Acupuncture and Herbs for Low Back Pain


Chief Complaint: lower back pain for 6 years

Western Diagnosis: L3-L5 Hyperosteogeny

Medical History: Patient has been suffering from lower back pain for 6 years, and the pain, accompanied with sciatica for 3 months, gets worse when he is tired. He had chiropractic treatment for 3 months, but it was not efficiently improved.

Pulse exam: Pulse is wiry and fast.

Tongue exam: Tongue is purplish and redish with little coating.

OM Diagnosis: Qi and blood stagnation

Treatment Principle: Promoting qi and blood circulation

Point Prescription: Electroacupuncture, 7-star needle, and cupping, twice a week for 3 months.

Herbal Formula: Shu Di5, Rou Cong Rong5, Lu Xian Cao3, Dang Gui4, Niu Xi3, Gu Sui Bu5, Ji Xue Teng5, Mo Yao5, Yan Hu Suo3, Du Huo3

Results: The pain is relieved 80%.

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