The patient is a woman with the age of 70s.
She has been in our clinic for other health issues regularly, this day she complains that her left lower leg started hurting while she was sleeping. The painful area is mainly outside of her left lower leg, midway between the ankle and the knee.
When I checked tender points with pressure, the tender points were located along Gallbladder and Stomach energy pathways on her left lower leg.
I gave her whole body treatment described in Individual Acupuncture Treatment and the treatment to remove the tender points by using Gallbladder and Stomach acupuncture points located on her left foot. The number of the tender points on her left lower leg gradually decreased, and after 5th treatment, the pain in her left lower leg disappeared and didn’t come back.
All the treatments were done by touching and tapping with round-tip needles
She also complained about pain in buttocks, which was radiating to the thigh in the second treatment.
In every treatment, I removed tender points on her buttocks in addition to her left lower leg by using distal acupuncture points on the head, lower back and feet.
During the course of treatments, the pain in her lower leg sometimes disappeared and sometimes reappeared, but the number of tender points along Stomach and Gallbladder energy pathway and in the buttocks gradually decreased, and after 5the treatment, she didn’t complain about the pain in her left leg.