Tag Archives: Patient Profiles

Patient Profile: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

June 15, 2016

Swimsuit season is upon us, and there’s nothing worse than feeling bloated from irritable bowel syndrome when you’re at the beach. As a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner who specializes in digestive health, I am very excited to write to you about all the things that Chinese medicine can help with when it comes to digestive issues. Western medicine has largely failed on this front, but Chinese medicine has the diagnostic

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Kathi’s Story: Fibromyalgia Relief

March 8, 2016

“When I look back on all the changes it’s amazing. I finally have my life back. Pain relief with no side effects?! It’s a no brainer.”   “I have been dealing with chronic pain for over two years. I couldn’t sit for more than ten minutes at a time without pain. Writing and driving caused constant pain in my hands and arms. The pain meant I stopped being as active, I couldn’t

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Lauri’s Story: Tinnitus Relief

January 28, 2016

“I feel I have not been treating my sickness, but investing in my wellness. I feel like I finally brought my body back into balance.” Before I came to Healing InSight I had been dealing with fullness and ringing in my ear (tinnitus) for almost three years and found little relief after seeing three different doctors. As a musician, being able to hear well is quite central to what I

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Patient Profile: Managing Anxiety, Part II

July 23, 2014

This week we’re talking about Sadie and her journey to weaning off her anxiety medications. Monday’s post will catch you up on the overview. Today, we turn the blog over to Sadie to tell her side of the story! How long had you struggled with anxiety? Was there a certain point or experience that you realized caused it/ and you need to do something about it? I had taken an

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Patient Profile: Managing Anxiety

July 21, 2014

This week, we’re going to profile a super patient of mine, Sadie, who was struggling with anxiety and wanting to wean off of her anxiety medications–which can cause some nasty side effects of their own. This is one of my favorite things to help with—because oftentimes, the medications aren’t working well and/or side effects are kicking in and Western medicine doesn’t have much to offer by way of easing any

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Fabulous Friday: Patient Profile—Solving Chronic UTIs

May 9, 2014

“Amy” came into see me because she had constant bladder infections that were so severe, that as soon as it would flare up it would go straight to her kidneys and get infected there. She was getting a bladder/kidney infection at least every other month. Talk about inconvenient and terribly painful! Symptoms Besides the obvious signs of UTI (painful burning, urgency, and frequent urination), Amy also had brown urine all

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Patient Profile: Diagnosing and Healing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

April 2, 2014

In our previous post, we learned a bit about my patient, Caroline, and her frustrating—but classic—case of IBS. Today, I want to talk a bit about how we diagnosed and treated her IBS and share some follow-up feedback from her about how it’s going! Caroline has a classic, straightforward case of IBS. She complained about a cycle where she’d get constipated, then have a bout with loose stools several times

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Patient Profile: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

June 12, 2016

Swimsuit season is upon us, and there’s nothing worse than feeling bloated from irritable bowel syndrome when you’re at the beach. As a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner who specializes in digestive health, I am very excited to write to you about all the things that Chinese medicine can help with when it comes to digestive issues. Western medicine has largely failed on this front, but Chinese medicine has the diagnostic

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Diagnosing and Healing Dermatographism

March 12, 2014

So on Monday we left you hanging with Sarah’s frustrating case of dermatographism. She was feeling “desperate emotionally, mentally, and physically” from her symptoms and that her problems felt like “they were taking over my life.” But she was ready to make some changes and had some hope that Chinese medicine might hold some answers for her. Diagnosis Dermatographism is a very common sign of damp heat in the body

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Patient Profile: Dermatographism

March 10, 2014

Hello hello! Hope this posting finds you well. I wanted to welcome to a new feature on the blog, where we will be featuring patient profiles and care plans to show you exactly how patients are conquering their illnesses with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Mondays will include a Q & A from our patient and a little information from me. Wednesdays of this particular feature will include what we did from

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