left SI joint where was tight and painful with my left index finger. I found a point which the energy passed through the both fingers around behind the left ear and placed a round-tip needle on the exact point. I kept the needle touching the point for about 30 seconds. After that, my low back felt much better and I could bend forward.
Not to make the same mistake, I didn’t go running. Instead I repeated the same treatment a few times after Day 8. This day I finally tried to check my low back by running 5 miles again. After the running, there was no abnormality.
I ran almost every other day 4 times after Day 14, but the low back pain hasn’t come back again.
What I learned
1. When there is or was acute type of pain in the body, it is better to rest where you have a problem for a while even if you don’t feel pain very much.
2. When the same problem happens again, it becomes more difficult to treat.
3. Treatment on the head is very convenient and effective to treat myself and others.
4. Treatment using a round-tip needle on the heads can be easier than using regular insertion needles. Insertion needles are usually used for acupuncture treatment on the head, so I have thought that treatment on the head with a round-tip needle is not so effective as with insertion needles. But I felt that a round-tip needle was as effective as insertion needles even for the treatment on the head. In addition, in the case of a round-tip needle, it can be easy to place the tip of the needle on the exact point where the energy flows and change the direction of the needle toward being able to feel more energy.
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