Natural and Alternative Abdominal Pain Treatment Options

Abdominal Pain Treatment {introduction}

Abdominal pain indicates pain in the abdominal area which extends from your rib line down to your groin. Pain within this area can arise by stomach issues as well as problems within any of the other organs in the abdominal cavity. People may experience mild or severe pain and this can indicate any number of health issues.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for abdominal pain.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Abdominal Pain

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".


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Herbal Formulas

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Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan - Headache, Vertigo, Dizziness, Cold Limbs Herbal Formula
Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan - Dizziness, Vertigo, Herbal Formula

Uses: Headache, Dizziness, Cold Limbs, Irritable. Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan (Pian) translates into english as the "Pinellia, Atractylodis and Gastrodia Combination" formula. From a Chinese...



Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan - Gastritis, Ulcer, GERD Herbal Formula
Gastritis, Ulcer, GERD Herbal Formula

Uses: Stomach Pain, Gastritis, GERD, Ulcers. Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan (Ban Xia Xie Xin Pian, Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang, Hange-shashin-to), literally "Pinellia Drain Epigastrium Pills".

For...



Bao He Wan - Indigestion, Bloating, Reflux Herbal Formula
Bao He Wan - Indigestion Herbal Formula

Uses:  Indigestion, Bloating, Acid Reflux.



Calm Wind Teapills
Calm Wind Teapills

Uses: Calm Wind Teapills (Tong Xie Yao Fang Wan) harmonizes the Liver and Spleen, strengthens the Spleen, softens the Liver and spreads qi, eases spasm, stops pain and diarrhea.  It is commonly used to treat...



Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan - Improves digestive function, indigestion, constipation, abdominal distension herbal formula
Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan - Improves digestive function, indigestion, constipation,

Uses: Improves digestive function, constipation, abdominal distention, poor appetite, flatulence, reflux. Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan (Pian, Hua Qi Wan) is a TCM herbal formula used to treat spleen...



Cinnamon & Poria Teapills
Cinnamon & Poria Teapills

Uses: Cinnamon & Poria Teapills (Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan) Invigorates the Blood, Transforms Blood and Phlegm Stagnation, and Warms the Uterus. It helps to relieve pain, improve circulation, relieve stagnation in the...



Fu Zi Li Zhong Wan - Cold Limbs, Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea Herbal Formula
Fu Zi Li Zhong Wan - Cold Limbs, Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea Herbal Formula

Uses: Cold Limbs, Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea. Fu Zi Li Zhong Wan (Fu Zi Li Zhong Pian, Fu Zi Li Zhong Tang), literally "Aconite Regulate Middle Pills" in Chinese, is a classic Chinese herbal...



Gan Bing Zhi Ben Wan - Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, Abdominal Pain Herbal Formula
Hepatitis B, Liver Disease Recovery Herbal Formula

Uses: Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, Abdominal Pain/Distension. Gan Bing Zhi Ben Wan (Gan Bing Zhi Ben Pian), literally "Liver Disease Recovery Pills" in Chinese, invigorates the spleen and...



Loong-Tsab Menja - Gynaecological Disorders Tea
Loong-Tsab Menja - Gynaecological Disorders Tea

Uses: Irregular menstruation, Abdominal pain, Leukorrhea. Loong-Tsab Menja is formulated from natural herbs in accordance with Tibetan Science of healing. It is traditionally used to...



Mu Xiang Shun Qi Wan - Indigestion, Acid Reflux, Heartburn, Nausea Herbal Formula
Mu Xiang Shun Qi Wan - Indigestion, Flatulence, Acid Reflux Herbal Formula

Uses: Indigestion, Flatulence, Belching, Acid Reflux, Heartburn, Nausea, Vomiting. Mu Xiang Shun Qi Wan (Shun Qi Wan, Saussurea Qi Promoting Pills) promotes peristalsis, is a gentle laxative, and...



Shao Fu Zhu Yu Wan - Abdominal Pain & Masses, Dysmenorrhea Herbal Formula
Shao Fu Zhu Yu Wan - Abdominal Pain & Masses, Dysmenorrhea Herbal Formula

Uses: Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Masses, Dysmenorrhea (Cramps). Translates as drive out blood stasis in the lower abdomen.  For spleen qi deficiency with accompanying damp, usually in the lower jiao...



