am a 43 year old right-handed machinist, injured in August 2000.
My arm was twisted by a honing machine and grabbed the part I
was working on, threw me to the air. When I landed on my feet,
I had extreme pain in my wrist, elbow and shoulder. I continued
working until January, 2001 and then had to stop because of the
pain. On and off, I treated by chiropractor and Physical Therapy
with some relieved but when I worked again, my elbow became severe,
I even had the difficulty picking up a pencil. then I have to
operate by a surgeon to remove damaged tissue, move a tendon.
I was casted for two weeks and then took physical therapy again
but it is not helping. My range of motion decreased with less
strength of adduction. I also had numbness and tingling in my
right three fingers.
After the fourth treatment by Dr. Tao, I began to experience pain
relief, no numbness and not need take any medication. My grip
force of my hand and arm also getting better."
am a 44 year old retailer for lawn ornaments and outdoor flags.
Six years ago I was injured while was selling and lifting wrought
iron shepherd crooks. I had to lift them over my head and onto
my car. I developed bilateral tennis elbow. I couldn't lift any
heavy thing any more which could influence my living. I was treated
with ultrasound and hot packs at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation
Home for five visits. There was no improvement with that treatment
plus a patch with multiple pain medications. After a cycle of
acupuncture 10 treatments with ingesting herbs, my pain has down
to a minimum and I could lift my arm to work as normal now."
am a 51 year old former medical secretary. I am being treated
for my pain secondary to a left distal acromial fracture sustained
while at work. I was reaching for a chair and the chair rolled
and struck my outstretched hand, causing the fracture of the left
acromion. Over the years I tried numerous medications, however,
most of these could only be taken transiently because of side
effects. An MRI shows I have a full thickness defect involving
supraspinatus tendon and a partial thickness tear of the infraspinatus
tendon and left shoulder confirmed the full thickness rotator
cuff tear. I received surgery on Feb 14, 2000 at Sacred Heart
Hospital. Unfortunately, my shoulder pain even gets better like
50% from constant pain to intermediate pain, however, some additional
radiates up to the base of my neck and down to my elbow with weakness
when I used my hand for my work. My course has been difficult
because of failure to respond to physical therapy, or even worsening.
I also had intolerance to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
with severe GI symptoms after only two to three days, or no relief
at all. Due to I have M.S. for years and unacceptable for nerve
blocks due to arthritic damage in my spine.
had been treated by Dr. Tao through my orthopedic Doctor's referral
from a three times a week for a couple months now. I am glad to
say the acupuncture treatment with Chinese herbal patch/ointment
is very effective. I could tolerate more of my pain and work longer
even sometimes without taken any of my medication. I hope people
like my condition could try this alternative medicine for it is
very helpful and not need to worry about any further surgery and
the side effect of medication."