Wednesday 24 June 2020

Acupuncture for contact dermatitis

Presenting case

Patient developed allergic reaction to the use of new eye cream. The skin under both eyes are red, swollen and small patches of broken skin with yellow discharge/crust. Patient also displayed mild hay fever symptoms. Patient was taking anti-histamine for the allergy and using emollient moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated. 


Daily acupuncture for a one week as well as changing dietary habits.


Skin gradually recovered to normal appearance. 

 Before After

Chinese Medicine for Suspected Corona Virus Symptom Support and Management

The patient

37 year old house wife with a history of digestive problems. 

Clinical presentation

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 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6
Temperature37.338.1°C 37.337.7°C 37.0138.0°C 36.8-38.0°C 36.937.5°C 36.5- 37.2°C 
Sore throatYYYYYN
Breathing difficultyNNNYNN
Loose bowelYYYYNN
Blocked SinusNNYNNUnknown