The patient is a woman in age of 70s.
She had had knee pain in both of her knees for a few years, but the pain in her left knee got worse a week ago. That made her difficult to stand up and she also felt pain while she was sleeping. She went see a doctor and was said that the cartridge of the knee was wearing down and knee replacement surgery was necessary. The prescribed pain medication was effective at the beginning, but it became ineffective now. She came to my clinic referred by another patient. She wanted to use her own knees without joint replacement surgery for some more years.
When I checked her left knee at the first treatment, there were a lot of painful points with pressure around her left knee, especially inside and back of her left knee.
At the third treatment, she reported that she didn’t have pain while walking and sleeping.
At the fifth treatment, she said that she didn’t have pain when walking, standing and sitting, and there were no painful points with pressure around her left knee at all, so the course of treatments for her left knee ended.
Acupuncture treatment detail
The pattern is Liver or Kidney. Pressure-pain points were located mainly on Kidney, Liver and Leg Triple Warmer meridians around her left knee. These painful points were removed with the points on the back of the head and her left foot related to each meridian.
In this case, the pain around her knee was removed by touching distal points with non-insertion needle (Teishin), though moxa (heat therapy) treatment around the painful knee is usually performed when the pain is caused by wear of cartridge.
I didn’t use either any sharp needles or moxa.
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