Acupuncture and Herbs for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
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.
Questioning exam: Patient has a mixed pattern of tendency to be cold, but very warm hands. Bloating experienced after eating. Undigested food with loose stool. Energy level 3/10. Menses delayed for 3 months on average. Severe cramping before flow with clotting. Flow lasts for 3-5 days.
Pulse exam: Pulse weak overall with slippery quality on the right and more of a choppy/wiry quality on the left
Tongue exam: The tongue presented as swollen with teeth marks and frothy white coat on tongue body. The tongue color was sl. dark red with much vessel distention under the tongue.
OM Diagnosis: OM diagnosis is Chong and Ren Disharmony (irregular menstrual flow/hirsutism) with Sp qi deficiency(Fatigue/Digestive problems), Dampness(Weight gain/depression) and Blood Stagnation (premenstrual pain and clotting). Underlying Kidney Deficiency.
Treatment Principle: Harmonize Chong and Ren Meridians, Drain Dampness, Move Blood Stagnation and Tonify Sp Qi and Kidneys.
Point Prescription: Pc 6/Sp 4, LI 4/St 36, Ren 4(moxa/ warming needle/ TDP lamp, Sp10, Sp9, Sp 8 when tender, St 40, Sp 6
Herbal Formula: Gui Zhi Fu Ling Tang +- Adjusted as presentation changed
Lifestyle Prescription: Swartzbein Diet, Regular Walking, Support Group
Results: Improved energy first good result. Pain decreased premenstrually. Swartzbein Diet helping also with Insulin control and weight loss. Foods improved greatly. Digestion improved.
Synopsis: It was difficult to get much Chinese Herbal Medicine compliance with this patient and many others, but it was good to see results with mainly acupuncture and lifestyle changes.
Clinic Name: LifeStream Acupuncture
clinic address: 107 N. Broadway
clinic phone number: 405-788-5519
email address: Jeanne@lifestreamacu.com