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
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Book Review: Mastering Tung Acupuncture

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I bought this book recently from Amazon & I must admit I haven’t been able to put it down.
It explains both Master Tung points & Dr. Tan systems very clearly and even manages to mix it up with a bit of neuro also.

I think this book is suited for people who already have a basic understanding of tung/tan systems and are looking to improve and upgrade their knowledge a bit, but would help a lot of people who haven’t studied distal acupuncture as an introduction also. It gives great clear concise examples of how imaging/mirroring work and you can literally start using what you learn right away.

If you have been practicing TCM for a while but only getting mediocre results (put ’em in and pray) or are tired of the same old Li4,Lv3,St36, day in day out this is definitely worth picking up.

Formulas 方剂

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Before my father passed away, he always had big hopes and dreams for me. One of which was become fluent in Chinese, and the other was to marry a chinese girl. I didn’t do the later one, but I did become fluent in Chinese and was able to read his old notes and formulas.

One night before bed, he came to my room and plopped down a Chinese formulas book on my table, and said “memorize this and you’ll be alright.” When an Asian dad says “alright” that means you’ll become a rock star!

The most you’ll ever get out of an Asian dad is ” you did ok.” You can graduate from Harvard and even win the Olympics, come home with 7 gold medals and you’ll still be “ok” but its alright Asian dads all love us the same. They just express it differently.

Although I managed to grind through most of the book I’m so grateful we have apps and the mobile devices nowadays. It was so dry and painfully grueling having to memorize those poems and formulas they made my eyeballs want to bleed and my head want to explode.

How did everyone else learn their formulas?