Monday, June 20, 2011

Acupuncture and Herbs for Burning Foot Pain

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.