The Treatment of Anxiety with Acupuncture


Chief Complaint: spontaneous sweating, nervousness

Western Diagnosis: anxiety

Medical History: recent weight loss of 150 lbs, recent dramatic change in lifestyle from unhealthy, greasy, sweet and alcohol diet to a healthy one (hence the weight loss) many traumatic life events; deaths of close loved ones, divorce.

Questioning exam: unstable emotions

mental restlessness worse at night

low energy

sweating on palms and legs, worse with anxiety

lots of dreams

persistent low grade nausea

occasionally morning bowel movement triggers vomiting and abdominal cramps

constant back pain, tightness; better with movement

Pulse exam: skin very damp

clear sweat

pulse sunken and weak in especially in the lung area, unsmooth

Tongue exam: light purple, pale body color, thick, greasy, yellowish coating

OM Diagnosis: lung and stomach qi deficiency, phlegm heat, qi stagnation

Treatment Principle: remove obstructions, disperse fluids regulate stomach qi, tonify qi, calm spirit

Point Prescription: 1st treatment: aggressive energy

2nd treatment: internal dragons

3rd treatment: st36, lu7, pc6, kd9, kd26, kd7, li4, ht6 all contralateral except kd26, lu7

Herbal Formula: gan mai da zao tang with wen dan tang

Lifestyle Prescription: replacement of coffee with herbal tea

Results: back pain gone for several days after AE, felt a tangible weight lifted off….

2nd treatment not as noticeable effect but felt calmer the whole week

3rd treatment felt very electrical… went home and cried for aver an hour

Synopsis: continuation of moving qi, disperse fluids, dissolve phlegm…. tonify lung qi

Clinic Name: Sarah jenkins

clinic phone number: (403) 828-6856

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