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Selective Case Histories
The following are some cases treated at the East West Clinic.
Knee pain and diabetes
|Patient ||Man, AGE 67, 4/14/93 |
|Symptoms ||Right knee pain, recently diagnosed with diabetes |
|Observations ||Pulse: slippery, hollow, deficient spleen, weak kidney pulse, Tongue pale, thin yellow pulse, scalloped |
|Diagnosis ||spleen and kidney qi deficiency with dampness and Bi pain of the right knee. |
|Treatments ||shih Chuan Da Bu Wan |
Acupuncture: eye of the knee for left, 2 emperor for diabetes.
|Comments || By second visit, knee completely recovered, feels great |
Cholecystitis and asthma
|Patient ||Woman, 4/22/93 |
|Symptoms ||Gall bladder pain, doctors found a hiatal hernia, pain is aggravated from fats and oils, stabbing, stinging pains, pain under the right ribs from middle to far right, pain goes away with grape juice, trouble losing weight. Has severe asthma. |
|Observations ||Damp heat in the gall bladder |
|Diagnosis || |
|Treatment ||Stone Free, Turmeric root 1 tsp., 3x daily, Tea Oregon Grape, wild yam, fennel seed. three cups daily, Sylamarin extract, Triphala. |
|Comments ||Second visit 7 months later: all gall bladder symptoms are gone. |
|Patient ||Man, 4/15/93, age 66, bachelor, retired |
|Symptoms ||A lifetime of chronic fatigue, as he gets older it is worse, he has had 5 heart bypass surgeries with dials in two leg arteries. Shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, feels that he doesn't have long to live. He even welcomes death. Frequent urination, bad memory, likes sweets, Smokes tobacco and marijuana, drinks a quart of coffee daily, takes lasix. Never cooks his own food, eats out a lot, cheap junk food. |
|Observations ||Pulse: deep, irregular, fast |
Tongue: reddish, little or no coat, cracked
|Diagnosis ||stagnation of the liver, blood toxicity, deficient qi. |
|Treatment ||Principle: relieve liver qi and blood stagnation, ease heart circulation, tonify original qi |
Acupuncture: St. 36, deep; two emperor
Herbal: life pulse, Guggul, Reishi supreme, Bupleurum Liver cleanse.
|Comments ||Recommended that he prepare all his own food or get someone to do it for him. Recommended a balanced diet generally but to begin with kicharee fast of ten days or use whole grains and beans. |
Second visit: He came in cleanly dressed and said that it was the first time in his life that he had experienced energy and normalcy. He only did kicharee for four days.
Liver Failure and cancer
|Patient ||Man age 53, unmarried, self employed hair dresser |
|Symptoms || Diagnosed with liver cancer (advanced). Also had hepatitis C from blood transfusion, hard bloated abdomen, and surgery 7 weeks ago. |
|Observations ||Extreme ascites. Pulse fast, fuller on the surface, hollow in the deep position, kid, Liv and spleen were deficient. Tongue: red, peeled in the center. Diet O.K. , No sugar, no coffee, no alcohol. |
|Diagnosis ||Liver and kidney yin deficiency with wasting heat. |
|Treatment ||Herbs: coptis and Scute, Reishi Supreme, Hepato Pure, Triphala, Blood Purifying Tea, Selenium, Vit. c, Beta Carotene, Seaweed. Acupuncture: 4 gates, kid 3. Also gave him Wu ling san for the ascites (biggest problem). |
|Comments ||Gave him four treatments. He was too advanced. He was committed to the hospital and died of liver failure.||