Archive for the ‘Metabolic’ Category

Acupuncture Treatment of Reynaud’s Phenomenon


Chief Complaint: Cold hands & feet

Western Diagnosis: Reynaud’s Phenomenon

Medical History: 56 y.o. male with h/o mild HTN, BPH. Very active, a runner, healthy diet with vigorous exercise routine. On meds for HTN & BPH.

Questioning exam: Presented with c/o cold hands and feet, worse in cold weather. Hands appeared purple at distal portion pink on dorsal palms and white on proximal palms. Hands were very cold to touch.

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Acupuncture Treatment of Ganglion Cyst


Chief Complaint: 1x1x1x inch. right wrist lump

Western Diagnosis: Ganglion cyst

Medical History: Right handed computer/mouse user

Questioning exam: Cosmetic reasons:[/b] looked prominent though painless.

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Acupuncture for Edema in Legs


Chief Complaint: Migraine and edema in legs

Medical History: Has taken contraceptive for 1 year.

Questioning exam: Migraine with nausea and mouth ulcers for over 10 years. Temporal and on the right side with loss of vision in the left eye and numbness in the left arm.

Dizziness on standing up

abdominal and lumbar pain during period.

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Eye Pain


Chief Complaint: Right eye pain/pressure

Western Diagnosis: Secondary Hypertension

Medical History: Leukemia 10 years ago, remission. Truck driver with occasional sciatica. Secondary hypertension, stress from truck driving. Eats well, exercises regularly. Drinks excessive coffee on the road.

Questioning exam: Right eye pressure and pain for one week. Pressure behind the eye. Stress and worry about money and health issues. Bp was normal on examination. Difficulty falling asleep, prone to anger and feeling overwhelmed.

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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.

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Menopausal Hot Flashes


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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Herbs and Acupuncture for Diabetic Neuropathy


Chief Complaint: Lower extremity numbness, tingling, and pain for 6 years

Western Diagnosis: Peripheral Diabetic Neuropathy

Medical History: 6 years ago the patient was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes; concurrent with his diagnosis he began to experience signs of peripheral neuropathy in his lower limbs which include numbness, tingling and pain in the ankles and feet. The pain pattern is as follows: the toes are numb, the top of the sole and the sole of the feet are numb, and a numb pain and feeling of thickness with pain are felt around the ankle joint. There is also heaviness of the foot. The patient also reports a dull pain in the knees. The pain is on the yin side of the legs and the UB channel. The pain is aggravated by walking and is worse in cold wet weather. The pain is reported as a 6/10. Alleviating factors are warmth and massage.

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Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Fatigue and Anxiety


Chief Complaint: Fatigue and anxiety Medical History: 23 y.o. female in overall good health, except that she feels run down and easily fatigued.

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Acupuncture and Oriental Herbs for Fibromyalgia


Chief Complaint: Body Pain

Western Diagnosis: Fibromyalgia

Medical History: Patient is a 36 year old female who has a chief complaint of fibromyalgia. She has been experiencing pain in her knees, hips and low back for the past 10 years. This pain began around the same time that she had surgery for bilateral epicondylitis. This patient has experienced a lot of stress in her life related to work and a divorce several years ago. She is only able to exercise occasionally because of pain limitations. She has smoked 1 pack of cigarettes a day for the past 20 years. She does not consume alcohol or caffeine. She has a history of fibroids and gallstones, and her gallbladder was removed 5 years ago. She was also diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome 5 years ago.

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Acupuncture and Oriental Herbs for Fatigue


Chief Complaint: low energy

Western Diagnosis: fatigue

Medical History: diet almost vegetarian, not much appetite, slow digestion stressful life no serious illness in the past

Questioning exam: Low energy, more so in the afternoon, prone to anxiety, feels cold often, sleep deeply and a lot.

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