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David Lee is a licensed acupuncturist who practices Four Constitutional Medicine using acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and dietary adjustment to treat musculo-skeletal, visceral, and circulatory diseases.

Neck & Knee Pain, Depression, and Migraine. #188

 

Neck & Knee Pain. Depression & Migraine. 

Bisoma& Tetrasoma Acupuncture, Case 188

female, age 45, human resources

Complaints: Constant left neck and shoulder pain for 2 years after a vehicular accident. Left shoulder range of motion was limited and worsening. She fell with her right knee onto a hard floor a few years ago,

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Dr. Lee’s Case Study #31: Back Pain

Patient: Female, age 32 
Complaint: Back pain. Since 5 years ago, the patient was experiencing progressive pain in the upper, middle, and low back. The pain was intensifying and becoming constant. MRI shows minor arthritis in the spine indicating that most of the pain is from musculo-tendino tension and knots.

Treatment

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Dr. Lee’s Case Study #30: Leg, Foot, and Toe Pain

Patient: Female, age 44

Complaint: Left leg, foot, and toes pain. For 6 months, the patient has been suffering from tendino-muscular pain radiating from the left lateral hip to the foot. The pain is constant and worse at the end of work day. Cause is unidentified.

Treatment Process: The patient reported immediate relief

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Dr. Lee’s Case Study #29: Menopause and Spasms

Patient: Female, age 51, artist
Complaints: Menopausal symptoms and spasms in the left side of body. Since the full hysterectomy 3 months ago, after removal of fibroid cysts of 2.5 pounds, she developed unpleasant psychological and physical symptoms. She bursts into tears just with the thought of her child. She has not undergone a hormone replacement therapy. Hot flashes

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Dr. Lee’s Case Study #28: Low Back Pain and Sciatica

Patient: Male, age 56, civil engineer
Complaints: The patient had chronic low back pain and constant nerve pain down the left leg. He had 3 epidurals and surgery without significant relief.

Treatment Process: Within the first couple of months of treatment at twice per week five years ago, most of the pain was

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FREE Acupuncture Q & A Workshop

Have you benefited from acupuncture treatments but still aren’t sure how it works? Are you interested in Oriental medicine but want more information before getting treatment?

Whether you are a self-taught expert or inquisitive novice, Dr. Lee invites you to the Q & A Workshop. Speak directly with Dr. David Lee and associate

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Dr. Lee’s Case Study #27: Foot and Pelvic Pain

Patient: Female, age 33

Complaints: As an avid athlete and trainer, she broke her right pelvis and right foot on two separate occasions. There was also tearing of the right upper leg sartorius and rectus femoris muscles 4 years ago.

Treatment process: The patient came in twice a week for acupuncture

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Dr. Lee’s Case Study #26: Shoulder Adhesive Capsulitis

Patient: Female, age 47

Complaints: Adhesive capsulitis in the right shoulder. The pain began 2½ months ago. She cannot sleep on her right side. Therapy helped to increase the range of motion but the pain was persistent.

Treatment Process: There was no significant improvement with the first two visits although some

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Dr. Lee’s Case Study #25: Cervicalgia with Radiculitis

Patient: Female, age 65, retired

Complaints: X-ray showed bone spurs impinging on a nerve at cervical vertebrae C6 causing neck stiffness and radiating nerve pain down the left arm into the hand. The symptoms began 5 months ago after waking up with a stiff neck. Prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and therapy temporarily helped

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Dr. Lee’s Case Study #24: Shoulder and Arm Pain

Patient: Female, age 56

Complaints: Chronic left shoulder pain with boxing as a hobby and dog walking as a profession.

Treatment Process:
The patient had noticed slight improvement with the first treatment until the second visit 5 days later. The same acupuncture points were repeated on the second visit, the

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