I am a Vascular surgeon and intiated acupuncturist,
1 week ago a performed a complex suergry con a patient ( 32 year old woman) by removing a cervical rib that was causing compression of the brachial plexus, and during the postoperative peridod the patient recovered only partially. She now has pain along the cubital nerve and dysfunction of the 4-5 th fingers of her right hand, which she can´t extend. She also complains of pain in her axilla and shoulder.
The nerves themselves are intact, no nerve was cut during the operation, but I would like to help her recovering from this operation using acupucnture. i´m not quite sure wether to treat along the small intestine channel, triple warmer or large intestine channel,
I would appreciate much your opinions and advice..