This can be seen as a Yang Ming channel injury and therefore the Jing Well point of the Stomach channel can be a great place to start with pain relief to treat the tendino-muscle meridian. However, this should be followed up with a simple and effective course of electroacupuncture at the origin of the tibialis anterior. The needle technique is deceptively simple to arrive at the correct location of the damaged tissue at the osteotendinous junction.
The photo below is from the final weekend of the Sports Medicine Apprenticeship program in Alameda, CA, where Whitfield Reaves, author of the Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain, demonstrated the technique to 16 acupuncturists from around the globe. In these courses we carefully draw the anatomy on several different bodies and demonstrate the needle angle and depth. Students are then supervised and practice the techniques themselves.
|Whitfield Reaves and Jenny Nieters demonstrate shin splints treatment|