Herniated Disc Adjustment Techniques

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This is one of my teachers Master Yip. He’s based in Shen De in Southern China and specializes in tui na adjustment techniques for people with severe herniated discs.

Its very old school bare ones: you go in for back pain and he stares you down for a few seconds asks you whats wrong, as soon as you start to speak, he cuts you off and runs his fingers down your spine to check, and then tells you exactly which disc is protruding and tells you exactly what symptoms you’re having and then asks you for your CT scan results.

99.99% of the time, its exactly what the result reads without him ever looking at the scan. I couldn’t wrap my head around it for the longest time.

After that, he tells you to lie on a straw mat, he puts his foot to where the problem area is, and pulls your leg the opposite way and pops the disc is back to where it originally was. He gives you a little plaster to put on the back and off you go. No need to go under the knife.

Every weekend, I would come and watch him go through 40-50 cases like this in an afternoon.
These techniques are not taught in TCM schools or anywhere. I’m sure to do this stuff would be really hard to pull off in any western country without being throughly researched & studied.

I’m writing this just to say yes, there are other options out there other than going in for surgery at the drop of a dime and that stuff out there does indeed exist and it is effective.

He works very low key and underground and these techniques are only passed down the family line.There is no website and he does not advertise.

Its all under the table and if the department of health and safety ever comes around, it just happens to be 30 people sitting around in his living room with a straw mat on the floor and they’re all just happen to be “having tea.” It’s completely dodge & asian but it works.

  • Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train in Chinese medicine for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of  the top acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners in China at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is to bring that knowledge and experience to benefit his patients.
  • Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane CBD area. You can read his

Du Meridian 督脉

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Using the Du meridian as a mirror image for pain directly on the spine in Dr.Tan’s balance method.

First time I used this, a patient had ongoing pain directly on the cervical spine for over a month. We found ashi points and did points along the Du channel. After insertion of the needles I asked to turn his head, we all heard several cracks and then the neck pain was immediately gone. Its always amazing how fast acupuncture can work.

  • Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train in Chinese medicine for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of  the top acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners in China at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is to bring that knowledge and experience to benefit his patients.
  • Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane CBD area. You can read his full bio or schedule an appointment.

Tung Points for Heel & Achilles Pain: Mu Guan Gu Guan (木关骨关)

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Mu Guan & Gu Guan, go together like peanut butter and jelly. My two new best friends for heel pain. Also great for menstrual cramps.

Palm of the hand mirrors the heel and Achilles.
Location: Ashi points just off of the pisiform bone and scaphoid bone.

The first time I used it was with a patient she had her been having achilles heel pain for over two months. It was taped up forever and just was not getting better with the physio. We took care of her other issues and at the end of the treatment I threw mu guan gu guan in there for kicks. Within 5 seconds after the insertion of both needles the heel pain was gone and never came back. Acupuncture rocks. true story.

  • Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train in Chinese medicine for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of  the top acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners in China at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is to bring that knowledge and experience to benefit his patients.
  • Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane CBD area. You can read his full bio or schedule an appointment.