Dr. Fan has recently been busy treating patients with different forms of dystonia from the United States, China and India.
One patient from North Carolina (NC) drove 7.5 hours and is living in a hotel near our office for a short-term for acupuncture treatment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJjFopYP
ONE Patient S.P., 72 years old, has had dystonia for 13 years, initially it was cervical dystonia (Spasmodic torticollis), but 3.5 years ago it improved and became Spasmodic Dysphonia (abductor type). Her voice is strained, strangled, choked like, sound hoarse, breathless, anxious or groaning. Also, she has difficult in chewing, but no problem at swallowing.
She had Botox injections for 2 years (each helped about 3 months to some extent). Currently she is using some medications. However, she still finds it very hard to speak. Most of her words could not be understood. So her sister helps her as an interpreter.
To date she has had 3 acupuncture sessions in our office. Both she and her sister feel there has been a great deal of improvement, although she still has a spasmodic voice, her words are basically understandable. We took a second video today and her the difference between initial visit and today. She is very happy with the result.
She plans to treatment for two more days. She plans to come back in near future (after going home to assess the results).