I think my physio also mentioned that GB21 (Shoulder Well) on the shoulder was the ‘trap point’. There may well be others, and to be honest I would love to know what they are, and how they map onto each other, and how the locations are described. For example, GB21 is halfway from C7 and the edge of the shoulder – I wonder how physios would describe this location? [go on, if you’re a physio reading this, please let me/us know!].
As I’m thinking about it the physio, who is also an acupuncture practitioner, also mentioned Large Intestine 4 (Great Eliminator) – another really important point in shiatsu practice – as being the same as one used within physiotherapy practice.
I notice that I’m both surprised and unsurprised. I do think I was surprised when I first discovered about GB21 in an earlier physiotherapy session. However, I also of course not surprised – if it works, it’s likely to be discovered several times within different cultures presumably – but somehow I wonder how the Chinese discovered them, presumably without the benefit of seeing dissection, which could help with muscle understanding.
mm, a puzzle – do add your two penn’orth of you have any thoughts.