Monday, 22 March 2021

Acupuncture, herbal medicine and diary therapy for Paediatric Asthma management

Mother of a four year old boy sought help during the national COVID lockdown. The young patient had a history of severe asthmatic cough that would restrict his breathing. He had visited the A&E three times in three months since the start of the winter due to asthmatic attacks. He also has digestive issue and often complains about sensation of burning eyes.


Patient received a total number of three weekly sessions of acupuncture and took Chinese herbal medicine for two weeks. Dietary advice was given to the mother to follow after a review on his food diary. After the first session, patient stopped complaining about stomach pain after food and started having good regular bowel movements. There was also no more reports of burning eyes sensation. Patient had not reported any further asthmatic attack or breathing difficulty since. Paediatric massage advice was given to the mother to administer at home to help maintain treatment effect. 


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Friday, 19 March 2021

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for Thyroid Nodule and Hyperthyroidism



The patient 

Mid aged female patient presented with difficulty in breathing, swelling glands with difficulty in swallowing, fast heart beat that prevented her from sleeping at night, toothache with very sensitive gums, swollen eyes, painful acne spots on the scalp and body. Scans and blood tests revealed 3.5cm nodule and high T4 level. Patient was feeling weak and had high level of anxiety. Her temperature was also at around 37.5 constantly. 

Treatment and outcome 

Patient received weekly acupuncture treatments took herbal medicine at the same time. After two weeks, her heart rate reduced from 100 to 85 and was able to sleep at night. Her appetite returned at week 3, symptoms of swollen eyes and neck disappeared by week 5, toothache and sensitive gums stopped in week 6. A further blood tests confirmed her T4 level had returned to normal level. 

Acupuncture for hyperthyroidism, image source

Chinese medicine can be very effective in improving the symptoms of patients with hyperthyroidism and enhancing their quality of life in general. Please email ivyxxu@xuclinic.co.uk if you would like to find out more or book a consultation. 


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Monday, 15 March 2021

Acupuncture for Sciatica

The patient

72 year old male patient presented with sudden onset of left side sciatica pain extending to calf and ankle. Patient experienced very high level of constant pain and could not sleep. His m


obility was also affected, patient had to stop his daily walks and driving. Prescribed painkillers provided temporary pain relief. Patient was generally well and active with no previous history of sciatica problem. 

Treatment

Patient received three weekly sessions of acupuncture treatments and was advised to wear under-layer and thick socks to keep warm.

Treatment outcome

Patient experienced immediate pain relief at the first session and gradually was able to sleep for longer hours undisturbed. After the third visit, patient had no pain at all and was able to enjoy his regular walks again.