Acupuncture on Chronic Cough

Mr Gwee had a history of chronic cough for over 6 months. There were throat irritations, hoarse voice, and dry sputum. The extent of coughing had been worrying to his children. He had been seen and treated by doctors and TCM practitioners for several years with no results and Chest X-ray showed no active infected nodes.

On his first visit, he had uncontrollable cough, which had caused alarm to other patients. From the Auricular finding, the energy levels at 89/54 with Lungs 87. Therefore, points taken on him were mainly regional- such as on the Chest and the Lungs ā€“ and Large Intestine channel, included ECIWO Lungs, E-system Neiguan, Tiantu, Zhongwan, Zhusanli and Feishu.

His cough had been under control after 3 sittings of treatments. I had prescribed some pills that helped him to lubricate the throat and tonics for the lungs. However, he had been coming back on a regular basis to keep up his health. His daughter would bring him in on all his appointments.

Acupuncture on Depression, Low Immunity and Insomnia

A colleague, Ms Werner, introduced her to us for treatments. Had been suffering from Depression, Low Immunity and Insomnia. Seen several doctors regarding the various conditions and difficulties, and took many medicines for the combination of ailments including uncontrollable crying. With the many varieties of medications the symptoms still persisted and with little help on the depression.

Treatment:

  1. A-First visit was on 4 May 2007, arranged for 1 course of 8 treatments, together with herbal medicine to help with the sleeping difficulties. The results were effective and she showed great improvement on the overall.
  2. B-The follow up of the first course had revealed a cyst under the right breast about the size of a small egg. This was diagnosed and she was advised to have it surgically removed by the doctors she saw. She had very low immunity and stress at work had caused her fatigue and lumbago at the same time. Due to the return trip to London for visit of her family, 1 course of 10 treatments was recommended to her. I had also advised her to seek a second opinion on her condition- if it endangered her life she would have to seek surgical removal immediately.

Regular points taken on Tianzhong, Jianzhen, Jianqian, Jianxi, Dazhui, Zusanli, Sanyinjiao and Above the right breast outer point.

Also prescribed Ping Xiao Pian, Cordyceps and Liu Wei Di Huang Wan for her trip back to London. This is part of the treatment to maintain her condition and replace the treatments she would not be receiving.

On her follow up treatment after 2 months later, the cyst lump was disappeared. Her medical check up in London hospital showed that there was no longer any cyst presence in her right breast.

She had since taken up maintenance treatments for her health and took up quit smoking treatments to improve herself.

Acupuncture on Thyroid Disorder of 3 years

Mr John I., 30, Indonesia, Businessman, 0701-15

A case of Thyroid Disorder for 3 years, maintained condition by western medications and regular follow-ups in the Endocrine Clinic. Blood results showed close to abnormal readings of TSH prior to the first visit to our centre. There was however inflammation on the thyroid glands which was recommended by the doctors in the hospital to surgically remove the gland. On the first visit in Jan 2007, readings was taken at 94/56, K90 and GB91. He was lethargic and obese (r/t thyroid disorder).
Points selected were ECIWO THROAT & THROAT of 2nd metacarpal bone, Neiguan, Zusanli, Sanyinjiao, Tiantu, Shang Yintang, Zhaohai, Zhongwan, Dazhui, Fengchi and Fengfu. Treatments were administered for 1 course of 5 treatments within 3 days. After the treatments, previous inflammation of the thyroid gland had subsided. Returned to Indonesia with Rhubarb and Tea herbal medicines as continuation of treatment.

On the next visit to Singapore, 8 months after, he had confirmed that the thyroid disorder was gone. The blood tests conducted at the Endocrine Clinic showed that he had normal readings without the thyroid medications.