Posts Tagged ‘case study’
Posted on 05:15, February 19th, 2013 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
Let’s take a look at two patients.
Case Study #1:
Symptoms: Chronic hives, pain in the liver, low back pain, headaches which pulsate through the eye, muscle twitching, chronic phlegm, obesity.
TCM Diagnosis: Spleen Qi Deficiency; Liver Qi Stagnation with Phlegm Damp leading to Liver Yang Rising and Toxic Heat.
Posted on 05:30, January 8th, 2013 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
As I worked through my Inbox yesterday I discovered an email from Kimberly that I forgot to send! Without further delay…here it is! (*embarrassed*)
During this busy and hectic time of year, I hope you take a little time to rest your bodies, rejuvenate your minds and enjoy your families. It’s hard to believe, but this month marks my third year working for Miridia Technology. I must say, one of the best parts of my job is writing the blog each week–for YOU. I especially enjoy interacting with such amazing acupuncturists all around the world.
Posted on 17:11, March 19th, 2012 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
Last week I received a phone call from a frantic wife, asking if I could help her husband with acupuncture. She claimed that he was experiencing labor pains… Okay, so he wasn’t REALLY having a baby, but he WAS passing a kidney stone. From his description, the kidney stone was at least as big as a “10 pound baby.”
I get phone calls on a daily basis from potential patients asking if I can help with certain ailments–many of which, I treat on a daily basis. The things I treat regularly become second nature. But, I’ll be honest, I don’t get very many calls from patients who are in the acute phase of a kidney stone attack. I knew that this was something I had learned about in college and that acupuncture could help, so I told her to bring him right in.
Chief complaint: Acute onset of kidney stone attack
The patient, a 57-year-old male, had worked all day at his office experiencing dull aching pain in his lower back, on the right, and hourly urination. Urination was not painful. As the day progressed, the pain became more intense and radiated into his groin and testicles. He went to the emergency room because the pain continued to increase to a 9 out of 10. The doctors tested him for blood in the urine, which was positive, even though it could not be seen with the visible eye. A CT scan confirmed that he had a “small” kidney stone which had progressed three quarters of the way down the ureter. He was given medication to dilate the ureter and relieve pain. Then his doctor sent him home to wait it out.
Have you ever tried something and failed? Do you keep trying?
What would you do if you had tried something 10 times and failed each time?
I don’t know about you, but I would make sure that, when I tried again, I did things differently. I’m about to show you a case where a patient did exactly that. He tried 10 times to break his caffeine addiction without success–and with considerable discomfort. So he did something different. He tried auriculotherapy.
And this time it was different.
We’ve done something different as well.
Our highly acclaimed Auriculo software has always been an excellent reference for Auriculotherapy treatments. But it was still limited by the problem of finding points on a flat drawing of an ear. So we made it different.
Auriculo 3D is a whole new paradigm in Auriculotherapy. With full, interactive 3-dimensional illustrations, you can find the exact location of any point–or set of points–with laser precision. Hey, you can’t treat what you can’t locate, right? But when you can move and rotate the ear in real time, you can see every point perfectly, no matter where it’s located. It’s really amazing–you’ve got to see this for yourself.
Take a tour of Auriculo 3D! (Make sure you check out our limited-time special offer, as well!)
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