Case Studies

Increasing focus on patient experience is one of H&Z Acupuncture's primary goals. We have treated many patients with different conditions, as acupuncture is greatly proven to treat health and body issues.

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the release of urine from the bladder. It can happen to anyone, but is most common in senior people. Most bladder control problems happen when the muscles that keep the bladder closed are weak. According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, the urinary incontinence is generally caused by the “Qi deficiency”. 53 year old, Female. Urinary Incontinence for 6 years. Urinated as many as approximately 35 times per day. Especially when she lifted heavy objects. Severely influenced the quality of her life. After 3 times of acupuncture treatment, 2 times/week: Significant improvement. After additional 3 times of acupuncture treatments, 2 times/week: Urinary incontinence disappeared. Further 3 times of acupuncture treatments in two months were done to consolidate the condition, during which no any urinary incontinence was reported. October 11, 2006. hz-acupuncture.com ...
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Migraine

Migraine headache is recurrent throbbing moderate to severe pain that typically affects one side of the head. The headache is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and disturbed vision and worsen by physical activities, light, sounds, or smells. Acupuncture generally is an effective for treatment of migraine. M, Y46. Migraine since very early age. One or two times per week. Felt additional fatigue, dizzy and body aches all the time since 9 month ago after a viral infection. Total of 4 times of treatments in 18 days. After 1st acupuncture treatment, no significant improvement. After 2nd treatment, felled much better. After 3nd treatment, no migraine, no dizzies, no fatigue. Patient stopped treatment after 4th treatment. E0479, June 1, 2007. H & Z Acupuncture. hz-acupuncture.com ...
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Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is a neuropathic disorder that causes intense stabbing or electric-shock-like pain in parts of the face. The pain is caused by malfunction of the crania nerve V (trigeminal nerve), which carries sensory information from the face, to the brain and controls the muscles involved in chewing. The trigeminal nerve has three major branches: the ophthalmic nerve (V1), the maxillary nerve (V2), and the mandibular nerve (V3). Trigeminal neuralgia most commonly involves the middle branch (V2) and lower branch (V3), but the pain may be felt in the ear, eye, lips, nose, scalp, forehead, cheeks, teeth/jaw and side of the face. 59 year old, Female. Trigeminal Neuralgia on the left face for 2 years, getting worse for 2 weeks. It was caused by a meningioma. Pain was constant, associated with electric like pain lasting around 2 min, and was around mouth, nose, and cheek area. Touching the pain area caused more severe pain. After 3 treatments, the pain totally disappeared. An additional 11 treatments in 4 months were done to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment and to reduce the body weight. Only a few times of short time pain were experienced. Three further treatments were done in another one and half month, no pain was reported. July 31, 2007. hz-acupuncture.com ...
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Glaucoma

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve. In most cases, damage is associated with increased eye pressure that might lead to progressive, irreversible loss of vision. 57 year old, female. Was diagnosed with Glaucoma in both of her eyes. It became worse in recent several months. With eye drops, the pressure was at around 25 mm Hg in both eyes. After 4x acupuncture treatments, the eye pressure reduced to 15 mm Hg in left eye and 16 mm Hg in right eye. Additional 10x treatments in 3 months were done to enhance the effectiveness and to reduce the body weight. No high eye pressure was reported during this period of time. August 29, 2007. hz-acupuncture.com ...
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Hiccups for more than 4 years

Hiccups occur when there are spasms of the diaphragm followed by quick, noisy closings of the glottis. For persistent hiccups, treatment is needed, particularly when the cause cannot easily be identified and corrected. Male, Y55, had hiccups for more than 4 years. Hiccups occurred after breakfast until bed time. There were no hiccups during night time, including the time when he woke up. He had a total of 4 acupuncture treatments and was asked to not have breakfast. The hiccups stopped completely after the treatments. February 28, 2008. hz-acupuncture.com ...
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Stress and depression caused by lost baby

Female, Y30, business manager. Lost baby during delivery 5 months ago. Stress and depression. Irregular menstruation (41 days). Estrogen level low. No ovulating. After 4 sessions of acupuncture treatment: Relaxed, happier, Estrogen level higher, ovulation observed. After a total of 14 sessions of acupuncture treatments in 3.5 months: No stress. No depression. Menstruation became regular. Pregnant. It was a girl! Mar 9, 2009. hz-acupuncture.com ...
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Knee pain after surgery

Case1: Female, 62 Years old. More than 3 months after L. Knee surgery. The knee was in severe pain, swollen and had a high temperature on the skin. Immediately after her first acupuncture treatment, she felt better. After just 4  treatments,  the swelling was gone and she felt no pain. Additional 2 treatments were done to strengthen the results. E00366, August 14, 2006. H & Z Acupuncture. hz-acupuncture.com Case 2: Male, 42 Years old. Chronic left knee pain as a result of reconstruction surgery for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in 1999. After his first acupuncture treatment, he felt great and was able to walk upstairs without pain. An additional 9 treatments were done to strengthen the results. Two and a half years later, when he revisited our office for other issues, he did not complain of pain in the left knee. E00370, May 27, 2009. H & Z Acupuncture. hz-acupuncture.com ...
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Heel bone spur

A heel bone spur is actually an extra bone growth that develops on the outside of the bone at the hell. The heel spur, because it is part of the bone, typically do not cause pain. Generally, the pain generated from the heel spur is due to the soft tissue around the heel spur that gets irritated, inflamed and/or bruised. 52 year old, Female. Right heel pain 3-5 years, worse for 3 months. Pain could reach degree of 8-9. Wake up often at night. X-ray clearly showed R heel bone spur. Associated with hip, leg pain and shoulder pain, tennis elbow and stress. After the 1st treatment, heal pain reduced. After additional 5 treatments, once per week, heal Pain significantly reduced. After other 14 treatments, once per week, patient was able to hike and play tennis w/o any pain. Hip and leg pain, shoulder pain, tennis elbow and stress either greatly reduced or even disappeared. After further 10 times treatments, once/w patient has no any complains. Maintained treatments 11 times in 5 months, during which patient felt good. Almost no any complains were reported. July 14, 2011. hz-acupuncture.com ...
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Neck pain for 30 years

Female, Y60, Physical therapist. Neck pain for 30 years, worse in the last 3 years. Associated with L shoulder pain and numbness on L arm; MRI showed pathogenic changes in C5. Epidural Steroid injection reduced pain, but injections were stopped because of eye complications. 8 treatments in 2 months: Significant improvement. 30 acupuncture treatments in 6 months: Pain disappeared. 2 years after: No pain was observed. Sep 9, 2011. hz-acupuncture.com ...
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Myeloma for 6 years

Male, Y66. Diagnosed with myeloma in Feb 2006. 2x Chemotherapy, 2x Stem cell transplant. Treatments are effective in reducing, but not eliminating cancer cells. Came to our office in Jan 2007 for treatment of neuropathy in feet and hands caused by cancer therapy. Up to now, he has had acupuncture treatment 1-2x per week, for more than 4 years. During the 4 years, regular check-ups every 3 – 6 months have not suggested any need for additional cancer therapy. At present, the patient feels healthy. May 7, 2012 ...
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