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Case Reports

Case reports introduced here are for the public to understand what kinds of clinic conditions the Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture) can help, and how fast and how good the results are. It is not for a discussion or sharing our clinic experience with the acupuncturist for how and why we use such therapies. If the reader is an acupuncturist and wants to have a professional skill update, the reader is welcome to visit our “Advance TCM class” version in this website. It is impossible and no need for us to list all of our cases here. If readers want to know if your own condition can be help by the TCM or not, you should know that, whatever reason brings you to your family doctor should also bring you to a TCM doctor.

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Michele B. male, 47 ys. (Wetaskinwin). Left neck pain for two weeks.

Michele came to us with more problems. He has hot feeling, hot in the hands and feet but has no sweat or dry mouth. He has bowel movement once every three to four days. We gave him acupuncture and herbal therapy (the first visit on January 22, 2008), by using Sini Tang and herb Rougui. On the second visit (January 29, 2009), he reported much less neck pain, reduced hot feeling, and easier bowel movement. The treatment was continued. On the third visit (Feb. 05, 2008), the neck pain disappeared. With additional 4 to 5 times of treatment with herb Jiawei Xiaoyao San, the hot feeling also dramatically diminished.

Comment: More western people than Chinese feel  hot in the body and wish to drink ice-cold water. It is not a normal body condition. This client came for the problem of neck pain but usually we also solve the hot feeling for him.

 

Michael B. male, 36 ys. Edmonton. Stiff nose, running nose for two weeks.

Michael suffered from running nose, stiffness in nose for two weeks. However, he has such allergic reaction again and again for many years. Beside this problem, he has also problem of irritable bowel syndrome. He came to us on June 13, 2007 for the first visit for the nose trouble. He was given acupuncture and herbal therapy. The herbs used was Mahuang Fuzi Xixin Tang. On the second visit (June 16, 2007), his nose problem has been well under control. During the July, his condition has been recurred for 2 to 3 times. So later we asked him to come for a maintenance with the aim to change the body constitution, not to let the body so sensitive to the environment stimulation. Now for the later two years, he followed our recommendation and his condition is under much control.

Comment: For allergic reaction, the control of the symptoms is not so difficult for either western medicine or Chinese medicine. However, it is challenge for both medical system to really stop the reaction for future life. This can be done with the Chinese medicine, but no way for western medicine at all. We normally recommend people come to use for a maintenance treatment once every month, then once every two months, then once every three to four months… make sure that the body condition is improving upon much stable to so called allergen stimulation.

 

Linda L. female. 35 ys. Edmonton. Shoulder pain for many years.

Linda had shoulder pain in both side for many year. She could not lift her shoulder and felt weakness on the arms. She came on November 21, 2007 to us. We used acupuncture and herbs for her. The herb are Mahuagn Xixin Gancao Tang. On the second visit (Nov. 23, 2007), the shoulder pain has been largely released.

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Fern B. Edmonton. Hip pain, headache, and pain in the knee for many years.

Fern has pain in the right hip, right head, and both sides of the knee for many times. On January 8, 2007, we used acupuncture for her. On the second visit (January 15, 2007), she reported almost all the pain has gone.

 

Cheryl B. Edmonton. Anxiety, craving for food for many years.

Chery came to use on November 10, 2006. We gave her an acupuncture treatment. On the second visit at Nov. 17, 2006, overall condition has been much improved. She has much less anxiety and less craving feeling. The treatment has been repeated. On the third visit at Nov. 24, 2006, the craving feeling has reduced to once at night only. After continuous twice treatments, all symptoms gone.

Comment: Chinese medicine is very effective in the treatment of anxiety and craving feeling. It woks very quick for craving for food, followed by for cigarette, then alcohol. We have lots of such success cases.

 

Ann B. Sherwood Park. Alberta. Anxiety, hot feeling, poor appetite, frequent urine for many years.

Ann came to us for the first visit at Oct. 27, 2007. She was given acupuncture treatment and Ganmaidazao Tang. On the second visit at Oct. 29, all of the  symptoms has been well reduced. The patient was very happy. Followed by additional three treatments, everything is ok. No clear problem any more for her.

 

Arlene B. Edmonton, Alberta. Neck pain for two days.

Arlene felt sudden pain on her neck for two days. She came to us at Aug. 13, 2008. We used acupuncture and some herbal therapy to her. Due to traveling out, she wouldn’t be able to come for the second visit until Aug. 29. The pain remains but mostly narrowed to shoulder only. The acupuncture was followed, and we have also used herb Gegen Tang to her. The pain completely diminished.  

Later on May 27, 2009, she got pain in the out side of the her left thigh, which was more severe on stand but released after little walk. Acupuncture was gain used. On the second visit on the next day, the pain is released. After additional twice treatments with acupuncture, the pain completely went away.

 

Anna B. Edmonton, Alberta. Bruise on the calf muscle for three times.

Anna feels pain in her right side calf muscle for a long times. It has happened before and this is the third time she felt the same pain. The pain became severe upon moving and walking. She came at Oct. 01, 2009. After acupuncture treatment with addition of herbs, the Shaoyao Gancao Tang, she reported on the second time (Oct. 03) that the pain has been well reduced. On the third visit at Oct. 10, she reported no any pain at all.

