The knee and the steroids
Story about 75 years old patient from the Sharon area who arrived to our clinic two and half years ago and till today is very happy to remind us that Terue told him from the beginning that he probably wont need anymore injections to his knee The guy came to us with few problems when the main problem is the pain in the knee, which he used to inject steroids including difficulty in walking, few month ago he already had injection, when the next one suppose to be in 11 month (December 2010), while questioning he even told us about the horns which he got in the knee and because of them he got pain.
Terue than explained to him that in the acupuncture aspect, when there is difficulty in moving, the blood circulation is damaged and than there is pain and inflammation (not same as the definition in western medicine), meaning because of the stimulation from the horns the blood circulation is damaged and the area is swollen. the acupuncture goal in the beginning is to lower the swollen and inflammation and afterwards improve the blood circulation so the area will heal. doctors can come and say ok but there is still the horn thing, its ok, as long as the blood circulation is fine, wont be any big problem.
The fact is that today, year and half since first time, He didn’t do any steroids injection
The guy still come once a week for treatment, keep the situation steady but the whole time he didn’t have any big problem with the knees, every time he see his orthopedic he laugh on his doc that till now he doesn’t need injections.