Oriental Medicine for Infertility
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.
Pulse exam: Thin, floating and wiry
Tongue exam: Pale moist and flabby with creamy sticky coat in lower jiao, slightly patchy coat middle jiao, slightly purple on the sides,
OM Diagnosis: Phlegm Damp
Kidney Yin Xu
Treatment Principle: Resolve Phlegm Damp
Tonify Kidney Yin
Quicken the blood
Tonify the Chong, Ren and Du mai
Point Prescription: Extra Meridian Treatment
Open Ren Mai: LU-7 Lieque (on the right) and KI-6 Zhaohai (left), Ren-4 Guanyuan, ST-28 Shuidao, Zigong.
Open Du Mai: SI-3 Houxi (right) and BL-62 Shenmai (left)
Tonify Chong Mai: SP-4 Gongsun (right) and P-6 Neiguan (left),
LU-7 Lieque (to activate Ren Mai)
BL-32 Ciliao to invigorate Blood
ST-25 Tianshu to move Qi and invigorate Blood
ST-40 Fenglong to resolve Phlegm and Dampness
SP-6 Sanyinjiao tonify the three yin
L.I.-4 Hegu and LIV-3 Taichong to open the four gates and invigorate Qi and Blood
BL-31 Shangliao, BL-32 Ciliao, BL-33 Zhongliao, BL-34 Xialiao every 3rd treatment with Fire needle.
Herbal Formula: Bupleurum
Golden seal (like the 3 yellows)
These are western tinctures taken 5ml 3 x daily
Lifestyle Prescription: B complex and vitamin C twice daily
Chromium 200ug twice daily
Zinc 22mg twice daily
rotate milks cows/goats/soy/rice
Warm food only, stews and soups
Black/white and red kidney beans stews/chilies (mild)
Walnut and black sesame paste in porridge
Chinese soups with Hong Zao, Gou Qi Zi,Huang Qi, Dang Gui, Bai Shao, Sheng Di Hunag and pork or chicken with seaweed and rice noodles and tofu.
Exercise 30 minutes daily
Increase cruciferous vegetables
Results: Weight loss achieved
Tinnitus, dizziness and floaters gone
Still waiting on baby!
Synopsis: To reduce oestrogen/androgen excess, it is important to decrease aromatase activity and increase Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG). Grapefruit is a natural aromatase inhibitor.Exercise and fibre increase SHBG.
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