 

Ann D. Edmonton, Alberta. Hot flash, chronic fatigue, anxiety, diarrhea, frequent urine, pain on palm for many years.

Ann came to us at June 09, 2009 with above complain. This is very typical menopause syndrome in women. She was given acupuncture and herbs. In her case, we used Xiao Chaihu Tang and Taohong Siwu Tang. On her second visit at July 14, her condition has been largely improved. On the third visit at Aug. 28, all condition has been solved.

 

Venkata A. Edmonton, Alberta. Sour in shoulders, dry and red eyes for long time.

Venkata’s problem is related to long time use of computer. She came to us at Dec. 16, 2008. Acupuncture was used for him, in addition to herb Gegeng Tang. On his second visit at Dec. 22, he reported much improvement on the sour on shoulders. There is only slight sour on the shoulder bladder area. The treatment was repeated. On his third visit at Dec.29, all problem was gone.

Comment: There are more and more people with such computer syndrome. Acupuncture works very well for such conditions. If the practitioner knows how to use herbs, the effect is much fast and pronounced. One of the most effective herbs is Gegen Tang.

 

Tu A. Edmonton, Alberta. Acne for many years.

Tu has acne for many years with pus spots on his face. We used mostly herbal therapy for him. It has been taken five times of treatment within 5 weeks to make the acne disappear.

Comments: Chinese herbal therapy works very well for acne. Teenagers don’t need to suffer from such problem for a long time.

 

Syed A. Edmonton, Alberta. Lower back pain from time to time.

Syed came to us at Nov. 11, 2008. He suffered from lower back pain from time to time for several days without apparent release. We used acupuncture and herb Mahuang Tang for him. On the second visit at Nov. 14, his pain has been largely reduced.

Comments: Many people suffer from lower back pain without clear reasons. In our experience, acupuncture plus herbal therapy at the same time works much faster for the treatment. Ice patch use should be absolutely forbidden, since it will make the condition into a chronic status, though the patient may feel kind of release of the pain at that short time of period. The herbs used should belong to warm herb that improve the blood circulation, not the herbs that work for removal of blood stagnation.

 

Sharon A. Edmonton, Alberta. Neck pain from about 15 to 20 years.

Sharon suffered from the neck pain for so long time. She came to us at Sept. 19, 2008. Again, we used acupuncture and herb Gegen Tang for the treatment. On her second visit at Sept. 22, the pain came sometime, no longer constant.  Continued treatment for five times, the pain is completely resolved.

 

Sue A. Edmonton, Alberta. Sour and bloating feeling in the eyes, reduced vision, irregular emotion, hard to fall into sleep, cold body.

The first visit for her to us is Dec. 10, 2007. Acupuncture was used as well as some herbs (Fengsui Dan). After the treatment, she was given Jiawei Xiaoyao Wan and Longdan Xiegan Tang to continue at home. On the second visit at Dec. 12, the over conditions had been much improved. Only problem was poor sleep. After additional 4 times of treatments, all the condition became stable.

Comments: for such symptoms, western medicine examination may find nothing wrong so no any treatment can be given. Chinese medicine is very good to solve such “no solid evidence” illness. Also, the TCM is very good for the treatment of poor sleep.

 

May A. Ft. McPherson. Lower back pain for 11 years.

May has lower back pain and pain on the left arm for 11 years. She came to us at Aug. 08, 2008. Acupuncture and herbs (Guizhi Fuzi Tang) has been given to her. On the second day, the pain was reported much reduced. On the third visit, two day later, the pain all were much reduced. Due to financial situation, she stop the treatment.

 

Margaret A. Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Left ear jumping for several years.

Margaret has such ear jumping feelings for several years, but had ear ringing only from time to time. No disorder in balance, and no headache. The bowel movement is difficult and the urine is leak. She has also poor sleep. After the first treatment at Nov. 06, 2007 with acupuncture and herb (Mahuang Fuzi Gancao Tang, and herb Zishen Wan), the condition was not improved clearly, as reported on the second visit at Nov. 13. Acupuncture was repeated again. The herb was changed to Zhenwu Tang and Xiao Chaihu Tang. On the third visit at January 29, 2008, the ear jumping feeling stop. But reported that she has pains in the fingers, knees and toes. The urine leakage remains but it came after previous two urine bladder surgery.  After additional twice treatment for the joint pain, the pain has been well under control.

 

Malika A. Westlok, Alberta. More saliva in mouth, strange taste on tongue for two days.

Malika suffered from the strong tongue taste with more saliva in mouth for two days. She also felt headache, cough but no fever or chilly. She felt more chronic fatigue and poor sleep. She also had bleeding in the stool. On her first visit to us, we used acupuncture and herbs, Gancao Ganjiang Tang. On the second visit at Sept. 25, she reported that all of the symptoms have been well under control. The remaining problem is head pain in front of the head, slight pain in the right knee and occasional cough. The herb was changed to Zhuye Shigao Tang. After additional twice treatment, the overall conditions have been well under control.

 

Loreto A. Edmonton, Alberta. Pain on the left knee for one month.

Loreto suffered from the pain on his left knee for one month. We used acupuncture and herbal therapy on his first visit at April 05, 2008. On the second visit at April 07, he reported that the pain has been well reduced after the treatment, but became more again. The acupuncture was repeated, and herb was given again. On the third visit at April 09, the pain is much reduced again. With additional three times of similar treatment, the pain has been completely gone.

