May 26, 2010

A case of Shao-Yin Infertility

Fan Zhong Lin- Liu Jing Bian Zheng Yi An (六经辩证医案)

Huang. 34 year old female cadre residing in Si Chuan province.

[Disease history]: Couple have been trying to conceive unsuccessfully for the last 7 years beginning in the winter of 1959. Both male and female medical investigations were normal. Her initial symptoms were dizziness and poor energy. In the early mornings she would have facial edema and in the afternoon the swelling would be in her legs. Her menstruation was irregular.
In 1965 when she had come in for a consultation the state of her condition had already become quite serious. Her initial consultation was on June 20 1965.

[Initial consultation]: Amenorrhea for a half a year with copious leucorrhea. There was mild edema throughout her entire body and her lower limbs felt rather heavy. There was whole body pain, a fear of cold, excessive dreaming, poor appetite and her blood pressure was occasionally high. Her urination was inhibited and her bowels would be initially dry and then sloppy. Tongue body was pale, flabby and tender with teeth marks on the edges, coating was slippery overall and thicker at the centre. Pulse was deep.
This is an irregular menstruation and Infertility pattern due to evils entering the Shao-Yin with fire debilitation, water effulgence and Kidney Yang vacuity. A modified version of Zhen Wu Tang was appropriate to warm Yang, transform Qi and move water.

Prescription:

Zhi Fu Pian 120g (extended cooking time)
Fu Ling 30g
Sheng Jiang 30g
Gui Zhi 15g
Pao Jiang 30g
Zhi Gan Cao 15g
4 Packages.

[Second consultation]: After taking the above formula her whole body edema was markedly reduced and her appetite was improved. Another four packages of the above formula were prescribed.

[Third consultation]: Patients exhaustion, aversion to cold and other symptoms were greatly improved except for the amenorrhea. A modified version of the above formula combined with Dang Gui Bu Xue Tang was prescribed.

Prescription:

Zhi Fu Pian 60g (extended cooking)
Fu Ling 20g
Bai Zhu 15g
Sheng Jiang 30g
Gui Zhi 10g
Huang Qi 30g
Dang Gui 10g
Zhi Gan Cao 10g
Pao Jiang 30g

[Fourth consultation]: Eight packages of the above formula were taken after which her menstruation arrived. The colour was pale, the amount scanty and contained clots. Her lower abdomen felt cool with a dull pain. She was still manifesting congealing and stagnation of cold in the uterus. A modified version of Wen Jing Tang was administered.

Prescription:

Wu Zhu Yu 6g
Dang Gui 10g
Chuan Xiong 6g
Bai Shao 10g
Xue Yu Tan 20g
Pao Jiang 20g
Zhi Gan Cao 10g
2 Packages were given.

[Fifth consultation]: The abdominal pain had ceased indicating that the stasis of blood had decreased. All other symptoms were obviously reduced as well. Out of fear that the cold would return, she was advised to abstain from sexual intercourse for a half a year. The patient was given a prescription to take back home with her to continue to regulate and improve her health.

Prescription:

Zhi Fu Pian 60g (extended cooking)
Rou Gui 10g (powdered and steeped in cooked decoction)
Pao Jiang 30g
Xue Yu Tan 20g
Tu Si Zi 20g
Rou Cong Rong 10g
Huang Qi 30g
Dang Gui 10g
Nan Sha Shen 15g
Zhi Gan Cao 15g
Gou Qi Zi 20g
Ba Ji Tian 12g

July 26, 1979 follow up:
During the entire course of treatment over a hundred packages of herbs were taken. Following the advice of Dr. Fan she was able to become pregnant in 1967 and currently has two children.

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