Archive for the ‘Well-Being’ Category

Acupuncture and Herbs for Chronic Insomnia


Chief Complaint: Cannot sleep for ten years

Western Diagnosis: Chronic Insomnia

Medical History: Patient is a 44 year old female. She has a history of seeing various physicians without adequate results. She has no history of smoking, alcohol or drug abuse. She tends to her garden at home but does no cardiovascular exercises.

Questioning exam: Patients shows signs of depression, stress, and fatigue. Bowel movement and urine are normal.

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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

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Acupuncture and Herbs for ADD


Chief Complaint: short attention span, procrastination, lack of presence

Western Diagnosis: ADD attention deficit disorder

Medical History: 15-year old boy in good overall health, strong constitution.

Questioning exam: Will begin going somewhere and then within 1 minute forget where he was going. Cannot pay attention to schoolwork for longer than 1 minute. Procrastinates with schoolwork constantly. Has good long-term memory. Has no problem memorizing or remembering information.

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Emotional Trauma


Chief Complaint: A 38 year old male has been experiencing physical and emotional pain after trauma he experienced on 9/11/2002.

Medical History: Everything he eats tends to upset his stomach with gas, bloating and belching. He suffers from alternating constipation to loose stool and the urine is frequent and slight yellow. He has difficulty on inhaling. He refuses to take herbs for fear they will upset his stomach or interact with his medications. He prefers to take digestive crackers when his stomach is upset.

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The Treatment of Anxiety and Depression with Chinese Medicine


Chief Complaint: anxiety/depression/fatigue/shortness of breath

Western Diagnosis: anxiety/depression

Medical History: 20-40 milligrams of Celexa (almost 1 yr),

Ht: 5’11 wt: 140

Childhood illnesses: chickenpox<

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Acupuncture Treatment of Chronic Migraine Headaches


Chief Complaint: Chronic headaches

Western Diagnosis: Migraine headaches

Medical History:

Sylvia, a thirty five year old woman from St. Petersburg, suffered from severe migraine headaches for four years following the birth of her third child. A very hard-working college student and single mother with a full-time job, she felt over-stressed during waking hours and hardly had time for sleep.

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Acupuncture Treatment for Anxiety


Chief Complaint: Intense anxiety and fear

Medical History: 26 yrs. old. female. patient said: “My mom came to visit and before she came I cleaned house for two days; I woke up in the middle of the night and recaulked the bathroom, ate 1/4 jar peanut butter and sugar/cereal until I got sick. When my mom left, I got anxious again, I sat home and feared that this is what my life would be like? I would never progress?

During interview, Patient exhibited lots of blue and groan in addition to being red/scorched and inappropriate laugh.

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Acupuncture for Depression and Anxiety


Chief Complaint: Difficulty coping with stress; depression & anxiety

Western Diagnosis: Depression & Anxiety

Medical History: 24 year old male PhD candidate. Exercises up to 6 times a week for 1-2 hours each session. Frequently eats take out and drinks 1 caffeinated beverage each day. Works long hours. Drinks 1-3 glasses of alcohol each week. Takes Lamictal (200 mg/day), Wellbutrin (300 mg/day) and Neurontin (300 mg/day) to treat depression and anxiety. Would like to utilize acupuncture to treat side-effects of medications and for overall wellness. Medications cause drowsiness and Wellbutrin specifically can cause agitation, irritability and anxiety after taking dosage.

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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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Acupuncture and Herbs for Constipation and IBS


Chief Complaint: constipation, cramps

Western Diagnosis: irritable bowel syndrome

Medical History: 21 y.o. woman in apparently good health except for IBS symptoms, acne, insomnia, terrifying nightmares, depression, anxiety and fear, history of post traumatic stress due to near lethal assault 5 years before. Unhappy family and relationship History:history of abandonment and neglect. Stuck in dead end job, strong creativity frustrated.

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