Male 30, construction worker with an acute injury to the right knee after a recent fall at work successfully treated with 2 weeks of herbal medicine

Main Signs and Symptoms Severe pain with difficulty walking; bruising, swelling and lacerations in local area. No fracture shown on X ray. Signs and symptoms: Pale complexion, appears exhausted Pulse: deep-rapid Tongue: Pale with little coat Diagnosis and Treatment TCM Diagnosis: Localised Qi stagnation and Blood stasis in right knee due to soft tissue injury. Treatment: Treatment Principle: Localised Qi stagnation and Blood stasis in …

Female 67, with abnormal uterine bleeding successfully treated with 3 months of herbal medicine

Main Signs and Symptoms Menstruation ceased about 10 years previously. She began to have irregular bleeding, and was referred to a gynaecologist for assessment; no abnormalities were detected. Other signs and symptoms: Pale and dull complexion, tired demeanour, low and soft voice, reluctance to speak, lethargy. Tongue: Pale with a thin white greasy coat. Pulse: Deep, thready and a little wiry. Diagnosis and Treatment …

Female 30, with Meniere’s disease successfully treated with 3 weeks of herbal medicine

Main Signs and Symptoms Initially the episodes began with the onset of menstruation and stopped after the bleeding had ceased, and she thought that it was just part of her PMS. Over the past few months she has experienced severe dizziness with nausea for two to three days each week and the severity is increasing to the point that she is now unable …

Male 40, presents with localised inflammation on the right index finger successfully treated with 4 days of herbal medicine

Main Signs and Symptoms He had been working in the garden one week previously and had been bitten on the finger by a small insect. The lesion had progressively worsened and he had sought medical help. The antibiotics and local dressing given to him by his GP had not been effective and the lesion had continued to worsen. The finger had become severely …

Female 65, with springtime allergic rhinitis (hay fever) successfully treated with 2 weeks of herbal medicine

Main Signs and Symptoms Patient presenting to my clinic during the onset of spring with allergic rhinitis (hay fever). On inspection: itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, redness, runny nose The patient in previous years had been given rounds of steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs for the issue. However, due to recent clinical successes in my clinic she was wanting to try herbal …

Male 69, architect with psoriasis and arthritic pain successfully treated with 3 months of herbal medicine

Main Signs and Symptoms Long history of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and treatment with thyroid hormone supplement. In the last 3 years severe psoriasis has developed (diagnosed as psoriasis vulgaris), which has not responded to medical treatment. Recently the rashes have become worse and he also has arthritic pain. On inspection: chronically ill appearance, skin is generally dry and dull, large psoriatic …

Female 13, with ovulation pain successfully treated with a single dose of herbal medicine

Main Signs and Symptoms Patients mother contacted me as her daughter was suffering abdominal pain. On questioning, it was revealed that the patients last period ended around a week ago. The patient had a prior appendectomy. The mother described how the girl had this pain in prior months, around this time. Although, not to this degree. The mother had given …

Female 70, with uterine bleeding successfully treated with 2 weeks of herbal medicine

Main Signs and Symptoms Female patient presented to my clinic with uterine bleeding. The issue was ongoing and the patient had exhausted options with her general practitioner and her gynaecologist was recommending surgery. Patient was interested in trying herbal medicine in an attempt to prevent the need for surgery. On inspection: history of pelvic organ prolapse (10 years). Vaginal pessary …