Shu Gan Wan - Acid Reflux, Distention, Liver Stagnation Herbal Formula
Shu Gan Wan - Acid Regurgitation, Distention, Liver Stagnation Formula

Uses: Acid Reflux, Abdominal Distention, Liver Stagnation. Shu Gan Wan (Shu Gan Pian), literally "Liver Comfort Pills" in Chinese, disperses the stagnated liver Qi for regulating the stomach,...



Si Wu Tang Wan - Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Masses, Irregular Menstruation Herbal Formula
Si Wu Tang Wan - Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Masses, Irregular Menstruation Herbal

Uses:  Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Masses, Irregular Menstruation. Si Wu Tang Wan (Si Wu Tang Pian) literally "Four Substances Pills" in Chinese, enriches the blood and regulates the...



Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan - Poor Appetite, GERD, Reflux, Bloating Herbal Formula
Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan - Digestion, GERD Herbal Formula

Uses: Poor Appetite, Acid Regurgitation, Bloating, Weakness in the limbs. Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan (Xiang Sha Yang Wei Pian) is an herbal formula used to treat a variety of digestive complaints.  The...



Yi Guan Jian Wan - Reflux, Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Distension Herbal Formula
Yi Guan Jian Wan - Reflux, Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Distension Herbal Formula

Uses: Reflux, Heartburn, Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Distension, Insomnia.



Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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Forum posts related to Abdominal Pain

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    Submitted On Thu, 02/06/2014 - 5:29am
    Contributor ~ monkeymagix

    A couple of days ago I had acupuncture magnets placed in my ear after an hours worth of auricular acupuncture these caused me severe headaches, sleeplessness, clammy sweaty skin and feeling of restlessness until I removed them...

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    Submitted On Sun, 01/05/2014 - 9:49am
    Contributor ~ holgar

    I am hoping someone can help, I am pretty desperate. I have had stabbing and pulsing lower left quadrant abdominal pain for almost 5 months. I have had an MRI, CT scan,many ultrasounds, tons of bloodwork, chiropractic, massage, neurological...

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    Submitted On Thu, 10/31/2013 - 7:15am
    Contributor ~ nchristie

    Hello,

    I started acupuncture treatments for the following complaints which I have been experiencing for several years; Insomnia, anxiety, pms, food intolerances, digestive issues.

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    Submitted On Thu, 08/08/2013 - 5:19am
    Contributor ~ thiru kumaran

    My patient have irregular period for a long time,  i have tried ren6,7,9 and 10. but still not happened? please give very effective points for the same

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    Submitted On Sat, 06/29/2013 - 2:00am
    Contributor ~ mashtee2003

    Hi,

    Has anyone been able to treat SIBO successfully? This is the disorder where the bacteria that is suppose to be in the large intestine somehow travels to the small intestine and causes problems. This disorder is really caused by...

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    Submitted On Tue, 01/01/2013 - 7:46pm
    Contributor ~ eveysf

    It started with a constipation and some blood on the toilet paper. Drank 1 cup of prune juice and had diarrhea for 1 whole day.  Belly started rumbling for 1 whole day. Felt like going to get gastric, consumed Pepto-Bismol for 2 days and...

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    Submitted On Sat, 11/17/2012 - 8:46am
    Contributor ~ PennyR


    I am deeply troubled by some acupuncture to my lower back that I received from an NHS physio a week ago. He said he was only using short needles in very safe points, but when he put the needle in to my lower back on the left side,...

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    Submitted On Tue, 09/11/2012 - 3:47pm
    Contributor ~ jiffy88

    Hi, I'm 28 years male and have the conditions listed.

    My two main concerns are my loose stools and erecticle dysfunction.

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    Submitted On Mon, 07/02/2012 - 3:55pm
    Contributor ~ hagc

    Female 40 year old patient, had gall bladder removed few months ago, recently started experiencing severe abdominal pain in upper quadrant and center, discomfort and knotted pain that pulls and radiates.  Patient unable to sleep due to...

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    Submitted On Sat, 06/16/2012 - 9:08pm
    Contributor ~ brendan

    Px is 40 y.o male.

    Chief complain: he suffers from R + L sided pain around his scapula, moreso L. sided along the inferior border.  Px is also very "stressed"

    *Levator scapula/trapezius and most of upper back is very...

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    Submitted On Wed, 12/28/2011 - 1:08pm
    Contributor ~ Hulda

    I'm looking for information about abdominal migraines, as a search of Yin Yang House has not found any articles or discussions about them. I am an acupressurist.

