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Differential Diagnosis of Thumb Pain

:Hand pain includes the following:

Treatment of Thumb Pain

  • Acupuncture:
    • Treat stagnation in lung channel: Lu-9 (local), Lu-10 (local), Lu-6 (Xi-cleft), Lu-5 (He-sea).
    • Treat stagnation in LI channel: LI-4 (local), LI-5 (local), LI-7 (Xi-cleft), LI-11 (He-sea).
    • Move Qi: Add Liv-3 to LI-4 to complete 4-gates.
    • Add constitutional points as necessary.

References for Thumb Pain