HQ36 – Musculoskeletal and Jia Ji’s with Matt Callison

“All musculoskeletal problems will have an internal component – you just have to look for it.”

Matt Callison is the King of Musculoskeletal acupuncture, and if he could meet any of the ancient acupuncture masters, he’d choose Hua Tou for his interesting take on the points. We had a very informative discussion with Matt about his own interesting work combining acupuncture and sports medicine. Matt shares some less well known methods with Hua Tou Jia Ji points, and effective ways to treat pain holistically with particular combinations of acupuncture points, motor points, shu & mu points. As acupuncturists, being able to treat pain really quickly, with a full view of the holistic picture, is going to boost our practices, and our patients’ experience. 

Here is an image of the multifidus muscle to jog your memory.

And some images of different types of radicular pain.