Case 2 Chronic inflammatory bowel disease--Crohn’s disease:
Ms S B, a 51 year olds retired teacher was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease from a chronic severe diarrhoeal and abdominal cramp for ten years. Due to a history of Breast cancer 10 years ago, she can’t be used HRT, also was careful to be given steroid treatment, so she came to see Dr Xie for her Crohn’s disease.
Diarrhoea, 3-6 times daily with abdominal cramps, distension and indigestion; any cold, chilly food, or big meal can give her very bad diarrhoea and cramps; hot flashes, irritable, moody swings, insomnia' anger, or worry were also caused diarrhoea and cramp. Initially, Dr Xie gave her a regular acupuncture to calm down her immune system and strengthen spleen Qi; and prescribed a herbal formula to heal inflammation and expel the excessive dampness. She had been given a regular treatment for three months; she was gradually feeling better and kept in a stable condition. Then a regular acupuncture and patent herb were continued for a three years. She never had any symptoms of the Crohn’s disease again.
Ms N J, a 42 years old secretary was found to have Breast Cancer a year ago and had an operation to remove the tumour. Due to routine chemotherapy and her period stopped. Since then, she started to feel hot flashes, nervous, restlessness and poor sleep; also some joint aching. She couldn’t take HRT because she had cancer which made her sensitive to Oestrogen and she visited Dr Xie for help. A regular acupuncture treatment to reregulate her immune system, hormonal system and general well-being; also herbal pills for hormonal balance and anti-cancer was given to her.
She has been keeping in a good condition for 5 years and was discharged from the observation of Oncologist two years ago.
Dr Xie says Chinese herbal pills: Zhibaidihuang Wan, Kunbao Wan, Gengniankang Wan and many kinds of herbal prescription are very successful in controlling menopause symptoms, and don’t disturb the Oestrogen level in your blood. They are proved by the clinical trails with thousands of cases in China and are used as a routine treatment for patients who manifest menopause symptom, but are unable to take HRT.
Herbal hormonal treatment should be taken for a couple of years at least to ease the menopause symptom; they definitely raise the quality of your life, make you feel well, full of energy and younger looking. If you would like, you can also safely keep taking the herbal pills for hormonal balance for a longer course.
Ms E R who is 72 years old and a retired teacher, suddenly developed an acute back pain for a week. An x-ray showed a negative which was given by her GP, so an anti-inflammatory drug was suggested. She came to see Dr Xie for this back pain. There was some muscle tension on her back, from the low chest to the bottom, worse on the right side, some pressure pain found on a few spinal vertebrae; sensitivity on the central sciatic point at the right low bottom was checked by Dr Xie. So a muscle strain was diagnosed; possible existence of small spinal joints disorder. That external wind and dampness invaded into her joints and engaged in the muscles was explained by TCM.