Archive for the ‘Urinary’ Category

Oriental Medicine for Prostatic Carcinoma

Cancer

Chief Complaint: Pain in spine, knees, and legs from metastatic disease

Western Diagnosis: Prostatic Carcinoma

Medical History: Until onset of the pain six months before first acupuncture treatment, patient reports leading a healthy, active, and pain free life.

Questioning exam: Patient reported night sweats, some hearing loss in both ears, high blood pressure, urinary frequency with light flow, and pain in knee, back, and hip.

Pulse exam: Floating in upper and middle jiao, weak in lower jiao. Palpation revealed depressed and inactive area around Ren 3 through Ren 6; congestion at Ren 17; depressed and inactive at Ren 14

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Bladder Infections

Urinary

Chief Complaint: burning urination with possible blood

Western Diagnosis: urinary tract infection

Medical History: 54 y.o. female with hx of multiple sclerosis for 26 years, uses wheelchair and cane for ambulation. Weakness in left leg needing assistance to move. Chronic history of urinary tract infections, several a month. Uses a catheter bid for voiding.

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Bladder Infections

Urinary

Chief Complaint: Recurring urinary tract infections

Western Diagnosis: chronic UTI’s

Medical History: 21 year old female experiencing UTI’s every 3 months. UTI’s seemed to be brought on by the implantation of an IUD. No other medical history.

Questioning exam: Painful and frequent urination, cloudy and bloody urine when experiencing UTI with difficulty emptying bladder. Always fatigued and feeling cold.

Pulse exam: thin, wiry, and rapid pulse overall.

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Chinese Medicine for Urinary Retention and BPH

Urinary

Chief Complaint: Urinary retention

Western Diagnosis: Urinary retention due to benign prostatic hypertrophy

Medical History: 68 year old male experiencing increased frequency of urination, especially at night. After urinating, he felt some of the urine remained. Over time, increasing effort was needed to urinate and the urine stream became thin. Enuresis occurred occasionally. Recently, after becoming tired, he was unable to pass urine, resulting in lower abdominal discomfort. The abdominal distention was relieved by catheterization combined with drugs and Chinese herbal medicine. Two days later, voluntary urination was still impossible, and catheterization was repeated. Surgery was recommended, but the patient refused, opting instead for acupuncture.

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