Wednesday, 23 January 2019 15:20

Warts can be cured by herbs and acupuncture

Warts can be cured by herbs and acupuncture

Warts occur when the virus comes in contact with your skin and causes an infection. They are more likely to develop on broken skin. Some kind of people are prone to be infected. It is believed that these kind of people have week immunity, which can make it spread to other parts of body and can occur repeatedly. The question is why these people have low immunity? According to TCM, when people have too much  dampness inside the body that cause dry skin outside, and this environment of the body is vulnerable to be infected with warts.  In TCM practice there are particular herbs that can correct the damp environment of body and kill the virus. Acupuncture on some acupoints can also have the same effect. 

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019 14:52

Acupuncture can reduce morning sickness

Morning sickness,  is a symptom of pregnancy that involves nausea or vomiting. Acutually,  it can occur at any time during the day. Typically these symptoms occur between the 4th and 16th week of pregnancy. Acupuncture can help to reduce the sickness a lot. In the last several years, I have treated several pregnant women with morning sickness. In TCM theory, there are a few meridians that connect to stomach. If choosen properly,  the  acupoints on these medirian will be very effective to treat this sickness, and because it does not involve any medicine, it has no side effect. 

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Friday, 18 January 2019 10:55

Fatigue and acupuncture

 

Fatigue

Lots of people suffer from tiredness. Some tiredness maybe caused by illness, such as diabetes or low thyroid function. But for some other people, nothing can be found wrong after examination. Usually these kinds of fatigue may also accompany insomnia, no interest in hobby, and patients feel exhausted mentally, which can be early symptoms of depression. Some may have stress for a long period. I have treated many different kind of fatigue quite successfully, especially in this kind of fatigue. I use acupuncture with the  same acupoints as treating depression. It only take several sessions of acupuncture to see the positive result, and lots of patients can recover completely.

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Friday, 18 January 2019 09:20

Anxiety can be treated well by TCM

Anxiety can be treated well by TCM

I have treated dozens people with Anxiety since I worked in Switzerland in 2011. These people show many different types of symptoms. Sometimes it is general anxiety, which means people worry or scare with no specific reason. But other people can suffer from specific condition, such as scaring of driving through tunnels, or take airplane, train or tram, or even go to shopping center. Lots of them also suffer from panic attack. It may accompany with depression as well. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the cause of anxiety is from injury in heart meridian. It can be relieved by treating the heart meridian, through acupuncture or herbs. After treatment, the patients can do things which they scared to do in the past. And the panic attack can disappear.

And there are many other illness can be related to anxiety, such as IBS, irritable bladder, unexplained stomach pain, difficulty of concentration, insomnia, and restless legs. I have treated  all mentioned patients with high success rate, using the same way as treating anxiety. Even more, comparing with anti anxiety medicine, the acupuncture have no side effects at all.  I strongly recommend people with anxiety to look for acupuncture treatment by an experienced, skilled  TCM practitioner.

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Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:51

Inguinal hernia pain and TCM treatment

Inguinal hernia pain

In Last several years, I treated successful of several people with hernia pain, almost all of them have received several times of surgery. For example, one of them even had five sugeries done in the life. But in last month, he had hernia pain again. This time he decided not to have operation, instead to try TCM acupuncture.  After only two sessions of treatments, the pain stopped completely. Usually the hernia is caused by high pressure of abdominal content. The TCM treatments using herbs or acupunture can relieve the high pressure , and then stop the hernia. The surgery only repair the weak spot of abdominal wall, but if the high pressure still exist, the hernia will relapse in the future. 

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Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:19

Urinary incontinence

Bladder incontinence

Recently I treated two people, a man and  a woman,  who  had suffered bladder incontinence for quite some time. The man had prostate cancer, and had received surgery.  The woman  also had surgery because of  prolapse of bladder. Both of them suffered urine incontinence after surgery. After several sessions of acupuncture,  the urin incontinence of both  has almost stopped. Although the treatment of incontinence was recorded in several ancient Chinese TCM books,  I am still  surprised by how fast and how effective it worked. I strongly recommend people who have urinary incontinence to  have acupuncture treatment. 

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:04

My treatments of Tennis elbow and golf elbow

In the last several years, I treated several patients with tennis elbow and golf elbow. Some patients have suffered more than two years and tried many different treatment with few effects. I treated them successfully with my unique way.  The key is the rice moxibustion on the spine. In the past, with acupuncture only, the success rate is not satisfactory, especially difficult on those suffered long time.  But since adding the moxibustion on spine, I have no failing case of tennis elbow and golf elbow.  The treatments usually take 10 to 15 sessions. I remember there were two chefs, a man and a woman, suffering tennis elbow quite long time and limit their working capacity.  When they had completely no pain on elbow,   how glad they were.   

