Case Studies

Fertility - Early Menopause

Female 47 years of age

  • First consultation: 12/09/2015
  • Last Menstrual Period:10/10/2015
  • Duration till pregnant:1 Month and 10 Days

Diagnosis

  • Western medicine Diagnosis: Infertility for 2 years, Early Menopause Symptoms, Prepare to do IVF
  • TCM Diagnosis: Spleen Kidney Yang Deficiency, Qi and Fluid Yin Deficiency, Blood Stasis

Main Symptom

  • Period is normal 28 days, High FSH Levels,
  • Hot flash, Dreaminess, Bloating Stomach, Cold hands and feet.

Treatment

Examination

  • Tongue: Dark Red Tongue, teeth mark along tongue side
  • Pulse: Taut, Thin And Chi Mai Weak

Background Information and Observations:

The patient has been trying to get pregnant for over 2 years without success. She was showing signs of early menopause which made conception extremely difficult. She visited our clinic for assistance in conjunction with IVF in order to conceive.

Treatment Plan:

  • Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
  • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (Brewed from raw herbs): Twice a day, 100ml each time, 30 minutes after meal.
  • Herbal Pills: Cordyceps

Treatment plan after LMP:

  • Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
  • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (Brewed from raw herbs): Twice a day, 100ml each time, 30 minutes after meal.
  • Herbal Pills: Cordyceps, Herb Rhodiolae

Dietary Guidance:

Regular dietary intake with a more nutritious and balanced. Include a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Eat fish, especially oily fish, at least twice a week (about 8 ounces/week). Limit saturated fats, oils and sugars.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

Keep up with a good mood and regular exercise. When you need rest, rest – don’t just talk about resting, do it. All of the relaxation exercises such as qi gong, tai chi, meditation and yoga foster yin and help to recharge and rebuild.

Acupuncture – Acu-points Selection:

Qihai, Guanyuan, Zusanli, Sanyinjiao, Xuehai, Shenshu, Guanyuanshu, Qihaishu

Tradational Chinese Herbal-Assisted Treatment:

1st Herbal Tea: HuangQin, ShuDihuang, DangGui, BaiShao, ChuanXiong, FuShen, DanShen, TuSiZi, GouQiZi, NvZhenZi, ShanZhuYu, HeHuanPi, XuDuan, ZhiMu, XiangFu, HuangBai, ShanYao, GanCao

Last Herbal Tea: ChenPi, XiangFu, ShaRen,GanJiang, BaiZhu, ChangZhu, TuFuLing, DaZao, HuangBai,ShenQu, ShanZha, GanCao, LaiFuZi, HuoXiang, SuGeng, BanXia, BaiShao

Prescription analysis: ShuDiHuang nourishes Liver and Kidney Yin; BaiShao nourishes the Blood and regulates menstruation; DanShen invigorates the Blood and dispels Blood Stasis; TuSiZi strengthens Yang, nourishes Yin, astringes Jing and urine and benefits the marrow; GouQiZi nourishes and tonify Liver and Kidney Blood and Yin; NvZhenZi nourishes and tonify Liver and Kidney Yin, clears Deficiency Heat; ShanZhuYu stabilizes the Kidneys and astringes Jing and body fluids

Fertility - IUI Support

Female 46 years of age

  • First consultation: 12/06/2016
  • IUI in September 2016

Diagnosis

  • TCM Diagnosis: Spleen Qi deficiency and Kidney Yang deficiency

Treatment

Examination

  • Tongue: Pale Tongue With Black Spots
  • Pulse: Slippery Pulse

Background Information and Observations:

The patient wanted to do IUI this September 2016. She was pregnant once at 7 years ago, at the time she did a series of test, and the result are normal. Her period cycle are 28 days, usually bleed for 3 to 4 days, with dark red blood colour without blood clot and no period pain. She suffered from stress, over thinking, fatigue, always feel tired and occasionally insomnia.

Initial Treatment Plan:

  • Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
  • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (Brewed from raw herbs): Twice a day, 100ml each time, 30 minutes after meal.
  • Herbal Pill: Cordyceps

Treatment plan after LMP:

  • Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
  • Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine (Brewed from raw herbs): Twice a day, 100ml each time, 30 minutes after meal.
  • Deep Tissue Massage: 60 minutes

Aim Of Treatment:

Treatment plan of Acupuncture for balancing hormones and relief stress, Cordyceps and Herbal tea are aim for boost up energy level, nourishes Spleen and Kidney Yang, enhance reproduction system function and improve the ovulation of quality eggs.

Dietary Guidance:

Avoid cold raw foods that freeze and constrict circulation. Have main meals earlier in the day. Concentrate on light and mildly spicy foods. stir fry, poaching, steaming. Slow cooking for more energy such as soups and stews. Eat at regular times. High vegetable, low carbohydrate, low meat content in diet.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

Keep up with a good mood and regular exercise. Working flat out Monday to Friday and sleeping all weekend is not a good solution! The best way is to establish a daily routine.

Acupuncture – Acu-points Selection:

Qihai, Guanyuan, Zusanli, Sanyinjiao, Xuehai, Shenshu, Guanyuanshu, Qihaishu

Traditional Chinese Herbal-Assisted Treatment:

1st Herbal Tea: GouQiZi, SuoYang, GanCao, DuZhong, XuDuan, ZhiMu, FuLing, YiYiRen, ChenPi, SuGeng, XiaoHuixiang, XiangFu, DangGui, ShuDiHuang, HeShouWu

Last Herbal Tea: ShuDiHuang, DangGui, HuangJing, YiMuCao, ShanYuRou, BuGuZhi, GouQiZi, ChaiHu, BaiZhu, BaiShao, AiYe, XiangFu, TuSiZi, HuangQi

Prescription analysis: GouQiZi nourishes and tonify liver and kidney blood and Yin;  FuLing strengthens the spleen and harmonizes the middle jiao Promotes urination and leaches out dampness; YiYiRen strengthens the spleen and resolves dampness; ChenPi regulates Qi, adjusts the middle jiao and relieves the diaphragm; DangGui tonifies the blood and spleen, ShuDi and HeShouWu nourishes the blood nourishes kidney and liver yin.

