Japanese Acupuncture Treatment for residual symptoms of Q Fever

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When Will again presented in clinic on 13 January it had been almost 2 months since his last treatment and he has been extremely busy making up for lost time.
His number one complaint was terrible sleep

5th Treatment
Since Will had been responding well to Kidney deficient root treatments I continued in the same vein, tonifying Lu 5 and Ki 10, shunting St 36, Liv 2 and LI 3.
The second phase of treatment I utilized the points Bl14, 17, 18, 20, 23, 40, 58 and scatter needled the upper back neck and shoulders.

6th treatment
It was almost another 2 weeks before Will was able to get back for further treatment.

He reported headaches, particularly at the vertex and behind the eyes, severe pain in the mid to lower back area, waking a lot during the night, increased irritability, poor appetite for the last 2 days, nausea, indigestion, low energy and his medication was causing significant mood swings.

Liver Yin Deficiency with deficient heat in the Gall Bladder meridian


Front points
CV 12, 4, St25, Yintang

Root treatment
Tonify Liv 8, Ki 10 shunt GB34

The 2nd phase of treatment included Bl 14,17,18,20 40, 58
Needle Head Moxa Bl 23, 25

7th Treatment
Will reported that his headache had cleared after the last treatment and although a lot milder was recurring between 11 and 12 at night again located at the vertex and behind the eyes, his back pain had improved, he was still waking through the night but not as much, although still feeling some lower back pain on the right side radiating into the hip he was not feeling the pain radiating to the front of the torso as he had previously, his appetite was good and he had experienced some diarrhea after the last treatment but felt better as a result.

He felt better than he had in many weeks !

Since I was away in New Zealand at the time my colleague and locum, Efrat performed the treatment.
Basically the same as 6th treatment with an additional shunting of GB 41 and the application of GB 19,20,21

8th Treatment
Once again this treatment was performed by Efrat.
Will’s back pain had improved; he was less grumpy and had experienced no headaches.
Treatment was basically the same as the 6th and 7th treatments .

9th Treatment
It was 10 weeks before Will was able to attend clinic for his next treatment.
In his own words he was not too bad, suffering some aching in the back region around 3 AM every morning, he had experienced an increase in nocturnal urination, once again needed to sit in a chair to rest and relieve his back pain but he had experienced no headaches whatsoever.

At this point I reverted to a Kidney deficiency root treatment.
Tonify Lu 5, Ki 7 and Ki2 (To quell the deficient heat that was affecting the Heart meridian.
2nd phase of treatment included Bl 13, 18, 20, 40, 58 with Needle Head Moxibustion on Bl 23

10th Treatment
2 days later and Will reported that his sleeping had improved and his back pain was much better.
Similar to as the 9th treatment considering the positive results from that session .
Tonify Lu5 and Ki 7 shunt St 36 and 2nd phase identical to points used in the 9th treatment.

Whilst Western medicine has some incredible lifesaving attributes and without doubt saved Will’s life on this occasion it was apparent that the ability of allopathic medication and treatment to resolve many of the symptoms resulting from Will’s condition did have significant limitations.

I make no claim that Japanese Acupuncture is the be all and end all in situations such as this.

I believe that it is essential that patients suffering from Q Fever, Ross River Fever, Bharma Forest Fever, Glandular fever and the like should seek conventional medical treatment as primary care.

However, clinical experience has demonstrated to me and those in my care the extraordinary benefits that can be derived from utilizing Traditional Japanese Acupuncture as an auxiliary treatment regime to assist in the resolution of the insidious and persistent symptoms that can arise as a result of contracting this type of illness.

I hope this case history has been of some assistance to you and that you are able to apply some of my clinical experience in your practice to the ultimate benefit of your patients.

All the best,



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practitioner of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture.  For well over a
decade, independent of and in conjunction with Masakazu Ikeda
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Alan Jansson is an internationally recognized teacher and practitioner of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture. As a staunch advocate of practically based workshops, Alan draws upon his 35 years clinical experience and 23 years post and undergraduate teaching. Alan has presented, convened and hosted more than 70 Traditional Japanese Acupuncture workshops in Australia, Europe, and USA.

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