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Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 04:19:   

Anyone have any suggestions on how to treat lady with burning sensation, numbness, and extreme pain along yin channels of upper arm? she is currently on fentanyl patches, capcasin worsens symptoms. cannot do tuina or acupressure due to sensitivity to touch.I have tried local points,freeing up ST 12 area, jiaji tx with electro on dermatomes, and cross body treatment with no success. am unable to do more local tx due to increased lymphedema after 1st 2 txs. Thanks for your help.
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Shmuel Halevi
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 12:51:   

This condition Susan is mostly the result of an inflammation of either the breast or the axillary lymph glands. it is especially so, if there is redness of the skin of the Yin aspect of the upper arm, along with the hypersensitivity. There are, unfortunately, not enough details in your input so as to be completely certain of this possible diagnosis, however, if this is the case, acupuncture by an expert must be applied and NOT pressure of any kind, including Tuina. Also Ch. herbs can be applied but, in my experience, acupuncture works wonders in such cases and therefore this is the treatment of choice.

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