Knee Pain


A 43-year old female dancer with knee pain and structural problems since childhood has been receiving acupuncture treatments at HolliBalance for the past 6 months.  Prior to the treatment, exercising and dancing caused her knees to swell, causing pain for weeks on end.  The swelling and pain no longer occur post-exercise now that she has been receiving acupuncture.  Pain that she previously had with regards to daily activities, such as walking up and down stairs, has also been alleviated.  She also had work-related anxiety, indigestion, and difficulty sleeping.  Acupuncture treatment at HolliBalance has also relieved these conditions.  After having acupuncture for 4 months, she mentioned that she sometimes experience restless leg syndrome, especially during the summer time.  She was having restless leg symptoms during that week.  Just one acupuncture session by Dr. Song utilizing Dr. Hu’s special combination of points for restless leg syndrome immediately made her symptoms disappear completely.  The symptoms have not returned since.


A 63-year-old woman fell on ice in December 2007 and fractured her left knee cap. Since then she has been recovering with rest and physical therapy.  In January, while she was still on crutches and had removable cast on her knee, she came to HolliBalance for help to reduce swelling and speed up the healing process.  She says she normally heals very slowly from any kind of injury.   So after one acupuncture treatment and the use of healing herbal spray, the swelling and pain reduced for the first time since her injury.  The second time she came she could walk without crutches. After the third visit, she stopped coming to HolliBalance Well-Being Center as she felt she was doing well.

Five months later she felt her recovery hit a plateau.  Although she continues with physical therapy she does not feel the normal range of motion and the pain has not improved for the past two months.  In May, she again came to HolliBalance looking for some help to speed up the healing process.  Right after one acupuncture treatment, she said she felt the treatment was extremely effective in reducing the pain in her knee cap that she has been experiencing while using the stairs.  Her partner was also able to see the improvement.  With every acupuncture treatment, Dr. Song has given her progressively more difficult knee exercises because she was improving with each visit.  After one month, she only feels occasional discomfort in the knee cap while doing some strenuous knee-bending exercises.