Swollen Lips - Swollen Lips due to Allergy

Patient Info: Female, age 56.

Date of Initial visit: May 25, 2016. 

Main Complaint: 

Patient came in with swollen lips. Cracked, tingling, burning, and swollen. No western diagnosis confirmed. 

History: 

Looked as though patient had an allergic reaction of some sort. This is an ongoing condition; happened for the first time 3 years ago. Has currently had this current outbreak for 3-4 weeks. Thought it was from Apples, she ate fresh fruit in Cuba a couple weeks ago. 

Objective: 

Tongue: Purple tongue body, red dots at tip and on sides, slight yellow coating along midline (drank coffee that morning). 

Pulse: Right - Weak, deep, slow. Left - Weak.

Assessment: 

Liver toxicity, heat. 

Plan: 

Relieve toxicity/ soothe liver, clear heat. 

Points: Gb 38, Liv 4, Li 4, St 44, St 8, Sp 6, Blood let Helix 5 on ear. Gave watermelon frost powder to put on lips.

 

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