Fertility - Double Fallopian Tube Blockage

Female 43 years of age

  • First consultation: 25/08/2012
  • Last Menstrual Period: 17/09/2012
  • Duration till pregnant: 22 days

Diagnosis

  • Western Diagnosis: Both Fallopian tube Blockage
  • TCM Diagnosis: Blood Stagnation and Kidney Yin Deficiency

Treatment

Examination

  • Tongue: Pale and Swallon Tongue and Black Spots
  • Pulse: Weak and Deep

Background Information and Observations:

Both Fallopian tube Blockage, Stress, Insomnia, Dry mouth, period are regular, period pain

Initial Treatment Plan:

  • Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
  • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine Brewed from raw herbs): Twice a day, 100ml each time, 30 minutes after meal.
  • Herbal Pills: SuanZaoRenWan, GuiPiWan

Treament plan after LMP:

  • Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
  • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine Brewed from raw herbs): Twice a day, 100ml each time, 30 minutes after meal.
  • 60 mins Deep Tissue Massage

Aim Of Treatment:

Patient first visit us a 25/08/12, With period from 28-30 days and bleed for 4 days, was once diagnose in western hospital Bilateral fallopian tube obstruction. Patient suffer from stress and depression. Sometimes fatigue and dizziness in the daytime due to dreaminess in the night. Treatment plan includes Acupuncture which improved ovarian and follicular function and increase blood flow to the endometrium, helping to facilitate a thick, rich lining, Herbal tea which helps to unblock fallopian tube, SuanZaoRenWan calm the spirit and bring quality sleep, GuiPiWan enrich the uterus lining and nourishes the blood. All combined help to unblock fallopian tube, balance the body, ready the uterus to conceive.

Dietary Guidance:

Regular dietary intake with a more nutritious and balanced; concentrate on easily digestible food avoid spicy, bitter and unheated (cold) food. Eat simply and lightly, and to pay particular attention to posture and tension during and after eating.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

Keep up with a good mood and regular exercise such as foam rolling and dynamic stretching. Go to bed earlier and have a good night’s sleep. If you are always on the go, schedule some time each day for you to rest, relax and nourish yourself. When ill allow yourself sufficient time to recover.

Acupuncture – Acu-points Selection:

Guanyuan, Qihai, Yaoyangguan, Xuehai, Sanyinjiao, Fuliu, Rangu

Traditional Chinese Herbal-Assisted Treatment:

1st Herbal Tea: DangGui, ShengDi, TaoRen, ZhiKe, ChiShao, ZeLan, LuLuTong, XiangFu, ZhiZi, PuGongYing, LianQiao, SanLeng, EZhu, GanCao

Last Herbal Tea: HuangBai, SangJiSheng, ShuDi, XuDuan, HuangQi, DuZhong, HeHuanPi, SuanZaoRen, HuangJing, GanCao, ChenPi

Prescription analysis: ShengDi nourishes Yin, generates fluids, increases saliva and treats wasting and thirsting; TaoRen breaks up blood stasis and invigorates blood circulation; ChiShao invigorates the blood, dispels blood stasis and relieves pain ; Lulutong promotes the movement of Qi and invigorates the blood, opens the middle jiao and unblocks the channels; SanLeng and EZhu forcefully breaks up blood Stasis, regulates Qi and alleviates pain.

Fertility - Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

Female 35 years of age

  • First consultation: 24/10/2015
  • Last Menstrual Period:
  • Duration till pregnant: 5 months

Diagnosis

  • Western Diagnosis: Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, Infertility, Fatigue
  • TCM Diagnosis: Spleen and Kidney Yang Deficiency

Treatment

Examination

  • Tongue: Swallon and Light Pink Tongue
  • Pulse: Slow Pulse

Background Information and Observations:

The patient try to conceive more than a year without success. Her Period occurs every 28 to 35 day, and  heavy at times with period pain. She had Ovulation bleeding firstly at April and then August 2015. At her first visit,, she felt tired and stressed, with depressed mood and have bloated stomach, but had good sleep and regular bowl movement.

Initial Treatment Plan:

  • Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
  • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (Brewed from raw herbs): Twice a day, 100ml each time, 30 minutes after meal.
  • Herbal Pills: Life Power, JiaWeiXiaoYaoWan, RenShenJianPiWan

Treament plan after LMP:

  • Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
  • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine Brewed from raw herbs): Twice a day, 100ml each time, 30 minutes after meal.
  • Herbal Pills: Life Power, JiaWeiXiaoYaoWan, RenShenJianPiWan

Aim Of Treatment:

The treatment for the patient are Acupuncture for regulates menstruation. Herbal tea and Life Power are for nourishes kidney yang, balance hormones. JiaWeiXiaoYaoWan and RenShenJianPiWan are pacifies the liver, spreads liver Qi, strengthens the spleen function, nourishes the blood and yin,regulates menstruation and clears excess heat.

