Submitted By: daphne
My patient, an 84 year old female has been experiencing loss of balance (as she is unsteady when walking) and loss of sense of smell (don't know if they are related) for the past 5 years. Hypertension. Feeling some "heaviness" in head. No tinnitus, no headaches. Dislikes cold. Cold hands/feet. Pulse slow/tense. Digestion/stools normal. Occasional nausea. No lung pathology. Sleeps well. Tongue swollen, pale/bluish.
TCM dx: yang xu, with possible accumulation of dampness.
She had 8 sessions of tcm in the past which helped temporarily, then symptoms returned after she terminated tx.
I have treated her for 8 sessions now, and she indicates only that she feels less of the heavy sensation in the head. No change with balance.
Can tcm help with these symptoms? Any thoughts about the dx?