Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Constipation
Chief Complaint: constipation
Medical History: 32 yr. old male
works out 3x week
drinks- smokes on occasion.
Eats all the time
Fairly good diet..a fair amount of dairy
Questioning exam: Doesn’t evacuate for several days.
Is always thirsty
Has trouble falling asleep…light sleeper. Flushed complexion
Dark scanty urine
Has good apetite.
Pulse exam: Pulse- rapid, slippery
Tongue exam: T-Red, dry yellow coat
OM Diagnosis: Heat constipation
Treatment Principle: clear heat, moisten the intestines
Point Prescription: st 25
Herbal Formula: ma zi ren wan
huo ma ren 15 g.
bai shao yao 9 g
zhi shi 9 g
hou po 9 g
da huang 9 g
xing ren 9 g
modifications to nourish yin/generate fluids
sheng di huang 9 g
xuan shen 9 g
mai men dong 9 g.
Lifestyle Prescription: Lay off the dairy and alcohol, and other heat producing factors.
Results: After 4 tx, and with herbs, has been able to evacuate regularly and has had a better disposition
Able to sleep through the night.