|Posted on Monday, July 09, 2007 - 00:19: |
I need to know as much as I can as soon as I can on diverticulitis as seen by TCM. What are the main disease patterns behind diverticulitis?
|Posted on Monday, July 09, 2007 - 12:23: |
Diverticulitis as such does not exist in Chinese medicine. You need to differentiate your patient's condition according to signs and symptoms, pulse and tongue, Mu points etc., and treat him accordingly. Diverticulitis can appear in patterns of blood stasis, as well as damp heat and Spleen Qi xu... and many more. What will determine your treatment will be your syndrome differentiation and not the diverticulitis tag of Western medicine. Yet, in my experience, the diverticulitis phenomenon usually appear in Qi xu (spleen xu usually) patterns of the elderly, most often involving blood stasis.
Hugh (Unregistered Guest)
|Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 07:35: |
I have recently treated a lady (63) diagnosed with diverticulitis who suffered crumpling pain bouts in her abdomen. She was cured of all symptoms completely after 10 sessions of acupuncture and dietary change.
I also diagnosed a spleen chi xu condition, and my main points were:
Li-4/ st-36 - to smooth the stomach/intestines activity
st-25/ ren-6 - to enhance qi and blood in the intestines
B-20. 25 - for sp chi xu
Du-14 to tonify the yang and spleen yang.
This lady has been advised by her doctors to undergo an operation for her condition... Thought it might interest you.
|Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 09:27: |
Well done, and I'll bet you have a happy camper there!!
How many treatments did it take before she started to notice a change?
Did you use moxa stick or grains on any points?
What is your opinion of Ren 12 for tonifying Sp/St qi (esp with moxa?)
Regards and thanks for sharing
Phil in Brisbane Australia
|Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 17:55: |
This is indeed a good story. I am sure your needling technique is remarkable. I know Shmuel always emphasizes needle technique in his posts, and I totally agree with him on this.
Do you care to share what was the frequency of the sessions, and how did she react to acupuncture in general?
|Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 17:57: |
Thanks guys. The treatment was carried out daily for the first 5 sessions, then twicw a week. The pain subsided after 4-5 sessions, she had an amelioration already after the 2 nd day.
It is true that I put an emphasis on needling technique. I find that especially in syndromes involving pain and inflammation, needling technique is much more important than any ingenious point combination..