Changing Gillet’s Test with Acupuncture

AcuSport Education is hosting the inaugural Pacific Sports and Orthopedic Acupuncture Symposium this Spring from March 30 – April 3.  In addition to the planning for this with the AcuSport team, I will be presenting a few different topics, including changing Gillet’s Test with acupuncture.

On March 31, I will be focusing on key Acupuncture Points for Big Myofascial Changes that I have used clinically and teach in the Sports Medicine Acupuncture program.

The technique in the video below using GB 41 and SJ 5 to effect sacral mechanics is one of these and will be featured in this presentation.

This test is used to assess for a sacroiliac joint fixation, which could be contributing to sacroiliac joint pain.

The test has variable ways to perform it. The basic premise is for the practitioner to palpate and observe the ability of the pelvic innominate bone to posteriorly rotate as the hip moves into flexion, especially between 80˚ and 100˚.

A fixated sacroiliac joint will not allow the innominate bone to move in its normal range of motion and result in a raising of the PSIS.

For over 25 years, I have used acupuncture stimulation to GB 41 (zulinqi) and SJ 5 (waiguan) to normalize dysfunctional pelvic motion on the sacrum that results in a positive Gillet’s test.

The Before and After assessment is remarkable and shows that this point combination makes significant changes in the myofascial channels. The results are only temporary and this extraordinary vessel combination needs local, adjacent and distal points added to the point combination for a longer-lasting treatment.

About the author(s):

Matt Callison is the president of the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification program. He has been combining sports medicine and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for over 26 years. He is the author of the Motor Point and Acupuncture Meridians Chart, the Motor Point Index, The Sports Medicine Acupuncture textbook and many articles on the combination of sports medicine and TCM.

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About the author(s):

Matt Callison is the president of the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification program. He has been combining sports medicine and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for over 26 years. He is the author of the Motor Point and Acupuncture Meridians Chart, the Motor Point Index, The Sports Medicine Acupuncture textbook and many articles on the combination of sports medicine and TCM.