Archive for the ‘EENT’ Category

Acupuncture for Sinusitis

EENT

Chief Complaint: Sinus problems

Medical History: Onset 5 years ago. Drinks 2 cups coffee daily.

Questioning exam: Sinus congestion and headaches worse with dairy and wheat. However no symptoms are used to make a Five Element Diagnosis.

Pulse exam: Pulses indicated exit-entry blocks between LV and Lu and LI and St.

Tongue exam: n/a

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Traditional East Asian Medicine Treatment of Migraine Headaches

EENT

Chief Complaint: Headache 40 +years, adverse 12 years

Western Diagnosis: Daily tension headache, migraine

Medical History: A 57 year-old Female, got headache when she was 12 years old.At the beginning, the headache just occurred each week, and the time was not lasted very long–3-4 hours per time and the pain was not located a specific part.After took pain-killer drug,it could be relieved.12 years ago, the headache became more and more frequent, almost headache every day, and from the morning to evening, the patient had to take medicine everyday,about 3-4 pills a day.

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The Acupuncture Treatment of Vascular Headache

Cardiovascular

Chief Complaint: right temporal pain

Western Diagnosis: vascular headache

Medical History: A woman aged 40 complained headache for 20 years. the right temporal pain began 20 yeas age, often preceded by nervous tension or over-fatigue, and aggravated during menses. She experienced boring pain in the right temporal region accompanied by cramping pain of the right eye. the bouts usually subsided after 3-5 days, sometimes with slight pain remaining.

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The Acupuncture Treatment of Migraine Headaches

EENT

Chief Complaint: Migraine headaches

Medical History: The patient had a history of migraine headaches from the age of ten. The frequency of occurrence had steadily been increasing for several years.

Questioning exam: The pt complained of three to four migraine headaches a week. She reported that although she often got them in the morning, it was not always the case. The pt also described the pain as pounding and on the side of the head, although the migraines were not always on the same side. She stated that she had a very stressful job as a secretary, which affected her mood. She almost always suffered from migraines on Mondays. The pt ran warm and was often thirsty. In addition, she suffered from chronic low back ache.

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Migraines

EENT

Chief Complaint: temporal headaches for 2 years

Western Diagnosis: chronic migraines

Medical History: Anorexia as a teen, GB and appendix removed in 1987. Job is high pressure management position. He is forced to lay-off a large group due to economics. He is social drinker and smoker. Diet still poor. Frequently he eats very little and when he does its cold cereal, salads or a bagel.

Questioning exam: He is constantly hot and sweaty. He sweat easily and spontaneously. Shoulders and occiput are sore and aching. Chronic nasal congestion, occasional tinnitus, sometimes dizzy and light-headed. frequent palpitations. No gas or bloating. frequent thirst<

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Acupuncture Treatment for Headache

EENT

Chief Complaint: Headache, right side

Western Diagnosis: Hypertension and temporal arteritis

Medical History: Hypertension for 40 year on regular medicine.

Questioning exam: Right sided headache for 1 month, worse at night

Pulse exam: Pulse: regular

Right side headache gets worse when palpated.

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Eye Pain

EENT

Chief Complaint: eye pain

Questioning exam: Gain weight, hot sensation in a head, night sweat, edema, can’t stay asleep, Neck pain, upper back pain, trembling hands,headache, dry, sensitive eye,tinnitus, stomach pain, gas, scanty urine,blood in stool, PMS, painful menses, clots, irritability, mood swing

Pulse exam: Lu-superficial, sp-slippery, kid(both),heart, Liv- deep,

Tongue exam: Pale-pink tongue body, thin white coating

OM Diagnosis: Liver yin deficiency,Liver Qi stagnation, wood overacting earth.

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The Acupuncture Treatment of Migraine Headaches

EENT

Chief Complaint: Migraine Headaches

Western Diagnosis: cervical spondylosis, C4-5 disc protrusion

Medical History: Dishwasher fell on his head July 2003. He was taken to ER, x-rays taken, neck brace put on and sent back to work. He received PT and chiropractic treatments. Minimal improvements. He is a martial arts expert, and in very good physical condition. His diet varies from healthy foods to junk. He has a hx. of allergies, and diverticulitis as a child. He has Raynaud’s disease, and TMJ dysfunction. He smokes cigarettes.

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The Acupuncture Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy and Headaches

EENT

Chief Complaint: One-sided Headaches and Peripheral Neuropathy

Western Diagnosis: Degenerative Disk Disease and Type II Diabetes

Medical History: 66 year old male w/ chief complaint of severe headaches that only come on after sitting for long periods of time (ie driving, then getting out of car). They are one-sided, always on the right, and are so severe his eyes will water and he gets dizzy. Patient has slightly high cholesterol and blood pressure. Also has high blood sugar, on average about 240. Is not over weight but has poor diet and no exercise. Does not smoke but likes to drink alcohol every night.

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Acupuncture Treatment of Chronic Migraine Headaches

EENT

Chief Complaint: Chronic headaches

Western Diagnosis: Migraine headaches

Medical History:

Sylvia, a thirty five year old woman from St. Petersburg, suffered from severe migraine headaches for four years following the birth of her third child. A very hard-working college student and single mother with a full-time job, she felt over-stressed during waking hours and hardly had time for sleep.

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