Okay, just to be clear, in the last post, the child did have turrets on his head. This is, of course, why it was called Turrets Syndrome. Along with having Tourette’s syndrome. (how’s that for trying to weasel out of a mis-spelling!)
At any rate, I hope it was a useful case inspire of the mortifying spelling error! And below is another installment. This case shows us that we cannot take a symptom or disease based approach to illness. This girl was treated for UTI with Ba Zheng San, and for frequent urination with Suo Quan Wan and Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang, all to no avail. The physician finally noticed some key factors; the extent of external pressure in her life, how keyed up and timid she was, along with the deficiency. This is what led him to Gan Mai Da Zao Tang. For those who work in pediatrics, this is actually a common pattern for bed-wetting as well.
The patient was a 10 year-old girl. She came for an initial visit on June 18, 2006. She had suffered from frequent and urgent urination for more than 3 years. This had come on three years previously […]