Case Histories #2
Excerpt of Acupuncture CEU course material:
A 20 year old female has a duck egg sized non-cancerous breast nodule. It is soft and painful, especially before menstruation. Her tongue is pale red with a white coating and her pulse is small and wiry.
Qi and Phlegm stagnation.
Regulate Qi and dissolve Phlegm.
Xiao Lou Wan modification
Xuan Shen Radix scrophulariae Ningpoensis 12g
Mu Li Concha Ostrae 15g
Chuan Bei Mu Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae 9g
Xia Ku Cao Spica Prunellae vulgaris 9g
All the herbs in this group dissolve phlegm nodules. Xuan Shen cools heat and moistens dryness. Mu Li stabilizes Liver Yang. Chuan Bei Mu dissolves hot phlegm and moistens the throat and Lung. Xiao Ku Cao clears heat and treats external wind heat.
Chai Hu Radix Bupleuri 3g
Bai Shao Pinelliae Rhizoma Preparatum 9g
Qing Pi Pinelliae Rhizoma Preparatum 6g
The herbs in this category regulate Liver Qi. Chai Hu opens Liver Qi. Bai Shao stabilizes Liver Qi. Qing Pi breaks Qi stagnation and stops pain.
Dang Gui Radix Angelicae Sinensis 9g
Chuan Xiong Radix Ligustici Chuanxiong 5g
Dang Gui and Chuan Xiong promote blood circulation. Dang Gui nourishes blood and is maintained in the bloodstream longer. Chuan Xiong moves the Qi of blood and tends to work on the surface meaning that it acts quickly.
Chuan Shan Jia Squamo Manitis Pentadactlyae 6g
Quan Xie Buthus Martensi 4.5g (toxic)
Chuan Shan Jia penetrates through blood and phlegm stagnation. Qian Xie clears toxins and expels wind phlegm stagnation.
She took six bags for six days and her nodule shrank to the size of an egg. Her pulse remained small and rapid. 9g of Zi Cao Ci and 9g of Huan Yao Zi (Dioscorea Bulbifera Tuber) were added to the above formula. She took a total of 36 bags after which her nodule completely dissolved.
This sample is from the acupuncture continuing education course. Learn more in the Acupuncture CEU course material....