I had my first appt yesterday with the acupuncturist.
It seemed to go well. We talked for about an hour before the actual acupuncture.
But her “diagnosis” has me a little concerned.
She said she believes I have a yin deficiency.
She also gave me some granules for yin deficiency to make into a tea.
The thing that really got me interested was your article I read at
The Yang deficiency symptoms pretty much fit me exactly, apart from the edema. But I also have trouble staying asleep all night.
Obviously there is much more to TCM than I realize and she’s the trained practitioner.
I emailed her my concerns and linked to your article. When I met with her I mentioned Yin Yang House and she seemed familiar with you guys.
This was her response to my email:
Good morning John
So, the short answer is you can’t have Yin without yang or yang without yin, there are many rules on that. Those lists(articles) while helpful are simplified and often there are many diagnoses tied together I used Yin as an example because there are a few very clear examples of sensations that you have that are explained in yin terms. Things like Insomnia or ED may only show up online as 1 diagnosis online but in reality, fit into many diagnosis terms hence the reason you need a trained provider to treat you😊 and the reason we do pulse and tongue diagnosis.
Most likely Nitric Oxide supplements help you as they would almost anyone is that increase circulation puts the energy in the place that it belongs in, for example your pulses show us you have excess and deficiency in different locations so basically the NO supplements are moving the excess to the deficiency areas, however over time you will wear down your deepest fluids (yin) over time even more. Long story short you don’t treat yin without yang etc but we also have to clear some heat and damp etc, in the process of nourishing hence the reason you have a modified formula ( since I am assuming you googled that as well😊) and the reason that TCM providers rarely just script a single herb ( for example when people just take Turmeric for inflammation) everything has to balance and harmonize as we go, another reason I generally will only script a weeks’ worth of herbs at a time and we do treatments closer together, as the body shifts with our treatments our treatments will shift .
Hope this helps!
Do you have any thoughts on this?
I don’t want to waste my money with a practitioner that takes a route that doesn’t help or makes things worse - obviously.