I have received a new testimonial from a patient who was introduced in the post: [CASE] Hearing Loss and Ringing in Ears
My experience with Ichiro at Cozy Acupuncture has been nothing short of amazing. In the fall I suddenly started to have clogged/full ears, ringing in the ear, and hearing loss. After exhausting all of my options with ENT doctors, I decided to try acupuncture and chose Cozy because of the easy online scheduling and stellar reviews. The results were immediate. Ichiro gave me something the doctors could not - relief and hope. Amazingly, he's also been able to bring back some hearing loss that I've had for over 15 years - I never in my life expected that to happen! Sessions at Cozy are truly healing and peaceful experiences. Ichiro's practice goes beyond the needles themselves and looks at healing more holistically, which has been really helpful for easing my symptoms and just making me feel better overall. I can't recommend Cozy Acupuncture highly enough!
For reference: [CASE] Hearing Loss and Ringing in Ears
When you have low back pain at the time of standing up or sitting down, SI joint, where is painted with yellow marker on the above chart of the pelvis, is often related to the pain. This self-care method loosens the area of SI joint and makes it easier to stand up and sit down. Even if you don't have low back pain right now, you can use this self-care method when you sit for a long time and your back feels tight to prevent low back pain. You can finish this self-care method within 10 seconds, so please do it every day and improve or prevent low back pain.
The patient is 34-year-old female who is a mother of 2 kids.
She has had hearing loss and tinnitus in her left ear for 3 years and tried steroid injections, but they didn’t work. Since a week ago, clogged feeling and low pitch noise have gotten worse. She visited my clinic being afraid that she would have to use a hearing aid for her left ear because she had already been using a hearing aid for her right ear for 14 years.
She consulted two specialists and both of them told her that her ears were crappy and would not be improved.
What I try to do mainly during the sessions is relieving the tenderness around her ears and neck with my finger-pressure, and loosening the skin on the skull especially around the ears.
Ringing in her left ear has gradually decreased and the noise has become like wind and then computer fan, and it has become as low as she doesn’t notice, though it sometimes gets worse when she is tired.
Her right ear that has been using a hearing aid for 14 years also has been improved and she doesn’t need to use the hearing aid anymore, though it sometimes feels clogged and the hearing is weaker than her left ear.
Once she had vertigo and went to the specialist, she was diagnosed as Meniere’s disease, but she hasn’t had vertigo after a few treatments.
She is continuously having acupuncture treatment to improve and stabilize the condition.
When you wake up in the morning and try to get up from the bed, if you have low back pain, it is very disappointing. In that case, please try the following self-care method. Also when you walk, you actually twist your low back a lot. This movement is similar to the movement when you roll over. So if you have low back pain when you walk, please try this self-care. Click the following and watch how to do this self-care method.
Today I want to introduce 2 acupuncture points to improve your neck and low back. I often use these points in the clinic, so some of you may be needled at these points before. You can do this self-care watching TV or so.
Let’s Improve Neck Pain and Low Back Pain within 30 seconds!
One is for neck and shoulder pain tightness. The acupuncture point is called Lung-7. Check the tightness of your neck and press the point. You should feel that your neck has loosened, and you can turn your neck farther than before pressing the point. For detailed method of checking and pressing, watch Video.
Another is for low back pain and tightness. The acupuncture point is called Small Intestine-3. Before pressing the point, bend your body forward and backward to check the flexibility of your low back. After pressing the point, you should be able to bend farther.
This self-care is explained in the video in detail.
Check the video for more information like how to find the points and how to check the neck and back before and after.
Try these 2 methods for stuffy nose. They instantly clear up your nose.
When you have tightness in your neck and shoulders, you might massage or tap the tight area and feel better and you could raise your shoulder higher right after that. Check a minute later how high you can raise your shoulder. It should back to the same height as before massaging or tapping or you can only raise your shoulder lower than before.
So please try the following self-care method. But the most important thing is do it gently. If you can do this self-care gently, you should feel the improvement, but if you do it with strong stimulation, the same thing I talked above happens.
If you already learned this self-care at the clinic, please review where to hold and how gentle you have to apply the stimulation to make better results.
Gentle twisting of your hand loosens and strengthens the neck, shoulder and arm
I often teach my patients this self-care for their homework. This self-care is easy and effective, but if you can't do it gently, it doesn't work. It is important to do this as gentle as you think it seems like not working. It is interesting to check which makes your body better, strong stimulation or light stimulation. This self-care focuses on more neck and shoulder area, but can change the tightness in your low back if you can do it gently.
He came to the clinic because his brother’s groin pain got better by acupuncture treatment.
The patient is 17-year-old male who have had pain in his left shoulder since he fell down and hit his left shoulder while playing hockey 2 weeks ago. When he raises his left shoulder and stretches his left shoulder backward.
I had him stand up and raised his arm horizontally and pressed the arm with my hand. The strength of his left arm was weak.
When he raised his arm from the side of his body, he can only raise his arm a little above horizontal level and he couldn’t raise his arm vertically from the front and complained about pain.
I had him lie on his right side and checked for tender points with my finger pressure. There were tender points on his neck, around his left shoulder blade and his left chest. I needled some acupuncture points, confirmed the tender points disappeared and gave subtle stimulation to the needles moving his left arm.
The range of motion of his shoulder got better and pain with the movement also got better, so I left the needles in for 10 minutes.
I came back to the room and checked the strength of his left, but it was still weak, so I gave the treatment to strengthen his left arm. I confirmed his left arm got stronger and asked him to move his left arm. There was no pain in his left shoulder with any movement, so I finished the treatment of his shoulder pain by this session.
This is a case of acute groin pain improved by 2 acupuncture treatments.
The patient is 18-year-old male who injured his left groin yesterday while playing hockey. When he bends forward and twists his back to the left, he feels pain in his left low back, and when he raises his left knee, he feels pain in his left groin.
I had him lie on his right side on the treatment table and checked his left low back, buttock and groin for pressure pain with my fingers and found tender points on his left low back and groin. I needled on his head and low back and released the tender points and let him relax for 10 minutes with the needles.
After removing the needles, I had him stand up and checked his movement. When he raised his left knee, he still felt some pain in his left groin, so I gave a little bit of stimulation on an acupuncture point on his foot with my finger and asked him to raise his left knee again. This time he didn’t feel any pain, so we finished the first treatment.
His groin pain was better but when he raised his left knee, there was a little bit of pain in the area.
At the beginning of the treatment, I added the treatment to relax whole body from his head, leading to the improvement of the flexibility of raising his legs on the treatment table.
I did almost the same acupuncture treatment as the last session and added the treatment to improve the strength of his legs.
I had him stand up and confirmed he didn’t have any pain in his left groin when he raised his left knee and fished the course of the treatment for his left groin pain.
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