April 2016

April 2016

April 2016

    Herbs & Notes

    DNA: Treating Shoulder Pain/Scapula Pain and Knee Pain

  • Shoulder/ Scapula:
  • Elevation of shoulder/ rotator cuff problem: Subscapularis tendon: treat the LI ( needle LI, ST,LV)
  • Anterior Shoulder joint pain: needle eyes of the knee, ST41, KD6, LV4
  • Pain radiating down the arm: usually subscapularis tendon/muscle involvement
  • Knee Pain:
  • needle same side/opposite side of opposite knee
  • treat the elbow (around the olecranon)

 
 
 

    Herbs & Notes

    MPD Special: Common mistakes and how to avoid them.

  • Pulse issues – big pulse deviations, do not deviate, resist chasing symptoms with the herbs:
  • Blood stasis
  • pulse is scattered/deep
  • Rx: Vitality (formula available on doane.us) or Circulation SJ (Evergreen)
  • Do not deviate/ dilute the formula.
  • Blood stasis with damp
  • pulse is deep, patient is puffy
  • Blood stasis with damp-heat
  • pulse is too deep and pounding
  • Excess heat/ fire
  • pulse is pounding
  • Rx: Heat-clearers e.g. Seattle 1 (formula available on doane.us)
  • Do not deviate/ dilute the formula.
  • Too constricted/ tense
  • tense & hot
  • tense & cold
  • pulse is too thin and tight (pounding if hot; extremely thin if cold)
  • After 80% of the big pulse deviations are resolved/ patient is 80% better, then you can “branch out” our your formul
  • E.g. Patient has stomach issue, easily tired, slight sleeping problems
  • Rx:
  • scattered left cun: Dan Shen 20%
  • anxious: Yan Hu Suo 20%
  • easily agitated/ too wiry and strong left guan: Long Dan Xie Gan Tang 20%
  • tight, constricted, thin right guan/ cold stomach: An Zhong San/ Ping Wei San/ Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Tang 20%
  • weak, wiry right cun/ allergy: Yu Ping Feng San 20%

 
 
 

    Herbs & Notes

    MPD: Treating Endocrinological Problems with Herbs

  • normal left chi: deep and slightly convex (normal strength and width)
  • if thin and hard (tight): back-pain
  • if thin and weak: (hands are cold) Kidney Yang Deficiency
  • Tx: Ba Wei Di Huang Tang or You Gui Wan 20
  • if thin and high: Kidney Yin Deficiency
  • Tx: Liu Wei Di Huang Tang or Zhi Bai Di Huang Tang (if pounding/strong) or Zuo Gui Wan 20
  • hot flashes/ night sweats: superficial, wiry, pounding (strong) – Yin-deficient heat
  • Tx:
  • Zhi Bai Di Huang Tang 50
  • Zhu Ye Shi Gao Tang 30
  • treat other issues, e.g. Dang Gui 20
  • general hormonal issues (both Yin and Yang Deficiency):
  • Tx: You Gui Wan 50, Zuo Gui Wan 50
  • strong Kidney Yang Deficiency symptoms and pulses:
  • Tx:
  • You Gui Wan 50-60
  • Shao Fu Zhu Yu Tang (blood mover for lower jiao) 30
  • treat other issues (e.g. reflux):
  • Mu Li 10
  • Wa Leng Zi 10
  • weak immune system (weak right cun):
  • Yu Ping Feng San 20
  • if px is over 45-50 years old and left chi is pathologic, then 20% is address to treat the Chinese Kidney (Endocrine System)

 
 
 

    Herbs & Notes

    MPD: Treating gas and bloating

  • Digestive problems in general: Guans will be too high or too low. Either left or right guan will be the more pathological (too strong and convex or too strong and wiry) and treatment needs to be focused on most pathological Guan.
  • Right Guan superficial or deep and strong (pounding) and convex:
  • Tx
  • He Zi 15
  • Wu Bei Zi 15
  • Tian Hua Fen 15
  • Bai Wei 15
  • Jia Wei Xiao Yao San 20
  • Huang Lian Jie Du Tang 20
  • Left Guan superficial or deep, too strong and too wiry (right guan will usually also be too strong and too wiry):
  • Tx
  • Cha Chi Huang 15
  • Xia Ku Cao 15
  • Huang Shui Qie 15
  • Hu Zhang 15
  • Jia Wei Xiao Yao San 20
  • Huang Lian Jie Du Tang 20
  • Diet Advice: Low-carb, high fat, medium protein diet/ Paleo Diet (no grains, fruits, sweets, simple sugars, replace those with vegetables and high fat meat)
  • Thin and weak right guan:
  • Tx
  • An Zhong San 100
  • Ping Wei San 100
  • Thin and too wiry left guan:
  • Tx
  • Shao Yao San 50
  • Ping Wei San 50
  • LI 10/11 area cold to touch with either pathological guan:
  • Tx
  • An Zhong San 40
  • Ping Wei San 40
  • Gan Jiang 10 or Sheng Jiang 20
  • Superficial, too wiry and too thin left & right guans (liver invading stomach):
  • Tx
  • Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang or Gan Mai Da Zao Tang 10-20
  • Cha Chi Huang 15
  • Xia Ku Cao 15
  • Huang Shui Qie 15
  • Hu Zhang 15
  • Jia Wei Xiao Yao San 20

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