Acupuncture for Sinusitis


Chief Complaint: Sinus problems

Medical History: Onset 5 years ago. Drinks 2 cups coffee daily.

Questioning exam: Sinus congestion and headaches worse with dairy and wheat. However no symptoms are used to make a Five Element Diagnosis.

Pulse exam: Pulses indicated exit-entry blocks between LV and Lu and LI and St.

Tongue exam: n/a

OM Diagnosis: Wood Causative Factor – inappropriate anger, rancid odor, shouting voice and green color lateral to the eyes.

Treatment Principle: Clear blocks (AE, entry/exit, etc) and support Causative Factor at spirit level

Point Prescription: First Treatment:
Cleared AE with Back shu points – sedation technique, needles just under the skin.
Kd-24, Head above tears, GV-12
Source points of wood.

All points treated with moxa and tonifying needling technique

Herbal Formula: n/a

Lifestyle Prescription: Increase water intake to half her body weight in fluid oz per day minimum. No coffee consumption.

Results: Significant improvement with sinuses, relief of pressure and absence of infections.

Synopsis: Cleared blocks and supported Wood meridians.

Last modified: September 8, 2009  Tags: , , ,  В·  Posted in: EENT, Neurological, Respiratory