Jane was 36 years old when she visited our office in November last year. She has tried to conceive for 2 years unsuccessfully and has been on Clomid for 6 months.
Her menstrual cycle was 20-24 days, ovulated on day 14, 15, or 16, period 3-4 days with minimal cramps.
She tended to feel cold and had cold hands and feet. She was moody before and during her period, and her stool was loose before her period. She felt bloated and constipated most of the time. Her ability to cope with stress was poor. She had a history of bulimia, depression, and anxiety. She has been sober for 4 years and had been on pain pills and alcohol for 3 years before. She has taken Effexor 37.5 mg every other day for 10 years, and Suboxone 2 mg daily since 2016.
She had a slightly pale, purple tongue with teeth marks and a white, greasy coating in the middle, deep, and back region. She had a weak pulse, which was upon the pressure in acupuncture points Spleen 6.
We treated her with Functional Medicine, Acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion and Chinese Herbs. Her symptoms have relieved significantly, her menstrual cycle increased to 27 to 31 days 3 months after our care, Effexor was stopped and Suboxone was reduced to 0.5 mg daily, and now she’s 22 weeks pregnant.