alstone at beyondwellbeing.com
Fri Sep 24 13:16:42 EDT 2004
On Sep 23, 2004, at 1:42 PM, Enzo Blasco wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I have a 35 years old male patient with three very small hidroceles
> in the left side of his scrotum. Also a couple of his bloob vessels on
> the right side are very dilated and one of them contains a phlebolith,
> (a small calcification, about a grain of rice size).
> I prescribed him Wu Ling San + Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan. I wasn't quite
> sure of the idea of calcified mass. I thought of it as a phlegm nodule
Generally yes, though sometimes as in the case with kidney or gall
stones we can call it damp-heat or even yin deficiency. For hard
masses, I would differentiate between the following:
damp-heat (heat injures the yin and damp causing it to congeal into a
yin deficiency (yin thickens as it dries, congeals into a hard mass)
blood stagnation (blood stagnates, thickens, congeals into a hard mass)
phlegm stagnation (phlegm stagnates, thickens, congeals into a hard
Another option is Blood and Phlegm stagnation for which Gui Zhi Fu Ling
Wan is barking up the right tree.
These different pathologies can be easily differentiated by a tongue
damp-heat: thick yellow coating, possibly limited to the rear of the
tongue, though this is quite common, not sure how much weight I'd give
it for that reason.
yin deficiency: scanty coating, red body color
blood stagnation: purple body color
phlegm stagnation: thick coating
Another option is Blood and Phlegm stagnation: purple body color with
I'd also have your patient check in with a urologist, to rule out a
Al Stone, L.Ac.
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