Dietary Guidance:

Regular meal is essential, Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, Meals should be prepared deliberately and thoughtfully, and should be eaten in an environment that is relaxed. Chew your food thoroughly. Choose whole, minimally processed foods as often as possible

Lifestyle Recommendations:

Keep up with a good mood and regular exercise, ensure daily sleeping hours at 8 hours. Always wear enough cloth to keep body warm.

Acupuncture – Acu-points Selection:

Guanyuan, Qihai, Yaoyangguan, Xuehai, Sanyinjiao, Fuliu, Rangu

Traditional Chinese Herbal-Assisted Treatment:

1st Herbal Tea: ShuDi, DangGui, Baizhu, ChuanXiong, GouQiZi, ShanYuRou, HuangJing, BaiShao, XiangFu, TuSiZi, BaJiTian, HuangQi, LaiFuZi, GanCao

Last Herbal Tea: HuangQin, SangJiSheng, DangGui, ZhiMu, TuSiZi, BaiShao, ShanYao, GanCao, BuGuZhi, SuanZaoRen, GouQiZi, XuDuan, HeShouWu, HeHuanPi, HuangQi

Prescription analysis: Shengdi Nourishes Yin, generates fluids, increases saliva and treats wasting and thirsting, Taoren Breaks up Blood Stasis and invigorates Blood circulation, Chishao Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis and relieves pain , Lulutong Promotes the movement of Qi and invigorates the Blood, opens the Middle Jiao and unblocks the channels, Sanleng and Ezhu Forcefully breaks up Blood Stasis, regulates Qi and alleviates pain

Fertility - IVF support for Endometriosis and Ovarian Cyst

Female 40 years of age

  • First consultation: 23/06/2016
  • Last Menstrual Period: 19/11/2016
  • Duration till pregnant: 5 months

Diagnosis

  • Western Diagnosis: Endometriosis, Ovarian cyst, IVF failure
  • TCM Diagnosis: Liver and Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Qi stagnation

Treatment

Examination

  • Tongue: Deep Red and Thin Tongue Body
  • Pulse: Thin and Rapid, Chi Mai Weak

Background Information and Observations:

The patient first visit us at the 23rd of June 2016. She has been tried to get pregnant for 4 month without success. Patients was diagnosed with Endometriosis and ovarian cyst before, and she did surgery at December 2015. Now patient’s period cycle are normal 28-30 days, and usually bleed for 4 days. she feels stress and anxious. Patient failed the first IVF in July. And she planed to do IVF later.

Initial Treatment Plan:

  • Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
  • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (Brewed from raw herbs): Twice a day, 100ml each time, 30 minutes after meal.
  • Herbal Pills: Life Power, JiaWeiXiaoYaoWan

Treatment plan after LMP:

  • Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
  • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine Brewed from raw herbs): Twice a day, 100ml each time, 30 minutes after meal.

Aim Of Treatment:

The treatment plan involves in Acupuncture, which improved ovarian and follicular function, and increase blood flow to the endometrium, helping to facilitate a thick, rich lining. Herbal tea and Life Power are for boosts Kidney and Spleen Yang deficiency, and resolve Liver Qi stagnation, JiaWeiXiaoYaoWan is for pacifies the liver, spreads liver Qi, strengthens the Spleen, nourishes the blood and yin, regulates menstruation.

Dietary Guidance:

Regular meal is essential, intake organic food as possible. Avoid wheat, iced drinks and cold or frozen foods. Drink a small cup of warm water, tea, or broth with meals. Meat soup or fish soup is suggested for three to four times per week.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

Keep up with a good mood and regular exercise, giving yourself plenty of time to rest during the day, avoid long hours of continuous work and pressurised environment.

Acupuncture – Acu-points Selection:

Zhongji, Diji, Qihai, Xuehai, Xingjian, Taichong, Guanyuan, Zusanli, Sanyinjiao

Traditional Chinese Herbal-Assisted Treatment:

1st Herbal Tea: HuangQi, MaiDong, WuWeiZi, HanLianCao, GouQiZi, HuangJing, DangGuiWei, TuSiZi, DuZhong, BuGuZhi, BaiZhu, GanCao, XuDuan, ShuDi, ChuanXiong

Last Herbal Tea: HuangQi, BaiZhu, BaiHe, ShaShen, DangShen, SangJiSheng, GanCao, ShaRen, ShanYao, FuLing, ChuanXuDuan, DangShen, FoShou

Prescription analysis: HuangQi tonifies Qi and blood, strengthens the Spleen function and raises the yang Qi of the Spleen and Stomach; MaiDong nourishes lung stomach yin and generates fluids; GouQiZi and WuWeiZi nourishes and tonifies liver and kidney blood and Yin; TuSiZi strengthens yang, nourishes yin, astringes Jing and urine and benefits the marrow; HanLianCao nourishes and tonify liver and kidney yin; ChuanXiong invigorates the blood and promotes the movement of Qi; all those herbs combined as a whole to tonify kidney and liver yin, resolve liver Qi.

Fertility - IBS And Irregular Period

Female 37 years of age

  • First consultation: 13/03/2017
  • Last Menstrual Period: 15/05/2017
  • Duration till pregnant: 2 Month and 2 Days

Diagnosis

  • Western Diagnosis: IBS, Irregular period
  • TCM Diagnosis: Spleen Kidney Yang Deficency, Liver Qi Stangation

Treatment

Examination

  • Tongue: White pale and Thick Tongue Coating
  • Pulse: Slippery and Chen Mai Weak

Background Information and Observations:

Patient had Long period bleed 4 days every 45-55 days, her period are not heavy and sometimes can be painful, period color are dark red. There is no intermenstrual bleeding and no postcoital bleeding. She has never been diagnosed with any sexually transmitted infections. Sometimes feels abdominal distension and always with cold hands and feet.

