Monday, 16 November 2020
Monday, 21 September 2020
Chinese herbal medicine for Urticaria (Hives)
36 year old female presented with red and itchy patches of no fixed location on arms and legs. She was prescribed over the counter anti-histamine by her GP to take daily. Her period cycles was also getting shorter to 25 days. Sleep had been poor with nightmares.
Patient was prescribed Chinese herbal medicine weekly for 4 weeks along with dietary and lifestyle advice to follow.
Redness and itchy skin gradually reduced and eventually stopped. Patient was advised to slowly phase out the use of anti-histamine until stopping it altogether when it was no longer required. Period was regulated back to her usual 28 days cycle and her sleep was also improved.
Wednesday, 24 June 2020
37 year old house wife with a history of digestive problems.
Patient presented with a temperature of 38.1°C, dry itchy throat with a slight amount of unproductive phlegm, nausea, loose bowel, very frequent urination and a feeling of burning heat in chest and back. Patient called 111 to report symptoms and was advised to self isolate at home. Patient took one recommended dose of Panadol which brought the temperature down to 37.3°C.
The patient took Chinese herbal formulas and used acupressure points to control and reduce symptoms whilst following diet advice set out by the practitioner.
Patient experienced difficulty in breathing on day 4, additional formula was added to support the lung function and clear phlegm, and patient was advised on altering sleeping position to ease difficulty in breathing. Panting and breathing difficulty disappeared on the following day.
Fever was controlled, discomfort was reduced to tolerable level to support body's natural fight against the virus. Digestion, bowel movement and urination returned to normal function and frequency. Patient has since fully recovered without any respiratory symptoms.
There is no known treatment for Coronavirus. In China, Chinese medicine was and is still currently widely used in the initial stage of cases with mild symptoms and the recovery stage of severe cases. In patients presenting with mild symptoms, it supports the body's basic functions whilst the body builds up its immunity against the virus and prevents serious conditions developing. Several Chinese herbal formulas were recommended in the 7th edition for the trial version of National Clinical Treatment Protocol for the treatment of COVID-19.
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|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5||Day 6|
|Temperature||37.3- 38.1°C||37.3- 37.7°C||37.01- 38.0°C||36.8-38.0°C||36.9- 37.5°C||36.5- 37.2°C|
Monday, 2 March 2020
48 year old female patient has not been sleeping well for 2 months. She described having difficulty falling asleep and feeling wide awake at night. She could get one or two hours of sleep on a good night.
Other presenting conditions include depression, phlegm production with severe wheezing, night sweats, gastritis, headache, night sweats and loose bowel.
Patient poor digestion and stress dampened her appetite, patient felt weak and found it difficult with day to day tasks.
Patient attended 5 weekly acupuncture session and took 2 weeks of Chinese herbal medicine.
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Patient reported having much better sleep during 5th visit, averaging 5/6 hours sleep each night. Her emotion was also much stable. Her no long suffered from headaches, wheezing had stopped alongside improved digestion, bowel movement and reduced night sweats.