Acupuncture for Osteroarthritis
Chief Complaint: Shoulder Pain
Western Diagnosis: Osteoarthritis
Medical History: Patient shot competitive target archery as a teen and wore shoulder joint out. He shot 3+ hours per day 7 months out of the year for 9 years
Questioning exam: Left shoulder was painful, described as an ache that worsened with cold and damp. There was lots of popping and grinding in shoulder joint. There was limited range of motion.
Pulse exam: Shoulder was very tender at SI9 SI10 SI11. Liver pulse was wiry.
Tongue exam: Slight red tongue tip. Fat tongue with some scallops.
OM Diagnosis: QI & blood stagnation, cold “BI” pain.
Treatment Principle: Move QI and blood. Clear pain.
Point Prescription: Master Tung points (3 weights) located at and above GB39 on opposite side (right) leg. Cupping should joint and left scapula area.
Herbal Formula: none
Lifestyle Prescription: none
Results: Complete pain resolution after 5 treatments. Patient had tried other acupuncture with no results. Shoulder joint continued to heal 6 months after treatments were stopped. No more grinding and popping is noticeable to patient.
Synopsis: Patient said he forgot he ever had shoulder pain even though it was getting progressively worse for 10 years.
Clinic Name: Elements Acupuncture
clinic address: 1880 Radford Rd
Dubuque, IA 52002
clinic phone number: 563-582-7878
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org