PHASE OF WOOD

Chinese Medicine for Children

Name: Ela

Treatment 
Number

1

No siblings

Case History - Skin Conditions – Atopic Dermatitis

Date of birth:

16.8.2012

8 months old

Date: 24.4.2013

Chief Complain:
Atopic dermatitis. Started at the age of 3-4 months old.

  • Become worse when she started to eat solid food.

  •  Using natural creams.

  •  The grandfather of the father suffers from eczema in the elbows.   

  • he father has sensitive skin, get worse in stress – eczema or psoriasis. He sweats at nights.

See: Atopic Dermatitis  p. 246

  • Pregnancy: The mother suffers from hormonal acne in the first trimester.

  • Birth: OK.

  • Appetite: OK.  

  • Stools: Sometimes days without bowl movement. Getting better.

  • Phlegm: OK. 

  • Teething: Not yet.

  • Sleeping: Sometimes Wakes up every 1-2 hours, takes time to fall asleep again. During the day she sleeps not more than 40 minutes. 

  • Sweat at the back. 

  • High tones of the body – stretching her body to the back.

Treatment strategy: Expel the heat from the LIV and try to find a deeper cause of the ongoing produce of heat.

 

Treatment number 1: CO-11 
The symptoms and the pulse represent an excess heat of the LIV. In the first treatment it is recommended to treat a gentle balance. C0-11 is good option for a gentle balance for states of excess in the LIV.

See (The Phase of Wood):

  • Heat in the LIV  P. 347

  • Overreaction to Dispersion Technique  p. 56

Pulse diagnosis: 
Heat or even Fire in the LIV position.

Case History - Skin Conditions – Atopic Dermatitis

Date of birth:

16.8.2012

Name: Ela

Date: 1.5.2013
After 1 week

8 months old

Treatment 
Number

2

No siblings

Chief Complain:

Atopic dermatitis. Started at the age of 3-4 months old.

See: Atopic Dermatitis  p. 246

Previous Treatments

Date

Treatment

After

1

24.4

1 week

CO-11

​Treatment strategy: Expel the heat from the LIV and try to find a deeper cause of the ongoing produce of heat.

  • Along 3 after the treatment her condition become worse, she is hot in touch, maybe the weather. Now the skin relaxed a bit.

  • Sleeping: OK. 

  • Day time Sleeping: Better, air conditioner improves the sleep.

  • Sweat at the back days: She sleeps on the back.

  • Stretching to the back: Still, at nights, while crying.

Pulse diagnosis: 
Heat or even Fire in the LIV position.

Treatment number 2: LIV-2° (Dispersion technique)
The reaction to the first treatment (CO-11 (was as expected – release of Heat in the 3 first days and some improvement after.
The pulse diagnosis in the LIV position still shows Heat. The next step in order to balance the heat in the LIV can be by dispersing the heat from the LIV. The best way to disperse the heat from the LIV is by using the Fire point – LIV-2 in dispersion technique.

See (The Phase of Wood):

  • Emphases and Warnings regarding Treatment Using Dispersion Technique  p. 58

  • Overreaction to Dispersion Technique  p. 56

  • Dispersion Technique  p. 53

  • Dispersing Heat from the LIV  p. 375

  • Dispersion Technique  p. 53

  • Supporting Dispersion  p. 57

  • The Dangers of Dispersion Technique  p. 54

  • What is dispersion technique?  p. 54

Case History - Skin Conditions – Atopic Dermatitis

Date of birth:

16.8.2012

Treatment 
Number

3

No siblings

Name: Ela

8 months old

Date: 1.5.2013
After 2 week

Chief Complain:

Atopic dermatitis. Started at the age of 3-4 months old.

See: Atopic Dermatitis  p. 246

Previous Treatments

Date

After

Treatment

CO-11

1 week

24.4

1

1

20.5

2 week

LIV-2°

2

Treatment number 3: K-3 

 

The improvement after the dispersion of heat from the LIV is good. The next stage is to stabilize the LIV. K-3 is good option, it tonifys the LIV according to the sheng cycle, and cools the LIV as a point of a Water Element. The Cold that appears in the LIV position should be checked in the next treatment and balanced. 

​Treatment strategy: Expel the heat from the LIV and try to find a deeper cause of the ongoing produce of heat.

  • Skin: Big improvement.

  • She was calm  relatively to her self.

  • 3 day after the treatment the lesions on the skin disappeared and than came back but very minor. 

  • Sweats in the back: Less.

  • Stretching to the back: Less.

  • Sleeping: Improvement, wakes up only once a night.

  • Stools: Improvement - twice a day – morning and noon. 

Pulse diagnosis: 

Cold in the LIV (The sensation is not clear)