Initial Treatment Plan:

  • Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
  • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine Brewed from raw herbs): Twice a day, 100ml each time, 30 minutes after meal.
  • Herbal Pills: Life Power, JiaXiao, RenShenJianPi

Treatment plan after LMP:

  • Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
  • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine Brewed from raw herbs): Twice a day, 100ml each time, 30 minutes after meal.

Aim Of Treatment:

Treatment plan which includes Acupuncture, which improved ovarian and follicular function and increase blood flow to the endometrium, helping to facilitate a thick, rich lining.

Dietary Guidance:

Regular dietary include meat, fish and so on. Meals should be eaten in an environment that is relaxed. You should avoid eating when you are feeling strong emotions or when you are rushed. Avoid junk food, ensure intake with a more nutritious and balanced; have plenty of fruit. camomile tea is suggested to take in the evening.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

Keep up with a good mood and regular exercise, less working hours as possible, promote work and life well balanced.

Acupuncture – Acu-points Selection:

Qihai, Guanyuan, Zusanli, Sanyinjiao, Xuehai, Shenshu, Guanyuanshu, Qihaishu, Zhongji, Taichong

Traditional Chinese Herbal-Assisted Treatment:

1st Herbal Tea: DangShen, YinYangHuo, GuiZhi, LuLuTong, BaJiTian, BaiZhu, CangZhu, GanCao, DangGui, ShanYuRou, GouQiZi, SuanZaoRen, HeShouWu, BaiShao, DanShen, YiYiRen

Last Herbal Tea: HuangQi, WuWeiZi, HuangQin, SangJiSheng, XuDuan, BaiZhu, TuSiZi, GouQiZi, ShanYuRou, ShaRen, XiangFu, BaiShao, DangShen, GanCao, DaZao, ShanYao

Prescription analysis: DangShen tonifies the middle jiao and augments Qi; YinYangHuo and BaJiTian tonifies the kidney, strengthens yang;  GouQiZi nourishes and tonifies liver and kidney blood and yin; HeShouWu tonifies the liver and kidney, nourishes the blood and jing; BaiShao nourishes the blood and regulates menstruation; SuanZaoRen nourishes heart yin, tonifies liver blood and calms the Spirit; all those herbs as a whole regulates menes, strengeth kidneys yang, boost energy level and helps the insomnia.

Fertility - Miscarriage

Female 44 years of age

  • First consultation: 17/09/2011
  • Last Menstrual Period: 28/09/2011
  • Duration till pregnant: 11 days

Diagnosis

  • Western Diagnosis: Miscarriage
  • TCM Diagnosis: Liver Qi stagnation, Kiddney Yang Deficiency, Blood Stasis, Qi and Blood Deficiency

Treatment

Examination

  • Tongue: Swallen Body and Teeth Mark along Tongue Side
  • Pulse: Weak and Deep

Background Information and Observations:

Patients first visit us on the September 17th  2011. On the march 2011, she had miscarriage (it’s her first time been pregnant). And now her period cycle are 28-35 days, and usually bleed for 4 to 5 days, normal amount with blood clot, but no period pain. Sometimes she feel tired.

Initial Treatment Plan:

  • Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
  • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine Brewed from raw herbs): Twice a day, 100ml each time, 30 minutes after meal.

Treatment plan after LMP:

  • Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
  • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine Brewed from raw herbs): Twice a day, 100ml each time, 30 minutes after meal.

Aim Of Treatment:

Treatment plan includes Acupuncture, it’s for improve ovarian and follicular function and increase blood flow to the endometrium, helping to facilitate a thick, rich lining. Futher treatment has been continued after stressful pregnant,  it’s aim to protect the fetus.  Herbal Tea for increases fertility function nourishing Kidney Yang and resolve Liver Qi stagnation.

Dietary Guidance:

Suggested eat more vegetable and fruit. Regular dietary includes red meat and fish, ensure intake with a more nutritious and balanced. keep warm, reduce cold foods and exposure to cold, increase warm foods and use some of the warmer pungent spices, and food can be flavored with such spices as ginger.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

Keep up with regular exercise, giving yourself plenty of time to rest during the day, reduce stress level. Sleep at regular hours and avoid working late or overnight, environments/chemicals/ foods containing endocrine disrupting compounds must also be avoided.

Acupuncture – Acu-points Selection:

Qihai, Guanyuan, Zusanli, Sanyinjiao, Xuehai, Guilai, Yaoyangguan, Qihaishu, Shangjuxu

Traditional Chinese Herbal-Assisted Treatment:

1st Herbal Tea: HuangQi, HuangBai, ShengDi, DangGui, ChuanXiong, BaiShao, XuDuan, TuSiZi, GouQiZi, FuPenZi, SangShenZi, YiMuCao, XiangFu, ZhiGanCao, YinYangHuo

Last Herbal Tea: HuangQi, HuangQin, BaiZhu, XuDuan, DuZhong, ShaRen, ShanYao, TuSiZi, ShengDi, GanCao, ChenPi, BoZiRen, YuZhu

Prescription analysis: HuangQi tonifies Qi and blood; ShengDi nourishes yin, generates fluids, increases saliva and treats wasting and thirstin; DangGui tonifies the blood and regulates the menses, ChuanXiong invigorates the blood and promotes the movement of Qi, TuSiZi strengthens yang, nourishes Yin, astringes Jing and urine and benefits the marrow; YiMuCao invigorates the blood, dispels stasis, regulates menstruation and reduces masses; YinYangHuo tonifies the kidneys.

