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Pain in the upper back and neck

Pain in the upper back and neck

Pain relief with pulse regulating acupuncture system

Aches and pains in the neck and back are a common complaint among patients at the clinic. Back pain can be the result of repetitive strain, poor posture, lack of exercise and accidents. People are prone to vertebral misalignments because of the poor posture at work.

Male, 57 years old, computer engineer

The patient complained of pain in the neck and right upper back, which became worsened by turning his head to his left side. Pain level was 5/10. It used to be 8 – 9/10 about two weeks ago, when he started having pain. There was no limitation in range of motion. Upon palpation, his abdomen felt tight in general.

Due to his work, he had to sit in front of the computer all the time. The pain was work-related.


SI deficient HT excess Lung excess LI even

GB excess LV excess SP excess ST excess

BL excess KI excess PC excess TB excess

Yin and Yang

Yinyoung pulse L < R (Yin excess)

Yanggye pulse L < R

Point selection

Left) – SI2, – BL66, -GB42, -ST36

Right) -HT8, -LU8, -LV1, -SP3, -KI2, +SI3, -LV3, +LI4

L1, T11/9/7/6/5


I used pulse regulating acupuncture system in treating the patient with pain in the upper back and neck.

After removing the needles, his pulses at Yinyoung returned to normal. He felt released from the pain in the upper back and neck. I asked him to return for the third treatment to stablize the condition.

I showed him a shoulder exercise, and I recommended him that he practice it everyday.

By Kihyon

Acupuncture doctor in Beaverton Hillsdale, Oregon.
DAOM (Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
MsAOM (Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
Kihyon Sohn Acupuncture
10700 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Suite 357
Beaverton, Oregon 97005

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