Headache and Earache from Viral Infection

A 10-yr old boy had a flu-like viral infection three weeks ago, and he developed severe headaches/earaches. He underwent an MRI and CT-scan,and no significant organic damage was found in the brain or in any other part of the body. He arrived at HolliBalance on March 17, 2008, and upon arrival, he described his ear- and headaches as moderately severe, with pain levels of 5 and 6 on the scale of 10, respectively. The pain was debilitating and he could not attend school for two weeks time. He had also had an upset stomach, poor appetite, loose stool, and nausea. After 10 minutes of receiving acupuncture treatment, he said that both the ear- and headaches were reduced to mild pain, at 1 and 4/10, respectively. After an additional five minutes of needle-stimulation, the earache was completely gone and the headache was reduced to a 2/10. The needles were retained for an additional 15 minutes; and by the time the boy had gotten up from the treatment, he no longer had an ear- or headache, and his nausea was gone as well. The next day, the father wrote:

“Hi, Dr. Song:

Wow, I was just about to write you.

So far, so good...the ear and head hurt a little in the morning, but seemed to get better before he went to school. But he isn't complaining about it.

Thanks so much for your help. We'll keep an eye on him, and if it hurts again, we'll come by for another visit.”

One week following treatment at HolliBalance, the father of the boy sent another email:

“The ear ache and head ache have not come back!

Thanks so much...we are telling everyone we know about you.”

Two weeks later, the earache and headache returned.  The boy returned to the center for another treatment.  He left again with no earache or headache.  One week afterwards, he developed headache after being in a very noisy environment at school.  He went through MRI again and no significant finding of any abnormal brain activity.  He came back for a third visit two weeks later.  He came in complaining a headache at the level of 8 on the scale of 10.  The pattern of the headache was different from the previous two visits.  The parents were told by Western doctors that the boy might have migraine or TMJ.  A different treatment targeting at the new pattern of headache was administered.  The boy once again left with no headache.  On April 18, 2008, the father wrote:

“So far, Lenny is still pain-free. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

I have recommended you to two people I know so far. Let's hope that these turn into visits.

Thanks so much,”

He was ecstatic that his son was back to normal!