History:47 year old female came to our clinic with complaints of hot flash 3 to 4 times a day, with heavy sweat; acid reflux for several months. She would feel fullness and ache in the stomach, some level of depression (under medication) with cold feet. She went to conventional medicine with various lab tests but no way to establish a clear diagnosis.Her tongue was dark red in color with slight tongue covering (white) with normal pulse. She was diagnosed as Yang Qi stagnation with floating fire inside.
First Visit (Sept 9, 2009):
Acupuncture treatment with TCM herbal tea, Chaihu jia Longgu Muli tang (plus Shanzhuyu) and Weishuning herbs.
Second Visit: (Sept 11,2009)
Improvement in Acid Reflux with reduction in hot flashes and sweat with hands and feet not cold anymore. Emotion and sleeping are much improved. Acupuncture and the herbal drink are repeated.
Third Visit: (Sept 15,2009) Almost no any discomfort now with no symptom of hot flashes, sweat, cold hands and feet, acid reflux. She is calm and happy in emotion and wants to start a weight loss program.
TCM is very effective in the treatment of emotional disorders, such as anxiety, depression, easy to get upset, phobia feeling, etc. With this client symptoms of menopause (hot flash and sweat, depression), Chaihu jia Longgu Muli tang herb is very effective. Since the herb formula also contained Longgu and Muli, these herbs were very effective in controlling Acid Reflux as well. She was healed in three visits.