General Knee Pain Options
Master Tung points offer some excellent options for knee pain. The following options come from Dr. Wei-Chieh Young’s book, Lectures on Tung’s Acupuncture: Therapeutic Systems. I’ve used several of them for arthritis pain, for post-surgical pain, and for chronic pain after an old injury that wasn’t properly cared for. If you are treating knee sprain, look at the options in the next section. I think they work best for sprains.
|Bleed – best for chronic knee pain||Sanjin DT.07|
|Needle||Jian zhong 44.06|
|Mu Huo 11.10|
|Si Hua Zhong 77.09 + Si Hua Xia 77.11
Along border of bone
|Neiguan (PC 6) on the healthy side +
Taichong (Lv 3) on the diseased side.
*Master Tung often selected Zhongjian and Dan to treat knee joint pain.
Knee Arthritis Pain
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A sprain is damage to one or more ligaments and is a common injury for knees and ankles. Knee sprains could involve the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), and/or medial collateral ligament (MCL).
The Master Tung points and methods offer an excellent treatment option for knee sprain.
Herbal Therapy Options for Knee Sprain
- Zhu Si Xi Shang Fang
This formula was developed by Dr. Robert Chu. Here is the formula in powder format. Encapsulate these in big caps that hold 500mg each. Have your patient take 6 of these caps 3 times daily. That is an accurate number for someone who is around 150lbs. That’s one cap for every 25lbs of body weight, so for a 250lb person that’s 10 caps three times daily.
- To move blood:
Dang Gui, Dan Shen @ 15g each
- Fix what is broken:
Ru Xiang, Mo Yao, Su Mu @ 9g each
- Guide and remove Wind/Cold/Damp from knee
Ji Xue Teng Huai Niu Xi @ 18g each
- Move and cool blood
Hong Hua, Qing Pi, Wei Ling Xian, Shen Di Huang @ 9g each
- Guide downward:
Du Huo, Ze Lan @ 10g each, Sang Zhi @ 12g
- To move blood:
- You could also use Evergreen’s Knee and Ankle (Acute) or Knee and Ankle (Chronic) and/or Traumanex or Great Mender.