A woman came in to our clinic on crutches after twisting/spraining her ankle from a fall the day before.
It was incredibly painful, though VERY little swelling or bruising ( almost none).
I used one needle, A05, xiaojie (M.Tung,the point is in the thenar em.), opposite side.
I had the patient lying down and asked her to slowly and gently move her ankle and then take a break and then repeat. After ten minutes I had her walk down the hallway. She couldn’t believe how much better it was, and no crutches. She remained in a chair wi the needle retained and tested periodically.
The ankle was better, she could walk normally. However, the top of her foot was still painful. I added
11.27 Wuhu ( 5 tigers, 5 point config) used #3,4.opposite thumb pts.
The patient walked out of our clinic 90+% better. the next day she texted me to report that is was almost not noticeable. I mention this case because I try as much as possible to use Saa’am. This was
an example where my known toolbox was of good use.