By Therese Poon
There are a few factors to consider and we would always need to do a definitive diagnosis before offering any treatments, but in a general sense... Stress is most often caused by ‘Liver Qi Stagnation’ in Chinese medicine terms.
Thérèse Poon is an Australian born, Australian trained acupuncturist (Victoria University, 2005) who has also studied in China and completed a full Medical Qigong apprenticeship with the renowned Dr Bisong Guo, author of Listen to Your Body - The Wisdom of the Dao.
Hi again everyone, and happy new year!
In part one we started to examine the critical areas involved in lower back pain, covering the first muscle on the list: the Psoas muscle (Hip Flexor). Today we'll cover the remaining 4 muscles:
Tensor Fascia Latte (TFL) or Hip rotator
Sacral-iliac joint (S.I. joint)
What is lower back pain? At some point we all experience it. It could vary from an injury sustained years ago, to prolonged sitting due to driving, long flights, or a 9 to 5 desk job. Now like most people when we feel pain we either ignore it or we may seek a massage therapist to alleviate the pain. Note: if you go to a massage therapist and you tell them of your lower back pain and that therapist only works on your lower back for an hour, I recommend never seeing that therapist again.