Dr. Mehdi Hashemi
|Posted on Saturday, March 07, 2009 - 14:33: |
Dear Acupuncturist colleagues,
I have a patient referred to me for weight reduction. However I had some similar patients with good result, but she has a little weight gain 4 sessions after his first treatment. I had better mention her diff diagnosis was correct (ST heat), and I had begun body and auricular acupuncture for this 38 years old woman 2 sessions per week.
Have you encountered with such a case ?
What do you recommend to proceed with this special case, as experienced acupuncturist physicians ?
Is it proper to stop acupuncture treatment (she has finished 5 sessions 2/wk) and/or perform some special protocols ?
Her acupoints are not very tender (except right ST25 and LI4), and has some somnolence in addition to ST heat symptoms. Her appetite has more increased after treatments too.
Initial weight was 85kg. Weight gain after 5 sessions was 1.5kg. Treatment was begun after menstruation.
ST25 group+SP15 group+ dai mai+RN4+RN6+ RN9/10/11/ 12+ST36/40/ 44+SP6/9+ LI4/11 plus auriculotherapy was used alternatively.
There is not any considerable emotional deterioration. She is a gyneacologist with a busy workload. Her appetite has not been reduced just in contrary to my other patients.
She had taken alprazolam and antidepressant two month ago, but has not any low mood while beginning of treatment. She continues alprazolam presently.
on an average estimation, when we are expecting to see positive results (reduced appetite and weight loss separately) for treatment sessions 2/wk ?
I will appreciate any recommendation.
|Posted on Monday, March 09, 2009 - 14:55: |
Seems like you are doing too much. If stomach fire is your diagnosis, it is suffice to puncture: Ren-12/ St-36/ St-44 and Li-11
The other points you have chosen may counter-balance your efforts and reduce its efficacy. Not always more is also better.
Saying that, choosing the points is not enough. If you do not manipulate the needles correctly, i.e., in a cooling technique, even the appropriate points will not always work to your expectations.
In any case, there are also Ch. patent formulas that can do the job.
Dr. Mehdi Hashemi
|Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 10:55: |
Thanks for your comments.
I dont use all of the mentioned points in each session (alternatively).
At the other hand, I I've also refered to some acupuncture references and researches(such as blue poppy). In most cases the researchers used nearly the same points (and even some works without any differentiation).
As I'm confident you are an experienced senior acupunctursit doctor would you please let me know more details about your treatment protocols for weight loss. Thanks again.
|Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 20:39: |
Sorry, I don't treat weight problems at all.