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Activating Health through Soft Tissue Stimulation


The most common symptom of soft tissue lesions is pain, which can appear in any part of body. Orthopedics and soft tissue expert Dr. Yu Zhongping talks about the self-healing function of stimulation


Status”, which many Chinese people refer to as “Sub-Health”. But in my view, there is no such situation as sub-health. For me, sub-health is an indication that one’s health is tending to be unhealthy. Usually, the symptom of sub-health manifests itself as soft tissue lesions. The clinical manifestation of soft tissue


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lesions comes in a number of forms, which cannot always be tested by existing medical examination approaches, such as blood tests, radiography, computer tomography or mag- netic resonance imaging. So soft tissue lesions are usually diagnosed as cervical spondylosis, migraine, vertigo, sudden deafness, insom- nia, vegetative nerve functional disturbance, lumbar disc herniation, and scapulohumeral periarthritis, even gynecological or medical disease, as well as mental disease. Many people have suggested surgery to cure these so-called sub-health problems. Fatigue triggered by work and life habits is


the main cause of soft tissue lesions. So from the beginning, soft tissue lesions are called “strain”. Other causes of soft tissue lesions are gradually explored, such as colds and viral infection, sequelae of trauma, etc. Often, all kinds of causes work at the same time. People may have the same work and life habits, but the phenomena of soft tissue lesions are different from each other. People of different ages can possibly face


soft tissue lesions. The age of my patients ranges from 10 to 90 years old, but most peo- ple with soft tissue lesions are middle-aged from 30 to 65 years old. It is very common for people to depend on modern examination technologies and to ignore their real physical situation, which causes more and more “sub- health” cases to appear. There is no effective method to cure sub-health problems, so most treatments fail to cure and can even cause a


he World Health Organization defines non-organic lesions that cause chang- es to physical functions as “the Third


deterioration of symptoms. The common symptom of soft tissue lesions


is pain, which can occur in all body parts. Other symptoms are insufficient blood supply to the arms, legs and other organs, which will be manifested as numbness of the extremities, vertigo, tinnitus, epicophosis, insomnia, palpi- tation, stuffy chest, and nausea. The discomfort will be revealed in one or more symptoms at the same time, but some people are not able to describe the exact feeling of the discomfort. Because soft tissues extensively exist in differ- ent body parts and connect with each other as a whole, the body parts and organs which will possibly get soft tissue lesions is wide, and the manifestation of symptoms is diverse. The treatments for soft tissue lesions are quite


simple, that is remission and diminishing inflam- mation of soft tissues. There are many methods which can release soft tissues stress, including manipulation, acupuncture and moxibustion, and physiotherapy. But at present, there is no ideal medicine to cure soft tissue lesions. So based on the integrity concept and


fundamental theories about anthropotomy, embryology, microanatomy, physiology, as well as principles on biomechanics, I created a treatment called “Fascia Stress Focus Quick Stimulation Treatment”, which has been prov- en to be convenient and effective. During the treatment process, manipulation techniques should be accurate and comprehensive. The mechanism of this treatment relates to the locations of soft tissue, utilizing manipulation techniques like massage to stimulate different points of soft tissue, which is different from meridian massage. Some soft tissue points coincide with acupoints in TCM, and some of them are only reflected in the depth of muscle or at the edge of bones, which belongs with- in the scope of Western medicine. This kind of stimulation has the same effect as scrap- ing, to stimulate contraction and extension of soft tissues, release stress between soft tis-


sues, improve blood circulation in certain body parts, and activate self-healing capabilities. The second step is to remove aseptic inflam-


mation, which means rest, remission and hot compress. After remission of soft tissue stress, the resistance of blood flow of corresponding parts will be reduced, blood circulation will be improved, and inflammatory substances will also be removed. But it is important to prevent soft tissue lesions by giving up bad work and life habits and avoiding catching cold. It is also useful to do proper exercises and training and improve the body’s adaptive capabilities. It will be useful for Spas which have TCM


treatments to implement fascia stress stimula- tion in their treatments. In addition, more knowledge about anthropotomy and Western medicine is required. During fascia stimula- tion, there will be more pain than manipula- tion, but most guests feel more relaxed and comfortable after feeling pain. After the first treatment, guests frequently choose to visit spas regularly for the purpose of continuously getting rid of “sub-health”.


Doctor Yu Zhongping With 30 years medi- cal research experi- ence in orthopedics and soft tissue issues, Dr. Yu has created a rehabilitation medi- cine discipline, and


worked as executive deputy director of the Pain Management department at Tongji Hospital. He also works for the expert clinic of the Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation and the central hospital of Jing’an District in Shanghai, as well as for the consultation department of Shanghai retired experts and senior registrars. In April 2010, he established the Shanghai Yu Zhongping Health Management and Consultation Studio.


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