February 2018

February 2018

    The Office: How To Treat Prostate Problems

  • We simply shrink the prostate for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and its associated problems (frequent urination, sexual dysfunction)
  • Rx
    • Astrigents (He Zi, Wu Bei Zi, Tian Hua Fen, Ce Bai Ye, Bai Wei, Ma Chi Xian) 40-50
    • Resolve EM (Zhen Ren Huo Ming Yin and Shi Liu Wei Liu Qi Yin) 40-50
    • Ba Zheng San 20
  • If the prostate is impinching the ureter, then TURP surgery may be necessary < /li>
  • Additionally: How to prioritize your treatment?
    • Take the pulses individually and then put your hand on both the right and the left hand at the same time!
    • See which pulses are the worst – upper, middle or lower burner?
    • Fix that burner first!
    • Most people have heart problems.
    • If the liver or digestion (bloating) are really bad, you have to treat the middle burner first (either from the liver or stomach side).
    • Once the middle burner is cleared, I typically have to treat the heart, because it is the aberrant pulse next in line.
    • If the kidney (left Chi) pulse is very weak, then I use 20% Ba Wei Di Huang Tang to treat the kidney Yang deficiency.
    • If the left Chi is too high, then that’s kidney Yin deficiency and I typically use 20% Zhi Bai Di Huang Tang.
    • I add that to the blood movers for the heart.
    • The general principle is to look for the most aberrant pulse and the 2nd most aberrant pulse. Those two organs will be the ones that make the patient miserable.
    • Most of the time the primary problem will be either a cardiac issue, a respiratory issue or a digestive issue.
    • Most of the time the secondary problem will be the liver (20% of your formula will be for the liver).
    • MPD makes the practice of TCM extremely enjoyable.

    Period Pain at the lower abdomen

  • Most superficial muscle group on the abdomen are the external obliques which belongs to the Foot Shao Yang Jing Jin (GB)
  • Period Pain sits deeper, so that is a Stomach problem or a Liver Problem
  • Tx:
    • Step 1: Joint Sites:
      • Needle wrist Anterior Lateral- along the LI Jing Jin, bilateral
      • Needle ankle Anterior Lateral – along the ST Jing Jin, (bilateral)
      • Pain 70% reduced
    • Step 2: Musculo-Fascial Zone Sites (MF Zones):
      • Needle HT (Posterior Medial) treats ST (Anterior Lateral), so needle HT (Hand Shao Yin) MF Zone 2, palpate for tender points in the HT MF-Zone 2 and needle those
      • Pain much better, – 90% improvement
      • Next we could choose MF Zone 2 for the LI or ST or even MF Zone 3 of the HT, which Bob did.
      • (Press the area you want to needle to discharge the nerve, then immediately needle, in order to avoid needling pain, as the nerve will take about a second to reboot.)
      • Pain 100% gone.
  • Due to the nature of the intimate neurosomatic interconnectedness of the body – full-, half-, quarter-, 8th-, 16th- images, you can justify anything with imaging. In other words, almost anything along the lower legs and the forearms would treat a problem.
  • Therefore, the image actually become subservient to the sensitive areas in the new DNA; the MF zones are most important to needle.

    The Office: MPD – Where do you start?

  • Step 1: You are taking all pulses and you look for the worst pulse! The pulse that is most dramatically out of his home and/or has the worst shape.
  • Step 2: Match the worst pulse with the patient’s symptoms.
  • Step 3: Create a formula that matches their main symptoms and pulses.
    • E.g. the heart pulse is the worst and so you ask for heart- related symptoms (e.g. insomnia, anxious, tired). Then the liver might the 2nd worst pulse (e.g. grumpiness), so 80% of your formula will be for the heart (e.g. blood movers) and 20% will be for the liver (e.g. Long Dan Xie Gan Tang).
    • Let’s say their worst pulse is the left Cun, but their main complaint is sinus related headaches and you see that the right Cun is also blocked.
  • Step 4: If the main complaint does not match the worst pulse, ask the patient, what do you want to be treated first?
    • Eventually you want to treat the heart – for most patient or the worst pulse.
    • You can also address their main complaint- treating the heart- while treating their worst pulse (usually the left Cun – heart) – e.g. giving 20% for their sinus related headaches.
    • Example: Heart-attack patient.
    • If you see a badly blocked heart (stage 3), and other symptoms of heart disease are showing up (purplish complexion), then you should talk them into letting you treat their heart first.
    • You will heart problems (left Cun) , sinus problems (right Cun), angry livers (high left Guan), depressed/frutsrated (fatty) livers (deep left Guans) most often.
    • You will not see too many digestive issues. Nowadays, it’s almost always the heart.
  • Step 5: At the end of your pulse diagnosis, read both hand’s pulses all three pulse positions at the same time and see if anything stands out.
    • Which burner stands out – upper, middle or lower?
    • Which pulses are the worst?
    • If the Guans (middle burner) are really irritated, you will have to focus on this and treat this solely first (mostly done after 2 weeks).
      • If stomach is the worst:
        • Huang Lian Jie Du Tang 20
        • Jia Wei Xiao Yao San 20
        • He Zi 15
        • Wu Bei Zi 15
        • Bai Wei 15
        • Tian Hua Fen 15
      • If liver pulse is the worst:
        • Hu Zhang 15
        • Cha Chi Huang 15
        • Xia Ku Cao 15
        • Huang Shui Qie 15
        • or instead of above: Long Dan Xie Gan Tang 60
        • Huang Lian Jie Du Tang 20
        • Jia Wei Xiao Yao San 20