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Case study on Chinese herbs for digestive issues

This study was provided to me by Lotus Institute of Oriental Medicine.  For further information regarding the study, please contact me directly.
For the first 7 years of my practice, I focused on digestive and menstrual issues.  With frequency and consistency of treatments, it can be fairly easy to regulate the digestive and elimination systems.  Acupuncture is very effective, but more so with the integration of the proper Chinese herbal formula.  This study is in regards to GI Harmony, a formula that I carry in my clinic.   If you or anyone you know suffer from digestive issues, please consider receiving acupuncture/herbal treatments for your condition.
***Thank you to everyone taking advantage of my $25 and $40 treatments held in the Common Room.  I am so happy to see that despite all of the changes in our economy, we are able to have a low-cost Chinese medical practice in South OC.  All of my patients would say that it is worth sharing the room in order to save $35-50/treatment.***

CASE STUDY ON GI HARMONY

The following was a patient’s letter addressed to a practitioner in which we would like to share with you on the successful use of GI Harmony, an herbal formula researched a while back by the NIH for digestive disorders. We thought it would be helpful and interesting for you to know how well herbs can work.

March 30, 2007

Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
Attn: Dr. D.L

Dear Dr. L,

I would like to let you know that after five months I was finally able to stop most of the symptoms of my Ulcerative Proctitis condition. I am convinced that the herbal remedy by the name of GI Harmony that you have recommended to me has helped, just like it did a few years ago when I had the same symptoms. The herbs, together with lots of abdominal exercise and a change of diet (cutting out sugar, gluten, dairy and fat as much as I can) have helped me to feel better.

A few years ago, I had another colonoscopy and my physician was pleased to see that there was no inflammation. He told me that he was happy to see that the steroids that he prescribed had helped. I was very pleased to tell him that I never filled that prescription but that I choose to use a Chinese herbal treatment, diet and exercise instead. I realize that nothing is guaranteed in life and that there is not just one treatment that benefits us all. For now however, I will stick to regular checkups and nature itself with a little help from herbal specialists.

Thank you again for your help Dr. L, it is much appreciated. It is nice to know that I can count on you.

Sincerely,

J.V.

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Other bowel disorders, such as diverticulitis, mucous colitis, nervous bowel, irritable colon, and spastic colon
  • Alternating diarrhea and constipation with abdominal bloating, pain, flatulence and a feeling of incomplete evacuation, and straining and urgency of bowel movements

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

  • Tonifies the Spleen
  • Regulates Liver qi
  • Stops diarrhea
  • Clears damp-heat

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