Last week of June, I got a referral a patient from the physio therapy clinic. Early 70's male patient had been suffering front thigh pain for six month and he had been seeing doctors and physio therapists but he had no luck.
June 23rd, 2020_Initial appointment
He was complaining the pain on the both front thighs and he described the pain on the skin surface that similar as when we get flu. It affected him while he was walking and the pain woke him up during sleep as well. He has been taking tylenol too. According to him, Acupuncture was last hope for him.
Orthopedic muscle function test was performed for lower body part to in order to find out which muscle group was inhibited and not functioning well. As a result, actually his front thigh muscles were working fine and strong but his piriformis, glute medius and minius, and TFL muscles were weak and very tight. Also, he had a pain on his lateral thighs on both IT band area. Especially, his piriformis were very tight and he couldn't perform piriformis stretching well on the chair due to tightness.
Cupping therapy and electro-acupuncture were applied to in order to relax his tight muscles of Piriformis, TFL and recover those muscles functions.
July 7th, 2020 on third appointment
He felt noticeable difference after second week of treatment and he was quite surprised with the result! He felt a lot less pain and his pain level down to 2/10 from 10/10. He had been sleeping well and it didn't bother him while he walked as well!
Another happy patient of the day! Love this medicine and it feels good when I could help to improve my patient's life quality!
JungKwan Charles Lee
Charles is passionate acupuncturist who is specialized in infertility, pain & mobility acupuncture treatment. He often combines traditional Chinese acupuncture and western medical acupuncture to maximize the healing process. In addition, he is life time learner and very dedicated to develop his knowledge and skills.