Fertility - Stillborn Fetus

Female 33 years of age

  • First consultation: 21/02/2016
  • Last Menstrual Period: 26/05/2016
  • Duration till pregnant: 3 Month and 5days

Diagnosis

  • Western Diagnosis: Stillborn Fetus
  • TCM Diagnosis: Qi and Blood deficiency, Blood Stasis

Treatment

Examination

  • Tongue: Pale and swollen body
  • Pulse: Taut and Chi Mai Weak

Background Information and Observations:

Patient has been trying to conceive for nearly 2 years without success.  Her period cyle are normal, 28 days, bleeds for 5 days and occasionally have dysmenorrhoea. On 2013, she has been tested with a increase of FSH level which indicates weak ovary function. Period stopped for 1 month at December 2013, recovered under TCM treatments (Acupuncture and Herbal Tea). Vaginal discharge are normal. At the time patient suffered from Hot flash, no sudden sweat, early menopause symptoms such as stress, low energy level, dreaminess, cold hands and feet. And she prepare to do IVF.

Initial Treatment Plan:

  • Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
  • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine Brewed from raw herbs): Twice a day, 100ml each time, 30 minutes after meal.
  • Herbal Pills: BaZhenTang.

Treatment plan after LMP:

  • Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
  • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine Brewed from raw herbs): Twice a day, 100ml each time, 30 minutes after meal.
  • Deep Tissue Massage: 60 minutes
  • Moxibustion:30 minutes

Aim Of Treatment:

Treatment plan which includes Acupuncture, it’s for stimulate the body’s Qi to move and lead the blood away from the area of stasis.  Herbal Tea is for enhance ovary function, re balance hormone,  strength of the digestive system’s ability to successfully obtain the nutrients from  food which necessary for the production of blood.

Dietary Guidance:

Regular dietary intake with a more nutritious and balanced; concentrate on easily digestible and warm food. Focus on adequate lean protein intake and lots of dark-colored fruits and vegetables (preferably lightly cooked).

Lifestyle Recommendations:

Keep up with a good mood and regular exercise. Sleep at regular hours and avoid working late or overnight, environments/chemicals/ foods containing endocrine disrupting compounds must also be avoided.

Acupuncture – Acu-points Selection:

Qihai, Guanyuan, Zusanli, Sanyinjiao, Xuehai, Guilai, Yaoyangguan, Qihaishu, Shangjuxu

Traditional Chinese Herbal-Assisted Treatment:

1st Herbal Tea: HuangQin, DangGui, ChuanXiong, TaoRen, Aiye, ShuDi, YiMuCao, DangShen, BaiZhu, FuLing, HuangJing, GouQi, DaZao, YuanHu, ZhiGanCao

Last Herbal Tea: HuangQin, SangJiSheng, XuDuan, TuSiZi, ShaRen, BaiZhu, ShanYao, GouQi, BaiShao, ChaiHu, GanCao, HuangQi

Prescription analysis: Huangqin tonifies Qi and blood; DangGui tonifies the blood and regulates the menses, HuangJing tonifies spleen Qi and nurtures Stomach Yin; ChuanXiong invigorates the blood and promotes the movement of Qi; DaZao nourishes the blood and calms the Spirit; TaoRen and DanShen invigorates the blood and dispels blood stasis.

Fertility - Fallopian Tubes Obstruction
  1. Background

    Conception is the very first step towards having a baby, but for some, it isn’t as straight forward as 85% of the population. Fallopian tube obstruction is often observed in infertility cases with a number of different treatment options available; some are significantly costly, and can often be invasive. Traditional Chinese herbal medicine can be tailored to target Fallopian tube obstructions by promote and maintain consistent flows of blood circulation and the meridian network channel to remove any inconsistency in both blood and meridian channel circulation.

    In this particular case study, it was thought to be impossible to conceive naturally due to blockages of both fallopian tubes, in-vitro fertilisation had also been tried and failed. Traditional Chinese herbal medicine was personalised according to the client’s health condition and specifically target to clear fallopian tube obstruction. She successfully conceived after one month of our herbal-assisted therapy, now you may enjoy the same benefit of our fertility expertise and non-invasive procedures. Please read on…

    • First consultation: 25th of August 2012 – Female, 39 years of age
    • *Successful Conception: 20th of September 2012
  2. Background Information & Observations

    The patient has suffered from fallopian tubes obstruction since 2004. Natural conception was successful in 2006 but results in miscarriage after 6 weeks; in-vitro fertilisation was also applied in March 2012 and didn’t achieve desirable effect.

    Average menstrual cycle of 28-30 days with typical menstruation of only three days; menstruation volume is small with distinctive cramp pain around the pelvic area during the on first day of every menstrual cycle. Fatigued accompanied by a varieties of complications such as bloating and stress

  3. Tongue Inspection

    Body of the tongue – red in colour covered with white moss

  4. Pulse Diagnosis

    Taut and thin

  5. Diagnosis

    Blood stasis due to Liver Qi Stagnation

  6. Therapeutic principle

    Promote Blood circulation to remove Blood Stasis, regulating the flow of Liver Qi and Blood.

  7. Treatment Plan
    • Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
    • Infrared heat therapy: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
    • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (brewed from raw herbs): Twice a day, 100ml each time.
    • Dietary Guidance:
      Regular dietary intake with more nutritious and balanced diet; concentrate on easily digestible foods and avoid spicy, bitter and unheated (cold) foods. Refrain from smoking & ingestion of food containing alcohol and alcoholic beverages.
    • Lifestyle Recommendations:
      Keep up with a good mood and regular exercise, giving yourself plenty of time to rest during the day, avoid long hours of continuous work and pressurised environment; promote calmness and meditate where possible. Sleep at regular hours and avoid working late or overnight, environments / chemicals/ foods containing endocrine disrupting compounds must also be avoided.

