Friday, 15 February 2019

Acupuncture for knee and hip pain

The patient

A retired PE teacher in her 80s who lead a very active life. She presented with bilateral knee pain that often woke her up at night. Patient also had poor circulation and often felt cold.

The treatment & outcome

Weekly acupuncture sessions were able to help eliminating knee pain. She was able to stop taking pain killers and sleep through undisturbed.

Testimonial 

"During the previous four years I had an operation on lower back vertebrate and a hip replacement. Arthritis had set in and I was in considerable pain, taking eight paracetamols a day. The only other advice was exercise regularly. Since I had been a teacher of physical education  I am well aware of that. Ivy's approach was centred on the whole body and lifestyle, so that the time spent on dealing with poor circulation improved enormously and I now rarely take any painkillers.

I am pleased to vouch for the improvement of my energy level, clarity of thought and wellbeing in my 90th year, which gives me the opportunity to write this testimonial for a dedicated and hight professional lady. "

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Acupuncture and herbal medicine for infertility

Acupuncture and herbal medicine for infertility

The patient

Female patient in her mid 30s has been trying to get pregnant for over one year. Patient had been having frequent urinary tract infections despite several courses of antibiotics treatments. Ultrasound scan and blood tests for patient and sperm test for patient's partner showed no abnormalities. Patient's menstrual cycle on average is around 24 days and suffered from premenstrual symptoms. Patient also experienced chronic fatigue most of the time. Other discomforts include bloating after meal, insomnia and frequent acne outbreaks.

The treatment

Patient received weekly acupuncture treatments along with Chinese herbal medicine and achieved natural pregnancy. In addition, over the course of treatment cycle, the following complaints also benefitted:
- urinary tract infection gradually diminished until eventually cleared
- bloating after meal subsided and patient no longer felt tired all the time
- acne outbreak was controlled and cleared
- quality of sleep was much improved an patient no longed needed to spend over an hour to fall asleep
- menstrual cycle was regulated to 28 days with no reported premenstrual symptoms

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Monday, 9 April 2018

Acupuncture for urethra pain

Acupuncture for urethra pain, image resource

The patient


Female patient in her 30s has suffered pain in the urethra for ten years. There would be a sharp burning pain in the evening which can be particularly bad following intercourse. It often takes her up to four hours to fall asleep due to the pain which also wakes her up throughout the night. The diagnosis from her GP was chronic urinary tract infection and Long term antibiotics was prescribed to her several times which did not help to ease the pain.




The treatment

The patient received four weekly sessions of acupuncture and reported a good improvement on the urethra pain. The pain with urination had stopped and she could go to sleep much quicker than before. She also noticed a reduction on the underarm sweatiness since started the treatment.

Advice 

Following a discussion on her diet and lifestyle, advice was given for her to cut down on diary and sugary food intake. 


Monday, 26 March 2018

Acupuncture for adrenal insufficiency

Acupuncture for adrenal insufficiency 

The patient

Female patient developed adrenal weakness since giving birth to her second child. She had blood sugar problems and needed to eat constantly day and night to avoid dizziness and weakness. She felt congested in the sinus, heavy in her limbs and was tired all the time, all of which made her very anxious.

The treatment

After one session of acupuncture, her blood sugar level felt normal again and she no longer needed to eat regularly. The blocked sinus cleared along with the heaviness in the body. Her anxiety level also reduced significantly.

The patient was prescribe Chinese herbal medicine to support and sustain the treatment outcome.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Acupuncture for stress relief

Acupuncture for stress relief


The modern hectic lifestyle can make us feel stressed and overtime this can develop into a wide range of symptoms, namely insomnia, digestive issue such as IBS, constipation, headache, infertility, PCOS, skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, as well as worsening degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
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Acupuncture can be a very effective treatment method for the above conditions and patients can often start getting relief from symptoms after the first session. Chronic conditions such as skin issue, rheumatism and infertility will take longer to treat and may be best assisted with herbal medicine prescriptions.

Please browse my blog and read real patient cases of how they benefitted from acupuncture treatment.

If you would like any further information or book a consultation with me, please contact me on  ivyxxu@xuclinic.co.uk.


Thursday, 15 February 2018

Acupuncture and herbal medicine for secondary infertility

Acupuncture and herbal medicine for secondary infertility


The patient

Female patient in her late 30s had been trying to conceive naturally since an ectopic pregnancy. Her period cycle was longer than usual averaging around 35 days and experienced premenstrual tension such as headaches and period pain. Patient also suffered from periodic eczema flare up on her fingers.

The treatment

Patient received weekly acupuncture treatments and took Chinese herbal medicine for 5 months. Dietary advice was also given to the patient to facilitate the treatment.

Outcome

Patient's period cycle reduced to 30 days and premenstrual tension symptoms gradually subsided. Ovulation discharge increased in volume, lengthen of days with improved consistency. Patient fell pregnancy in the 5th cycle. Eczema on fingers cleared with no further flare up.

Acupuncture for fertility, image source

Regulating abnormalities associated with the period is the key to acupuncture and herbal medicine treatment for fertility. This can usually be achieved between 3 to 6 menstrual cycles. 


Acupuncture for ski injury

Acupuncture for ski injury 


Acupuncture for ski injury, image resource

The patient


Female patient developed left hip pain after a fall during skiing session. Hip was very painful with walking and felt sore to the touch.


The treatment


Patient took a rest day from skiing and received two sessions of acupuncture.

Outcome


The pain on the hip was gone completely the following morning and the patient was able to skiing again normally for the remaining 2 days of her trip.