Neck Pain, Hay Fever, and Anxiety with Bisoma Acupuncture
Total years in practice: 20
Complaints: Chronic right neck spasm for five years. One year ago, falling backwards with head against the wall had aggravated the pain, resulting in occasional shooting pain down the trapezius and scapula. Hay fever to pollen and animal dander. Shy and anxiety attacks since childhood.
Acupuncture: Left-side Yang Horary points in Metal-Order of LI1, UB66, GB41, SI5, and ST36.
Treatment process: The patient had 10 sessions so far at twice a week visit for the first 8 visits. The first treatment gave an immediate and slight relief of pain. There was no additional relief with the second treatment. On the third visit, a switch to Wood-Order of GB44, SI2, ST43, LI5, and UB40 did not give a perceivable relief. Continuation of the Metal-Order from the 4th visit gave a relief by 50% after the 4th visit and 75% after the 8th visit for both neck pain and post-nasal drip. Flare-ups were not as intense, and she recovered quickly.
Discussion: Being prone to anxiety, relief of the chronic neck pain and sinusitis along with increased sense of well-being had given her the optimism of moving forward in her life and profession.