Huang, Female, 38 years old Initial diagnosis was on Feb 12, 1966: Patient presented with a cough combined with expectoration of white phlegm, itchy throat, chest fullness, a dry throat with no desire for fluids and bilateral rib side distension. She has already taken several packages of herbal formulas to no avail. Her tongue coating was thick and slimy, and her pulse slippery-thin. This pattern belongs to phlegm-rheum harassing the upper (burner), and impaired depurative do
Mr. Wang, male, 46 years old
Initial diagnosis on November 30, 1965: For over 10 years the patient has suffered with epigastric pain which has recently been getting worse. Treatment at a local Chinese-Western integrative clinic was unsuccessful. Chinese medicinals were used to warm the centre, rectify the Qi, quicken the blood and dispel stasis. Western medications were ineffective as well and surgery was recommended. Since the patient feared surgery, he came to the capital
Clinical Manifestations: She had suffered with chronic neck pain for many years but gradually became worse about half year ago. The pain radiated to the right forearm accompanied tingling of the fingers. Diagnosed with moderate disc hernia of C5~C6 vertebrae, she took various therapies, such as anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone shots, physical therapy, and massage therapy, all without much results. Acupuncture Treatment For acupuncture, with a sitting posture, the abov
Clinical Manifestations: She had suffered with cervical pain that radiated down the right scapula, forearm, and wrist for a year. Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis, she often took anti-inflammatory medications with only temporary relief. Acupuncture Treatment Examinations found tender spots at Dazhui (GV14), Shenzhu (GV12), the right Jianzhongshu (SI15), Jianwaishu (SI14), Jianjing (GB21), Quyuan (SI13) and Waiguan (TE5). For acupuncture, these tender spots were stimulated
Clinical Manifestations: She had suffered from pain in left shoulder for three years. Although the degree of pain was not severe, she had obvious limited mobility in her shoulder that affected her sleep, exercises, and other daily activities. She was unable to touch the ear or shoulder scapula on the right side.
Diagnosed with subacromial bursitis or rotator cuff tendonitis, she took anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy, without much success. Acupuncture Treatm
Clinical Manifestations: Onset: 3 months ago patient fell down on the ground and the pain started from her lower back first VAS: 4~8 Location: Lleft side gluteus area, lateral side of the thigh and calf Quality: a sharp, shooting, or electric shock-like pain Aggravating Factors: Activities, standing and sitting long hours cAlleviating Factors: Stretching and massaging TCM Pattern Differentiation Qi and Blood Stagnation on the GB meridian
(TrPs on the Piriformis, gluteus mini
Clinical Manifestations: Pulse: deep, thready, weak and slightly wiry History: Patient came to Canada when she was 15 years old by herself as an international student. Since then, she had mild depression and anxiety due to stress. After 2years later she had to move to new school and due to all new environment, her symptoms got worse that she had to take anti-depressant for two weeks. Her emotion fluctuates up and down since then however, recently, she is keep waking up with s
Clinical Manifestations: The Patient has experienced itchiness on the nape of the neck for six months. The itching, which was severe at night, had gradually spread to the bilateral antecubital and popliteal fossa and leg. The skin had become rough and thickened. Accompanying symptoms and sighs included irritability and irascibility, restless sleep, a bitter taste in the mouth, dry throat, and menstrual irregularities. Examination revealed thickened, scaly, dark red, hyper-pig
Clinical Manifestations: Two weeks previously, red papules has appeared on the patient’s abdomen. The lesions were itchy, especially at night.
Scratching led to spreading of the lesions and exudation of yellow fluid. In some areas of the skin, the papules became confluent, forming large patches, with the lesions gradually extending to the lower back and trunk. Accompanying symptoms and signs included dry stools, yellow urine and dry mouth with no desired for drinks.