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Juan Li has treated many different illnesses and has received high accolades from her clients. Many patients, after seeing regular physicians and specialists, reached successful results in her practice. Most of her clients came as a result of her formal clients and medical professional practitioners' referrals.

The following cases have been treated by Dr. Juan Li:

(Click below cases and to see the detail)

Case 1: Dermatitis ( eczema )

Case 2: Neck pain

Case 3: Thrombocytopenia

Case 4: Stroke squeal - pseudobullar palsy

Case 5: Hand and wrist pain with loss of movement (Joint inflammation)

Case 6: Severe upper back and left shoulder Pain

Case 7: Singles Pain

Case 1: Dermatitis ( eczema )

Main Complaints and medical history : Both lower legs under the knees have been red, itchy and warm for almost two years. The patient has seen dermatologists and has been given a steroid cream to treat the symptoms. The patient has to wear long pants to cover up the lower leg section.

Physical Exam : Both lower legs under the knee levels are red and warm with scratching marks and some scars.

Has dry mouth and is willing to drink cooling water.

Tongue color is dark red, no coating.

Puls: slippery

Diagnosis: Eczema

Type: Downward flow of damp heat

Treatment: Herbal formula by Dr. Juan Li: concentrated granules of Chinese herbs.

Result: Eczema on both legs is all cleared out after taking two bottles of herbs within a period of two months.

Case 2: Neck pain

Main complaints: Constant neck pain with sharp radiation pain. When the patient moves her head, the neck pain will shoot into the right ear area. The patient has experienced these symptoms for six months.

Medical History: The neck pain started six month ago without any traumatic injury. The pain has been so severe that she has regularly seen a physician and two surgeons ; X-ray showed there is no space between the cervical vertebras, meaning the cartilage is lost between the vertebras. Surgery and strong pain medication are not applicable because of the health conditions. She suffers intense neck pain and cannot function regularly. Her family is beginning to consider sending the patient to a nursing home.

Diagnosis: Neck Pain

Treatment: acupuncture treatment with stimulation, twice per week.

Result: Her neck pain has been dramatically reduced after a month of treatments. She only takes one low dose of pain medication before going to sleep. With continuing acupuncture treatments, the patient went back to her normal way of life and remains independent. The patient still continues to have acupuncture treatments.

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Case 3: Thrombocytopenia

Main complains: very low energy, especially in afternoon. Skin bruises easily.

Medical History: The patient has been suffering from very low platelet count for about five years, undergoing treatments with prednisone on and off. His lowest platelet count was below 20,000. His skin bruise very easily, and he feels very tired all the time, especially in the afternoon. He often experiences leg cramps, especially at night.

Physical Exam: His face looks pale. His tongue color is dark with thin whit coating. The pulse is wiry.

Diagnosis: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Treatment: 1, Special Chinese herbal formula created by Dr. Juan Li.

2, Acupuncture treatment once a week.

Result: In just four months, the platelet level went up to 126000/ul. In a year, the platelet level went up to 316000/ul, and the patient feels much better as a result. Since the patient started acupuncture treatments, he only took prednisone for one week at the beginning of the treatment term.

The patient is very happy with the result. He feels normal now and is able to do normal, everyday activities.

Case 4, Stroke squeal - pseudobullar palsy

Main complains: Experiences difficulty in swallowing and chokes when drinking liquid.

Medical History: Cerebral thrombosis for one month.

Physical Exam: Horse voice. Look pale and skinny. Nasal tube feeding, indwelling catheter. Left arm muscle strength is two, left leg muscle strength is three. Left pathologic reflex is positive. Uvula stays in the center. Pharyngeal reflex is normal in both sides. Left tendon reflex is hyper-responsive.

Diagnosis: Stroke sequela-pseudobullar palsy

Treatment: Electro-acupuncture treatment once a day from Monday to Friday, rests on Saturday and Sunday.

