Natural and Alternative Gallstones (Cholelithiasis) Treatment Options

Gallstones (Cholelithiasis) Treatment {introduction}

Gallstones are tiny, rock-like substances that form in the gall bladder, the organ that stores and releases bile. Formed in the liver, bile aids in the digestion of fats and contains salts, cholesterol, water, fats, proteins and a waste product called bilirubin. When excessive amounts of cholesterol or bilirubin are present in the bile, the liquid can harden, creating gallstones. If any of these stone-like substances break away from the gall bladder and enter one of the tubes that transports bile, inflammation can occur in the gall bladder, liver, or pancreas.

When these tubes, or ducts, become blocked, the result is a gallbladder attack. During an attack, an individual may experience sudden back pain between the shoulder blades, pain under the right shoulder or pain in the upper right side of the abdomen that quickly worsens, lasting from 30 minutes to many hours.

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

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

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)

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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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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  • Carole's picture
    Submitted On Sat, 12/08/2012 - 10:00am
    Contributor ~ Carole

    Hi!

    Has anybody been able to dissolve a large calcified gallstone and how?

    I have one (2.8cms) which acupuncture has helped with the discomfort and I can eat well.    However, I continue to have problems with...

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  • amitv82's picture
    Submitted On Sun, 12/02/2012 - 4:25am
    Contributor ~ amitv82

    Hi,

    I will be really greatfull, if you can share best points to disolve GB stone. If you can suggest Yin Yang Points and magnets(sedation/tonification) will be really helpfull.

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    Acupuncture Points for Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)

    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 Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)

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    Western Herbs and Gallstones (Cholelithiasis) Medical Information

    Western herbs for Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)

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

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    Gallstones (Cholelithiasis) - Western Medicine Information

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