 

Jeanine A. Edmonton, Alberta. Lower back pain for two years.

Jeanine suffered from the lower back pain, as well as constipation but frequent urine, leak of urine for many years. On the first visit to us at January 28, 2009, she was given acupuncture and herb Baizhu Fuzi Tang. She reported on the second visit at January 30 that the pain has been much reduced. The bowel movement became 5 times a day but no abdomen pain. The urine also became less frequent. The treatment was repeated. On the third visit at February 02, her condition was much more improved. The pain was reduced to nearly no, and the bowel movement became one to two times a day. With additional three to four times of treatment, the pain is nearly no more.

 

 

Sue F. female. 59 ys. (Edmonton). Stomach pain for two years.

Sue has acid reflux feeling for two years. She has nausea from time to time. No vomit. Stool tends to be hard and urine is normal. She has no any apparent problem except the pain in the knees that has had joint replacement surgery many years ago. She has tried various medications but the condition remains. Her tongue is thin, young, with very little tongue covering. The pulse is pretty normal.

She came to us on Oct. 23, 2009. She was given acupuncture and herb therapy soon. The herb used is Wei Shu Ning and Zhizi Houpo Huanglian Tang. On the second visit (Oct. 30, 2009), her condition has been much improved. She has nearly no any acid reflux. The bowel movement and urine is normal. She is under maintenance now.

 

Taheera M. 26 ys. Female. Edmonton. Craving, diarrhea, chronic fatigue and weight gain for several years.

Teheera comes to us on Oct. 19, 2009. She complained craving for food. She has easy bowel movement, which is 2 to 3 times a day. She had shallow sleep and tiredness especially in the evening. She always felt hot and has easy sweat. In the morning, she feels stiff nose. She has also pain in the left wrist.

With acupuncture treatment and herbal therapy, using Jiawei Xiaoyao Wan, and Er Chen Wan, she felts much better on the second visit (Oct. 28). No clear problem in her nose, wrist. The hot and sweat reduced, craving feeling subsided, sleeping improved and the bowel movement becomes once a day and twice a day occasionally. She is given weight loss herbs from then.

On the Nov. 03, 2009, the third visit, nearly no problem with her health condition. Her pants becomes loss (did not measure the body weight yet). Now she comes into our weight loss program.

 

Paul H. 48 ys male. Edmonton. Tears for many years. Skin rash and crack for many years, frequent urine at night.

The patient has had easy tear from both eyes, especially in the morning. It is so severe that he looks as crying always with red eyes. He feels hot and more sweat but the several fingers are very dry and cracks, which has been diagnosed as psoriasis. The sleep is disturbed by frequent night urine. His body is very over weighted and he wants to have a weight loss too.

He comes to us on Oct. 08, 2009. After acupuncture and herbal therapy (we used Wuling San), his overall conditions are much improved. The tear nearly stops and the skin psoriasis lesion is much improved. The further improvement can be seen on the second (Oct. 10) and the third treatment (Oct. 12). On the fourth visit, we can start the weight loss program with acupuncture and herbs. On the last visit, Nov. 03, he has already seen a loss of pants. The program is on the way.

 

Maria O. 52 ys. Female. Edmonton. Chronic nose stiffness, pain in the side of head, sour neck and lower back.

Maria came to us on Sept. 19, 2008. She has the stiffness in the nose for three months. The nose is cold and has sweat on it. She has also long time headache (on the both side) and lower back pain. She was given acupuncture and herbs (Gegen Tang) on the first visit. On the second visit (Sept. 22), overall condition has been much improved. The nose is no long so much stiff, the headache disappears. Only the lower back pain remains. Acupuncture and the herbal therapy continued. On the third visit (Sept. 27,2008), nearly no any symptoms.

Comment: Acupuncture works very well for the choric sinusitis. We have lots of such cases. 

 

Michael R. 42 ys male. Edmonton. Early wake-up for long time.

Michael complains early wake-up, which has been for many years due to day-night job shift. He can sleep only for one, or three hours per night and feels hard to fall into sleep again. On the first visit (Oct. 26, 2009), we used acupuncture and herbs (Zhizi Houpo Huanglian Tang) to him. On the second visit (Oct. 31), he reported the much improvement of the sleep. He can sleep for 6 to 7 hours as usual.

 

Roberta G. Female, 48 ys. Edmonton. Hot flash, heavy sweat, stomach pain and acid reflex.

The client complains hot flash 3 to 4 times a day, with heavy sweat; acid reflex for several months. She feels fullness and ache in the stomach, some level of depression (under medication). Her feet are also very cold.  She went to conventional medicine with various lab tests but no way to establish a clear diagnosis.

Her tongue is dark red in color with slight tongue covering (white). The pulse feels pretty normal. She is diagnosed as Yang Qi stagnation with floating Fire inside. With drinking our TCM herbal tea, Chaihu jia Longgu Muli tang (plus Shanzhuyu), together with acupuncture on her first visit to us (Sept. 09, 2009). She is given herb Weishuning to take at home.

2009-09-11. The second visit. Acid reflex stop. Hot flash and sweat are pretty reduced. No clear cold in hands or feet. Emotion and sleeping are much improved. Acupuncture and the herbal drink are repeated.

