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August 2010

Dr. Tan’s Balance Method for Knee Pain
by Richard Tan, L.Ac., O.M.D.
Knee injury is a common reason that people visit their doctors or seek out treatments. According to the Mayo Clinic, almost one in three Americans older than age 45 reports some type of knee pain. Knee pain may be related to overuse where small stresses are repeated over time, or can be acute in which it is related to trauma. All six meridians running through the knee can be affected when knee pain is present. The yin meridians, Kidney, Spleen, and Liver, and the yang meridians, Stomach, Gallbladder, and Urinary Bladder, all pass through the knee. For good results, accurate diagnosis of the affected meridians is important. Pain may be located between meridians, or may cover multiple areas. If the pain is deep inside the knee joint, then deep insertion of distal points is necessary. EXAMPLE 1 Area of Discomfort: Lateral knee pain, right side Step 1. Diagnose the Sick Meridian Gallbladder meridian, right side Step 2. Determine the Treating Meridians Based on the Five Systems System 1: San Jiao System 2: Heart System 3: Liver System 4: Heart System 5: San Jiao Step 3. Point Selection System 1: Ashi points around Tianjing (SJ 10), left side System 2: Ashi points around Shaohai (HT 3), either side System 3: Ashi points between Xiguan (LR 7) and Ququan (LR 8), or Dr. Tan’s Liver Point*, left side System 4: Ashi points around Shaohai (HT 3), either side System 5: Ashi points around Tianjing (SJ 10), left side

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Diagnose the Sick Meridian Bladder meridian. Diagnose the Sick Meridian Between the Stomach and Spleen meridians.eLOTUS UPDATE August 2010 EXAMPLE 2 Area of Discomfort: Bilateral pain at the back of the knee (popliteal fossa) between Weiyang (BL 39) and Weizhong (BL 40) Step 1. right side Stomach Large Intestine Pericardium Spleen Pericardium Large Intestine Spleen Lung Small Intestine Stomach San Jiao Heart Copyright © 2010 Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine. All Rights Reserved. either side System 3: Ashi points between Yinlingquan (SP 9) and Zusanli (ST 36). . bilateral Step 2. right side System 4: Ashi points between Quze (PC 3) and Tianjing (SJ 10). right side System 2: Ashi points between Quze (PC 3) and Xiaohai (SI 8). either side System 5: Ashi points between Quchi (LI 11) and Shaohai (HT 3). Determine the Treating Meridians Based on the Five Systems System 1: System 2: System 3: System 4: System 5: Step 3. Point Selection System 1: Bilateral ashi points around Xiaohai (SI 8) System 2: Ashi points around Chize (LU 5) System 3: Bilateral ashi points around Yingu (KI 10) System 4: Ashi points around Chize (LU 5) System 5: Bilateral ashi points around Xiaohai (SI 8) EXAMPLE 3 Area of Discomfort: Pain below the patella (on the patellar tendon). Determine the Treating Meridians Based on the Five Systems System 1: Small Intestine System 2: Lung System 3: Kidney System 4: Lung System 5: Small Intestine Step 3. left leg Step 1. left side Step 2. Point Selection System 1: Ashi points between Quchi (LI 11) and Chize (LU 5).

2. on the right side. Keep Informed We are now on Facebook and Twitter! Become a fan of Lotus Facebook and follow us on Twitter to receive updated seminar information. Tan’s Strategy of Twelve Magical Points and Acupuncture 1. This article was taken out of Dr. Chize (LU 5).2. all six meridians encompassing the knee are treated.eLotus. Kidney and Liver meridians. exclusive webinar invitations. . CA and Live-streaming LotusWEBINAR · 12/5/10 LotusSEMINAR@Los Angeles. Finally the Heart meridian balances knee pain on the Gallbladder meridian. Five Element and Channel Theory. FL.3.org info@elotus. Dr. About the Author Dr. By using these three meridians. Class by the Author Dr.org Copyright © 2010 Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine. Twenty-Four More in Acupuncture.3.Come and Join Us! Click here for our 2010 seminar schedule and locations. His skills represent the culmination of years of study in the disciplines of Zang-Fu. and Shaohai (HT 3). Stay Connected. LotusWEBINAR View our Real Time Live Broadcast of LotusCEUSeminars from WHEREVER you are. To learn more about Dr. Richard Tan is a leading authority in acupuncture. he is speaking on the following topic for Lotus Institute. and TX acupuncture state boards. feng shui and qi cultivation. Dr. among others. In this case. Tan authored Twelve and Twelve in Acupuncture. the Large Intestine is the first choice as it balances knee pain on the Stomach. The best points to choose are ashi points around Quchi (LI 11). Click here for our 2010 webinar schedule. click here. CA 91715 www. Tan’s book Acupuncture 1. It balances the Spleen and the Bladder. IL. All Rights Reserved. latest TCM articles and more! Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine PO Box 92493 City of Industry.eLOTUS UPDATE August 2010 When pain involves several meridians. Course is approved for 8 CEUs/PDAs by NCCAOM and CA. To order a copy. The Lung meridian can also be used. Tan’s Balance Method for Traumas and Sports Injuries · 8/8/10 LotusSEMINAR@San Francisco. herbs. it is best to find the Systems that treat the most meridians with the least amount of points. Tan’s Balance Method for Traumas and Sports Injuries. CA and Live-streaming LotusWEBINAR Complete 2010 LotusSEMINAR and LotusWEBINAR schedule Lotus Live Seminar New Topics and New Speakers for 2010 .

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