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The Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Stomatitis and Conjunctivitis

EENT

Chief-complaint: Sores in the mouth and tongue, swollen, tender and bleeding gums, painful red eyes

Western-diagnosis: Stomatitis and Conjunctivitis

Medical-history: 38 year old male. Generally very stressed, works long hours, eats junk food almost every day and is always feeling hungry. Has some abdominal discomfort after eating. Usually very thirsty but can’t drink a lot of liquid. Has an odd sleep routine. Is usually constipated and has occasional burning of urine.

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The Use of Acupuncture and Herbs for Meniere’s Disease

EENT

Chief Complaint: Dizziness

Western Diagnosis: Meniere’s Disease

Medical History: 54 yo male with 15 year history of Meniere’s disease. Vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss, vomiting when severe. Tried diuretics, salt restriction, conventional medications, all without benefit.

Questioning exam: Had not tried alternative methods. Has had recurrent severe episodes with increased severity. (Always has the basic symptoms, however).The frequency of severe attacks has steadily increased, from 1 per year to 6 this summer.Heat exacerbates the symptoms. He also has a feeling of fullness in his ears.

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The Treatment of Ear Ache with Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture

EENT

Chief Complaint: Ear pain and head ache

Western Diagnosis: Ear infection and fluid accumulation

Medical History: Lower back pain(dull), inability to get pregnant for 4 months, 2 miscariages in the past.

Questioning exam: Appetite is well, sleep is well, urination bowel all normal. No cold hands feet, very seldom dizzy especially after squatting.

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Dizziness and Vertigo Treated with Acupuncture

EENT

Chief Complaint: Dizziness

Western Diagnosis: Vertigo

Medical History: Weight training 2x a week

Eats lots of fatty foods, sweet cravings

Drinks a lot of coffee

Questioning exam: Migraine headaches for 6 months

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The Acupuncture Treatment of Tinnitus

EENT

Chief Complaint: Tinnitus

Western Diagnosis: Tinnitus

Medical History: 43year old Caucasian male patient had an oral surgery on his left side of his jaw 5 weeks ago. Since then he was hearing high pitch ringing sound in his left ear. Patient was healthy until this condition. He also complains of tenderness around the surgical area, and also suffers from insomnia and depression since. Healthy diet and exercises regularly.

Questioning exam: Do you have insomnia because of pain or sounds? Sounds (tinnitus)

Any medications? Taking anti-anxiety medication and took antibiotics for 2weeks after the surgery.

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The Acupuncture Treatment of Headaches

EENT

Chief Complaint: Chronic headaches: Tension, sinus, and migraine headaches

Medical History: 29 year old female; occupation-Project Coordinator for a construction company.

States to condition of “chronic” headaches for past 6+ years. Suffering from three types of headaches: tension, sinus and migraine headaches. Wants to get off “so many” medications that many times don’t work.

Reports father diagnosed with cluster headaches.

Current medications: Advil and Aleve for tension H/A, Sudafed 12 hr. for sinus H/A (preventative), Amitryptaline, Midrin, Fioracet for migraine H/A, Orthonovum 1/35 oral contraceptive. Other history is unremarkable.

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Migraine Headache Treated with Acupuncture and Herbs

EENT

Chief Complaint: Headache

Western Diagnosis: Migraine-(dx. 02/96)

Medical History: 55 year old male, reports frontal and temporal unilateral headache, daily in the am for an hour and then in the evening.H x reveals that he has suffered from this kind of pain for approx. 15 years. worse: with light, in the evening and with stress. better: “nothing, makes it better. but i am still taking Imitrex” reports patient. overall H&P unremarkable.

Questioning exam: Energy is low, feels cold often, has chronic dull lumbar pain, chronic alternating diarrhea and constipation; poor sleep (4-6 hours, restless); urination normal.

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Chinese Medicine for Migraine Headaches

EENT

Chief Complaint: Migraine Headache

Medical History: Ten year old male, complaining of migraine headaches which occur at any time of day. He had been having them since he was five years old. The H.A. would usually cause him to vomit. Prior to the onset of H.S he would see black spots, have ear ringing.

He would be very active while sleeping, kicking off the covers, tossing & turning. Red /purple color under the eyes (lower eyelid). He has a poor diet, very picky eater. Had problems in school.

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Migraine Headache

EENT

Chief Complaint: migraines

Medical History: drinker & smoker

Questioning exam: dizziness

Pulse exam: large rapid wiry

Tongue exam: red no coat

OM Diagnosis: liver yang rising

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Acupuncture Treatment of Tinnitus

EENT

Chief Complaint: tinnitus

Western Diagnosis: vestibular-cochlear outlet syndrome

Medical History: 27-year male c/o tinnitus in Left ear for years. Born with Right-sided deafness. Seen by MD’s (inc. Mayo clinic), Chiropractors with no resolution or result of any kind. Patient is otherwise healthy with no other complaints and is otherwise unremarkable.

Questioning exam: Tinnitus had a gradual onset that was not high-pitched. It only occurred in L side and progressed over a period of 6-8 years from an occasional nuisance to causing dizziness 1-2 times/week. There was no discharge. Patient had no preferences for warm or cold and did not exhibit any specific deficiency signs. No complaints of low back pain or nocturnal urination. No dry eyes, floaters, conjunctival injection. Dreams sleep was unremarkable. Patient lives with his fiance and has a healthy but not excessive sex life. No GI complaints. Eats well without any cravings. No constipation or diarrhea. No history of EPI prior to onset. Pt presented as otherwise unremarkable.

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