I have a new patient who is pregnant (just started 3rd timester), and has had acute pain on the tip of her coccyx for the last 3 weeks. It came on suddenly when climbing out the back of a car. Its worse for sitting for any length of time, with shooting pain up her spine on getting up (to about Du4). I saw her last week and tried to clear through BL channel with BL10 and BL40, and opened up the Du Mai, but as a new pracitioner (and her being a new patient) I wanted to go easy, and obviously avoid local points / contra-indicated points.
The problem is that she is getting quite stressed about having to change her birthing plan if this is not sorted out soon.....I am seeing her again next week and would really appreciate any helpful suggestions as I am feeling a little out of my depth and really want to help her!