Chinese Medicine for Numbness and Tingling in Lower Extremities

Neurological

Chief Complaint: Numbness and tingling in lower extremities

Western Diagnosis: Peripheral Neuropathy diagnosed in 1996

Medical History: Illnesses and Operations:

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Acupuncture Treatment of Arthritis in Thumb and Wrist

Musculo-Skeletal

Chief Complaint: Pain in right thumb and wrist

Western Diagnosis: Arthritis

Medical History: Pt. is a 52 yo dental hygienist who presented with painful wrist and thumb that threatened to force her to quit her job. Problem began 9 or 10 years ago and has gotten progressively worse. Her health history is unremarkable, although she had a benign lump removed from her right breast approximately 10 years ago. Her diet is relatively good but she has a great deal of stress due to her aging parents. Sleep and digestion are good.

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Acupuncture and Oriental Herbs for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Auto-Immune

Chief Complaint: joint pain

Western Diagnosis: rheumatoid arthritis

Medical History: Female, 34 years old, physical therapist. Joint pain since she was little. Has seen regular physician. Take low dose prednisone off and on.

Ankle, knee and hip joint pain bother her a lot. Recently the both knee swollen, pain, feeling warm and affecting function.

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Acupuncture for Elbow and Knee Pain

Musculo-Skeletal

Chief Complaint: Chronic left elbow and knee pain

Western Diagnosis: Left triceps strain and left knee sprain

Medical History: Patient is a 37 year old female with a significant family history of arthritis, alcoholism and diabetes. Patient is married with two children, ages 5 and 2. Patient enjoys a well-balanced diet and would like to resume a regular workout activity. Patient complains of constant pain in left elbow and knee.

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Auto-Immune

Chief Complaint: Severe pain, edema and stiffness of various joints for 8 weeks.

Western Diagnosis: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Medical History: Severe pain, edema and stiffness of various joints which were symmetrical and typical of RA. Joints affected included ankles, knees, hips, fingers, wrists, jaw, elbows and shoulders. Patient’s mobility was very poor and she needed considerable help with her personal needs. All activities were painful, the majority severely.

Questioning exam: Dull ache with stiffness. Worse at night. Trigger by coldness and tiredness.

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Oriental Medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Auto-Immune

Chief Complaint: Pain in the Joints.
Western Diagnosis: Rheumatoid Arthritis
History: The patient complained of small joints starting in the winter from a long time. Gradually, it spread to larger joints mainly in the knee.
Symptoms: Joint Pain, Muscle pain, Body Ache, Tiredness, Stiffness, Swelling in the legs, too much weakness while doing even small work she was feeling weak.
Palpation: Pulse is thin and wiry.

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The Treatment of Bi Syndrome “Knee Arthritis” with Acupuncture

Musculo-Skeletal

Chief Complaint: Bi Syndrome “Knee Arthritis”

A female patient age 60 yr old with chief complaint of right knee pain deteriorating over a period of 2 years ,the pain is localized in the right knee accompanied by heaviness sensation, worse with cold and partially alleviated by warm compresses.

Over the period of two years and after seeking medical advice the patient had several modalities of treatment none of them could stop the progress of the pain. The x-ray film revealed osteo arthritic changes of the knee joint together with marked osteoporosis,so the treatment was composed of different forms of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs “NSAID” together with Vit B 12 injection ,calcium supplement tablets and local anti inflammatory creams, gels, with nutritional advice because of her overweight.

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