Complaints: Chronic tension in head, face, and neck with an irritating heat. He also had large acne breakouts especially in the upper back, chest, and face. The acne was aggravated with canned food, peanuts, corn, dairy, and soda. The body felt sluggish.
Acupuncture: Left-side yang horary points in the Wood-Order of GB44, SI2, ST43, LI5, and ST36 (ST36 is as good as UB40).
Treatment Process: The patient had 47 acupuncture treatments over 4 years. The frequency was at twice a week and then gradually tapered down to once a month. There was no relief with the initial treatment of Metal-Order with LI1, UB66, GB41, SI5, and ST36. The Wood-Order was immediately helpful with lessening of the discomfort in the head, neck, and shoulders. He was diagnosed as a constitution with Lesser Yang and Greater Yang combination, which is Vatta in Ayurveda, Sanguine in Unani, Soyangin in Sasang, and LangGang in Tetrasoma. He was advised to reduce all nuts, beef, chicken, hot spices, and caffeine in addition to the foods he noticed were causing acne. Gradually, all the symptoms had reduced in intensity, frequency, and duration. He can have once a month visit with minimal discomfort coming back.
Discussion: Often, harmful food ingredients must be drastically reduced. Cutting down on caffeine was most helpful in reducing neck/shoulder tension, irritable heat and symptoms of prostatitis. For his body type, caffeine is an intolerant stimulant. In addition, a reduction of chicken and beef had reduced acne.