Archive for the ‘Well-Being’ Category

Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Fatigue and Anxiety

Metabolic

Chief Complaint: Fatigue and anxiety Medical History: 23 y.o. female in overall good health, except that she feels run down and easily fatigued.

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Acupuncture Treatment of Depression

Well-Being

Chief Complaint: severe depression due to recent back surgery

Medical History: Client has recently had back surgery, is slowly coming off oxycodone, presents with severe depression. Low appetite, little pain at this point. NO exercise as it is not appropriate at this time. Wears a back brace.

Questioning exam: severe depression, suicidal ideation, recent back surgery, some pain

Pulse exam: tight, wiry, heart pulse superficial, slightly rapid.

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Insomnia

Well-Being

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.

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One Point Acupuncture for Mental Restlessness

Well-Being

Chief Complaint: Too much thinking, scattered energy, and feeling hot

Medical History: Fast paced lifestyle, wife and mother of two, works two jobs, maintains household, not enough time in the day. diet: standard American diet, exercise: minimal,

Questioning exam: Thinking too much, Feeling lots to do; Easily frustrated, stress, easily angered, hanging onto emotional events of past; reddish complexion, talks fast, soft voice, overweight;

OM Diagnosis: excess above due to heat rising due to stagnation of qi.

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Uncontrollable Laughter

Well-Being

Chief Complaint: Uncontrollable Laughter

Medical History: This patient is a 24-year old woman who has periods of uncontrollable laughter for two years. She was in a very bad car accident two years ago, and since that time has been easily startles or “jumpy” and had laughing spells that she is unable to stop. The laughter is worse when she feels overwhelmed. She describes the laughter as a sensation of stress in her chest which moves to her throat and then comes out as laughter. The patient reports that she can partially control the laughter by thinking peaceful thoughts.

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Chinese Medicine for Indigestion and Plum Pit Sensation

Digestive

Chief Complaint: Indigestion & plumstone throat

Western Diagnosis: 1. Indigestion. 2. Hypertension

History: Male. 63 years old.

Patient had had indigestion on and off for 8 months, continuous for last 2 months.

Drugs: had been taking and Angiotensin II Inhibitor for HBP for some time. Dosage increased 2 months ago. Antacid tablets for indigestion last 2 months

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Panic Attacks

Well-Being

Chief Complaint: Panic Attacks

History: panic attacks set off by exertion, social encounters. 6 year history, 1-2/month.

Symptoms: attacks: gets flushed, palpitations, energy surging upward in her chest (Running Piglet). cold hands and feet, cold body.

Palpation: Pulse: deep thin weak, slightly slippery, KD pulses weak.

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Chinese Medicine Treatment of Depression

Well-Being

Chief Complaint: Depression

History: Life long history of depression, becoming more pronounced in the last three years with the loss of a relationship and mounting “stress” in the workplace. Had been on antidepressants in the past (for 3-4 years) and does not want to return to them.

Symptoms: Overwhelming feeling of sadness, unprovoked crying jags, racing thoughts, insomnia, vivid dreams, low energy, poor concentration, “foggy” feeling in head, poor digestion, tendency toward loose stools, “heavy” feeling overall. Very “emotional” before period.

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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Anxiety and Depression

Well-Being

Chief Complaint: Anxiety and depression

History: History of Anxiety and depression. She is going through a divorce at the moment. And had a constant headache for two weeks.

Symptoms: Dull pain throbbing. Like a band across the head. Insomnia and some dizziness.

Palpation: Pulse–thin and weak
Abdomen-Some tenderness and pulsation at the cv 12 area.

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Acupuncture for Emotional Health in At-Risk Teens

Well-Being

Thompson Falls, MT, January 7, 2004 – Spring Creek Academy is a specialty boarding school for teenagers who are struggling in their home, school, or community. Most of the about 450 students are there because of problems with drugs, alcohol, negative peers, low self-esteem, poor academics and low motivation. Beside the academic program, students are participating in a variety of growth and development programs, and recently, progressive directors Cameron and Chaffin Pullan enlisted the help of Oriental Medicine.

From September to December 2003, Miami based OM Programs, founded and operated by Acupuncture Physicians Carmela and Felix Wolf conducted a four month controlled trial program to research the effects of Oriental Medicine on the emotional development of a group of Spring Creek students. The program consisted of a total of twenty acupuncture treatments, Qigong therapy, acupressure instruction, aromatherapy, and daily herbal therapy.

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