Chief Complaint: Fatigue
Western Diagnosis: Hepatitis C
Medical History: Patient contracted HCV, genotype 1a, 30+ years ago. His liver enzymes are elevated and fibrosis level on biopsy shows stage 3 bridging fibrosis.
Questioning exam: The patient has a very positive outlook towards life in general, but feels weighed down by overwhelming fatigue. He also suffered from diarrhea and nausia. Fatigue did not improve with exercise.
Pulse exam: The pulse was wiry, slippery and rapid on both sides. The main hara finding was oketsu, or stuck blood.
Chief Complaint: Elbow pain
Medical History: Female patient
Questioning exam: Right-side elbow pain due to the injury for 6 months
Pulse exam: Wiry pulse
Tongue exam: Normal
Case studies of the treatment of Bell’s Palsy with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
Protocols for acupuncture as surgical anesthesia, specifically for elbow and knee surgeries.