Whiplash Residuals

THE FOLLOWING ARE SYMPTOMS AND CONDITIONS COMMONLY TREATED BY THE WASHINGTON ACUPUNCTURE CENTER. WHIPLASH RESIDUALS Whiplash injuries result from sudden over extension of the neck usually caused by automobile accidents. Although Xray findings are often negative, pains in the neck and headache resulting from such injury may persist for years. Osteoarthritis of the cervical spine may be promoted by whiplash injuries and cause considerable disability. The gross stress reaction from this type of injury can also be disabling. Aspirin…

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

THE FOLLOWING ARE SYMPTOMS AND CONDITIONS COMMONLY TREATED BY THE WASHINGTON ACUPUNCTURE CENTER. TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA The characteristic symptom of trigeminal neuralgia is intense pain (usually described as stabbing, shooting or lightening-like) of short duration along one or more divisions of the trigeminal nerve in the face. Early in the disease process attacks are short (one to two minutes in duration) and infrequent with asymptomatic periods up to several months between them. As the disease advances, however, the attacks last…

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Tremors

THE FOLLOWING ARE SYMPTOMS AND CONDITIONS COMMONLY TREATED BY THE WASHINGTON ACUPUNCTURE CENTER. TREMORS Tremors are involuntary movements in one or more parts of the body produced by rhythmical alternate contractions of opposing muscle groups. They may be produced by diseases, such as Parkinsonism, multiple sclerosis, Wilson’s disease, Friedreich’s ataxia, arteriosclerosis or neurosyphilis. Alcohol and narcotic withdrawal may cause tremors temporarily. Psychotrophic drugs, such as Thorazine, may cause tremors which persist long after the drug is discontinued. There are…

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Tinnitus

THE FOLLOWING ARE SYMPTOMS AND CONDITIONS COMMONLY TREATED BY THE WASHINGTON ACUPUNCTURE CENTER. TINNITUS Endogenous noises which a person hears–ringing, hissing, or roaring in his head are called tinnitus. This condition may accompany loss of hearing and be constant or intermittent. An attempt to determine the cause of tinnitus is very important, because many of its causes respond to antibiotics or other standard treatments. Drugs, such as quinine, streptomycin, salicylates and alcohol may cause tinnitus. These should be eliminated…

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Tennis Elbow

THE FOLLOWING ARE SYMPTOMS AND CONDITIONS COMMONLY TREATED BY THE WASHINGTON ACUPUNCTURE CENTER. TENNIS ELBOW Tennis elbow is radiohumeral bursitis or epicondylitis caused by muscle strain in such motions as hitting a tennis ball or screwdriving. It may be extremely painful and disable the arm involved. Weakness of the wrist in dorsiflexion may accompany the elbow pain. X-Ray findings may be negative but sometimes reveal periostitis. Injections of procaine or hydrocortisone into the most painful area may give temporary…

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Tendonitis and Tenosynovitis

THE FOLLOWING ARE SYMPTOMS AND CONDITIONS COMMONLY TREATED BY THE WASHINGTON ACUPUNCTURE CENTER. TENDONITIS and TENOSYNOVITIS Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon. Tenosynovitis is inflammation of the sheath of the tendon, which contains lubricating fluid. Both conditions are frequently found together in rheumatic conditions or may result from muscle and joint injuries, systemic or local infections or metabolic disorders. The most common locations are the shoulder, wrist, hip, knee and heel (Achilles tendon). Injection of cortisone derivatives and procaine…

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Stroke Residual

THE FOLLOWING ARE SYMPTOMS AND CONDITIONS COMMONLY TREATED BY THE WASHINGTON ACUPUNCTURE CENTER. STROKE RESIDUALS Stroke is the sudden onset of paralysis or paresis from thrombosis or hemorrhage of blood vessels in the brain. It is usually the result of cerebral arteriosclerosis or congenital abnormalities of blood vessels and may be triggered by elevations of blood pressure. Clots from blood vessels in the legs or the site of surgery may be carried to the brain and cause strokes. Drugs,…

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Smoking

THE FOLLOWING ARE SYMPTOMS AND CONDITIONS COMMONLY TREATED BY THE WASHINGTON ACUPUNCTURE CENTER. SMOKING Although it is generally agreed that smoking is a health hazard, many people enjoy it and seen unable to discontinue this habit without help. Acupuncture has helped many people increase their will power enough to stop smoking. It relieves the withdrawal symptoms of nervousness, insomnia and depression. Most people experience a feeling of well-being and self-confidence after acupuncture treatment. Inserting a staple in the ear…

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Sinusitis (Chronic)

THE FOLLOWING ARE SYMPTOMS AND CONDITIONS COMMONLY TREATED BY THE WASHINGTON ACUPUNCTURE CENTER. SINUSITIS (CHRONIC) The symptoms of chronic sinusitis include headache, of a constant or recurrent type, postnasal discharge, sinus pain, vertigo, photophobia, tenderness and sometimes swelling over the involved sinus. Pain may be localized to the supraorbital region in frontal sinusitis and the upper teeth or cheek in maxillary sinusitis. Sphenoid or ethmoid involvement commonly causes pain in the occipital and parietal regions of the head, behind…

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

THE FOLLOWING ARE SYMPTOMS AND CONDITIONS COMMONLY TREATED BY THE WASHINGTON ACUPUNCTURE CENTER. SHINGLES (Herpes Zoster) Herpes Zoster is a virus considered to be the same as the one causing chicken pox. After a person has had chicken pox (varicella), usually in childhood, the virus is thought to lie dormant in his body until years later when he is in a weakened condition (from malnutrition, or infection, injury or emotional strain) it attacks a dorsal nerve root. The trigeminal…

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