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The Acupuncture Treatment of Inability to Swallow

EENT

Chief Complaint: Inability to swallow solid food

Medical History: Patient was a four year old girl who had been unable to swallow solid foods for almost two weeks. She had been taken to her M.D. who was unable to find any medical reason for the problem.

Her father brought her to my office and was unable to identify any emotional trauma which might have triggered the problem. Fortunately, she was able to swallow small amounts of liquids, so was not overly dehydrated.

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The Acupuncture Treatment of Insomnia

Well-Being

Chief Complaint: 39 years male patient complaining of insomnia, not effective sleeping, awakening tired in the morning, dizziness, fatigue, pensiveness, loss of appetite, feeling of heaviness in the epigastric region, nausea but not vomiting.

Medical History: The patient presented has no idea as to the cause of his condition. It exists for long ago with a slow onset but the symptoms were aggravated from one month, especially the mental tiredness, fatigue and insomnia.

He is not smoking, drinking alcohol only on a special occasion, with poor appetite and impaired sleeping. He has a stressful job.Suffer from dizziness.There is nothing abnormal with the defecation and passing urine. He is running each and every weekend.

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The Herb and Acupuncture Treatment of ADHD

Well-Being

Chief Complaint: anger management

Western Diagnosis: ADHD with Oppositional Disorder Defiant Disorder

Medical History: Patient is 13-year-old male student, 108 lbs., 5’6″, whose only other medical history was a case of asthma two years prior and pneumonia four years prior to first visit. Patient is only son/child of and resides with his parents and has two older step-sisters from mother’s previous marriage (one of whom is still at home). Family had relocated from urban to rural area approximately 4 years prior and patient held resentment and had grieving issues over leaving his home and friends behind.

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The Acupuncture Treatment of Panic Attacks

Well-Being

Chief complaint Panic Attacks

Relevant Medical History This is a generally healthy 32 year old female recently moved here from Italy. She ate a well balanced diet, was not overweight, excersized, and had a normal blood pressure. Over the past three months before she came in she had been experiencing panic attacks that mimicked a heart attack. They would come on suddenly at night, waking her from her sleep. She would wake with a pounding heart, and pain in her chest radiating down her left arm. She had rushed to the emergency room a few times, each time they found no physical abnormality, and no risk to her heart. The frequency of attacks was increasing, from one or two a month to almost every night the week before she came to see me.

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The Treatment of Insomnia with Oriental Medicine

Well-Being

Chief Complaint: Insomnia

Steve is a about 40 years old male who had been ill with insomnia for many years. He used to sleep only 2 or 3 hours a day and after getting awake, he could not fall asleep any more. He feels tiredness, coldness in the limbs and a feeling of insect creeping under his skin. Also he has three bowel movements a day with the first one occurring just half an hour after getting up in the morning. He told me that when insomnia was somewhat improved after treatment, the appetite would become poor, while when the insomnia got worse, appetite turned to improved. He has tried different therapeutic approaches, and after acupuncture, the feeling of insect creeping under skin was relieved. Warmth at guanyuan brings comfort to him.
The tongue is pale with teethmarks and the fur is whitish and moist.

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