Kunitachi Ozawa Acupuncture Clinic.

Case Reports

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neck pain, headache, depression

main symptoms

pain in the neck.
constant heaviness from the neck to the head.
over 20 years ago, his neck and shoulders were heavy. he doesn’t have heavy headaches, but always have a feeling of heaviness in his head.
the pain is stronger depending on the sleeping posture.
recently, the symptoms have worsened due to stress after changing jobs.
his concentration has become significantly poor.
currently on a leave of absence from work after being diagnosed with depression this year.
is it possible that the stiffness in his neck is the cause? ...so, he came to our clinic.

visual observation and palpation

on visual observation, myxedema was strongly observed in the neck.
palpation revealed stiffness in the muscles around the occipital bone attachment area and at the base of the neck near the 6th cervical spine.


●treatment area: semispinal muscle of head, splenius muscle of head, splenius muscle of neck

(1) splenius muscle of head occipital bone attachment area


(2) trigger point therapy was performed focusing on the muscle connection between the splenius muscle of head, splenius muscle of neck.

treatment results

1st treatment: dullness appeared in the neck.
3rd treatment: 10→7. pain reduced.
5th treatment: 7 → 5. the pain was reduced to about half of the previous symptoms. feeling better.
7th treatment: 5→3 concentration is better than before. neck pain becomes more localized.

the symptoms were relieved with each successive visit.


the remaining 30% of symptoms

the longer the history, the more difficult it is to treat the remaining 30% of symptoms.
a little more pain.
a few more symptoms.
to cure this, you need to look for blind spots that have not been treated before, or you need to persistently treat the areas that have been treated before.
it is important to expand your vision beyond just treating a localized area.
while there are waves of symptoms, there is still a possibility of getting better. after the waves subside, there is a race to the roots with the remaining symptoms.
is it best to persistently treat the area that has been treated so far?
or is it best to change your perspective and choose the option of treating other muscles?
the remaining 30% of symptoms.
it is important to look for hidden trigger points by relying on the sensation of the acupuncture needle's resonance.