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Chief complaint: Acne, eczema, and anxiety
Complaints: Acne since teenage and worsened in the last 6 years. Eczema on front and back of neck for one year. Taking Effexor for chronic anxiety. All symptoms worsened every month from PMS until the end of period.
Acupuncture: Left-side yin horary points in Metal-Order of LU11, KD2, LR3, HT4, and SP9 plus LR4, SP5, KD7, and LU8 because a constitution with Lesser Yin and Greater Yang combination (aka Soeumin in Sasang, Kapha-Vata in Ayurveda, and Phlegmatic in Unani) has fire as the central element, which is deficient. Xiang Fu Ba Wu Tang (Xiang Fu, Dang Gui, Bai Shao, Bai Zhu, He Shou Wu, Chuan Xiong, and Chen Pi).
Treatment process: The patient had 26 acupuncture treatments at twice a week in the first 4 weeks and once a week thereafter. After 4th treatment, the itching of skin and acne breakout were less. There was further improvement at each period. After four months, they were much better. Even with 4 slices of pizza, which would have made all the symptoms worse, the aggravation was minimal, and she recovered quickly.
Discussion: Asian medicine is holistic and comprehensive for the treatment of feminine issues, mind, body, and food sensitivity.
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