Dear Acupuncturist colleagues,
I have a patient referred to me for weight reduction. However I had some similar patients with good result, but she has a little weight gain 4 sessions after his first treatment. I had better mention her diff diagnosis was correct (ST heat), and I had begun body and auricular acupuncture for this 38 years old woman 2 sessions per week.
Have you encountered with such a case ?
What do you recommend to proceed with this special case, as experienced acupuncturist physicians ?
Is it proper to stop acupuncture treatment (she has finished 5 sessions 2/wk) and/or perform some special protocols ?
Her acupoints are not very tender (except right ST25 and LI4), and has some somnolence in addition to ST heat symptoms. Her appetite has more increased after treatments too.
Initial weight was 85kg. Weight gain after 5 sessions was 1.5kg. Treatment was begun after menstruation.
ST25 group+SP15 group+ dai mai+RN4+RN6+ RN9/10/11/ 12+ST36/40/ 44+SP6/9+ LI4/11 plus auriculotherapy was used alternatively.
There is not any considerable emotional deterioration. She is a gyneacologist with a busy workload. Her appetite has not been reduced just in contrary to my other patients.
She had taken alprazolam and antidepressant two month ago, but has not any low mood while beginning of treatment. She continues alprazolam presently.
on an average estimation, when we are expecting to see positive results (reduced appetite and weight loss separately) for treatment sessions 2/wk ?
I will appreciate any recommendation.
Mehdi Hashemi MD, AP