Complaints: Chronic, constant, and moderate right upper arm
pain. Mild and constant neck tension. He stopped swimming 4 months ago. Shaving
was difficult in the mornings due to pain and limited range of motion. Daily
throbbing pain even without movement.
Acupuncture: Right-side yin horary points in the Wood-Order
of LR1, HT8, SP3, LU8, and KD10.
Treatment Process: He had 10 acupuncture treatments at twice
a week visit. After the first treatment, he slept through the night without
pain, which made it difficult in the previous 3 evenings. The improvement was
linear with each treatment, giving additional relief in intensity, frequency,
and duration. After the 5th visit, he reported an overall relief by
half. By the 10th visit, he was mostly pain-free and gained back most
of the range of motion.
Discussion: He tried
acupuncture after trying a variety of common methods for rehabilitation through
the veteran’s administration. As a last resort, he found acupuncture to be most