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    Submitted On Sun, 08/28/2011 - 10:10pm
    Contributor ~ Skye

    Hello Friends, Next week I will turn 60.  Although I have given up ice cream and changed to a very healthy diet & supplements, my health has suffered. For the past 8 yrs., no doctor could make a diagnosis because all of my labs were...

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    Submitted On Sat, 07/23/2011 - 12:25pm
    Contributor ~ rsade

    Hi,

     

    I HAD CVA IN THE YEAR 2004 AFTER FULL RECOVERY I STILE HAVE STRONG PAIN FROM MY RIGHT HAND THAT KEEP ME FROM SLEEP SOMETIMES.

    I USED TO GET JAPANESE ACUPUNCTURE ONCE A WEEK AND IT HELP ME A LOT.

    I STOP THAT...

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    Submitted On Wed, 06/02/2010 - 4:48pm
    Contributor ~ odeljah

    Hello,

    I'm treating a woman (with shiatsu) that asked me to treat her child (female, 4 year old) that's suffers from PFAPA syndrome that includes high fever, pain and wounds in throat, stomach ache and body aches. The etiology of...

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    Acupuncture Points for Abdominal Pain

    Below you will find acupuncture points relevant to this condition. The points listed below are by no means the only relevant points, rather we list empirical or commonly used points as well as those applicable to use with acupressure as a self-help remedy.


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    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Abdominal Pain

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Abdominal Pain

    Listed below are TCM Herbal Formulas related to this condition.
    General Indications Functional Grouping Combinations
    Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan - Agastache Powder to Correct the Qi - TCM Herbal Formula

    Fever w/chills, chest oppression, abdominal pain, nausea, possibly vomiting and/or diarrhea, loss of taste, headache.

    The Pulse will be soggy and moderate and the Tongue will have a white greasy coating.

    Transform Damp Turbidity, Expel Dampness
    Wu Mei Wan - Mume Fruit Pill - TCM Herbal Formula

    Generally used with roundworms - abdominal pain, irritability, stifled chest w/heat, vomiting after eating, cold hands and/or feet.  Roundworms may be observed in vomit.

    Also has a broader application in chronic diarrhea, IBS, or other digestive disorders characterized by both heat and cold.  Symptoms may be chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain (often that is better w/heat).

    With parasites the tongue and pulse are less critical, with chronic conditions the Tongue may be red with a white coating.

    Expel Parasites
    Bao He Wan - Curing Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

    Useful for overeating, over drinking and/or eating contaminated food.  Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, belching, reflux, nausea, vomiting, aversion to food, possibly diarrhea.

    The Pulse will be slippery and the Tongue will often have yellow, greasy tongue coating.

    Reduce Food Stagnation
    Fu Zi Li Zhong Wan - Aconite Regulate Middle Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Warm the Middle and Dispel Cold, Warm Interior Cold
    Si Jun Zi Tang Wan - Four Gentlemen Teapills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Tonify the Qi, Tonify
    Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan - Aucklandia, Amomi & Six Gentlemen Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Tonify the Qi, Tonify
    Shao Fu Zhu Yu Wan - Abdominal Stasis Relief Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis, Invigorate the Blood
    Shu Gan Wan - Liver Comfort Pills -TCM Herbal Formula

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    Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen, Harmonize
    Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan - Pinellia, Atractylodis and Gastrodia Combination - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Warm and Transform Cold-Phlegm, Treat Phlegm
    Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan - Pinellia Drain Epigastrium Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Harmonize the Stomach and Intestines, Harmonize
    Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan - Cinnamon and Poria Teapills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Warm the Menses and Dispel Blood Stasis, Invigorate the Blood
    Gan Bing Zhi Ben Wan - Liver Disease Recovery Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Promote the Movement of Qi, Regulate the Qi
    Shao Yao Gan Cao Wan - Peony and Licorice Decoction - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen, Harmonize
    Tong Xie Yao Fang Wan - Calm Wind Teapills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen, Harmonize
    Yi Guan Jian Wan - Linking Decoction - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Tonify the Yin, Tonify
    Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan - Aquilaria Qi Transforming Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Clear Damp-Heat, Expel Dampness
    Mu Xiang Shun Qi Wan - Saussurea Qi Promoting Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Clear Damp-Heat, Expel Dampness

    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Abdominal Pain

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs relevant to this condition. See our TCM Herbal Database for more details.

    There are no tcm herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Western Herbs and Abdominal Pain Medical Information

    Western herbs for Abdominal Pain

    Below you will find Western herbs relevant to this condition. See our Western Herbal Database for more details.

    Abdominal Pain - Western Medicine Information

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