2009-09-15. The third visit. Almost no any discomfort now. Hot flash, sweat, cold hands and feet, acid reflex, all stop. She is calm and happy in emotion and wants to start a weight loss program.

Comments:

TCM is very effective in the treatment of emotional disorders, such as anxiety, depression, easy to get upset, phobia feeling, etc. The client has also a menopause syndrome (hot flash and sweat, depression). The herb used (the Chaihu jia Longgu Muli tang) is very effective for these symptoms. Since the herb formula also contained Longgu and Muli, the herbs that are good at reduce acid production in stomach, so the whole healing is very effective within three visits.

 

Dorothy C. Edmonton, Alberta. Hot flash, sweat, puffy feeling in the hands for many years. She also wanted to have weight loss.

Dorothy came to us at July 30, 2007. She was given acupuncture treatment. On the second visit at Aug. 03, 2007, her hot flash, sweat and puffy feeling in hands, all have been well reduced. On the third visit at Aug. 08, these symptoms have gone, so we came to weight loss program. On Aug. 17, she came with complain of hot flash, sweat again after a traveling out of the city. She also felt dry mouth, annoyed/impatient, and poor sleep. She was given acupuncture again and herb Zhizi Chi Tang. The next day, she reported much better for all of the symptom. So the weight loss program continued.

 

Dion C. Edmonton, Alberta. Addiction to alcohol for many years.

Dion was addictive to alcohol for many years, as average of 6  to 7 bottles of liquor per day (wine plus liquor). On his first visit to us at March 02, 2009, he also felt hot feeling in the body, acid reflux, stiffness in the nose and front head. We used acupuncture and herbal Gegen Tang to him. On the second day, all of the symptoms were much released and he drunk only 3 bottle of liquor. On the third visit, he only drunk one bottle of wine per day. He stop the treatment for worry of financial situation.

Comments: Traditional Chinese medicine, especially the herbal therapy, works very well in the release of addition conditions. It does not only work to release the symptoms, but also allow the person to stop the addition for a pretty long time. This is because the fact that the herbs also work on the emotional level of the body, so to make the person not be so emotional. Surely to turn such person to a normal one, his surrounding environment has to be also changed. He needs normal jog,  personal relationship, love, as well as the spiritual believing system that encourages his living. Medical treatment is only part of the means to help the person.

 

Dercon C. Edmonton, Alberta. Sour in shoulders for many years.

Dercon has the sour feeling in the shoulder for many years. After first treatment, his pain was reduced to 60% of the level. On the third visit (6 days later), the pain is very mild. The pain came back after one year. The acupuncture treatment again solved his pain within one week.

Comments: Acupuncture works well to release the sour and pain in the shoulder/neck. However, the person must reduce the stress to the shoulder by reducing the lifting material, or typing computer, etc. Otherwise the release of the pain is only temporally.

 

Brian C. Edmonton, Alberta. Irritable, itch skin, annoyed, hot and red color in face for many years.

Brian is a young boy. He has above problem and visited several local acupuncture as well. He came to us at April 25, 2009. We used mostly Chinese herbal therapy. The herb used was Daochi San. It works very well in reducing his all symptoms. The remaining problem is dry mouth. Then the herb Baihu jia Renshen Tang was given, which released the dry mouth very quick.

 

Biserka C. Edmonton, Alberta. Pain in the knee for many years. Hot flash, sweat, cold feet, sleeping feeling in the afternoon, chronic fatigue.

Biserka came to us at June 22, 2007. She was given acupuncture and herb Guizhi jia Baizhu Fuzi Tang. On the next day, the hot flash and the pain in the knee were much reduced. Continued treatment for two times, the pain in the knee and the hot flash completely went away.

 

Adele C. Sherwood Park, Alberta. Occasional pain in both hip, lower back, and paralysis feeling on right side of the body for half year.

Adele came to us at June 30, 2007. He suffered from above problems for half year. He was given acupuncture and herbal therapy using Banxia Xiexin Tang. On his second visit at July 05, the pain was reduced to about 70%, at July 07, it became 60%, at July 09, down to 40%, at July 13, down to 20%. Additional acupuncture was done at July 16. The pain reduced further more. He then quit the treatment due to financial situation.

 

Audrey C. Female. 40 years of old. Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Hot flash, night sweat, weight gain, increased body hair for 2 years.

The patient had such problems after hysterectomy removal of both ovaries. She did not have estrogen therapy at that time. She was given acupuncture as well as herb Gennianle pills on her first visit to us at September 25, 2006. On the second visit at September 28, and the symptoms was much reduced. After two other treatments and returned at Oct. 02, the overall condition has been well improved. After additional twice treatment, her symptoms all went away.

 

Zoltan B. Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Sour shoulders for several years.

Zoltan came to us at January 29, 2008, complaining sour feeling in both shoulders for several years. He was given acupuncture and herb Mahuang Fuzi Xixin Tang. On the second visit at February 05, 2008, the pain and sour in shoulder were much improved. He then told that he had pain and discomfort in the joints. Additional three times of treatment released the pain in the joint dramatically.

