Acupuncture and Oriental Herbs for Fatigue


Chief Complaint: low energy

Western Diagnosis: fatigue

Medical History: diet almost vegetarian, not much appetite, slow digestion stressful life no serious illness in the past

Questioning exam: Low energy, more so in the afternoon, prone to anxiety, feels cold often, sleep deeply and a lot.

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Uncontrollable Laughter


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 Treatment of Premature Menopause


Chief Complaint: early menopause symptoms

Western Diagnosis: early menopause

History: For past year, at age 39, patient complains of irregular menstruation (missing months, or 2x per month), hot flashes, migraines, night sweats, fatigue. High anxiety. Healthy prior to this.

Symptoms: Night sweats, fatigue, hot flashes, irregular menstruation, frontal headache / migraines, constipation, PMS / irritability, anxiety, insomnia

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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Anxiety and Depression


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 and Herbs for Panic Attacks


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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