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Acupuncture and Herbs for Eye Pain

EENT

Chief Complaint: Right eye pain/pressure

Western Diagnosis: Secondary Hypertension

Medical History: Leukemia 10 years ago, remission. Truck driver with occasional sciatica. Secondary hypertension, stress from truck driving. Eats well, exercises regularly. Drinks excessive coffee on the road.

Questioning exam: Right eye pressure and pain for one week. Pressure behind the eye. Stress and worry about money and health issues. Bp was normal on examination. Difficulty falling asleep, prone to anger and feeling overwhelmed.

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Oriental Medicine for Tinnitus

EENT

Chief Complaint: tinnitus

Western Diagnosis: tinnitus

Medical History: The male patient, 56, overweight, does not keep special diet and is not exercising. The patient has a history of blood pressure.

Questioning exam: The male patient, 56, complaint of sudden ring in the left ear. At that time he was not concerned much and hoped that it will go away soon, but it did not. Soon he noticed, if he stressed the ring in the ear comes back again and stays there for a while, sometimes changing the tone.

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Migraine Headaches

EENT

Chief Complaint: Migraines

Medical History: Patient M is a 32 year old Italian Male who resides in Los Angeles, California and works for a moving company. He presented in my office two years ago with complaints of Migraine headaches that he has had since he was a child. He has tried taking medication for his headaches, but they have not helped.

Since Mr. M was about twelve years old he has experienced migraine headaches about every other week. These headaches last for about one day and range from moderate to severe. Unless his headaches are severe the patient continues to go to work and perform his daily activities. He reports that his headaches feel like pressure inside his head and can sometimes feel like stabbing pain. His usually experiences them on only one side, but that sometimes it is the left and sometimes it is on the right, but never both sides in one episode.

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Acupuncture Treatment of Headache

EENT

Chief Complaint: headache

History: 50 year old female presented with a headache which she had without any relief for two years. Patient was on prednisone, darvocet, vicoden and over the counter medications for pain. Her doctor wanted to put her on additional medication for the anxiety and depression she had as a result of the pain and pain medication. This is the reason she sought out alternative medicine.

Symptoms: Constant unrelenting headache except when heavily medicated. The patient could point to a specific place for the pain in her neck and head

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Sharp Headache

EENT

Chief Complaint: sharp pain on head
History: Appendectomy @ age 18 Tonsillectomy @ 8 y.o., Gall Bladder taken out @ 43 y.o., halted menstruation, 1975- Thyroid burned with radiation, Hearing Loss in Right ear in 2000
Symptoms: Pain in upper back between scapula, Pin to move the shoulder, stiff, pain comes & goes
Palpation: Earth pulse is a little deficient
Observation: Stagnation on sides of tongue, Thick white coat, slightly blood stasis
OM Diagnosis: XUE STASIS

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Acupuncture and Herbs to Treat Tinnitus

EENT

Chief Complaint: unilateral ear-ringing

Western Diagnosis: tinnitus

History: 54 yr old male with 9 yr history of left sided ear ringing. Occasional dizziness with no regular pattern.

Symptoms: high pitched ringing in l ear which is worse at night and when thirsty post-strenuous exercise. knees ache. jittery feeling in body when hungry.

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The Acupuncture Treatment of Conjunctivitis

EENT

Chief Complaint: redness and swelling in the palpebral and hyperemia of bular conjunctivas,

Western Diagnosis: Acute conjunctivitis

Medical History: There’s no obvious cause resulted in the disease. The only diet habit of the patient is spicy food.

Questioning exam: The patient have headache, fever and aversion to wind together.

Pulse exam: The pulse is a floating and rapid one.

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The Acupuncture Treatment of Blepherospasm

EENT

Chief Complaint: inability to open eyelids

Western Diagnosis: blepherospasm

Age:36, sex:female, Occupation:clerk

Medical History: The patient was suffering from the blepherospasm for more than one year. she could not open her both eye lids voluntarily. she consulted all type of medical doctors from all over the world. but there is no cure. she has taken botulinium injections around 6 times. she has tried aurveda, homeopathy, and naturopathy also. but their is no improvement.

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The Chinese Medicine Treatment of Headaches

EENT

Chief Complaint: headaches

Medical History: female patient in her mid-thirties came to me five weeks ago. she had a whiplash in 98. Got rear endend by a car on the freeway with 80 km/h . Unfortunately she had her head turned and the SCM (Sternocleidomastoideus group) left went out and ruptured. Since then patient complains about headaches that are not specific at all. Can be occipital, temporal, not depending on weather . I could not find a pattern whatsoever…

CT was ok, Vertebrae did not show any damages whatsoever. No neurological absences or problems. No nausea. Patient works in computer company and sits in front of the screen frequently.

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The Acupuncture Treatment of Inability to Swallow

EENT

Chief Complaint: Inability to swallow solid food

Medical History: Patient was a four year old girl who had been unable to swallow solid foods for almost two weeks. She had been taken to her M.D. who was unable to find any medical reason for the problem.

Her father brought her to my office and was unable to identify any emotional trauma which might have triggered the problem. Fortunately, she was able to swallow small amounts of liquids, so was not overly dehydrated.

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