Comments: it is quite common that the client tells us his problem that bothers him mostly at the first visit. Along with the improvement of the initial problem, they start to declare more symptoms in the body. This is not good way to work with TCM doctor. We always remind our clients not trying to induce doctor to whatever problem the client himself wants to solve, but tell the body condition for whole body. The doctor should dominate what to do first and what next. For a long run, this works much better for the client for a correction diagnosis in TCM, and for saving money and time.

 

Trisha B. Sherwood Park, Alberta. Lower back pain for more than 20 years.

Trisha has also cold hands and feet, very strong depression, poor sleep (only 2 hours per night), chronic fatigue that is more severe in the evening. She has heavy bleeding in period, strong spasm in abdomen before the period. She came to us at Aug. 15, 2008 and was given acupuncture and herbs (Sini San). On her second visit at Aug. 20, her overall conditions have been well improved. After additional three times of treatment, the lower back pain was nearly no more. The sleeping has increased to 4 hours. We continued the acupuncture for one more treatment. At Sept. 12, the sleeping has been increased to 6 hours.

 

Thomas B. Mayerthorpe, Alberta. Running nose for many years.

Thomas’s running nose runs behind the nose into the throat. He felt cold in the hands and feet and in whole body. He had also constipation. He came to us at march 18, 2009. We used acupuncture and herb Xiao Qinglong Tang to him. On his second visit at March 20, his running nose has been much reduced. He started to tell that he has pain in the left shoulder after a car accident, in addition to noise in the knees when she walks up and down the stares. After additional four to five times of treatments, all of the symptoms went away.

 

Teody B. Barrhead, Alberta. Pain on the back and bottom of the neck for two months.

Teody had such pain for two months. He had also pain in the left arm. We used acupuncture for him. One week later for the second visit, he told much improvement for the pain in both spots.

 

Tina B. Edmonton, Alberta. Shoulder sour for many years.

Tina was given acupuncture and herb Mahuang Fuzi Xixin Tang on her first visit at February 27, 2008. Two days later on the second visit, she reported reduced pain in the shoulder. On the third visit at March 03, her pain was much improved. On the fourth visit, she had no pain in the shoulder, so she declared chronic fatigue in the evening (5 pm to 6 pm), with thirsty feeling. She also had bloating feeling in abdomen after eat. After additional acupuncture together with herbs, all of these symptoms were also much improved.

 

Tyler B. Edmonton, Alberta. Cold hands and feet for many years.

Tyler had cold hands and feet, as well as cold nose and ears from very young. He had also irritable emotion and bowel movement. He came to us at Nov. 03, 2008 and was given acupuncture and herb Sini San. The treatment was repeated for five to six times, resulting much improved warm in the hands and feet.

Comments: acupuncture and herbs word very well in such cold hands and feet condition. This is true especially with the Chinese herbal therapy. In our hands, the commonly used herbs are Sini San and/or Danggui Sini Tang.

 

Susan B. Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Tightness in the lower jaw, pain behind the eyes, poor sleep, tight shoulder for several months.

Susan came to us at Aug. 21, 2006 with above problems. She was given acupuncture and herb Jiawei Xiaoyao San. On the second visit at Aug. 24, overall condition has been well improved. On the third visit at Aug. 28, the tightness in the jaw was reduced to about 30% of the extent. With additional two treatments, there was no any tightness in the jaw, and no apparent pain either.

 

Roxanne B. Edmonton, Alberta. Shoulder pain for several weeks.

Roxanne came to use with the above problem at July 09, 2008. She was given acupuncture and herb Mahuang Fuzi Xixin Tang. On her second visit to us at July 11, the pain has been well reduced. She then said she has kind of pain in the right hip before. The treatment was repeated. On her third visit at July 30, all the condition has been under control.

 

Richard B. Edmonton, Alberta.  Lower back pain form many years.

Richard came to us at Sept. 19, 2007. His pain is worse when he walks. He was given acupuncture and herbal pills. On his second visit at Sept. 21, 2007, the pain has been well reduced. Since his pain has become worse due to heavy labor work, additional seven treatments have been done for a complete diminish of the pain.

 

Sharla E. Edmonton, Alberta. Continuous right neck pain due to car accident.

Sharla had pain on her right neck that is due to car accident. She also had pain on abdomen, right side of naval. Western medicine exam found nothing wrong there. She had cold hands and feet for many years too. She came to us at January 15, 2008. She was given acupuncture and some herb therapy. The pain reduced for several days. On her second visit at January 19, the treatment was repeated. The pain was much improved. After additional twice treatments, the pain was gone and the pain in abdomen was much improved.

 

Robyn E. Edmonton, Alberta.  Lower back pain due to trauma for two weeks.

Robyn came to us at February 29, 2008. She was given acupuncture and herb Mahuang Fuzi Xixin Tang. ON the second visit at March 03, 2008, the pain has gone. Later after Yoga exercise, the pain started again. The treatment was repeated as reported on her third visit three days later.

 

Ray E. Wetaskiwin, Alberta.  Moving pain in both arms for one week.

Ray had pain in both arms for one week. No clear reasons. He was given acupuncture and herb Mahuang Fuzi Xixin Tang during his first visit to us at Dec. 11, 2007. The pain was released dramatically for several days but returned later. On his second visit at January 15, 2008, the treatment was repeated. On his third visit at January 22, the pain on the arm was away, and he complained the pain on his left foot, the outside of the left foot. After additional three times of treatments, all the pain was solved.

