David Lee
Acupuncture
California, United States
20 years exp

Total years in practice: 20

Publish Date
August 13, 2020
Patient
42 Years, Male, White
Medical Condition
Ulcerative Colitis
Therapies
Acupuncture,Diet Therapy
Case Management

Complaints: For 10 years, ulcerative colitis attack once a year and lasting for 1-2 weeks. Abdominal ache, intestinal inflammation, and frequent diarrhea, which are aggravated by stress, gluten, dairy, caffeine, and egg white.  


Acupuncture: Right-side Yin Horary points in Wood-Order of LR1, HT8, SP3, LU8, and KD10. His constitution is a Lesser Yin and Greater Yin combination (aka Kapha in Ayurveda, Cold-Dry Melancholic in Unani, Soeumin in Sasang, ISFJ in Myers-Briggs, and affiliation in Need)  


Treatment process: 7 years ago, he had 10 acupuncture treatments with right-side four needle technique for Spleen tonification SP2, HT8, SP9, KD10 and Heart tonification HT7, SP3, HT3, KD10. The improvement was quick and linear with less intensity, frequency, and duration. 4 years ago, he had another intestinal episode. 3 treatments of Right-side LR1, HT8, SP3, LU8, and KD10 had again helped. 6 treatments 3 years ago and 3 treatments this year with right-side LR1, HT8, SP3, LU8, KD10 with Earth points LR3, KD3, HT7, and LU9 for his body type had helped as well.


Discussion: Digestive problems are closely related to foods. The patient was advised to reduce or avoid cold foods such as cucumber, celery, and aloe. Egg white, gluten, caffeine, and dairy are also cold. Furthermore, he was recommended to reduce dry foods such as lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, and chard. 

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