Sunday, February 19, 2012

Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for PCO

Chief Complaint: would like to get pregnant
Western Diagnosis: Polycystic ovarian syndrome/Infertility
Medical History: History of excessive body hair growth and acne with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Took birth control pill for over 10 years, stopped taking BC 1.5 years ago. Had full fertility workup and did three rounds of Clomid- developed an ovarian cyst. Since cyst development and break from fertility treatments, menstrual bleeding has been heavier and longer, increased cramping, back pain, lots of tissue and clots, dark “tar” color, pink, dark read and brown.
Questioning exam: Prone to Spleen qi def and dampness- history of acne, digestive complaints (trouble eating raw fruit) occ diarrhea, yeast infections (prone to itchiness before period).
Liver qi and blood stagnation: history of depression and anxiety, occ anxiety attacks, self described worrier, cyst, heavy, dark, clotty menstrual periods.
Kidney qi and yin def: night sweats, ” tired, hard to catch up”, deep/weak KD pulse
Pulse exam: HT/KD pulses are weak/deep
Tongue exam: Tongue is red, swollen, with sticky white frothy coat.
OM Diagnosis: see #4
Treatment Principle: Strengthen ST/SP qi, nourish KD qi and yin, smooth and clear LV qi stagnation.
Point Prescription: Li4, Lv3, Ht7, Sp6, Sp8, Cv4, Cv12, YT
Extra pt- infert, Kd6
thread moxa
Herbal Formula: Gui Pi Tang/Xiao Yao Wan according to cycle
Lifestyle Prescription: Diet diary, stress management techniques (walking, increased exercise, breathing exercises), naturopath for quality supplements
Results: Just got a postcard in the mail yesterday- her baby girl was born on Jan 4th, 2006.


  1. Acupuncture has been shown to relieve pain and improve general health. And this blog proves this fact.

  2. Hi whats point perscription mean please? This is me i have these problems what medicine can i have take to help me, i want to start a family and cant