Acupuncture and Herbs for Insomnia
Chief Complaint: stress, insomnia
Medical History: busy, stressful time at work, having to discipline difficult employee. not running, doing yoga as usual. Awakes at 2 am, irritable.
Questioning exam: irritable, up at 2, out of healthy routine
Pulse exam: P: 80, wiry
Tongue exam: T: red, peeled sides & tip thin, white coat.
OM Diagnosis: LV Qi Stagnation-almost textbook
Treatment Principle: Smooth LV Qi & Calm Spirit
Point Prescription: LV.3 LI.4 PC.6 yintang ST.36 GB.21
Massage at Neck/Shoulders
Herbal Formula: xiao yao san 5:1 powder
5 scoops 3 X day as tea
Lifestyle Prescription: trade soda for herbs (tea)
drink more water
get back to exercise routine
Results: good results. improvement
over 6 weeks of treatments
1 X week.
Synopsis: able to sleep through nite