Entries by Matt Callison

Effects of Chinese Cupping as an Adjunct Treatment for Patients with Subacute Low Back Pain on Relieving Pain, Improving Range of Motion, and Improving Function

Alycia Markowski, DPT, MPhySt, OCS,1 Susan Sanford, PT, LAc, MAc,2 Jenna Pikowski, DPT,1 Daniel Fauvell, DPT,1 David Cimino, DPT,1 and Scott Caplan, DPT1 Abstract Background: Cupping, a classic Chinese medicine treatment, is a technique that applies suction cups over soft tissue. Cupping is gaining popularity in physical medicine because of the simplicity in application, minimal […]

A Pilot Study Analyzing the Effects of Chinese Cupping as an Adjunct Treatment for Patients with Subacute Low Back Pain on Relieving Pain, Improving Range of Motion, and Improving Function

Abstract Background: Cupping, a classic Chinese medicine treatment, is a technique that applies suction cups over soft tissue. Cupping is gaining popularity in physical medicine because of the simplicity in application, minimal adverse effects, and reduction in pain and muscle tenderness. These factors also make it a cost-effective intervention. For this study, cupping was used […]

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Huatuojiaji Points: Vertebral Fixations & Facilitated Segments Manual Muscle Testing & the Hua Tuo Arc Assessment and Treatment of Neck & Shoulder Injuries Treating Common Injuries of the Low Back and Hip

The Sinew Channels (Jingjin) and Vertebral Fixations

Click here to download the full article “The Sinew Channels (Jingjin) and Vertebral Fixations” by Brian Lau, DOM, AP, C.SMA This article will explore vertebral fixations and their relationships to both extraordinary vessels (Qi Jing Ba Mai) and the sinew channels (Jingjin). In Sports Medicine Acupuncture®, assessment of vertebral fixations is an important part of […]