From Giovanni's file, the presentation of the case of a woman suffering from candida: diagnosis and treatment with acupuncture and herbal remedies.
The 40-year-old patient says he has suffered from candida for "a long time." She complains of redness, pain and itching around the vagina, symptoms that are worse before and after the cycle. Her period is regular, lasts a week and is not painful. She suffers from premenstrual tension which mainly manifests itself in the form of depression and fatigue. She also reports back pain, feeling cold, frequent urination, dizziness, tinnitus, and night sweats. During the anamnesis it was found that she often feels that her mouth is crawling. Her tongue is slightly red on both sides, swollen and with a slimy coating. The pulse is weak on the right and wrinkled on the left.
Candida is evidently due to Damp-Heat, as evidenced by vaginal redness, pain, and itching; The presence of dampness is also confirmed by the swelling of the tongue and the slimy patina. There is an underlying deficit of Spleen and Kidney Yang; the latter, in particular, is manifested by back pain, feeling cold, frequent urination, dizziness and tinnitus.
In cases like this, it is important to decide whether to focus on mitigating the deficit or eliminating the pathogenic factor, specifically humid heat. In view of the intensity of the candida, I decided to focus on the treatment of the Manifestation and, therefore, on the elimination of the pathogenic factor, that is, on the dissolution of the dampness and on the purification of the Heat of the Lower Heater. Therefore, I prescribed Drain the Jade Valley ™ to dissolve dampness, purify heat, and stop vaginal itching. I have also prescribed these herbs to use externally as douches: She Chuang Zi Fructus Cnidii monneri, Ku Shen Radix Sophorae flavescentis, Shi Gao Gypsum, Huang Bo Cortex Phellodendri, and Bai Zhi Radix Angelicae dahuricae.
I also used acupuncture mainly treating the following points:
-LU-7 Lieque and KI-6 Zhaohai to open the Nave dof Conception.
-SP-9 Yinlingquan, SP-6 Sanyinjiao and BL-32 Ciliao to dissolve the dampness from the lower heater.
-KI-7 Fuliu and BL-23 Shenshu to tone the Yang of the kidneys
-Ren-12 Zhongwan to dissolve dampness.
The patient responded well to the treatment and the combination of the internal treatment using Drain the Jade Valley ™ with the external wash resolved the candida problem in 10 months. It is planned to continue the treatment with the toning of the Spleen and Kidney.
By Giovanni Maciocia