 

Revaz E. Edmonton, Alberta.  Continuous pain on right upper abdomen for one week.

Revaz has such pain for one week before she came to us at Dec. 23, 2008. She felt hot and cold from time to time, had nausea, loss bowel movement, bleeding in the stool, pain the sides of head that felt as pumping pain. She was given acupuncture and herb Da Chaihu Tang soon. On her second visit at Dec. 27, the pain had been reduced to about 30% of peak level. Bleeding in stool stop. Appetite increased. Hot and cold feeling stop. Acupuncture was repeated and the herb was changed to Xiao Jianzhong Tang. On the third visit at Dec. 30, the pain became from time to time, very mild. The patient fears acupuncture and did not show up later.

 

Edna J. Blue Ridge, Alberta.  Pain in front of small legs from time to time for many years. Sour in lower back.

Edna came to us at June 21, 2007. She was given acupuncture and herbs. On her second visit at June 28, the pain has been well reduced. On the third visit at July 06, the pain was much more reduced. Additional treatment made the completely go away.

 

Hazel E. Barrhead, Alberta.  Shoulder pain for many years.

Hazel also had irritable emotion, sometimes hot feeling and sometimes cold feeling. She came to us at February 21, 2007. She was given acupuncture and herb Xiao Chaihu Tang. On her second visit at Feb. 28, 2007, the shoulder pain was much reduced, as well as the hot and cold feeling. On the third visit at March 07, all the symptoms went away.

 

Denise E. Westlock, Alberta.   Right side lower back pain for two weeks.

Denise came to us at April 02, 2008 for the first visit. Acupuncture was used to her. On her second visit at April 07, 2008, the pain went away completely.

 

Christian E. Edmonton, Alberta.  Pain in the right hip for several months.

Christian’s pain came when she was walking. She had tried various therapy without dramatic improvement. She came to us at July 22, 2007. She was given acupuncture and herbal pills. On her second visit at July 25, the pain has been well reduced. Her sleeping had also much improved. On the third visit at Aug. 17, no any pain at all.

 

Bryan E. Bonanza, Alberta.  Pain the left leg for several years. Cough and difficulty in breath also for many years.

Bryan had pain in his leg, which was called sciatic nerve pain. The pain came after long time walking, which reflected also to the back of the leg and to the ankle. He had a long history of cough and difficult breath with lots of phlegm. The sleeping was very poor. He could only have a sleep of about two to three hours per night. He was given acupuncture and herb Dao Tan Tang, and Fuzi Tang. On the next day, he reported a less cough, less phlegm, easier breath and the sleeping was seven hours. The treatment was repeated for three times. His cough, breath and pain were much improved. The pain was nearly no any more. He came to us again at June 13, 2008 with hope to solve short of breath and running nose that has been there for several months. Acupuncture and herbal therapy was used for three times, the cough was no longer severe and the asthma was dramatically reduced.

 

 Virginia D. Ardrossan, Alberta.  Middle back pain for many years.

Virginia had pain under the shoulder bladder as a belt from left to right. Acupuncture and herb Gualu Xiebai Banxia Tang was used. On her second visit at May 26, the pain has been well reduced. On the third visit at May 30, there was no any pain there.

 

Samantha D.  Edmonton, Alberta.   Pain in the right hip and outside of right thigh for half year.

Samantha’s pain was due to a trauma. She came to us at Dec. 08, 2007. We used acupuncture and herb Dahuang Fuzi Xixin Tang to her. On her second visit at Dec. 10, the pain was reduced to about 80% of peak level. The treatment was repeated. On her third visit at Dec. 12, the pain was 60%. On the fourth visit at Dec. 14, it was 20%. Additional treatment at Dec. 15, the pain was gone. Checked once more on January 26, 2008, there was no pain.

 

Marie D. Barrhead, Alberta.   Lower back pain for many years.

Marie had lower back pain for many years, which became worse when she walked. On her first visit to us at April 03, 2008, she was given acupuncture and herb Duhuo Jishen Tang. On the second visit, her pain had no any improvement. The herb was then changed to Mahuang Fuzi Xixin Tang. On her third visit at April 17, 2008, there was no any pain.

 

Keith D. Sherwood Park, Alberta.   Anxiety for many years with irritable bowel movement syndrome.

Keith came to us at Dec. 28, 2006. He was given acupuncture and herb Chaihu Shugan Wan. On his second visit at January 02, 2007, no any improvement yet (the client was moving house, felt very tired). On his third visit at January 06, the anxiety was much reduced. After additional treatments, the anxiety was no longer the problem.

 

Gloria D. Wetaskiwin, Alberta.  Pain at the root of right thumb for a long time.

Gloria came to us at April 22, 2008. We used acupuncture and herbal therapy (Guizhi Fuzi Tang) for her. On her second visit at April 29, the pain was reduced to about 75%. Additional two times of treatments reduced the pain to 20%. Another two times of treatment reduced the pain to about 10%. One more treatment made the pain completely gone.

 

Carolyn D. Millet, Alberta.   Back pain for six months.

Carolyn had pain on her back. She had also hot flash with cold feeling sometimes. She was given acupuncture treatment on her first visit to us at Sept. 11, 2007. On the second visit at Sept. 18, the back pain was reduced but she complained numb in the fingers due to diabetes. The treatment was repeated. On her third visit to us at Sept. 25, the finger numbness disappeared.

