Acupuncture Treatment of Hot Flashes

Gynecological

Chief Complaint: Hot flashes

Western Diagnosis: Menopause

Medical History: A forty-nine year old patient, experiencing menopausal symptoms, was on Hormone Replacement Therapy for eight months. She felt great, had no hot flashes, but developed an ovarian cyst. The entire ovary had to be surgically removed. She’d been off of HRT for 11 months when she came in for acupuncture. Hot flashes were getting more frequent and more intense, moving from the groin up to her head. She did not want to take any medications or herbs. Her mother died of ovarian cancer. She had been on HRT since the age of 50.

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Menopausal Hot Flashes

Gynecological

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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Chinese Medicine Treatment of Premature Menopause

Gynecological

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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