  8. Traditional Chinese Herbal-Assisted Treatment

    Classic Prescription Recipes: 血府逐瘀湯 Xuefu Zhuyu Decoction

    Xuefu Zhuyu Decoction has angiogenesis effects that not only increase the quantity of blood vessels (Gao et al, 2005), but also mobilize marrow endothelial progenitor cell (Gao et al, 2007), promoting endothelial progenitor cell differentiation (Gao et al, 2009) and tube formation (Gao et al, 2010). The mechanism of its pro-angiogenesis remained unclear. The fine balance between angiogenesis promoting factors and inhibitors allow healthy angiogenesis to occur only in embryonic development, wound healing and the female reproductive cycle is immensely important as any imbalance will lead to pro-angiogenesis or anti-angiogenesis (Song et al, 2012).

  9. Acupuncture

    內關 (Nei Guan),血海 (Xue Hai),足三里 (Zu San Li),關元 (Guan Yuan),氣海 (Qi Hai),合谷 (Ho Gu),三陰交(San Yin Qao),歸來 (Gui Lai),天樞 (Tian Su)。

  10. Results

    *Conception was successful* after 5 weeks of acupuncture and herbal-assisted fertility treatment. *A healthy boy was successfully delivered* in May 2013.

  11. Reference

    Gao D, Song J, Hu J, Lin JM, Zheng LP, Cai J, et al. (2005) Angiogenesis Promoting Effects of Chinese Herbal Medicine for Activating Blood Circulation to Remove Stasis on Chick Embryo Chorio-allantoic Membrane. Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine. 25(10):912–915.

    Gao D, Lin W, Zhen LP, Lin JM, Chen XZ, Song J, et al. (2007) Effect of Xuefu zhuyu Decoction on Endothelial Progenitor Cells Migrating from Rat Marrow. Chinese Journal of Integrated Medicine on Cardio-/Cerebrovascular Disease. 5(9):829–831.

    Gao D, Wu LY, Jiao YH, Chen WY, Song J, Chen KJ. (2009)The Experimental Study of effect on EPCs differentiation function by Xuefu Zhuyu Decoction. Chinese Journal of Basic Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine. 15(12):917–919.

    Gao D, Wu LY, Jiao YH, Chen WY, Chen Y, Kaptchuk TJ, et al. (2010) The Effect of Xuefu Zhuyu Decoction on in vitro Endothelial Progenitor Cell Tube Formation. Chin J Integr Med. 16(1):50–53.

    Song J, Chen WY, Wu LY, Zheng LP, Lin W, Gao D, Kaptchuk TJ, Chen KJ. (2012) A microarray analysis of angiogenesis modulation effect of Xuefu Zhuyu Decoction on endothelial cells. Chin J Integr Med. 18(7):502-6.

Fertility - Failure to conceive
  1. Background

    Formation of Phlegm-Dampness and Blood Stasis cause deficiencies of the Spleen, of which directly impacts the formation and circulation of Blood and Qi. In the world of traditional Chinese medicine, Spleen plays an enormously important part in female reproductive health; its function ability directly determines healthy circulation of Blood. In relation to fertility issues, replenishment and blood and provide uninterrupted supply of nutrients through blood circulation is vital in maintaining healthy reproductive organs.

    In this particular case, we had identified the pattern of Spleen Deficiency directly impacted by Phlegm-Dampness; it was also noted that Blood Stasis causing disruptions towards normal function of the Spleen. Acupuncture was performed to improve the condition of Blood Stasis and maintain consistent flow of the Meridian channels. Traditional Chinese medicine was initially prescribed with aim to restore normal Spleen function, replenishment of Qi and improve Blood Stasis. She was re-assessed after one week of treatment with much improvements observed in relation to Spleen Deficiency; replenishment progress of Qi was relatively slow, we reflected on this issue by tweaking the quantities in selected herbs to priorities towards strengthening Qi replenishment. After two weeks of acupuncture and herbal-assisted treatments she was conceived and successfully delivered a healthy baby.

    • First Consultation: 12/06/2012, Female, 30 years of age
    • *Conception date: 26/06/2012
  2. Background Information & Observations

    The patient wishes to have a second child by using acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine from our clinic again; her first pregnancy was made possible by our treatments in previous occasion. Having visited our clinics initially for infertility treatment on the 24th of June 2010, her primary concern at the time was she attempted but failed to conceive after two years of marriage. She received acupuncture and herbal-assisted treatments for several weeks then successfully conceived on the 27th of August 2010; a healthy baby was successfully delivered in March 2011. Irregularities of her menstrual cycle were observed, ranging from 5-6 weeks to occasional 3 months gap between each cycle. Menstrual blood was dark in colour and in excessive quantity for at least 8-9 days, accompanied by distinctive abdominal pain.

    No abnormality observed in dietary intake, sleep pattern was irregular with occasional bloating; bowel movement and urination was normal. Signs of chronic fatigue syndrome were observed since her first birth, often accompanied by migraine of distinctive pattern. Informed by the patient that she encountered a large volume of blood loss during her first birth, but she refused blood transfusion due to her allergenic nature.

