Extract from Autumn 2014 issue of Jing-Luo
Case report : A rash in Pregnancy resolved by Chinese Medicine
By Luke McPherson & Suzanne Cochrane
A 21 weeks-pregnant female….presents with itchy skin with red raised papules on much of her torso and limbs. Pathology tests show elevated Alanine transaminase (ALT) and (AST). Diagnosis : rash due to Liver & Gallbladder damp heat. Treatment : acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
Results: after 3sessions the rash and itch disappeared, liver function tests returned to normal ranges, and pregnancy went to full term with the birth of a healthy baby girl.
Aust J Acupunct Chin Med 2013;8(2):21-24