The Acupuncture Treatment of Heartburn (GERD)


Chief Complaint: heartburn

Western Diagnosis: esophageal reflux

Medical History: stress related, burning like a hole in his stomach, ravenous hunger;
defensiveness, vulnerability

Questioning exam: heartburn ad epigastric pain, militant atheist.

Pulse exam: PC deep and weak, kidney full, overall smooth

Tongue exam: pale with white grease

OM Diagnosis: Stomach fire
IV-V imbalance (5 Element)

Treatment Principle: clear heat and rebellion, harmonize the Pericardium

Point Prescription: K22 PC1
CV 12, 14 S21
AE shu pts
PC6 Moxa

Herbal Formula: N/A

Lifestyle Prescription: Return monthly for follow up
Massage, yoga/taichi

Results: Able to stop all his western drugs

Last modified: September 8, 2009  Tags: , ,  ·  Posted in: Digestive