Waiguan -- Sj 5
With a 2 cun needle, puncture perpendicularly in the opposite arm to the affected one.
With the patient seated, insert the needle up to 1.5 cun deep in the opposite arm. Let the patient slowly raise the arm, while you turn the needle slowly but firmly in the direction of the motion of the arm (clockwise for the elevation and anti-clockwise for the lowering of the arm).
At the maximum elevation of the arm, hold the needle firmly for about 3 seconds. The patient should then lower the arm while the needle is turned in the opposite direction at the same speed as the arm.
Repeat the procedure 2 or 3 times until the affected arm is completely free of pain when elevated.
This technique is painful, but very effective.