  3. Medical History

    Pervious experienced in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

  4. Tongue Inspection

    Body of the tongue – pale and swollen

  5. Pulse Diagnosis

    Weak & deep

  6. Diagnosis

    Phlegm & Blood Stasis with obstructed Meridian Channel due to Spleen Qi Deficiency.

  7. Therapeutic principle
    • Eliminating dampness and resolving phlegm.
    • Promote Blood circulation and resolve Blood Stasis.
    • Tonify Qi & Blood.
  8. Treatment Plan
    • Acupuncture : Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
    • Infrared heat therapy : Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
    • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (brewed from raw herbs) : Twice a day, 100ml each time, 30-60 minutes after meal.
    • Dietary Guidance :
      Regular dietary intake with more nutritious and balanced diet; concentrate on easily digestible foods and avoid spicy, bitter and unheated (cold) foods. Refrain from smoking & ingestion of food containing alcohol and alcoholic beverages.
    • Lifestyle Recommendations :
      Keep up with a good mood and regular exercise, giving yourself plenty of time to rest during the day, avoid long hours of continuous work and pressurised environment; promote calmness and meditate where possible. Sleep at regular hours and avoid working late or overnight, environments / chemicals/ foods containing endocrine disrupting compounds must also be avoided.

  9. Traditional Chinese Herbal-Assisted Treatment

    Classic Prescription Recipes: 蔘苓白朮散Shenling Baizhu Powder

    This combination of herbal ingredients is chosen to target Spleen Qi Deficiency in conjunction with Phlegm removal. Strengthening Spleen functionality is the first step in curing complications such as accumulated dampness and phlegm directly derived via Spleen Qi Deficiency, Semen Brassicae is specifically added to increase the efficacy of phlegm reduction in this case. Once the root of the issue is cured, any derived complications should also be resolved. Menstrual issues such as irregular and/or delayed menstrual cycle and abnormal menstrual volume are restored to normal state with this application.

  10. Results

    *The patient successfully conceived* after 4 sessions of acupuncture and 14 days of herbal-assisted fertility treatment. A healthy boy was successfully delivered in February 2013.

  11. Reference

    McCulloch M, Broffman M, van der Laan M, Hubbard A, Kushi L, Kramer A, Gao J, Colford JM Jr. (2011) Lung cancer survival with herbal medicine and vitamins in a whole-systems approach: ten-year follow-up data analyzed with marginal structural models and propensity score methods. Integr Cancer Ther.10(3):260-79.

    Li YL. (1991) Clinical and experimental study on the treatment of children diarrhea by granule of children-diarrhea fast-stopping. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 11(2):79-82, 67.

    Wei L, Chen B, Ye R, Li H. (1999) Treatment of complications due to peritoneal dialysis for chronic renal failure with traditional Chinese medicine. J Tradit Chin Med.19(1):3-9.

    Wu B, Zhang SS. (2008) Effect of TCM therapy for invigorating Pi, soothing Gan, eliminating dampness and resolving blood stasis on the short-term quality of life in patients with diarrhea type irritable bowel syndrome. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 28(10):894-6.

    Wu, P. (2003) The combined use of tonification and purgation in treatment of fatty liver. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine v. 23(1): p. 7-9

Fertility - Reproductive organs normal but still failing to concieve
  1. Background

    You may have come across the terms of Yin, Yang, Qi and Blood previously but when it comes to Liver Qi Stagnation & Spleen Yang Deficiency it may sound completely new to you. In simple terms of traditional Chinese medicine, we believe that insufficient hepatic clearance will impact the balance of Spleen function, causing reduced absorption in nutrition. When nutrition is inadequately supplied, Blood and Qi are subsequently impacted causing deficiency; insufficient Blood & Qi will then directly disrupt normal menstrual cycle causing complications in fertility such as abnormal quantity of menstruation and observation of excessive quantity of coagulated blood.

    Multiple complications were observed with during the first consultation with a history of ovarian cyst but the cause of infertility remained unknown by Western analytic methods. In this particular case study we used acupuncture in conjunction with herbal-assisted treatments to directly rectify the primary issues of Liver Qi Stagnation & Spleen Deficiency. Over the course of three weeks her conditions were much improved and conceived successfully.
    Please read on…

    • First Consultation: 23/07/2011, Female, 31 years of age
      *Conception date: 10/08/2011
  2. Background Information & Observations

    The patient had attempted to conceive naturally since 2009 but did not meet any success. No significant issue identified via Western analytic methods in 2011 and suggested that functionality of her reproductive organs were also normal. She as previously diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome in 2003 but her ovaries were later found to be normal in a 2011 test.
    Reoccurrences of her menstrual cycle ranges between 28-42 days with at least 5-7 days of menstrual bleeding; excessive volume was observed with a large amount of blood coagulation. Complaints of pain noted from her lower abdomen, she was able to ease of such complaint by warming up the abdominal area. Emotional and moody with notable white discharge during menstrual cycle; restless, bloating, fatigued, and elevated temperature of hands and feet were also observed.

  3. Tongue Inspection

    A purple tongue with a thin moss

  4. Pulse Diagnosis

    Rapid, thin

  5. Diagnosis

    Stagnation of the liver-Qi and Deficiency of the Spleen.

