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Cervical spondylosis



Characteristics and symptoms:
Cervical spondylosis is a broad term for a series of symptoms and body signs caused by the instability and loosening of
vertebral bodies, nucleus protrusion or hemination of nucleus pulposus, formation of osteophytes, ligament hypertrophy
and secondary spinal stenosis stimulating or causing pressure on the surrounding tissues like nerve roots, spinal cord, vertebral artery and cervical sympathetic tissue.
The clinical manifestations include neck and back pain, weakness of upper limbs, numbness of fingers, or weakness of lower limbs, walking difficulty, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and even blurred vision, tachycardia and swallowing difficulty, etc.



Acupoint selection: Ashi (Ouch) Points, LU-7 (Lieque), Du-14 (Dazhui),
SI-3 (Houxi)

Course of treatment: 30 min per acupoint, once a day, 10 times for a course of treatment.


Advice: Keep the neck warm. Avoid violent activities.


 Ashi (Ouch) Points 

According to the classification of acupoints, Ashi points are also named as Buding (no-fixed-location) points, Tianying (heavenecho) points and tender points. These points without specific name and fixed location are often located by the painful spots, mostly around the lesion, and sometimes away from the lesion.
Tender points can be used as acupoints. In the clinical practice, doctor selects ashi points based on patient’s sensation of
sournes, numbness, distension and heaviness and the change of skin color when pressing the patient.




LU-7 (Lieque):
on the radial aspect of the forearm, directly above the styloid process of the radius, approximately 1.5 cun proximal to the wrist crease.

列缺穴: 前腕の橈骨側の縁、橈骨茎状突起の上方、手首横紋の上方1寸5分にある。

Du-14 (Dazhui):
On the midline, below the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra (C7).

大椎穴: 首筋に最も出張る骨(第7頸椎)の下の隙間の所に位置する。

SI-3 (Houxi):
with hands slightly clenched, on the ulnar border of the hand, in the depression proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joint, at the border of the red and white skin.

後渓穴: 拳を微かに握った時、第5中手指節間関節の後ろと尺骨側の近い端と、掌の 横紋の始めと、赤肌と白肌の分け目の所。

※If moxibustion box shall be used to treat diseases, please follow doctors’ prescription.