Archive for the ‘Infectious’ Category

Epidemic Cholera treated with Acumoxa Therapy in Pakistan


Chief-complaint: Diarrhea

Western-diagnosis: Cholera

Medical-history: In flood affected areas in Pakistan, gastrointestinal Disorders are very common. Diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery, vomiting, and colic to mention just a few.

Symptoms: Watery diarrhea, feelings of fullness, cramping pains.

CM-diagnosis: Excess type diarrhea

Last modified: September 2, 2010 · al · No Comments
Posted in: Digestive, Infectious

Herbs and Acupuncture used for Cough with Fever


Chief Complaint: severe cough with high fever

Medical History: He does not have any immunizations at 30 months. Chronic chest infections, and sinus infections. Diet is rather good, no dairy products. He drinks soy milk and eats organic foods only. He does consume a quite a bit of high sugar fruit juice. For a 2 1/2 year old child, he gets plenty of exercise daily. Generally has a good appetite, no apparent allergies, has a strong thirst, mucus and cough occasionally, generally has loose stools. He also has a full body rash which is red patches for 2 days.

Last modified: September 8, 2009 · al · No Comments
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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Herpes Zoster (Shingles)


Chief Complaint: burning pain in the left hip which referred to the genital region.

Western Diagnosis: herpes zoster.

Medical History: 29 year old female with a history of vaginal infections as well as genital herpes. She is currently sexually active with several partners and is currently taking oral contraceptives.

Questioning exam: Patient complains of burning pain in her left hip which refers to her genital region. Onset of pain was on week prior to coming for treatment with progressive pain daily. The area of pain is marked by red vesicles which appear to be fluid filled. Lesions can be seen in the areas from UB31 to GB29 and to the inguinal groove on the left side.

Last modified: September 8, 2009 · al · No Comments
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Acupuncture Treatment of Hepatitis


Chief Complaint: pains in hypochondrium , poor appetite & bad erection

Western Diagnosis: viral hepatitis

Medical History: patient is Male ,47 years old , with HCAg +ve , hight SGOT SGPT ,

Abd. distention

Questioning exam: question & answers about the case is for how long (3 years) what is the dietary habits

Last modified: September 8, 2009 · al · No Comments
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Chinese Medicine for HIV, Nausea, and Fatigue


Chief Complaint: Fatigue, nausea and loss of appetite.

Western Diagnosis: HIV Positive

Medical History: Male, 33 years of age, 5’10”, 175 lbs., full time student/part time bartender. Diagnosed HIV positive in 1989 remaining healthy with no complications. Currently (2002) and since 1996 patient on triple drug therapy of Indinovir, 3TC and AZT due to high viral load. Current viral load measures 200,000 copies per milliliter. Most notable side effects are chief complaint of fatigue, nausea and loss of appetite. Irregularly exercises, meditates and practices Qi Gong daily. Eight hours of sleep consistently but restless with dreams most nights, Excellent organic non vegetarian diet, mealtimes at regular hours 3x daily. Exposure to smoke daily.

Last modified: September 8, 2009 · al · No Comments
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Chinese Herbal Medicine Treatment of Herpes Zoster


Chief Complaint: Skin Rash for over 10 years

Medical History: Herpes zoster
Questioning exam: Rashes all over the body, especially at neck, chest and arm, it is all red and itching, the skin at forearm is thickened and it is also dry, headache on left temple on and off, hip pain and leg pain on left side, left earache, weight gain, western medicine helped the rashes and itching but get worse when stopped. do not want to use forever western medicine and want to be treated by natural medicine

Pulse exam: pulse is very deep and hard to be felt because of the thickening of the skin, slightly slippery and wiry

Tongue exam: Small tongue compare to her body size, thin yellow greasy tongue coating, red tip

Last modified: September 8, 2009 · al · No Comments
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Chinese Herbal Medicines for Epidemic Diarrhea


Chief Complaint: diarrhea and fever

Western Diagnosis: neonatal epidemic diarrhea

Medical History: A 4 day old girl was born full-term on 24/06/2003. she started to cry feebly 30 seconds after delivery. Birth weight was 2.5 kilos. Sucking power was good and she took 20 ml of 10% glucose solution two hours after birth and was fed alternately breast feedings and artificial formula composed of water and milk in a ratio of 2:1. During pregnancy 2-degree calcification spots on the placenta were shown by ultrasound.

Last modified: September 8, 2009 · al · No Comments
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Acupuncture Treatment of Post Shingles Neuralgia


Chief Complaint: Post Shingles Neuralgia

Western Diagnosis: Uveitis

Medical History: 93 y.o., female, complaining of paresthesia around left eye with inflammation in left eye following a Herpes Zoster attack which manifested on the upper left quadrant of the face a few months ago. Western treatments with acyclovir, prednisone (eye drops) and ciproflaxin (eye drops) were ineffective for 2 months. Ets 2-3 meals with adequate caloric intake and digestion is ok with no diarrhea. Sleeps a lot- 10+ hours per day. Good disposition.

Last modified: September 8, 2009 · al · No Comments
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The Acupuncture Treatment of Herpes Zoster (Shingles)


Chief Complaint: Damp Heat invading Liver and Gall Bladder

Western Diagnosis: Herpes Zoster

Medical History: The patient was a 31 year old male, approximately 5ft 10″ tall and slightly overweight. He had a sallow complexion with swollen eyelids and a weak sounding voice.

His chief complaint was herpes zoster (shingles), the blisters had just started to appear 2 days ago. Plus he had been feeling very tired a lot of the time for the past few months.

Last modified: September 6, 2009 · al · No Comments
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The Acupuncture Treatment of Swollen Glands or Strep Throat


Chief Complaint: swollen glands

Western Diagnosis: strep throat

Medical History: The theory of traditional Chinese medicine is totally different from that of Western Medicine and has a unique system of its own: Acupuncture is an important component of Traditional Chinese Medicine and can help prevent and treat diseases by stimulating certain points on the body with needles, pressure and or heat and electricity.

Questioning exam: The principles of acupuncture have been used for over five thousand years in the Orient and have also been used more recently in various European countries; with America being the last of our major countries in the world to accept and use its principles.

Last modified: September 6, 2009 · al · No Comments
Posted in: EENT, Infectious