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1.Abdominal Cyst

Name: Ma Jingru
Date: 1998-08-21

The 1-month-old female presented with a history of frequent vomit,abdominal distension and fever of 2 days. At her mother's 32nd week of gestation,the B-ultrasonic had already showed a cyst existing there.At 1 month of age, she was taken to The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chinese Medcial University because of the symptoms mentioned above. The MRI scan showed a cyst(4.9cm x 4.8cm x 4.8cm) in her lower right flank which led to the ileus. Her families didn't want the infant to take an operation, so they brought her to take Tuina massage.After inquiring we learned that her mother had taken a lot of watermelon in pregnancy. In Traditional Chinese Mecine(TCM), watermelon can clear away the heat of body and taking too much watermelon will damage the yang of spleen and kidney which will lead to the retention of fluid dampness. So became the cyst. We need to warm the kidney and invigorate the spleen, promote the flow of qi and activate yang. Seleced points: Pushing-reinforcing Spleen Earth, Pushing-reinforcing Shangsanguan, Pushing-reinforcing Kidney Water, Kneading Wailaogong, Kneading Errenshangma, Reverse-arc-pushing Neibagua, Pushing Sihengwen, Push-clearing Tianheshui,etc. After 1 day of tuina massage,her hands and feet turned from cool to warm,the vomiting and distension mended,and she took more milk and didn't cry so much. The second noon she passed a lot of stool and her abdominal distension was gone. One week later the cyst became softer than before.And forty days later,the ultrasonic scan showed the cyst disappeared and only a trail of its hull was left. A friend of this family, a director of Shenyang 202 Hospital who had examined the infant before ,after reading the report of scan and examined the baby himself,said:"It's utterly impossible to heal only treated by Tuina,they must have give her herbs or accupuncture when you left her."The families of the baby insisted that they had been staying with her all the time,it did heal through tuina massage. Afterward the child took another half a month of Tuina to confirm. To this day,the cyst haven't relapsed.