Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Phlegm type insomnia treated with acupuncture and herbs

Chief-complaint: Insomnia

Western-diagnosis: Insomnia

Medical-history: Patient, 35, female reports trouble falling asleep for 3 years. Often lays in bed and takes 2-3 hours to fall asleep.

Pulse: Pulse excess and large.

Tongue: Thick, white sticky coating

CM-diagnosis: Phlegm

Treatment-principle: Clear Phlegm

Point-prescription:
ST 40, ST 36, Ren 12, Yin Tang, Upper 1

Herb-prescription: Er Chen Tang

Lifestyle-prescription:
Yoga , walking, Avoid dairy, sugars, breads.

Results: After 2 weeks of acupuncture and herbs, patient sleeps well at night, falling asleep within 30 minutes.

Synopsis: Phlegm causes major problems including fatigue, anxiety, digestion issues, lower mood and insomnia to name a few.

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