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Acupuncture Today – June, 2021, Vol. 22, Issue 06

Flexible Thinking: A Clinical Case Study Using Herbal Medicine

By Craig Williams, LAc, AHG
The following is a case study that reveals important ways clinicians can remain true to the fundamental ideas of traditional Chinese medicine while keeping clinical perception flexible. The patient is a 32-year-old female presenting with fatigue and chronic, low-grade headaches. She experienced painful breast pre-menses and jaw pain, and often craved sweets. Her tongue was pale with red, inflamed sides, with minor cracks in the tongue body; pulse was wiry and fast. Despite these symptoms, the patient pursues an active lifestyle, with an extremely positive state of mind and no digestive issues. 

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