  6. Therapeutic principle
    • Relieving the depressed liver-Qi and invigorating the spleen, promoting blood circulation to remove blood stasis.
  7. Treatment Plan
    • Acupuncture : Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
    • Infrared heat therapy : Twice a week, 30 minutes per session
    • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (brewed from raw herbs) : Twice a day, 100ml each time, after dinner 30 minutes
    • Diet guidance :
      • Always eat warm food. Eat plenty of protein or meat as enough, eat fresh food as possible.
      • No spicy or cold food, less potato and wheat food.
      • Avoid the junk and fast food, less alcohol and no smoking as possible.
    • Life style change :
      • Reduce the stress level, keep relax
      • Eliminate harmful foreign substances and natural concurrency waste products.
      • Keep sleep well and go to bed on time.
      • Regular to do exercise and do the meditation regularly if you can.
      • Avoid the overloading and have a good rest

  8. Traditional Chinese Herbal-Assisted Treatment

    Classic Prescription Recipes: 蔘苓白朮散Shenling Baizhu Powder

    This combination of herbal ingredients is chosen to target Spleen Qi Deficiency in conjunction with Phlegm removal. Strengthening Spleen functionality is the first step in curing complications such as accumulated dampness and phlegm directly derived via Spleen Qi Deficiency, Semen Brassicae is specifically added to increase the efficacy of phlegm reduction in this case. Once the root of the issue is cured, any derived complications should also be resolved. Menstrual issues such as irregular and/or delayed menstrual cycle and abnormal menstrual volume are restored to normal state with this application.

  9. Acupuncture

    Acu-Points Selection:
    內關 (Nei Guan),陰陵泉 (Yin Ling Quan),太沖 (Tai Chung),氣海 (Qi Hai),血海 (Xue Hai),三陰交 (San Yin Qao),合谷 (Ho Gu),歸來 (Gui Lai),足三里 (Zu San Li)

  10. Treatment Record

    26/07/2011
    Sleep pattern and colour of the tongue returned to normal, noted improvement of bloating; felt generally more energetic, fatigue wasn’t as intense but persisted.
    黃耆 Radix Astragali and生地 Rehmannia Glutinosa libosch. were added to the recipe in order to replenish Qi and Ying in conjunction with the current treatment.

    01/08/2011
    Due to the patient approaching her menstrual cycle, we decided to double the prescribed amount of當歸Radix Angelicae sinensis and益母草 Herba Leonuri to improve Blood circulation and replenishment of Blood. Previously added 黃耆 Radix Astragali and生地 Rehmannia Glutinosa libosch. were also continued to be included in this week’s combination.
    Note: Functionality of合歡皮 Cortex Albiziae in this case served as a calming element to ease the mind towards a conception-ready state.

  11. Results

    *Informed by the patient that conception was successful* on the 10th of August 2011, *a healthy baby girl was successfully delivered* on the 21st of April 2012 St. Mary’s Hospital.

  12. Reference

    Huang LP, Ling JH, Lv JY, Yan M. (2006) The effect of Xiaoyao wan combined with western medicine on the treatment of functional dyspepsia patients. J. Tradit. Chin. Med. 47:267

    Huang X, Ren P, Yang SW et al. (1992) Relation between syndrome type, electrogastrography and stomachoscopy of stomachache and the effect of Xiaoyao Powder. Shanxi J. Tradit. Chin. Med. 13:337–339
    Qin F., Huang X., Ren P. (2009) Chinese herbal medicine modified xiaoyao san for functional dyspepsia: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 24(8) p1320-1325

     

Weight Loss
  1. Condition

    The patient was very overweight. She had gained 15 kilos over the past three years and suffered from: severe bloating, tiredness, cold feet and hands, heavy legs and a craving for sugar. She also suffered from poor sleep and constipation.

  2. Tongue Inspection

    The tongue was slightly enlarged, with tooth marks on the edge and cracks on the surface

  3. Pulse Diagnosis

    Weak, tense and thin
    Note : Pulse and tongue diagnosis are two of the more important diagnostic tools in Chinese medicine.

  4. Diagnosis

    Overweight with kidney and spleen Yang deficiency

  5. Treatment Plan

    Acupuncture – twice a week, 30 minutes per session
    Chinese herbal medicine (in powder form to be taken twice a day with water)

  6. *Treatment Outcome

    Patient *lost 3 kg* after first week of treatment
    Weight decreased by between half *a kilo to one kilo* per week thereafter

  7. **After 6 weeks of Herbal Treatment and 12 sessions of Acupuncture

    Patient had lost a total of 6.5 kg
    Energy levels had increased, she was relaxed, sleeping well, and her apetite was back to normal.

Skin Rash
  1. Condition

    The patient had been suffering from a severe skin condition for the past three months. His whole body was covered in spots and he suffered from unbearable itching. Western medicine had been unable to help

  2. Tongue Inspection

    Red and swollen body with a greasy coating

  3. Pulse Diagnosis

    Tense, Rapid and slippery

  4. Diagnosis

    Skin Rash from an Allergic Reaction

  5. Treatment Plan

    Acupuncture – twice a week, 30 minutes per session
    Chinese herbal medicine (in powder form to be taken twice a day with water)

  6. *Key of pathogensis

    Heat toxin with dampness in the body and blood

  7. *Treatment Plan
    • Acupuncture: twice a week, 30 minutes per session
    • Chinese herbal medicine: (brewed from raw herbs, to be taken twice a day)
    • Herbal wash: 3-4 times a week
    • Eat more fruit and vegetables daily
    • Concentrate on easily digestible foods
    • Avoid spicy, hot food as well as fish, prawns of sea food and dairy products
    • Refrain from drinking alcohol.
  8. *Treatment Outcome
    • End of Week 1: *Rash had improved as had the itching*.
    • End of Week 2: The *spots had become lighter* in colour but were still somewhat itchy
    • End of Week 3: *Nearly half the body rash had disappeared*

    *After two months of treatment both the rash and the itching were cured, and his skin tone was back to normal*.

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