A Return to Health
Case Study | The Balance Method
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PATIENT PRESENTATION A 32-year-old female librarian of tall stature and healthy weight appeared anxious on her first visit to my clinic. She was afflicted by shingles on her left scalp, forehead, and eye. She could not sleep at night, and her head felt like it was on fire.
CURRENT SYMPTOMS Shingles on the left side her scalp and forehead, creeping into the medial side of her left eye. Skin appearance is red, with tiny blisters scattered across 20% of the affected area. Pain characteristics: burning, prickly, sore Pain intensity: 7 out of 10
ACUPUNCTURE 1, 2, 3 A1: Foot Shao Yang, Hand Shao Yang, Foot Yang Ming, Foot Tai Yang
A2: Mirror/Image on Knees
A3: R: Foot Tai Yin, Foot Jue Yin L: Foot Yang Ming, Foot Shao Yang
INITIAL RESULTS Using the mirror/image of the head on the knee, where the eyes are in the two holes in the knee, I chased the pain one needle at a time until the intensity of pain reduced to a level of 2 out of 10.
TREATMENT COURSE 6 treatments within 2 weeks
FOLLOW-UP RESULTS Her body was set to heal and she had a full recovery.
DEMONSTRATION In this video, Eileen Yue-Ling Han PhD LAc treats the head: