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.