Marji Lee Pearson
|Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 16:16: |
I have a patient with edema in legs,arms and hands, bad most of the time worse in humid weather,also had night sweating,constipation,pms,tends toward cold, always thirsty desire for cold drinks. Tongue on the pale side. I am having a hard time figuring out formula for herbs, what the root is and how to treat. It seems some formulas that would be good for part of the problem are contraindicated for the other problems. If you could also share some acupunture advise for this patient I would appreciate it. She si 32 years old. Thanks.
|Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 22:27: |
Yes, indeed, there are sometimes such cases that seem very complicated, and have contradictory signs and symptoms. Such cases, are always the result of chronic conditions that evolve in a considerable period of time, and affecting various systems in the body. A predominantly cold condition that have transmuted into a hot condition after a long period of stasis, a liver condition that progresses into the lung system, causing the main disease there... and so forth.
The principle in such cases, contradictory to what most practitioners tend to do, is not to try and resolve the core imbalance that is supposed have caused the present perplexing condition, rather to start with the branches and go back gradually to the roots.
I.e., take the most disturbing present symptoms and treat them symptomatically, and according to their present manifestation. Doing so, the treatment process will usually guide you back, gradually, to the initial imbalance in due time. Do not try to resolve all symptoms and complaints right from the start. Explain to your patient, that such a long standing condition needs a gradual treatment, and eventually, many of the newly acquired complaints, will resolve by themselves in the course of the general improvement. Hope this helps.
|Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 20:47: |
It's a pleasure to read about your approach to acupuncture in looking towards the core imbalance first, as this could resolve branch sx without ever treating the branches directly.
I use a Classical style that also approaches treatments in this way. http://acupuncture-n-herbs.com
Thank you for the wealth of information in your site.
|Posted on Friday, July 25, 2008 - 14:01: |
Thank you, Fuyiu