Channel Sinews (Jingjin)

The Sternocleidomastoid Muscle & Its Channel Relationships

By |July 2nd, 2020|Channel Sinews (Jingjin)|

Fig. 1 The Sternocleidomastoid muscle The sternocleidomastoid muscle (Fig. 1) is frequently involved with a host of issues that bring patients into an acupuncture clinic. This muscle is a major contributor to muscle tension headaches, but also

Patient Self-Care for Balancing the Lung Sinew Channel (Jingjin)

By |May 5th, 2020|Channel Sinews (Jingjin)|

Fig. 1: Patient has shortened LU Jingjin with an anterior scapular tilt This blog post will look at the influence of the myofascial plane of the Lung sinew channel (jingjin) on the position of the scapula and, therefore, its involvement with injuries

Pericardium and Lung Channel Sinew and Scapular Position

By |November 6th, 2019|Channel Sinews (Jingjin)|

This blog post is a summary of some of the information Brian Lau, L.Ac., C.SMA recently presented at the Atlantic Symposium in New Jersey this past October 5th. The presentation was on postural assessment, the channel sinews and the zangfu — specifically the pericardium

Assessment & Treatment of the Channel Sinews for Posterior & Medial Knee Pain

By |June 5th, 2019|Channel Sinews (Jingjin)|

  There are many injuries that affect the Urinary Bladder and Kidney channel sinews (jingjin). Having a detailed understanding of the myofascial anatomy associated with these channels is especially important to the practitioner practicing or studying Sports Medicine Acupuncture®,  or to any practitioner who

An Analysis of the Channel Imbalances Associated with Patellofemoral Syndrome

By |December 3rd, 2018|Channel Sinews (Jingjin)|

In Sports Medicine Acupuncture®, we emphasize an integrated model, incorporating the best from the traditions of Western Orthopedics/Sports Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Maybe we learn about trigger points and then everything we see is through the lens of trigger point referral patterns. Or,

Medial Epicondylitis and the Heart Channel Sinews

By |October 31st, 2018|Channel Sinews (Jingjin)|

Medial epicondylitis frequently occurs in activities that require repetitive shortening and lengthening (eccentric and concentric) contractions of the wrist flexors, which occur in activities of daily living, as well as in golf and throwing sports. Avid rock climbers, in whom this condition is referred

Neck and Rhomboid Pain: A Sinew Channel Approach

By |June 27th, 2018|Channel Sinews (Jingjin)|

Neck and rhomboid pain is a frequent patient complaint. A common cause of this pain is entrapment of the dorsal scapular nerve. Clinical symptoms include muscle weakness and pain in the muscles it innervates: the levator scapula and rhomboids. Fig 1: Pain in

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