Submitted By: Ellen Nielsen
As a rather new acupuncturist I enjoy reading your page and hope you can help me. I have difficulties finding the rigth way to treat a 60 year old woman for hevy sweat that smells.She came to me with running nose and eyes (no cough) provocated by some vegetables (carrots, tomatoes ect.) and some smells. It is worse winter and worse in the morning and after meals. Other sighn are a sore back and knees. Some athritis in finger joints. Tiredness in the morning. Goes to bed early. Mostely she sleeps well. Once a week she cant fall a sleep and sometimes she wakes up early and cant fall a sleep again. She dreams a lot. She tells me that she feels well when she cant sleep. She has som night sweat but not much.Her defecation is difficult. She has loose stolls and defecate more than 3 times a day starting in the morning. She did have a lot of pain before her period and the first day. She had her uterus removed becaus of pain and adherations. She has suffered from malaria and has aversion to cold. She has a foungous allergy in the ears and on the scalp.She is sweating during daytime (body, upper back, feet) starting when she moves a lilttle.Her feet smells a lot.
Her tounge is a little pale and weet with stomac crack and a lot of small cracks beside that. There is teath marks. Her pulce is slow and weak especially in the rear positions. In both front positions the pulse is thin and in the middle positions it is slipery and I find it empty on the right side.
My diagnose is weeknes in the LU and KI defence system and DU XU and cronic vind in the nose on a background of ST and SP XU. There is also sighns of QI stagnation and heat.I have treated her 6 times and her allergy is much better and her defecations not so difficult, but she is sweating even more now. I have used points selected from the following: SI3, BL62, LU7, KI6, REN 4,6,12, ST25, GB20, DU23, LU9, KI3, SP6, BL 13,20,21,21 and lately I have tryed to treat the sweat by redusing CO4 and reinforcing KI7 and used DU14. Can you help me understand her sweating? Ellen from Denmark