February 2019

February 2019

The Office: Back Pain

  • Deep, thin pulse
    • Can Be Spinal stenotic problem
    • Use Acupuncture
    • Check overall quality of pulse
      • If overall pulse suggests a damp condition
        • Astringents – 20
        • Shen Tong Zhu Yu tang – 40
        • Flex Spur – 10
        • Ru Xiang – 10
        • Mo Yao – 10
        • Yan Hu Suo – 10
      • Very Thin Tight Pulse
        • Shen Tong Zhu Yu Tang 20-30
        • Dang Gui – 15
        • Chuan Xiong – 15
        • Cold Hands
          • Si Ni Tang – 20
          • OR Dang Gui Si Ni Tang for cold feet and extremities – 20
        • Ru Xiang – 10
        • Mo Yao – 10
        • Astringents – 20 
  • Blocked pulse
    • Ru xiang – 10
    • Mo Yao – 10
    • Chuan Lian Zi – 10
    • Yan Hu Suo – 10
    • Shen Tong Zhu Yu Tang – 30
    • Shu Jing Huo Xue Tang – 30
  • Compressed pulse
    • Small tissue damage
    • Pounding pulse
      • The pounding that you feel is Inflammation
      • This means inflammation is the primary cause of pain
    • Herbs
      • 3 Yellows – 30
      • Astringents – 30
      • Resolve EM – 40

The Office: Arthritis

  • Bob’s theory: Arthritis is not autoimmune problem, but a bacterial infection.
    • His evidence: Tetracycline works better than any immune drug currently being used, as do antibacterial herbs.  
  • Pulse
    • Left Yang Wei Pulse
    • If Yang Wei is pounding and the hand is warm.
      • If the rest of the pulses are deep and pounding this indicates a systemic inflammatory condition
      • Patient may not be aware of condition
        • RA factor and sed rate testing only detects condition when it has developed or is very close to developing.
    • Herbs
      • Sheng Di Huang – 30
      • Xuan Shen – 10
      • Herbal ABX or Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin – 20
      • 3 Yellows
        • Liu Zhu Huang
        • Huang Jin Gui
        • Mo Gu Xiao
      • Astringents – 20
      • Can also use cooling blood movers
        • Chi Shao
        • Yu Jin
        • Dang Gui Nian Tong Tang
    • Herbs that don’t work as well
      • Ru Xiang
      • Mo Yao
      • Yan Hu Suo
      • Chuan Lian Zi