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EFFECTS OF STRIKING THE SPINAL COLUMN

spinal column

To many times we, in the Martial Arts have accidentally hit our sparring partners in the back. Fortunately most of the time the strike lacked the proper focus and power to do any real damage, but what could happen is outlined below. As martial arts Instructors and Students, we must be aware of the potential dangerous damage that even an accidental strike or kick to the area of the spinal column can cause.

The Spine is broken down into four segments:

Cervical

Thoracic

Lumbar

Sacrum

Each disk and its associated nerves is named with a number-letter combination.
In the Martial Art of Sungja Do, we practice self-defense by using these Spinal "Vital Points" as striking targets, just as we use the pressure points on the arms, legs and the front of the body.

Care must be taken when using the Spinal Column as a target, but the effectiveness of the techniques to these areas means it is a must for our self-defense practice.

CERVICAL

C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7

 

CERVICAL
CONTROLLING AREA
EFFECT OF STRIKING AREA
1. Pituitary Gland, Brain, Sympathetic nervous system.

2. Eyes, Optic nerves, Auditory nerves.

3. Trifacial nerve.


4. Eustacian tube.


5. Neck glands, Pharynx, Vocal cords.


6. Neck muscles, Shoulders.


7. Thyroid gland, Shoulder joint, Elbows.
Unconsciousness, Headache, Dizziness, Insomnia.




Blindness, Deafness, Unconsciousness.


Neuralgia, Neuritis.


Loss of hearing, movement of shoulder.


Loss of voice, movement of arms.




Neck and upper arm paralysis.




Loss of arm and shoulder movement.


 

THORACIC

T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 T9 T10 T11 T12

 

THORACIC
CONTROLLING AREA
EFFECT OF STRIKING AREA
1. Arms from elbows down, Esophagus and Trachea.

2. Heart and Coronary arteries

3. Lungs, Bronchial tubes and Chest.


4. Gall Bladder


5. Liver, Solar plexus, Blood and Splanchnic nerve.


6. Stomach, Splanchnic nerve.


7. Pancreas, Duodenum, Splanchnic nerve.


8. Spleen, Splanchnic nerve.


9. Adrenal and supra-renal glands, Splanchnic nerve.


10. Kidneys, Abdomen.


11. Kidneys, Uterus.


12. Small intestines, Lymph circulation.
Loss of breath, difficult breathing, pain the the lower arms and hands.



Loss of the heart function and certain chest conditions.


Loss of breath, Fever and Night sweating.


Obstruct the Gall Bladder and Blockage of Um Energy.


Death, Vomiting blood, Cardiac pain, Poor circulation, Liver problems, Dizziness and Blockage of Ki to the heart.



Death, Vomiting blood, Cardiac pain, Abdominal pain and Blockage in the Governing Meridian.


Coughing, Pain in the chest and back, Stiffness of the Spinal column and Vomiting.



Stiffness of the back, Vomiting and Abdominal pain.



Pain in the chest, Blurry vision, Mental confusion, and Blocks Ki to the Liver.



Kidney problems, hardening of the arteries and Blocks Ki to the Gall Bladder.


Kidney problems, Abdominal pains and Blocks the Ki to the Spleen.


Sterility, Abdominal pain and Blocks Ki to the Stomach.


 

LUMBAR

L1 L2 L3 L4 L5

 

LUMBAR
CONTROLLING AREA
EFFECT OF STRIKING AREA
1. Large intestines, Inguinal rings.

2. Appendix, Abdomen, Upper legs, Femoral nerve.

3. Sex organs, Uterus, Bladder, Knees, Femoral nerve.


4. Prostate gland, Muscles of lower back, Sciatic and Femoral nerve.


5. Lower legs, Ankles, Feet, Sacral nerves.


Internal ruptures, undigested food, intestinal malfunction, block Ki to triple heaters.


Cramps, difficulty in breathing, impotency, thigh paralysis, blurred vision, block Ki to kidney.


Bladder trouble, thigh paralysis, Knees, block Ki to DanJun.




Difficult and painful urination, impotence, hip paralysis, block Ki to large intestine.





Poor circulation and weakness in legs, hip paralysis, leg paralysis.

SACRUM COCCYX

S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 COCCYX

SACRUM COCCYX
CONTROLLING AREA
EFFECT OF STRIKING AREA
1. Sacral nerves for vessels on leg.


2. Distal colon, Rectum, External genitalia, Pelvic nerve.

3. Bladder, Distal colon, Rectum, External genitalia, Pelvic nerve.


4. Bladder, Distal colon, Rectum, External genitalia, Pelvic nerve.


5. Sympathetic chain, Sacral nerves.


6. Coccygeal nerve, Rectum, Anus.
Hip, leg or foot paralysis, block Ki to small intestine.



Hip, leg or foot paralysis, retention of urine.





Paralysis of leg.





Paralysis of hip joint and lower back.





Paralysis of lower extremities.



Paralysis of both legs, blockage of Ki.

 

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