On Monday I had two property owners call me about the badness of rabbits as housemates. They bad, they stinky forever, no like 'em.
On Monday I was sure I had a hearing problem because all three of my patients were complaining of right shoulder pain. Words are funny, right and shoulder seem so specific and yet the actual etiology and treatment of each of the shoulders was so different. The first was a patient I'd been treating for a couple months for neck and should pain. He was getting much better between acupuncture, gua sha, cupping, ear seeds and chiropractic adjustments. His shoulder pain stemmed from arthritis in the lower cervical vertebrae caused by a life time of bending over to work. S is an artist, sculptor, welder, fabricator of high degree. I ear seeded him and needled and gau sha'd and sent him on his way. His issue was mainly skeletal.
Next was S's wife C, also a wonderful artist. She is usually a pretty easy fix and her shoulder pain was just a week old. I put in some general "these are are good for the whole body" needles, cranked the heat lamp and let her nap. Later I returned with my gold and silver touch needles. I tried to find a point on the top of shoulder that would release the pain and inhibition of the joint. Usually I can find these points in the first 3 or 4 tries but nothing was helping. She had her shirt off and I had access her whole back. On a whim I pressed on a point at the waist where the trapezium ends, and yes that released the the shoulder. She regained full movement once this point was touched for a couples minutes with the gold needle. She has been working very diligently on her posture through Yoga and using a foam back support/trainer, once again, like S (her husband) repairing a life time of bad posture. It would seem that in the process the muscles have gotten a bit confused. Her issue was based in the muscular system. I've never read or been told about UB23 for shoulder issues, but not everything is in a book, in fact I wonder if most things aren't.
My last patient, who I know from Rabbit Haven, could not move her arm for the shoulder pain. An MD diagnosed her with "Frozen Shoulder" and couldn't elaborate more than that. It had come on her suddenly when reaching backward about a month ago. My understanding is that FS is an adhesion of the shoulder capsule caused by overuse or injury. Since it is also a an insurance code it would seem that it has become a catch all phrase for shoulder pain and movement inhibition. As you may have guessed Rabbit Person's problem was strictly energetic, I treated her very gently, like a rabbit and she got almost %75 movement back. She may regress, but another treatment in a few days will, I hope put her on the path to full recovery. Fingers crossed.....
As it turns out the other part of the duplex that RPs inhabits was vacant and going up for rent. I expressed interest and the next day got an Email saying that the landlord was there and that she had told him about me and he wanted to rent to me. Yes, he knew I had rabbits, just like the RP. I dashed over. The place was perfect, two BRS, a quiet backyard with lemon trees, even a perfect Tai Chi practice area (a heretofore unheard of luxury in my life). It was even built in my birth year and had the the kind of tile I've lived with often over the years, it was like coming home. The landlord was very open to my ideas of non-toxic flooring and carpet, he'd seen Dr. Oz. He knocked $100 off the rent for me. There were washer dryer hook ups and a garage. I had a built in bunny sitter. I rushed off to get the DS. He said it was nice and I introduced him to the RP and one of her amazing bunnies, a crazy looking lion head from another dimension. But when the tire hit the road, DS wouldn't do it, he couldn't make the change, since he is 21 and 6 foot 4, there is no forcing him. I had to let it go. A Pyrrhic victory......with broken heart on the side.
PS Still no word from Clint, his wife Dina or their bunny August.