I have seen a lot of clients suffering from hip pain. The common acupuncture treatment method I use for hip pain is to insert a needle into the opposite side of the hand. If they have pain in the right side of the hip, I will needle the left hand. The needle site is just located at the dorsal junction of the thumb and index finger. I will also ask the client moving around the hip while I stimulate the needle. Quite often, the pain decreased immediately.

But the hand is far from the hip, so how does this method work? This is because acupuncture is all about stimulating the energy flow inside your body. Our body has a lot of stations throughout the energy pathways, and these stations are called Acu-points. Like our city traffic system, some stations are big and busy, some are small and quiet, and also there are highways and tunnels that have a direct connection between the two.

The acu-point in your hand is a very busy hub. It also has a direct connection to your opposite side of hip, by needling the point and moving around your hip, the energy will gather together like creeks transforming to a big river, and then becoming a giant waterfall pushing into the injured hip. Because there is a long distance between the hand and hip, there will be a huge energy gathering during this pathway and the force of energy will be enormous.  Once the energy can travel to the hip freely, the pain will go away. That’s how this method of acupuncture works and why it is better than just needling the painful hip.

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                                      By Joseph Zhang

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