 

Claire D. Bearmont, Alberta.  Pain in the inner lower corner of right shoulder bladder three days.

Claire came to us at Nov. 19, 2007. She was given acupuncture and herb Mahuang Fuzi Xixin Tang. On her second visit at Nov. 21, the pain has been released much. The treatment was repeated twice and the pain went away.

 

Bert D. Bloomsbury, Alberta.  Smoking more than 20 cigarettes every day for many years.

Bert wanted to quit smoking. He came to us at Aug. 16, 2007 and received acupuncture treatment pus herb Niuhuang Jiedu Wan. On the second visit at Aug. 23, he smoked only 10 cigarettes per day. On the third visit at Aug. 30, he still smoked 10 cigarette per day.

Comments: for quit smoking, we ask our clients have acupuncture everyday for 4 to 5 days for the best results. This client, for some reason, would not follow our requirement. Later he quit from the program due to financial difficulty.

 

Wendy C. Edmonton, Alberta.   Chronic fatigue for many years.

Wendy had also hot body but cold hands and feet, easy sweat, irritable emotion, irregular appetite, easy diarrhea after eating, irregular circle, poor sleep, gaining body weight. All suggested menopause syndrome at her age. She accepted acupuncture and herbal therapy using Chaihu Guizhi Tang. On her second visit at Aug. 06, 2008, the overall conditions were much improved. The herbal therapy was changed to Guizhi jia Longgu Muli Tang. The treatments were repeated for four times, nearly all the symptoms went away. This patient had very good reaction to acupuncture, which also contribute to such excellent results. Usually, if there is pink color on the skin around the acupuncture needle on the body back acupuncture point, the healing effect from the acupuncture is very good.

  

Ronald C. Edmonton, Alberta.   Pain in the left knee and ankle for two and half years.

Ronald came to us at Aug. 03, 2007. We used acupuncture for him. On his second visit the next day, the pain was reduced to only a tightness feeling on the knee and ankle. Such feeling remained on his third visit. With additional three times of treatment with the use of herb Guishaozhimu Tang (he has hot and sweat), the pain diminished. The tightness feeling remained no additional change. This was believed due to surgery on the knee. He claimed that there has been twenty one (21) times of surgery on his knee!!

Comments: so many times, we find that if the surgical therapy wouldn’t solve the physical problem for the patients, the remaining pain or tightness feeling is difficult for acupuncture as well. Probably it is because the scar tissue built in the lesion area, or the meridian pathway has been changed by the surgical operation. 

 

Robert C. Edmonton, Alberta.   Pain on the right side of neck and leg for many years.

Robert came to us at Nov. 21. Acupuncture was used, in addition to herb Mahuang Tang and Sanbi Tang. On his second visit at Nov. 24, the pain reduced little bit. The treatment was repeated. On his third visit, the pain on the leg stop and the pain on the right side of neck became occasionally. On the fourth visit at Dec. 06, the pain completely went away.

 

Rhonda C. Sherwood Park, Alberta.   Cough and spit phlegm for several days. She also felt hot inside the chest.

Rhonda came to us at June 14, 2009. We used acupuncture and herb Qinqi Huatang Wan to her. She came at June 17, the cough is much reduced and the hot feeling in the chest disappeared.

Comments: Rhonda had typical flu. Chinese herbal therapy works well in the treatment of flu or common cold. However, doctor needs to distinguish different types of common cold for the treatment. This is not as the western medicine that treat any kind of flu the same way.

 

Ranjit C. Edmonton, Alberta.   Acute pain in the lower back for one day.

Ranjit came to us at May 12, 2009. She had the acute lower back pain for no clear reason. We used acupuncture to her. On her next day visit, the pain has been well reduced.

 

Pat C. Glenevis, Alberta.   Pain in the sole of feet for four years.

Pat had the pain on the bottom of the both feet for four years. The pain was severe in the morning. She had also pain in the inside of elbow both sides. She came to us at Sept. 16, 2009, received acupuncture and herb Da Qinglong  Tang plus Fuzi and Chuanwu. After the treatment, her feet became warm. On her second visit at Sept. 19, the sole pain nearly disappeared. Followed treatment was mostly the common cold.

 

Pardip C. Edmonton, Alberta.   Harsh throat for many years.

Pardip had harsh feeling in the throat, as well as phlegm in the morning and very cold feet. She came to us at September 24, 2008. Acupuncture and herb Sini San and Banxia Houpo Tang were used. On her second visit at September 26, the symptoms in the throat was much improved, the morning phlegm was reduced but the feet remained cold. The herb Banxia Houpo Tang was continued. On her third visit at Oct. 07, 2008, the throat was much clear and the feet turned warm. Later at December 01, 2008, she came for slight pain in the left lower abdomen and there is problem in the throat and feet. After one treatment for the pain the abdomen, the pain went away after the treatment as checked on Dec. 11, 2008.

Comments: in clinic, there are many people with the harsh throat to clear from time to time. They may or may not have cough or phlegm. Doctor wouldn’t be able to find anything wrong in the throat but a hyperemia. Use of antibiotics would work at all. TCM works very well for such condition. The most effective herb is the Banxia Houpo Tang. If the reader is also a practitioner, try it by yourself.

