**File name: CLN301_V1P3K2_V1.5_Constipation-Dysmennorhea-Dryness-Kidney-Yin-Deficiency-Tiniitis-TCM-Student_20090109**

__**Main Health Concern**__

• Kidney Yin deficiency (diagnosed by TCM Doctor)

• Dysmenorrhea

• Painful dry eyes

• Cold and dry skin

• Low energy

• Tinnitis

• Cold Sores

• Heart Palpitation (had previously)

• Chronic Heart Burn (had previously)

Constitution (Prakruti / Genetic-Karmic Makeup) is:V1P3K2

Current State (Vikruti): V3

Birth Date-Time-Place: October 29, 1969 Hong Kong (Vata time of year… conceived during Kapha time)

Height: 5’4” Weight: 151lbs (Kapha)

Bone Structure: Between Pitta and Kapha

Ethnicity: Chinese-American

As a Child of 10 years old: Medium built (Pitta)

Blood Type: B+ ( Kapha 80% of the time)

Profession: Entreprenuer… used to own a software company with husband (Pitta)… now learning TCM

Religious Background: Buddhist, Taoist, Confucianist… grew up going to Chinese Temple and doing ancestor worship

Energy Level Overall: A little low (Vata) but good overall… steady and relaxed (Kapha)

Sleep: Good… sleeps 8-9hrs (Kapha)… Easily gets out of bed usually but recently having a little trouble… wakes up at 5-6am

Primary Emotions: Anger and irritability (Pitta)

Secondary Emotions: Nothing dominant…seldom sad… laughs easily (Kapha)

Memory: Learn slowly, Remember (Kapha)… enjoys studying but functions better under pressure (Kapha)

BP: Normal

Cholesterol: Normal (Father and Mother had heart problems and high cholesterol… but she has no diagonal grooves on her earlobes)

Bowel Movement: 1 (Kapha)…once evey 2 weeks or so she skips a bowel movement (occasional constipation= Vata)

Agni (Digestion): Good appettite…eats at regular hours…no gas…skipping meals is no big deal (Kapha)

Nails: Fingernails turn white and are Kapha in coloration… Has moon which means that metabolism is OK

Ama (Toxins) from Tongue Exam: Tongue shows a little bit of cracks (Vata)… rounded tongue (Kapha)…pink tongue…overall pretty healthy. .. no thick coating… little coating… no patches…… little teeth marks

Pulse: Drank caffeine? No… had a little bit of green tea… On pharmaceutical? Yes, on Chinese Herbs aimed at Yin deficiency and cold symptoms…Organs seem fine in strength and rate but has Vata spikes all over…Liver pulse a little weak… Kidney pulse is also weak… Pulse is a little relaxed…

Eyes: Looks to the ground when asked a question (Kapha)

Menstral Difficulties: History of dysmennorhea, irregularly regular menstration most of her life

Discharges: no

Number of children: 2 (ages 3 and 6)

__**Custom Herbal Formula Prescribed:**__

//Formula called the Vata, Artava, Vrikka and Pakvashaya Formula: //

2 Dashamula (soothes Vata and Kapha but doesn’t disturb Pitta…handles constipation, Vata dryness as well as digestive and menstrual problems),

1 Ashoka (disturbs Vata but solves painful and irregular menstruation… soothes Vata in the reproductive but can constipate due to dryness so need to add Shatavari to balance it out),

1 Shatavari (soothes Vata and Pitta but doesn’t disturb Kapha)

////Client told to order from Banyan Botanicals the following://

//1 lb of Dashamula,½ lb Ashoka and ½ lb Shatavari (to make the formula less drying). Client can also buy (optional)½ lb Licorice (to help the mind, harmonize the formula, to lubricate the lungs and colon). Lastly 1 lb of Triphala to take before bedtime seperate from the formula.//

Directions: 1 teaspoon 3x times per day for 2 months taken with 4-8oz of warm water 1 tablespoon of raw uncooked Honey or Aloe vera gel (the latter is better for reproductive organs) and 1 tablespoon of wine (Dashamula, Ashoka or Kumari) 30-60 minutes before meals


Standard Triphala: 2 Parts of Haritaki, 5 Parts of Amalaki, 3 Parts of Bibhitaki

1 teaspoon ~1 hour before bed (empty stomach)…if within 30 days, still have occasional constipation, then take 1 teaspoon at bedtime and 1 teaspoon upon awakening

__**Herbal Tablets/ Herbal Wines/ Herbal Jams Prescribed: **__

Order Dashamula (Dashamula Arishta), Ashoka (Ashoka Arishtam) or Kumari Wine (Kumari Asava) — Take Dashamula Wine for help with constipation, Kumari Wine to deal with anger, irritability and to help the liver, and Ashoka Wine to help with menstruation…May be better choice to first start with Ashoka wine and then when menstruation improves, Kumari Wine will be good.

__**Herbal Oils (Massage, Nasya):**__

Vata Massage Oil: For ringing in the ears and for the body

__**Other Recommendations:**__

•Do an enema once a week…enemas bypass the liver and send the herbs directly to the colon…boil a tablespoon of Dashamula powder in 24oz of water (less than boiling temperature) until it is reduced to 1 cup to make a decoction…after cooling it, strain the liquid and then add 1 cup of sesame oil (she has no coating on her tongue and is not mucousy) and shake the mixture in the enema bag…make sure to eliminate first before starting the enema…retain for 5 minutes on each side…

•For ringing in the ears, put warm herbal oil (Vata soothing massage oil) in the ear canal until a “swoosh” sound is heard… do it every day before bed but not when congested

•Need to drink more warm water for the Vata imbalances…at least 8 cups

•Follow Vata soothing Diet

•For cold sores, give up raw garlic (she puts raw garlic in her smoothies)

•Vitamins are OK to take for her

•Follow-up in a month or two


•Kidneys are the sight of Kapha

•Yin deficiency is Vata disturbance

•Dysmenorrhea is dryness in the Artava dhatu

•Didn’t put nervine in the formula because she doesn’t have emotional problems and does not have insomnia

•Didn’t add digestive herbs because she does not have digestive issues (previously had heart burn but is resolved)

•Client is the 8th child in her family which means she is possibly born with less Ojas

•Client's Kapha balances out her Pitta

•Cracks on the soles of the feet and dry lips are signs of high Vata

•For a sample, client was served a tea with 1 part Licorice, 1 part Avipattikar, ½ part Shatavari, 1 part Dashamula and ½ part Ashoka and she liked the taste

cln301_v1p3k2_v1.5_constipation-dysmennorhea-dryness-kidney-yin-deficiency-tiniitis-tcm-student_20090109.txt · Last modified: 2018/02/26 18:11 (external edit)