Male patient aged 58
MC: wakes up early in the morning and has many thoughts and can’t get back to sleep.
feels more unrest and depressed in morning
Lifestyle: works at home for a job he does not really like. Has to push himself to focus and work.
Divorced 7 years ago. Was depressed afterwards. Sleep issues started before that.
Remarried 4 years ago and his current wife has brain cancer…
finances seem to be fine, not wealthy but seems to have what he needs
tall, big boned, full stomach - its more hard. He is strong. MOre tight than soft and flabby.
hot/cold: wakes up hot and gets cooler in afternoon/evening
needs it to be cool when he works in order to concentrate
dry/wet: skin is dry. puffed out stomach (a bit overweight - see it in stomach)
sweat a lot in heat
likes the light and the desert
doesnt focus on details though. DOes not pay attention to time.
comes late for appointments
but also hard to focus cuz gets distracted by what is going on around him
hard to make decisions.
keeps a lot of what he feels inside
GI tendency toward constipation
low energy level
puffed out chest
thenar eminence - puffed out but not hard and firm
hurts when press in on CV 12 and 14
palish with yellow/grey coating
lots of red dots on tip
Ht hot in the morning 6+ reddish complexion 6+
GB red tip to tongue 8+, trouble sleeping 8+
PC trouble making decisions 7+
LU puffed out chest and stomach and dry skin 8+ , a lot of burping spring allergies 7+
ST tired 7+ poor personal resources (divorced, sick wife)
SJ bright eyes 5+,
Liv does not notice details 7+, craves bright sun 7+ depressed 6+ happier when goes out and is with people 7+
Kid feels stuck and stagnated 6+
SI taking care of sick wife 7+ age 58 5+
LI constipated and dry skin 7+
I did a whole variety of Saam treatments on him and his sleep improved a lot (GB, PC, Liv, SJ, Kid, SI)
I did not see him for 2 months and he came in yesterday because he said that his sleep started slipping again and also his digestion has been really sluggish.
He feels bloated and heavy after he eats and he is burping a lot. This started 2 weeks ago during some high stress and after he got the Covid vaccine. HE also said that he feels stagnated and can’t get himself going. He also wanted me to try and treat him preventatively for spring allergies which are right around the corner. ANd his skin is dry.
I did ST+
I thought it would help the downward movement of the stomach, the damp on inside and dry on outside, the allergies, and I thought the downward movement would be good for sleep too.
He settled and fell right asleep on the table.
He texted me yesterday evening that he slept for 3 hours after the treatment and that he still feels tired.
But he did have a bowel movement as soon as he got home and that his digestion is somewhat better.
Today he said that he still feels tired and has a headache (but that he got up early to go to a doctors appt with his wife at the hospital.)
I told him that if he still feels tired tomorrow that he should come in and I figured I should do LU+.
I did want to get others opinions on this case though.
It seems that St+ was just right for him.
I am uncertain about his reaction - is needing to sleep for 3 hours after the treatment ever okay??
He is a tired low energy somewhat depressed guy as it is (lots of challenges…)so how do I take his reaction?
I realize now that maybe ST+ was too much for him cuz he already has a lot in his life to make him down but if he is still tired tomorrow do I do LU+??
It is the opposite of his morphology but maybe he just needs the energy and resources of LU+ anyway?
I would love another perspective on this case.