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A pilot study of acupuncture plus moxibustion in treating major depressive disorder

WANG Xuefeng

Abstract: [Objectives] To observe the response rate and the remission rate of acupuncture plus moxibustion in treating major depressive disorder(MDD), and to compare them with the SSRI antidepressant citalopram in STAR*D. [Method] This is a real world study. The study was carried out in a private practice located in a small city of Switzerland from Nov 2016 to Mar 2018. Any patient who met the criteria of inclusion was observed.   Altogether 13 patients, 11 women and 2 men, are included according to the diagnosis of MDD. The age is between 23 and 69, 46.31±SD14.53. They may have anxiety and different general medical conditions. Acupuncture was used on the points SI19,HT5,HT4,ST25,KI4,ST41,GB35,KI9, and moxibustion was used on the points BL15,BL19,BL20. Every patient had maximal 10 sessions of treatments. The PHQ9 was recorded before and after treatments. GAD7 was recorded to measure the severity of anxiety before and after treatments when patients report anxious symptoms. The response rate and the remission rate were compared with antidepressants citalopram in the first level of STAR*D research. [Results] Before the treatment, all patients’ scores of PHQ9 are between 10 and 25. After treatment, the scores of ten patients are below 5, one is 50% above the initial score, and two patients dropped out. So both the response rate and remission rate are 76.9%. Comparing with the response rate and remission rate of Citalopram in the first level of STAR*D, 47% and 33% individually, this pilot study shows that acupuncture and moxibustion treatment could approach much higher response rate and remission rate in treating MDD and further researches is strongly advised to confirm this result.

Key words: Major depressive disorder; anxiety; Citalopram; Acupuncture; Moxibustion; STAR*D

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 15:37

Trigeminal neuralgia 2 cases

 

In 2018 I treated two patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN). The results of both treatments are satisfactary. Both patients are female, 60s,  one with history of 10years, the other one of 4 years. Both were taking medication. Although they were diagnosed with TN, but in TCM, they belong to different category. One has water retention in Shaoyang meridian,  which can compress on the trigeminal nerve. The other one has Yin difficency, which can harm the norishment of nerve. In first patient I use Chai hu jia long gu mu li Tang together with acupunture to treat anainst the Shaoyang water retention. After one week, the patient notice the relieve of pain, around 40 percent less. After  10 sessions of acupuncture and herbs treatments, the pain completely disappear. she also stopped her medicine.  In second patient, I use Yi Guan Jian and acupunture to norish the Yin energy and the trigeminal nerve. After 6 sessions of treatments, she reported much better,  just in  10pm the pain began and last for one hour. After 10 sessions her pain almost disappear.  She also reduced her medicine. 

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Sunday, 02 September 2018 14:14

Three cases of Infectious mononucleosis

In the last several years, I treated three cases of infectious mononucleosis. The diagnosis were made by their family doctor or hospital. The main symptom of two cases were severe headache, the third one was fatigue. They have all treated by their doctors but the symptoms still lasted for several months. When they come to me, I found out they all had exterior symptoms in terms of TCM. One had strong sweating even not active ,accompanying with cold, and it can last for 1 hour. The other two have also complained about easily cold feeling without sweating. All three patients did not have fever. Their symptoms all compatible with TCM Taiyang disease, which means exterior syndromes. I used Gui Zhi Jia Ge Gen Tang to treat the one with excessive sweating and very bad headache. The symptoms disappeared in one week. The other two I used Ge Gen Tang to treat their fatigue and headache, and the symptoms also went away soon.

The successful treatments of these three cases of infectious mononucleosis shows the difference of TCM and western medicine. Usually western medicine try to kill the pathogens directly to cure the infected patients. If the pathogens can not be killed , then it is difficult to treat or just wait for the body  self healing. Sometimes the self healing process is not so successful, just like infectious mononucleosis we mentioned here, then the duration of the disease can be quite long. Instead of killing pathgens, TCM treat the abnormal response of body to pathogens, which could varied in each individual. Both too strong and too week response of the body can cause long duration of the disease. TCM can cure patients through adjustment of the improper reaction of the body, and let the body return to normal healing process. 

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