This is a case of acute groin pain improved by 2 acupuncture treatments.
The patient is 18-year-old male who injured his left groin yesterday while playing hockey. When he bends forward and twists his back to the left, he feels pain in his left low back, and when he raises his left knee, he feels pain in his left groin.
I had him lie on his right side on the treatment table and checked his left low back, buttock and groin for pressure pain with my fingers and found tender points on his left low back and groin. I needled on his head and low back and released the tender points and let him relax for 10 minutes with the needles.
After removing the needles, I had him stand up and checked his movement. When he raised his left knee, he still felt some pain in his left groin, so I gave a little bit of stimulation on an acupuncture point on his foot with my finger and asked him to raise his left knee again. This time he didn’t feel any pain, so we finished the first treatment.
His groin pain was better but when he raised his left knee, there was a little bit of pain in the area.
At the beginning of the treatment, I added the treatment to relax whole body from his head, leading to the improvement of the flexibility of raising his legs on the treatment table.
I did almost the same acupuncture treatment as the last session and added the treatment to improve the strength of his legs.
I had him stand up and confirmed he didn’t have any pain in his left groin when he raised his left knee and fished the course of the treatment for his left groin pain.
I had had pain in my right hip joint in October the last year as described in a blog post. I got the same kind of pain in my right hip joint one and a half months ago. While I was running, I was feeling some discomfort in my right hip joint and since then, I have had pain and tightness in my right hip joint, inguinal area, thigh, sin and the top of my right foot when I walk and sometimes when I sit or lie on my sides.
The cause of the pain is, I think, a pair of new shoes because I was wearing the same shoes when I had had hip joint pain the last time, so I wore these shoes twice only when I got hip joint pain.
The condition was almost similar to the last time, but was not as severe as the last time. In the case of self-treatment, where I can treat is very limited, so at the beginning, I was using a round-tip needle at the acupuncture point located in the side of the body, which helped relieve the pain the last time. But unfortunately it didn’t improve the condition so much this time. Next, I tried some acupuncture points on my head, but they didn’t help so much either.
I was wondering how I could improve the condition this time. Then I chose Hand Healing and/or Energy therapy. The treatment was done mainly while I was walking because that was when to have pain in my right hip joint. I touched where I felt pain with my hand through a pocket of my pants and for where I was not able to reach while I was walking, I made an image that an imaginary hand reached and touched where was painful. Every time I did that, the pain was relieved a little. when the pain moved to another location, I repeated the same treatment until the pain didn't come out.
At home, I touched where I felt pain with my hand. I repeated this kind of treatment and my hip joint gradually got better, and I started running again. But I’m afraid of wearing the shoes again, though I only wore twice since I had bought them.
Touching therapy and making an imaginary hand seem mysterious, but actually the concept of the treatment is the same as touch-needle acupuncture, which focuses energy at an acupuncture point and sends the energy to where is painful points by the help of imagination.
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