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A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

A Step By Step Guide to Relieving Neck Pain

 Healing neck pain

About a month ago I wrenched my neck! I was laying on my back and had just woken up. I put my hand behind my head to prop it up a bit, planing on lingering in bed for a minute before I got up. With my fist behind my head I just turned my head slightly to the left, just an innocent movement, I’m not even sure why. To look at my cat? As soon as I moved, I heard and felt a terrible tearing feeling deep in my neck at about the left side of C-3. I gasped and was immediately disabled! I had to support my head to get out or into bed and moving my head was impossible. There was one spot between flexion and extension that was the least painful and I did my best to stay there as much as possible. I wanted to detail the treatment I did because I was basically pain free with full mobility within 3 days on an injury that could easily have lingered for weeks or months.

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Step 1 Herbs

I began taking “Trauma Pills”. The recipe is in Tom Bisio‘s book A Tooth From the Tiger’s Mouth. I took 1 packet b.i.d. for the first 2 days. Raw Tien Qi capsules (I get mine from Bioessence) 4 t.i.d. After I finished taking the trauma pills I began on Jin Gu Die Da Wan (also from Bioessence) 12 t.i.d.

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Step 2 Herbal Plaster

I used Wu Yang Pain Relieving Plasters directly on the injured area.

Step 3 Electro-acupuncture (EA)

I had recently read a journal article that showed that injured rats treated with EA formed less scar tissue than injured rats that did not receive EA. I used 2 needles, one above and one below the injured spot along the BL line one day and then along the GB line the next day.

This protocol was incredibly effective for me. I was basically pain free with full mobility within 3 days when I expected this injury to take months to resolve. I’ve had similar success with other injuries using Trauma Pills and Wu Yang patches. I threw in the EA this time because I was so severely debilitated by the injury, I could hardly move my neck.

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