Acupuncture and Herbs for Burning Foot Pain

Musculo-Skeletal

Chief Complaint: Severe burning foot pain

Western Diagnosis: Sciatica

Medical History: Patient suffered traumatic fall and damaged sciatic nerve resulting in burning foot pain

Pulse exam: slightly rapid and wiry

Tongue exam: pale pink body, thin white coat

OM Diagnosis: Decided not to treat root. Only treating branch, so diagnosis was channel obstruction or “blood stagnation”.

Treatment Principle: Stop pain, Remove obstruction, Move blood

Point Prescription: Ear points: shen men, occiput, brain. E-stim on shen men and occiput. GB31 opposite side

Herbal Formula: Yan Hu Suo Zhi Tong Wan

Results: After 10 treatments two times a week, patient could put weight on the foot and pain was 90% reduced.

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