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Chinese Medicine for Painful Periods

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: Dysmenorrhea

Western Diagnosis: Endometriosis

History: Patient complains of severe, often sharp, lower abdominal-pelvic pain for approximately one week before and during first day of menses accompanied by severe symptoms of Premenstrual Tension. Duration approximately 3 years (2004 to Present). Pain rated “9-10” on scale of 1 to 10.

Takes Advil (Ibuprofen) or other Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) when needed – often more than recommended dosages. Wants to address these issues without more potent pain medication or hormone therapy. Also complains of regular bouts of fatigue and mild depression.

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Chinese Medicine Treatment of Premature Menopause

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: early menopause symptoms

Western Diagnosis: early menopause

History: For past year, at age 39, patient complains of irregular menstruation (missing months, or 2x per month), hot flashes, migraines, night sweats, fatigue. High anxiety. Healthy prior to this.

Symptoms: Night sweats, fatigue, hot flashes, irregular menstruation, frontal headache / migraines, constipation, PMS / irritability, anxiety, insomnia

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Traditional East Asian Medicine for Amenorrhea

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: lack of Period

Western Diagnosis: Amenorrhea

History: previous 24 hr labor ending in c-section, 5 month long urinary tract infection which antibiotics weren’t treating. Migraines once a month or more often for past 12 years.

Symptoms: 31 year old woman who had not experienced a period in 3 years. Fatigue, trouble sleeping, irritability, stress, dizziness, cloudy urination, slightly painful urination, shortness of breath, Headaches behind eyes.

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Acupuncture Treatment for Lack of Menstrual Period

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: pain in flanks and lack of menstruation.

Western Diagnosis: amenorrhoea

History: Patient is 28 years old. Had tonsils removed and appendectomy in childhood, Broken left leg at 16 years old. No other medical condition

Symptoms: Started to have pain in flanks about 8 months ago. Concurrently the time in between periods got longer until the menstrual flow diminished and stopped in 2-3 months. Pain in flanks is more evident on the right side.

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The Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Vulvar Vestibulitis

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: acute vaginal pain

Western Diagnosis: vulvar vestibulitis

Medical History: My patient has had the condition for 7 years. It first started as pain only on intercourse, then 2 years ago it became pain on arousal, and when she first came to see me there was constant pain. She is 28 years old, married, and a final year law student. The pain is predominantly on the right side of the vulva, it is a sharp pain that occurs with skin redness and inflammation, after the menses the pain will occur with itching. She is unable to have intercourse but the pain that is experienced constantly is a 6/10. The vaginismus only occurs on intercourse, but because the pain is so intense on arousal, it is not the immediate concern.

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The Acupuncture Treatment of Turner’s Syndrome

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: height stop growing after one and half years of age

Western Diagnosis: Turner’s syndrome

Medical History: The eight years French girl Leila C. came to see me on 07-10-99 along with her parents. She use to follow to the lower board of the normal height track since her was born. Between 1996-1998,her height did not be measured. June 1998, after her parents notice she was no more growing, She been sent to several specialist. She was been diagnosis with Turner’s Syndrome, but her reproductive system is well developed. Because Her Parents insisted to avoid the hormone replacement therapy. One of her doctor advised to try acupuncture.

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The Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Treatment of Endometriosis

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: Pelvic pain

Western Diagnosis: Endometriosis

Medical History: Patient has pelvic pain for the past 10 yeas. She typically reports pain in the lower abdomen, vagina and back. This pain usually begins from 2 to 3 days before menses and lasts for 4 to 5 days. She has been diagnosed endometriosis and was received laparoscopy followed with hormonal therapy. She is 39 years old, has a 6 years old daughter and had one miss carriage last year. She states that she has PMS a week before menstrual cycle. She thinks that her diet is healthy, exercise is regular.

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The Treatment of menstrual pain with Acupuncture and Herbs

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: Dull pain in lower abdomen prior to and during menstrual period.

Western Diagnosis: Dysmenorrhea

Medical History: This 20-year-old female(height of 5.2 feet and weight of 105 pounds) came to Acutherapy & Herbal Clinic with a main complaint of dull periodic pain in the lower abdomen prior to and during menstrual period. She began suffering from this problem since age of 13 when she had the first period. At first, she took some pain killer when the pain happened, and then, she went to MD for check up. There were no sign of any organic diseases in the pelvic cavity. At last, she decided to try the alternative medicine for this problem.

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The Acupuncture Treatment of Amenorrhea

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: amenorrhea

Medical History: Female, 25 years old.
Diet-no meat except fish, lots of salad/tofu
Exercise-yoga 3x/week, walking
History of depression: 2 major episodes each lasting approximately 2 years. Amenorrhea began about the same time as onset of last depressive episode 2 1/2 years ago.

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The Treatment of Fibrocystic Breasts with Chinese Herbs

Cancer

Chief Complaint: fibrocystic breasts

Western Diagnosis: fibrocystic breast disease

Medical History: T., 47 year old female, came to me complaining of fibrocystic breasts. Gyn exam revealed lumpy breast tissue, with scattered fluid-filled cysts in the upper quadrants. There was no pain associated with the condition. Menstrual history is uneventful; general good health. She began menstruating at 11 years of age, had two pregnancies, one live birth, and one abortion. Her gynecologist suggested mammography, but T. wanted to try Chinese medicine first. T. exercises regularly, using weights, flexibility training, aerobics, and Qi gong. She also meditates daily, eats a wide variety of foods, and regularly takes vitamin supplements; she detoxes three times per year.

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