Acupuncture and Herbs for Eye Pain
Chief Complaint: Right eye pain/pressure
Western Diagnosis: Secondary Hypertension
Medical History: Leukemia 10 years ago, remission. Truck driver with occasional sciatica. Secondary hypertension, stress from truck driving. Eats well, exercises regularly. Drinks excessive coffee on the road.
Questioning exam: Right eye pressure and pain for one week. Pressure behind the eye. Stress and worry about money and health issues. Bp was normal on examination. Difficulty falling asleep, prone to anger and feeling overwhelmed.
Pulse exam: Overall flooding and rapid.
Liver position-slippery and forceful
Large vessel pulse present
Tongue exam: face overall light red
tongue pale slight purple
prickles on both sides
OM Diagnosis: Liver qi stagnation leading to blood heat.
Liver fire rising
Treatment Principle: Clear blood heat, clear wind, calm liver.
Point Prescription: Right UB 2 thru to UB1-local pt to clear wind heat out of the eye. Even technique
Bled Er jian on Right side to clear blood heat.
Ling gu on the left side to clear the eye and regulate qi.
LI 11-clear heat, lower blood pressure, nourish kidney water through water he sea pt. 3 levels sky cooling, then tonify at the end before removal.
Shen guan-nourish kidney yin, tonify
Herbal Formula: Jiao gu lan tea-clear the liver, regulate blood pressure, benefit the eyes, anti-cancer and immune system function.
Lifestyle Prescription: stop drinking coffee
Results: Eye pressure resolved immediately after the insertion of UB 2. Patient was calm and relaxed after treatment.
Synopsis: Pressure had built up and congestion in the eye. Once the congestion was released, the pain was resolved. It is still important to nourish the kidney and regulate the liver qi.
Clinic Name: Monte Gores MS LAc Dipl.OM
clinic address: Village Healing Center
2708 N 4th Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
clinic phone number: (928)225-2423 / (928)522-9099
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