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Acupuncture Treatment of Hot Flashes

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: Hot flashes

Western Diagnosis: Menopause

Medical History: A forty-nine year old patient, experiencing menopausal symptoms, was on Hormone Replacement Therapy for eight months. She felt great, had no hot flashes, but developed an ovarian cyst. The entire ovary had to be surgically removed. She’d been off of HRT for 11 months when she came in for acupuncture. Hot flashes were getting more frequent and more intense, moving from the groin up to her head. She did not want to take any medications or herbs. Her mother died of ovarian cancer. She had been on HRT since the age of 50.

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Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for PCO

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: would like to get pregnant

Western Diagnosis: Polycystic ovarian syndrome/Infertility

Medical History: History of excessive body hair growth and acne with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Took birth control pill for over 10 years, stopped taking BC 1.5 years ago. Had full fertility workup and did three rounds of Clomid- developed an ovarian cyst. Since cyst development and break from fertility treatments, menstrual bleeding has been heavier and longer, increased cramping, back pain, lots of tissue and clots, dark “tar” color, pink, dark read and brown.

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Herbs and Acupuncture for Dark Scanty Menstrual Flow

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: dark scanty menstrual blood

Medical History: Patient is a 35 year old pilates instructor.

- very active lifestyle with a 4 year old daughter

- eats irregularly and often on the run

- healthy pregnancy and no surgeries or major illness

Questioning exam: – blood dark in colour, brownish purple and scanty with some clots.

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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Treatment of Endometroisis

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: Chronic Pelvic Pain

Western Diagnosis: Endometriosis

Medical History: 30y.o. female presents with main complaint of chronic lower pelvic pain. Patient states she got off of Aleese (birth control pill) approximately 6 months ago and began experience pelvic pain around ovulation and menses.

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Acupuncture Treatment of Painful Periods

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: Painful periods

Western Diagnosis: Dysmenorrhea

Medical History: The patient is a 29 year old female with primary dysmenorrhea. Her menses started at the age of 12 and problems started at the age of 13. At the age of 8 she suffered a left inguinal hernia located about Liver 12, which was repaired surgically. The patient drinks alcohol on the weekends and smokes cigarettes regularly.

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: Pain Fatigue Weight-gain Delayed Menstrual Cycle

Western Diagnosis: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Medical History: Patient has experienced menstrual irregularities with delayed menstruation and worsening pain before menses since the previous year. Weight gain has also increased as well as fatigue and now depression. Patient has experienced hirsutism for the previous 2 years.

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Acupuncture Treatment of Excessive Menstrual Flow

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: extended menstrual cycle

Western Diagnosis: hypermennorhea

Medical History: Patient is a 42 year old female that outside of the diagnosis appears to be in good health. She is otherwise in good health, with no other chief complaints or diagnoses. Blood panels reveal occasional anemia.

Questioning exam: Menstrual cycle lasts 7 days, on average, although cycle occurs at regular intervals, otherwise. Menstrual coloration is dark red, flow is heavy for the first four days, and is accompanied by some cramping and clotting. Patient expressed a feeling of exhaustion, immediately following her cycle, and lasting up to one week.

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Oriental Medicine for Infertility

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: Infertility

Western Diagnosis: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Medical History: Central obesity. Excess high GI/sweet foods. Deficient dietary fibre. Sedentary lifestyle. No red meat. Too many cold raw foods

Questioning exam: Central obesity,acne, hirsutism, yellow leucorrhoea, abdominal bloating, irregular scanty periods, dysmenorrhoea with dark-clotted blood, lower abdominal pain, backache, dizziness, floaters, night-sweats, facial flushing,feelings of heat rising, irritability.

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Menopausal Hot Flashes

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: Hot flashes

Western Diagnosis: Menopause

Medical History: A 56 year old female presented with hot flashes. She had undergone mastectomy and chemo therapy a year prior to her first visit at my office.

She had also undergone a series of Tibetan and Chinese herbal therapies for cancer treatment with a practitioner in another state.

With her history the patient wanted to avoid anything that might cause a recurrence of her breast cancer; that is she wanted to avoid any food and/or herbs with phytoestrogens.

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Chinese Medicine for Delayed Menstruation

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: Delayed Menstruation

History: 25 year old female. Menarche at 14 years old. No history of significant illnesses or trauma.

Symptoms: Delayed menstruation since menarch. Menstrual cycle between 40-60 days. Day 34 of cycle. Scanty, pale menstrual blood. Cramps, occasional clots, low back pain with onset of menses. Headaches and fatigue after menses.

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