This patient had debilitating pain in multiple joints for three months. After ruling out osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, her rheumatologist referred her to our clinic. After 2 sessions of acupuncture treatment and 2 weeks of Chinese herbal medicine, her debilitating joint pain is completely gone! As a bonus of her treatment, her hot flash is also gone.
This kind of joint pain is often seen among, but not limited to, menopausal women. We have seen some patients also having this kind of joint pain after chemotherapy.
Dx in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Liver and Kidney Yin Deficiency
Tx: Tonify Liver and Kidney Yin
Approximately 80% of global opioid supply is consumed in the United States, although U.S. has only about 5% of the world's population. As concern about the wide-spread use of opioid pain medications grows, it is important that the many Americans who suffer from back pain know that they have an effective treatment option in acupuncture. In order to help people suffering from pain find long- term relief, acupuncture is one of the medical modalities recommended by the American College of Physicians (ACP) as an alternative to opioid drugs and surgery for back pain.
In the midst of the opioid crisis, Mr. Lane's story may bring hope to the people who are suffering from severe low back pain and narcotic dependence.
I love Chinese herbal medicine!😄 It helps a lot of women with their perimenopausal and menopausal issues. I often joke with my patients that treating a menopausal woman is to save her whole family. If you have a menopausal wife or menopausal mother, I think you will agree. LOL😂😂😂😂😂
Can hiccups cause severe pain? The answer is YES. Here’s an example: one day, a patient came in with severe pain in her mid-back. The pain was so sharp that she had been unable to sleep on her bed for a week. She said it also caused shortness of breath. She had not fallen, had not been hit, and nothing was sprained. However she did report that she had had a serious case of hiccups just before the pain started. Apparently, the hiccups caused her diaphragm to spasm, and that injured her mid-back. I treated her mid-back and diaphragm with both acupuncture and cupping. A week later I followed up with her, and she reported that the pain was gone completely after that one treatment.
Recently, a patient who had had pain on the left side of his abdomen for many years came to see me. He reported that the pain worsened when his stomach was empty. Previous to seeing me, he had had an endoscopy, a colonoscopy and other tests. All of his test results were normal.
At his first visit, based on what he had told me, I treated his stomach and large intestine. When he returned for a second visit, he reported that there had been no change in the pain. I palpated his abdomen and found that the exact location of the pain was at his left psoas muscle. Suddenly I realized that it was his psoas, not his digestive system that was the source of his pain. After I treated his left psoas muscle, the pain went away, and he has not had any abdominal pain since.
Because the pain worsened when his stomach was empty, my first thought was that the cause of pain had to be related to the digestive system. However, in this case, it turned out to be the psoas muscle, not the stomach, which caused the abdominal pain. Interesting!🤔
A mother-to-be was told by her ob/gyn that her platelet count was too low, and she was referred to see a hematologist. During the time she was waiting to see the hematologist, she let me treat her with acupuncture and herbs. By the time she finally saw the hematologist, her blood test showed that her platelet counts was already NORMAL. 😄😄😄