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Self-tuina on the Neck

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Pressing-kneading the Points on the Neck and Nape: Extend the middle finger of one hand backward to the back of the opposite side, and press-knead Dazhui (GV 14), Dazhu (BL 11), Shenzhu (GV 12), Fengmen (BL 12), Feishu (BL 13) each about 30 times untitcmwell.com

Pressing-kneading the Points on the Neck and Nape: Extend the middle finger of one hand backward to the back of the opposite side, and press-knead Dazhui (GV 14), Dazhu (BL 11), Shenzhu (GV 12), Fengmen (BL 12), Feishu (BL 13) each about 30 times unti...

Pressing-kneading the Points on the Neck and Nape: Extend the middle finger of one hand backward to the back of the opposite side, and press-knead Dazhui (GV 14), Dazhu (BL 11), Shenzhu (GV 12), Fengmen (BL 12), Feishu (BL 13) each about 30 times until a sensation of soreness and distention is achieved. Then exchange the hand to do the same operation on the other side.
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Pushing Fengchi (GB 20) and Dazhui (GV 14): Press-knead from Fengchi (GB 20) on both sides downward, via Tianzhu (BL 10) to the base of the neck with the tips of the index, the middle and the ring fingers of the two hands 5 - 10 times. Then press-knead from Feng-fu (GV 16) downward to Dazhui (GV 14) with the tips of the index, the middle and the ring fingers of one hand 5 -10 times. While getting to each point, have a stop and press-knead it 20 - 30 times.
     
Pushing Qiaogong: Push and wipe the right Qiaogong with the radial side or the whorled surface of the right thumb from the mastoid process behind the right ear downward, along the sternocleidomastoid muscle to point 0uepen (ST 12). The whole process is repeated up and down 10 times. Then do the same operation to the left Qiaogong with the left thumb.
       

      
Rubbing Gaohuang (BL 43): Keep the upper body erect, abduct the two upper limbs to the horizontal level, and flex the elbows. Do the rotating movements of the shoulder joints, and make them extend backward as much as possible so as to use the encircling movements of the scapula to stimulate Gaohuang (BL 43) and other points on the interscapular regions on both sides.

Pounding Jianjing (GB 21): Sit or stand and keep the upper body straight, clench the hand and pound Jianjing (GB 21) on the opposite side with it 20–30 times. Then do the same to the other Jianjing (GB 21) with the other hand.
     
Rotating the Head: Slowly rotate and shake the cervical vertabrae clockwise with an increasing amplitude 10 times. Then rotate and shake it counterclockwise with the same requirements.
      

    
ACTIONS   These manipulations have the effects of relaxing the muscles and tendons, activating the meridians, lubricating the joints, bringing down blood pressute, relieving asthma, eliminating chest stuffiness and regulating flow of qi. They can be used to treat and prevent pain, soreness and distension in the back, cervical spondylopathy, stiff neck, cough, asthma, phlegm accumulation, consumptive disease, chest stuffiness, palpitation and angina pectoris.

Grasping-pinching the Cervical Muscles: Grasp pinch the cervical muscles downward from the level of Fengchi (GB 20) to the level of Dazhui (GV 14) with the thumb and the whorled surfaces of the rest four fingers of one hand in a way of oppositely exerting force 10–20 times. Then grasp-pinch with both hands the muscles in the shoulder regions of the two sides in the same way 10 - 20 times.

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