April 2017

April 2017

April 2017

    The Office: Prostate Enlargement and Bladder Flaccidity

  • As the prostate enlarges, the ureter gets squished and the bladder retains a larger amount of urine
  • Shrink the prostate:
    • Prostate pills by Golden Flower (PSA elevation can be brought down)
  • Bladder problems can be either a relaxation problem of the bladder neck or a contraction problem of the bladder body
  • If herbally not possible, then px needs a TURP procedure
  • If bladder is still too flaccid, then urine will still be retained, then pxs needs to be cauterized
  • DNA™ for improved bladder contraction
    • Tx vessel:
      • KD (knee to elbow), LU (hand to wrist)
      • Front Mu point (Ren 2 and 3), electro-stim (strong)
      • BL channel along the holes in the sacrum

 
 
 

    The Office: MPD® – Thin vs. Wiry Pulses

  • The difference between thin (small) pulses and wiry pulses is that wiry pulses are excess pulses, so they are not weak (they push back).
  • Look at other pulses, if they are strong, then you know that the thin (small) pulse in question is wiry, not small (as in a weak and thin pulse), because the body does not function in isolation. (eg. right cun is weak then usually all other pulses are weak)
  • If the hands are cold, then a thin, weak and wiry pulse does not only indicate deficiency, but also cold (yang deficiency), hence the constricted, extremely thin, wiry pulse (indicating a cold condition).
  • Chronic Fatigue Px
    • Sx
      • fatigue
      • cold hands
    • Dx
      • thin and tight guans
      • reversed hook
    • Rx by intern
      • Si Ni Tang 20
      • Ba Wei 15
      • Long Dan Xie Gan Tang 15
      • Dang Gui 10 (hard to digest)
      • Chuan Xiong 10
      • Dan Shen 30
  • If right guan is weak and elbow is cold then use An Zhong San or Li Zhong Tang or even Fu Zi Li Zhong Tang to tonify the digestive system
  • Mistake: Intern scattered his formula too much. Should have focused on the weak middle jiao (main complaint: tiredness). Warm up the digestion but keep the liver open.
    • An Zhong San 33
    • Fu Zi Li Zhong Tang 33
    • Jia Wei Xiao Yao San 33
  • Only focus on the main complaint for initial visit(s).
  • If px main complaint was fatigue, anxiety, palpitation then would have treated the heart (blocked left cun and weak guans)
    • Rx
    • Dan Shen 15
    • Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang 20
    • Dang Gui 15
    • Yan Hu Suo 15
    • Gua Lou Xie Bai Ban Xia Tang 20
    • An Zhong San 20
  • If px had weak guans and a weak left cun
    • Rx
    • An Zhong San 25
    • Li Zhong Tang 25
    • Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan or Sheng Mai San or Yang Shen Tang or Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang 25
    • Jia Wei Xiao Yao San 25

 
 
 

    The Office: DNA™ – Treating shingles and postherpetic neuralgia

  • A way to differentiate between a shingles problem and something that is coming from the rib cartilage or muscular is by asking if the pain is elicited by just touching the skin (in which case it most likely shingles).
  • Target vessels: Tai Yang (Bladder), Shao Yang (Gallbladder) and Yang Ming (Stomach) problem (all Yangs)
  • Image: Around elbow and knees (extend down the arms and legs):
    • knees- half way down the lower leg
    • elbows- half way down the arm
  • Treatment vessels:
    • PC – treats GB, ST
    • SJ – treats GB
    • LU – treats UB
    • SI – treats UB
    • KD – treats UB
    • GB – treats GB
    • ST – treats ST (ST 35-ST 38)
  • Needle technique: needle shallow
  • If there is a lot of weakness in the pulse, px needs tonics
    • Rx (base formula)
      • Lu Feng Fang 15
      • Ru Xiang 15
      • Mo Yao 15
      • Zhen Ren Huo Ming Yin 30
      • He Zi 15
      • Wu Bei Zi 15
    • If weak pulses
      • Huang Qi or Zhi Huang Qi 10-20
    • If pounding pulses
      • no Huang Qi
  • If scalp or head, then target those images

 
 
 

    The Office: Meditation – Daily Practice

  • Meditation = quieting the mind.
  • “A quiet mind is better than an agitated mind.”
  • Buddhist methods want you to watch the mind. But the question is, “Who is the watcher?”
  • One part of the mind cannot watch another part of the mind, because there is no mind. There are just thoughts.
  • Mind – it’s just a concept. “Mind is that what contains the thoughts.”
  • The I thought is an illusion. It gives you the impression that there is an I (an entity) which thinks. But the I thought is itself a thought!
  • Thoughts occur all the time. Hundreds per minute. But when the thoughts become less, the metabolic rate drops and breathing rate drops. Then the physiology can sink into a deeper state of rest.
  • An agitated state (lots of thoughts) is a stressful event for the body. Good meditation techniques deal with this problem – reducing the amount of thoughts.
  • How can this be done? The mind (brain) needs to be engaged into something, needs to focus its attention onto something.
  • The fastest way to quiet the brain is to ask a question, such as: “Who am I?” Then the brain stops for a second.
    • Don’t try to answer the question. Just ask the question without seeking an answer. Ask yourself very quietly, very subtle.
    • This will quiet the brain, the amount of thoughts will drop, the metabolic rate drops, and the body feels at peace.
    • This state is a much better state than a state of many thoughts, which for the body means to be constantly agitated.
    • Do this throughout the entire day when you are working.
  • Enlightenment/ Awakening/ The disillusion of the concept of ego is an accident. Meditation makes you accident prone. There is no effort in the world that can make it happen, though.
  • Simple ask yourself throught the day: “Who am I?”; “Who is it that is walking?”; “Who is it that is angry?”; “Who is it that is worried?”; “Who is it that is quiet?”
  • Asking a question is more quieting/ better than entertaining a mantra (e.g. “The I sound”)

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