Najden C. Edmonton, Alberta.   Pain in shoulders, numb in fingers for several months.

Najden came to us for above sufferings at Nov. 03, 2008. We used acupuncture and herb Gegen Tang to him. On the second visit on the next day, the shoulder pain was much improved.

 

Mike C. Edmonton, Alberta.   Long history of “allergy”, feeling discomfort in the eyes, stiff nose, harsh in breath.

Mike came to us at Nov. 19, 2008 with above problems. We used acupuncture and herb Mahuang Fuzi Xixin Tang to him. On the second visit at Nov. 22, overall conditions were much improved. Additional visit at Nov. 27, he claimed nearly no problem. At Dec. 05, he complained pain in both wrists and fingers. Acupuncture was repeated again for three times and the pain went away.

 

Keith C. Edmonton, Alberta.   Pain in the right neck for many years.

Keith had pain in the neck, right side, for many years. He came to use at Oct. 11, 2009. We used acupuncture and herb Guizhi Fuzi Tang. On his second visit at Oct. 15, the pain was much reduced. For some unknown reason, he did not show up later.

 

Kathy C. Edmonton, Alberta.   Pain in the hips for several months.

Kathy came to us at Oct. 10, 2009. He was given acupuncture and herb Danggui Sini Tang, and Zhengzhong Tang. On his second visit at Oct. 13, and the third visit at Oct. 16, the pain completely went away.

 

Judy C. Barrhead, Alberta.   Hot flash and sweat for two years.

Judy had typical menopause syndrome. She had hot flash and sweat about 3 to 4 times a day though the circle had stop for four years. She came at Aug. 07, 2008 and was given only herb Gennianle pills. On her second visit at Aug. 14, the hot flash was reduced to once a day. Later visit at Sept. 11, the hot flash stop. No any other problem.

 

Jane C. Edmonton, Alberta. Stiff nose for many years.

Jane had stiff nose as early as she could remember. She had also hot feeling, chronic fatigue, depression, stiff shoulders and jaw, too good appetite and craving to sweet, night sweat, dry mouth. She came to us at April 21, 2009. We used acupuncture and herb Gegen Tang and Biyuan Tang to her. On her second visit at April 24, the overall conditions were much improved. On her third visit, there is only a discomfort on the right side of nose and dry month feeling. Two additional treatments later solved these problems. Then she complained hot-cold feeling at night that affected her sleep. After use of Xiao Chaihu Tang pills, this problem was also solved.

 

 Huguette C. Edmonton, Alberta.   Want to quit smoking.

Huquette smoked more than 20 cigarettes per day. He came to us at Feb. 02, 2009 and received acupuncture treatment. On his second visit next day, he smoked only 10 cigarettes per day. On additional day, acupuncture reduced his smoking to 2 cigarettes per day.

Comments: this is a very typical case for quit smoking with acupuncture. We need acupuncture every day for 4 to 5 days. The number of smoking reduced half and half each day of the pervious day. For this specific client, he stop the acupuncture for some family reasons.

 

Helen C. Mayerthorphe, Alberta.  Pain in the left lower back for several years.

Helen also felt stiff and bloating in the fingers. She came to us at April 11, 2007. We used acupuncture and herbal pills. On the second visit, the lower back pain seems worse, though the symptom in the fingers diminished dramatically. On the third visit at April 25, the pain in the lower back was much reduced. There was no pain in fingers.

 

Herb C.  Mayerthorphe, Alberta.   Frequent urine, night urine, harsh in urine for several years.

Herb’s problem was diagnosed as prostatic hypertrophy. He was given acupuncture and herb pills for the treatment on his first visit at January 4, 2007. On the second visit at January 14, 2007, his urine problem had been well reduced. Continued treatment for several times, the urine problem was under well controlled.

Comments: TCM works well for the prostatic hypertrophy with the combination of acupuncture and herbs. Symptoms can be improved within three days usually.

 

Ebenezer C. Edmonton, Alberta.   Pain in the right shoulder for several weeks.

Ebenezer came to us at May 13, 2009. We used acupuncture and herb Mahuang Tang (plus Yiyiren and Changzhu). On her second visit at Aug. 11, she complained pain again. The treatment repeated and on her third visit at Aug. 14. The pain all went away.

Comments: the acupuncture treatment should be repeated once a day, or at least once every two to three day. Too long time interval between the next treatment, say, more than one week, usually do not yield a satisfied healing result. For a long run, having acupuncture once for a long time period waste money and time of the clients. We usually recommend our client has frequent acupuncture in the beginning, then along with the improvement of the symptoms, starts to prolong the interval between the acupuncture treatments.

 

Readers might feel very tired upon read to the end of the case report. I feel also tired to type out, even some of the case reports of us. I feel that it is not needed to show all of the clinic healing effects of us. If the reader never tried acupuncture, it is better try once so you know what IS acupuncture and how GOOD it is, rather than to enjoy the words in the internet. Always remember: come to try acupuncture, if your western medicine tells you that you may need life-long drug taking; that you need a surgery; that there no way from the doctor to help you. Though each acupuncture practitioner IS different, you still need to try. This should be a life experience so that you “know” what the acupuncture means when you chat with your friends in future.

 

 

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