A jewelry maker came in presenting with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). She had been struggling with it for many years. As she became older, it became more and more difficult for her to make jewelry. She wanted to do a few more trade shows before she retired.
She complained about the inability to use her fingers easily and readily to make jewelry. She experienced moderate to severe pain and stiffness with her bilateral interphalangeal and metacarpophalangeal joints.
We balanced the Large Intestine, Triple Warmer and Small Intestine meridians or the meridians which governed the areas of her affected hands and finger joints.
With acupuncture twice weekly for two months, the patient was able to make the remaining jewelry she needed for the trade shows before she retired with more manageable discomfort.