You have a lot of options for shoulder pain. Try to determine what it is linked to. For instance, if there are signs of Kidney weakness, this could very well be the cause of the shoulder pain. Frozen shoulder often occurs in women going the through Kidney deficiency associated with menopause. In that case Shen Guan would be a most excellent choice. Explore the points and what their reaction areas are. Palpate the channels affected. Make your intelligent choice based on that.
|Location of Pain||Point Selections|
|Bladder Channel||Qi Hu / Seven Tigers|
|Shen Guan is the go-to point for shoulder pain
(especially when neck pain is also a factor).
If you combine it with Sihuashang (77.08) the result is even better.
|Shen Guan / Kidney Gate|
|Blood letting here is good for many kinds of shoulder pain.||Blood letting at Lu 5|
|*Neck and shoulder pain*Neck and shoulder pain||Palm Three Needles|
|Double Son / Double Fairy|
|San Cha points|
*Another fun thing to know: there are also “fashion” causes that can contribute to neck and shouler pain. The major offenders are wearing flip flops and going out with wet hair, especially if the hair is shoulder length. Wet hair keeps the neck and shoulders too cool and can cause cold invasion and therefore constriction in the muscles.