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Pain in muscle, nerve, tendon, and joint. Hot flashes.

Acupuncture was helpful in treating a variety of problems over a 10-year period.

 

 

 

Neck Pain

Neck pain successfully treated with acupuncture.

Ulcerative Colitis

Asian herbs successfully treat ulcerative colitis

Pregnancy Nausea and Vomiting

Having had much success during pregnancy with acupuncture, the patient again finds relief of spasm in neck and shoulders.

Low Back Pain, Sciatica, and Knee Pain

 

Minimize pain and optimize body whether you are active at home or abroad.

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 of the leg/foot pain by 50% after the first treatment. There was a gradual reduction of 90% relief by the second visit 5 days later. Since the second visit, she did not need to take a 6-month long anti-inflammatory medication, which was causing stomach pain. By the sixth visit, the patient was very happy to be able to wear high heels without aggravating low back and foot pain.

Discussion: When the pains are from strain or sprain, then the recovery can be fast and dramatic.

 

Disclaimer: Acupuncture results may vary since each individual case is different.

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

shutterstock_129509480Patient: 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 patient reported that the left arm pain immediately inflamed after the but the next day it was better than before she started acupuncture. A different acupuncture point combination was given on the third visit. On the fourth visit, the patient reported a daily incremental improvement with an overall improvement of 75%. The patient was given instruction for self-administered acupressure to use at home and the pain continued to decrease.

        
Discussion: It is difficult to tell whether a treatment is correct when there is a slight improvement. Often, an alternative acupuncture combination is given to compare the relative difference. In this case, the second option had resulted in a much more significant improvement.

Disclaimer: Acupuncture results may vary since each individual case is different.

Dr. Lee’s Case Studies #14 and #15

Hello,

Below are two successful patient cases with plantar fasciitis and hot flashes. The intention of sharing these cases is to increase awareness within the local community about the benefits of acupuncture.

Case #14: male, age 49, sales
Chief complaint: Plantar FasciitisPlantar fasciitis
Complaints: His bottom of right foot feels as if walking on a rock. The pain began one year ago, constant since 3 months ago. Orthotic pad and insert do not significantly reduce the pain.
Treatment process: The patient had 5 acupuncture treatments so far. First visit relieved most of the pain in the first two days, and there was slight pain on the third day. After the second visit, the patient reported an overall 25% improvement. The pains were less by 60-70% by the fifth visit. He can do his regular exercise at the gym and play golf without the pain significantly increasing. The pain resolves quickly after aggravation.
Discussion: Having ability to walk comfortably is an important factor integrating various life demands throughout the day. It not only helps to accomplish necessary personal tasks, but contributes to a better quality of health through movements and proper exercise.

Case #15: female, age 62, consultant
Chief complaint: hot flashesshutterstock_128676965
Complaints: Hot flashes were triggered after a total hysterectomy 11 years ago. The frequency is at ten times a day in addition to body being constantly overheated. She throws off bed cover 3-5 times every evening. Night sweats are limited to minor dampness in the arms. Headaches since childhood. Since one year ago, they occur 5-6 days a week lasting for 3-4 hours at a time.
Treatment process: The patient had magnet therapy four times in a period of 8 days. Magnets were strategically placed on the acupuncture points for 24 hours. After the first placement of magnets, the hot flashes were reduced down to twice that evening and a few times next day. By the third visit, both her headaches and hot flashes were gone by at least 80% in frequency, duration, and intensity.
Discussion: The patient was given instruction to place magnets on herself only at night before bed so that the therapeutic effect continues. She is expected to recover eventually from most of her hot flashes and headaches as she continues self-treatment for a month or two. The reason for a good prognosis is that her age is 62, which is past hormonal transition period. And headaches tend to go away with series of treatment.

Disclaimer: Acupuncture results may vary since each individual case is different.

 

Sincerely,

David Lee
Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine
Licensed Acupuncturist
166 N. Moorpark Road, #201
Thousand Oaks, CA
805-497-6200
www.davidleeacupuncture.com

Dr. Lee’s Case Studies #12 and #13

Hello,

Below are two successful patient cases with neck stenosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia. The intention of sharing these cases is to increase awareness within the local community about the benefits of acupuncture.

Case #12: female, age 58
Chief complaint: Cervical stenosisshutterstock_128576078
Complaints: Cervical stenosis, a narrowing of spinal tunnel in the neck, from C3 to C7 level. It caused headache, upper back and neck stiffness, limited neck flexibility and numbness in hands. She often wakes up at night with headaches. It was difficult to find a comfortable sleeping position for her. She also had minor impingement in left shoulder.
Treatment process: The patient had a total of 19 treatments, twice a week. With the first treatment, the patient found that the numbness in her hands overnight was less than usual. She noticed less intense headaches after the second treatment. The third treatment relieved neck tension and increased range of motion. Continued treatments relieved additional symptoms in intensity, duration, and frequency. Since the 15th visit, the pains had diminished by at least 90% and the neck range of motion is almost back to normal. The left should pain is gone. She is continuing treatments to ensure stability of the improved state.
Discussion: Often, it is easy to perceive acupuncture for only pain relief, especially when an anatomical issue is evident. Acupuncture is used to recover from the problem as much as possible. The response varies but acupuncture is worth a try when there seems to be no other alternative.

Case #13: female, age 48
Chief complaint: Rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgiaknee-arthritis-01.jpg
Complaints: Daily symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, especially worse in mornings and rainy days. The strong side effect of abdominal discomfort from medications prompted her to try acupuncture for two months before resuming treatments with her primary physician. MRI showed inflammation of hands. Rheumatoid factor and CRP (C-reactive protein), which detects inflammation in the body, have been high for 7 years. She was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 16 years ago. Stress made irritable bowel syndrome of abdominal bloating and diarrhea worse. She had severe headache and neck pain every 4-6 weeks with vomiting.
Treatment process: The patient came in for acupuncture twice a week in the first two months and then once a week since two months ago. Along with body type diet regimen, she was given an instruction on self-treatment using acumagnet therapy, which she used most evenings. All symptoms improved slowly and incrementally. The most recent blood test showed rheumatoid factor down by more than half and C-Reactive protein was down from 12-19 mg/L to 3.4 mg/L. The subjective improvements are as follows. She can do physical exercises at gym without causing increased pains or inflammation. Her rheumatoid symptoms of stiffness in joints are much less in the mornings. Frequency and intensity of headaches are less. Her energy and stamina are better maintained throughout the day. High family stress is not aggravating pains and irritable bowel syndrome. Fibromyalgia mental fog and pains are less.
Discussion: Acupuncture is not a replacement for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. However, it is necessary for some who need improvement in addition to medication regimen or whose body responds with severe side effect from medications. It is encouraging to confirm improvement using an objective blood data that reflects subjective relief.

Disclaimer: Acupuncture results may vary since each individual case is different.

Sincerely,

David Lee
Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine
Licensed Acupuncturist

166 N. Moorpark Road, #201
Thousand Oaks, CA
805-497-6200
www.davidleeacupuncture.com