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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Hep C and Fatigue


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.

September 8, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Metabolic В· No Comments

Acupuncture Treatment of Elbow Pain


Chief Complaint: Elbow pain

Medical History: Female patient

Age: 56

Questioning exam: Right-side elbow pain due to the injury for 6 months

Pulse exam: Wiry pulse

Tongue exam: Normal

September 8, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Musculo-Skeletal В· No Comments

The Treatment of Bell’s Palsy with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs


Case studies of the treatment of Bell’s Palsy with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

August 14, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Acupuncture, Neurological В· No Comments

Acupuncture Anesthesia


Protocols for acupuncture as surgical anesthesia, specifically for elbow and knee surgeries.

August 14, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Acupuncture В· No Comments