Acupuncture Treatment of Golfer’s Elbow

Musculo-Skeletal

Chief Complaint: Pain in right forearm near the elbow

Western Diagnosis: Golfer’s elbow

Medical History: Since a month ago, patient has pain in right forearm. It’s localized sharp pain that aggravates when patient tries to lift something and playing golf. 9 out 10 in pain scale and pain has been consistent since the beginning. Irregular diet, plays golf regularly, rides motorcycle occasionally, smokes 10 cig/day.

Questioning exam: sharp pain increase w/ exertion.

answers to the ten questions were insignificant.

Pulse exam: weak bilateral kidney pulse

overall slippery and wiry bilaterally

Tongue exam: Purple, red dots thin yellow coating

OM Diagnosis: Bi Syndrome. Blood stagnation. Seems like patient strained the muscle in his right forearm from http://pharmacy-no-rx.net/levitra_generic.html playing golf and riding his motorcycle. So, the blood is stagnated in that particular area and has pain in the area.

Treatment Principle: Let the blood flow properly w/o stag.

manage the pain

Point Prescription: Tuina and infrared on the problem area.

acupuncture points: LI4, LI10, LI11, ASHI points.

Herbal Formula: N/A

Lifestyle Prescription: cut down on smoking, drink more water, stretch exercise, go easy w/ playing golf and riding bike.

Results: First visit, his pain level was 9/10

Second visit, he said pain level went down to 2/10. Result was really good.

Clinic Name: Better Health Clinic

clinic address: 1442 Irvine Blvd #125

Tustin, CA 92780

clinic phone number: 714-505-1901

email address: dramychoi@yahoo.com

Last modified: September 8, 2009  Tags: , ,  ·  Posted in: Musculo-Skeletal