I have been to a few acupuncturists throughout the years and mostly been treated by acupuncture alone. A consistent theme in my diagnosis is spleen damp. My tongue is a little coated white mostly, a purplish spot on the left side. some small cracks where the lung area would be. I do have loose stools, but no dissension or bloating. 3-4 years ago I started with generalized itching - which is worse when I push myself to lose weight (then the tongue really gets coated). I also have quite a few lipomas. Pain is limited to the IT band area- left worse than right side. The area around my eyes get flush 10 min after waking - looking in the mirror. then it goes away. Similar to my itching- causes a raised scratch mark and disappears in 15 min. That part is very frustrating. I have gotten rid of dairy, fatty foods, refined foods and sugar, and even cold foods… not much change -except the foggy headedness is gone. I am taking Jade Wind Screen for the past month for prevention. Nothing good or bad with that.
I appreciate any insight.