Edema and Swelling
-- What Can Be Done?
John A. Amaro D.C., FIAMA, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM)
Besides pain and fatigue,
I think the condition I see most often, which is generally not looked
upon as a condition but as a symptom of a much larger medical entity,
is probably edema.
Prescription diuretics are effective, as are Vitamin C and several other natural occurring substances, but personally I find nothing quite as effective as acupuncture in the vast majority of these cases.
Obviously, there are going to be cases where more heroic measures need to be taken, but in the lion's share of the cases that we see in a typical chiropractic setting, the follow points are perhaps one of the most memorable formulas for this common problem.
KI 27 ... in small
depression just below lower border
KI 2 ... (see diagram)
KI 3 ... midway between
the medial malleolus and the
KI 6 ... one thumb-width below the medical malleolus
BL 23 ... 1.5 inch
lateral to the lower border of
ARNETTA: SCAN IN FIG.1
Try stimulating these
points with a quartz-piezo stimulator or HeNe