Female patient 50 years old. Menopause a few years ago.
Main complain: occipital headache & neck pain for about 2 years, which make her feel tired most of the time. Shes very stressed and worries most of the time, due to work. Shes self employed. Does lots of gardening and cooking at home too. Lately, she has observed that, the neck pain comes up when she's stressed. sweat at night, but feet&hands are cold in general. Pale in complexion.
I have seen her 3-4 times now for acupuncture. But the first two times were once a week, then the second two were a week in between.
Pulses: Kidneys weakest. St/sp slippery&strongest. Liver wiry. Normal rate, weak/fine.
Tongue: pink - pale in body, not swollen, slight coating.
Diagnosis: Local qi & blood stag. Blood xu. Kidney yin & yang def. Sp qi xu
Treatment Principal: Move/clear qi&blood locally. nourish blood. tonify kid yin&yang. tonify sp
Points: GB20, Si3, Li4 (applied luozen as accupressure first treatment) no progress.
St 36 & Sp 6
Kid6 & Lu7
I am not sure if my principal is correct please? but she hasnt improved on her neck pain. Her night sweat has reduced though!
Could i ask for your advises please?