patient began acupuncture 4 years ago for a 4-month low back pain with right
sciatica. MRI, CT and ultrasound did not show any problem. Hot flashes and
insomnia related to perimenopause began 2 years after the initial acupuncture
Acupuncture: Right side yin horary points in
Wood-Order of LR1, HT8, SP3, LU8, and KD10 with wood points SP1 and LU11
because her constitution is a Lesser Yang and Greater Yang combination (aka Soyangin in
Sasang, Vatta in
Ayurveda, Sanguine in Unani, and LangGang in Tetrasoma).
Treatment process: The patient had 52 acupuncture treatments
so far with most symptoms gone. Although there was fluctuation in symptoms,
especially at the beginning, the relief of all the problems were less in
frequency, less in duration, and shorter in duration overtime.
Discussion: As on a bell curve, some patients do not
have fast relief. Others have a leap and bound of an improvement. At times,
patience and persistence is required for an accumulated and eventual lasting