Result: In five days, the patient is able to ingest liquid food, but still chokes. In 12 days, the patient can eat liquid food without choking and took off nasal tub feeding. In 20 days, the patient ate normally. In two months, the patient has fully recovered from the hemiparalysis. In six months, the patient returned to work.

Case 5: Hand and wrist pain with loss of movement (Joint inflammation)

Main complaints : severe left hand and wrist pain and total loss movement of left hand and wrist for more than two weeks. Patient has had soreness in left wrist and left hand for over a year but was able to perform light daily activities. The pain has been worsening in severity. Patient lost complete hand and wrist function after doing garden work. He saw his physician and put on a prednisone taper for 9 days. Patient's pain and loss of function did not respond to steroid treatment.

Patient had great improvement of his sciatica pain more two years ago from our acupuncture treatment. He decided to pursue further treatment for his pain and loss of movement in left hand and wrist with acupuncture.

Past Medical history : Patient was diagnosed with diabetes in 2000, for which he has been taking medication, but patient's glucose level continues to fluctuate.

Physical Exam: Swelling in left wrist. There is palpable tenderness over back of wrist and top of dorsal area.

Complete loss of movement in all ranges of motion in his right wrist and fingers of his right hand.

Diagnosis: Hand and wrist pain.

Treatment Result: after two acupuncture treatments with external herb, patient's pain had been reduced and his left finger tips can move a little. After four treatments patient can carefully use his right hand while showering. After six treatments he can use his right hand to tie his shoes. After nine time treatments his left hand and wrist were cured with 90% of normal function within 17 days. The patient was satisfied with the treatment result.

Practitioner's words: most of you understand the acupuncture is very good way to treat pain and that oral oriental herb can aid in healing a number of health issues as well, but did you know that oriental herbs can be used as external treatment that could achieve great results?

Juan Li has practice acupuncture and oriental hers for over 20 years. Her other specialty is using external oriental hers for more difficulty cases such as this one described above.

Case 6: Severe upper back and left shoulder Pain

Chief Complains : constant severe left shoulder and upper back pain around shoulder blade area (left great than right).and has been sleeping in a rocking chair for a week to alleviate pain even after taking pain medication.

HPI : Patient fell onto the ground about 5 years ago. He went to the doctor and had x-ray of his shoulder and neck, which showed mild arthritis in his neck. He continued to suffered from mild pain throughout the back and shoulder area (left great than right) and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. The pain has been getting progressively worse with time.

Diagnosis: shoulder and Neck pain

Treatment Result : Patient could sleep lying flat in bed again after four acupuncture treatments for up to 5 hours per night but required pain medication at night. Patient continued to complain of pain up and down his neck. After 12 acupuncture treatments, patient only needed a quarter of the pain medication that he started out taking. Patient feels that acupuncture treatment helped the most with his pain.

In four months the pain was mostly gone. Patient only feel slight soreness in his upper back and left shoulder at end of the day and he was able to sleep normally at night.

By November, an MRI showed the real problem to be torn rotator cuff in both shoulders, worse on left side.

The practitioner's words: For certain types of pain, it is hard to gain the best result with regular acupuncture treatment. Juan Li use different acupuncture treatment for different cases based on her experience in order to achieve the best result.

Case 7: Singles Pain

The main complaints: right hip and right leg pain for two weeks. Patient called acupuncture office and said" I got sciatica pain."

HPI: Patient has auto-immune disease for over eight years in duration.

Exam: tenderness over right hip and right lower leg. There is a small area of skin rash over right hip area.

Diagnosis: Pain secondary to shingles

Result: With acupuncture treatment and oral herbs, patient was cured of shingles pain within one month. Patient went to family doctor to confirm the diagnosis of singles.

Practitioner's words: Acupuncture and oriental herbal medicine can treat a wide rang of illnesses. Singles is one of them, and patient have seen excellent results after acupuncture and herbal treatment. Juan Li has been using acupuncture treatment and herbal medicine (both internal and external forms) to treat pain associated with shingles for years and has achieved very successful results.




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