Love & Compassion Integrative Health and Healing
By Mika Ichihara, M.S., L.Ac.


Case Study: Inflammations    

Case 1: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Female 30s: She was diagnosed with MS 4 years ago after she developed inflammation on the optical nerve. She decided not to take any medication, but follow natural medicine and stated her treatment with Mika.

Treatment: She started monthly acupuncture treatment. She was guided to cut down supplements, so that she can obtain nutrients more from whole foods. She continued improved her diet and received monthly treatment. She received prescribed herbal medicine and detox therapy. Her annual test showed that she had no progress in inflammation from the previous year, which shocked her medical doctor. She continues doing well and enjoys her daily life.  

Case 2: Arthritis
Female 60s: She complained of arthritis in fingers, which were rigid and slightly carved. She had tingling sensations. She often woke up in the middle of the night due to pain.

Treatment: With one acupuncture treatment with moxibustion, the pain and tingling sensation subsided by 70%. She received a total of 4 acupuncture treatments and the pain the tingling sensation was totally gone.


Case 3: Fibromyalgia
Female 60s: She suffered from pains due to fibromyalgia for over 30 years. She was taking a lot of supplements prescribed from a nutritionist, but the pain did not improve. The pain was worse with stress and emotions.

Treatment: She started received bi-weekly acupuncture treatment and within a few months, the pain was much more under control. She was able to start facing some emotional issues and let go. She later on introduced macrobiotic diet, which helped her wellbeing tremendously.


Case 4: Gout
Male 40s: He developed acute gout inflammation and suffered from the pain for 2 weeks. He realized he was eating too much red meat, but the pain and swelling continued.

Treatment: He received two acupuncture sessions with moxibustion and four courses of prescription herbal medicine and the pain completely gone. He changed diet and eat healthier and he is still pain free.


:  Please note that Mika Ichihara, M.S., L.Ac. is a holistic practitioner and NOT a medical doctor. Always consult a medical doctor or any appropriate physician to discuss your conditions to receive their medical advices. You should not rely on her advice and the information on this website for diagnosis or medical advice, which serves solely for the purpose of general and holistic advice to your conditions. She may provide general information about medical conditions and treatments. The information is “holistic” advice, and should not be treated as medical advice as such. Information provided by Mika Ichihara and the present website is not a substitute for medical advice. Mika Ichihara assumes no responsibility or liability for any consequence resulting directly or indirectly for any action or inaction you take based on or made in reliance on her holistic advice and the information, services, or material on or linked to this site.



Mika Ichihara, M.S., L.Ac., LL.M.
Love & Compassion Natural Healing Center

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