Hi - well Heather IS back, but offline in new clinic.
Did you try it?
site is where you will find a lot about getting rid of cold, as this was home medicine in China and not something you would have sought paid help for. So it seems to NOT be in the texts and it is assumed knowledge and missing now we are all 'evidence based'.
Except it works and if we remove what is blocking the body heal itself, all is taken care of as nature intended.
This is well before you use moxa - and it is all set out on the site above, so I will not go into it here.
Lots of case histories about it also.
Then there is the issue of the scar treatments
-and regardless of the internal or external cold there is always the ice to - and the cold microclimate with op. plus the cold blood replaced and the whole idiocy of ignoring common sense - weaken the yang and of course there will be cold. Put cold in and of course there will be weakened yang.
As to moxa
- if you get her to take her BBT it should be 36.6 at least and I had one woman with 34.5 - and was she a hot box!!!
When we added a whole heap of moxa, yang tonics and thyroid support into treatment she started to improve.
When I was treating dying AIDS people back in the early '90's moxa was the (magic) way to go - as is with often remarkably febrile wasted cancer patients - as buildling the yang builds the yin . . . often presenting very hot. So too would we be in pneumonia without antibiotics to cool it all down - and working WITH the immune sytem and the metaboilism means moxa often rather than needles.
I do not think that westernising our medicine is helping at all as the labelled condition says nothing really about the individual consulting us.
As to how this works - the female and male hormones and the thyroid ones are made from DHEA (and fat higher up the chain) - the adrenal exhaustion/fatigue that all seem to have in addition to whatver else they arrive with is invisible whilst looking to hang hat on TCM or biomedical theories.
Sometimes we need to go back to a simple - 'why is the body not healing itself' approach?
Mark Seem - brilliant and so instantly usable in clinic.
Again - we need to treat the one in front of us, not work from a book.
Most have had all manner of accidents/incidents and distress that really uniquely stuff up flows. See the scar work on the sharpen up site also.