I have a patient who was referred to me by her MD b/c she has Meralgia Paresthetica. Her doctor told her that acupuncture has had great results with this condition. Basically what the condition is, is a numbness and itching on the inner thigh due to irritability to the Lateral Femoral Nerve. The patient has suffered from this condition for 4 years with the only relief from Neurotin, but it left her too lethargic. Pt denies any other sx's and hasn't noticed any changes with diet and supplements. Pt says that the only thing that seems to help her is when she wears loose clothing. Patient's pulses are slippery and her tongue is red w/ thick yellow coating. Pt refuses any herbal support and said it would be hard to eliminate dairy from her diet. So far we have tried laser, electro, surround the dragon, and distal points to clear dampness and heat. Pt has had little to no relief. Pt is also using Yin Care directly on the thigh, and std it has helped w/ the itching but not the numbness. I was hoping someone could give me some information on what they would do or suggest with this patient, because it deems to be a very difficult case for myself.