January 2021

January 2021

The Office: How to Treat Vertigo with Chinese Herbs

  • Two main etiologies: Excess and Deficiency
  • Excess:
    • Phlegm harassing the head
      • Pulse: The Right Cun is Blocked and Soggy
      • Herbs:
        • Ban xia 20
        • Bai Zhu 20
        • Tian ma 20
        • Fu ling 20
        • Ze xie 20
        • Jiang can 10
  • Phlegm harassing the head with Heat signs
    • Pulse: The Right Cun is Blocked and firm or slightly pounding
    • Herbs:
      • Resolve EM or Zhen ren huo ming yin 40
      • Tian ma 20
      • Clear Heat or Huang qin 15
      • Huang lian shang qin wan 15
      • Sha shen 15
      • Astringents 15
      • Jiang can 10
  • Excess Heat in the sinuses
    • Pulse: The Right Cun is superficial or middle depth and pounding
    • Herbs:
      • Resolve EM 40
      • Astringents 15
      • Herbal ABX 15
      • Huang lian shang qin wan 15
      • Clear Heat 15
      • Tian ma 20
      • Sha shen 20
      • Qing zao jiu fei tang 15
  • Liver Yang Rising -High Blood Pressure
    • Pulse: Left Guan high and pounding (can be wiry or convex)
    • Herbs:
      • Tian ma 10
      • Gou teng 15
      • Bai ji li 10
      • Fu ling 10
      • Shi jue ming 20
      • Sang ji sheng 10
      • Zhen zhu mu 30
      • Ci shi 30
      • Zhu ru  10
      • Zhi zi 10
      • Bai shao 10
  • Deficiency
    • Qi and Blood Deficiency
      • Pulse: All pulses are thin, weak like the edge of a kleenex. The overall depths of each position are usually a little higher than they should be.
      • Herbs:
        • Huang qi 10
        • Dang gui 10
        • Dang shen 10
        • Chuan xiong 10
        • Bai shao 10
        • Shu di huang 10
        • Ci shi 20
        • Gou qi zi 15
  • Liver and Kidney Yin Deficiency
    • Pulse: Left Guan and Chi are too high and thin and little firm, Left Cun is usually in the middle depth, thin and weak. Typical fight or flight pulse.
    • Herbs:
      • Tian ma gou teng yin 40
      • Yi guan jian 30
      • Ci shi 30
      • Mu li 20
    • If Yin Deficiency Hypertension:
      • Add
      • Du Zhong 10
      • Sang ji sheng 15
      • Niu xie 10

The Office: How to Treat Vertigo and Dizziness with DNA

  • Where is the problem:  Anatomical Region, Muscles, Jing JIn
    • Anatomical Region: Anterior Lateral (AL), Lateral Lateral (LL)
    • Muscles: All the muscle groups of abdomen and frontal head area
    • JIng JIn: Foot and Hand Shao Yang (LI and ST), Foot Shao Yang (GB)
  • First set of needles: Wrist at LI. Ankles at ST and GB
  • Second set of needles: Wrist at SJ
  • Third set of needles: Spread the image on the above Jing Jin above and below the wrists and ankles at Ah shi points on the LI, ST, GB, SJ
  • Fourth set of needles: Use the cross body relationships between AL and AM muscle groups and LL and MM muscle groups. In this case the LI problem in the head is treated with the LU. The ST problem in the head and abdomen is treated with the LV. The GB problem in the head and abdomen is treated with the SP. Spread the image on the LU, LV, SP JIng Jin and needle Ah shi points from the hands to the elbows and feet to knees.
  • Fifth set of needles: Use the upper and lower body’s relationship between AL and PM muscle groups, and between lower bodyLL and upper body MM muscle groups. In this case the LI muscles of the face are treated with the K JIng Jin area in the feet and legs. The ST muscles of the face and abdomen are treated with HT Jing JIn area of the arms and hands. The GB areas of the face and abdomen are treated with arm and hand areas of the P. Therefore needle along the Jing Jin muscle vessels at Ah shi points along the K, HT and P.
  • Additional images: The frontal area of the head from DU 20 to the hairline represents the abdominal area of the body and can be needled to help settle nausea associated with vertigo or dizziness. The problem of vertigo and dizziness absent nausea has to be considered a head problem and therefore the best image to use are usually the hands and feet.

The Office: How to Treat Menstrual Pain (Dysmenorrhea) with Chinese Herbs

  • Excess: Stagnation of Qi and Blood
    • MPD analysis: Left Chi Pulse is Blocked (Stage1,2,3)
    • Basic Herbal Formulation:
      • Ge xie zhu yu tang 50
      • Shao fu zhu yu tang 50
    • Herbal Additions:
      • If a lot of pain add:
        • Ru xiang 10
        • San leng 10
        • E zhu 10
        • Chuan lian zi 15
        • Yan hu suo 15
      • If thin weak pulses in other positions, especially the Rt and LFT Cuns then add:
        • Huang qi 10
        • Dang qui 10
      • If signs of cold in the lower abdomen: Cold Hands, Cold lower abdomen, Very thin tight pulse in the Left Chi position then add:
        • Rou gui  5
        • Ai ye  10
        • Wu zhu yu  10
        • Or add: Shao fu zhu yu tang 30
  • Deficiency: Deficiency of Qi and Blood
    • MPD analysis: Right and Left Cun weak and thin, Right and Left Guans weak and thin and weak Blocked Pulse in Left Chi
    • Patient is chronically tired with shortened periods and usually scanty, pink flow, signs of anemia.
    • Basic Herbal Formulation:
      • Dang gui shao yao san 100
    • Herbal additions:
      • If a lot of pain add:
        • Yan hu suo 15
        • Chuan lian zi 15
        • Ru xiang 5
        • Mo yao 5
      • If signs of cold add:
        • Rou gui 10
        • Ai ye 10
        • Wu zhu yu 10