January 24, 09: Received email from Sandy Evans
Hello Dr Yang, I have an interesting patient. When you have some time I would appreciate your advice.
48 yr old female with Pacemaker. Chief complaint: chronic insomnia. She had hereditary heart condition with tacchycardia and arrhythmia and anxiety. Now she has a pacemaker and her heart rate is normal but she still has anxiety and insomnia. She cannot fall asleep or stay asleep without sleeping medication. Also, fatigue, shortness of breath, allergies. Also, endometriosis, irregular menses due to menopause age. She has cold hands and feet, frequent urination. She also has high cholesterol and high blood sugar. Tongue is dry and red tip. Pulse feels thread and weak in top and bottom positions, the center position feels choppy.
I want to give her herbs but is it ok to give herbs with a pacemaker?
Thank you Dr. yang!
January 24, 2009: Dr. Yang made a formula for this patient
Huang Qi, Dang Shen, Bai Zhu, Dang Gui, Chuan Xiong, Gui Zhi, Bai Shao, Yin Yang Hou, Xian Mao, Ba Ji Tian, Suan Zao Ren, Fu Shen, Da Zao, Zhi Gan Cao. 2 spoons with mix warm water, 3 times a day.
February18, 2009: Reported from Sandy Evans
My patient: she said the herbs helped her feel very calm and relaxed. She only took 2 doses per day because she said she felt sleepy all day.
Notes: To acupuncture practitioners.
Dr. Yang didn’t see this patient face to face but from patient’s information and Dr. Yang’s clinic experience and he was able to make a formula. This patient has many symptoms but according to TCM it is Spleen and Kidney yang qi deficiency. The key of treatment is tonify Spleen and Kidney yang qi.