Acid Reflux Disease (Gerd)

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Acid Reflux Disease (Gerd) Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for acid reflux disease (gerd). It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "acid reflux disease (gerd)" is rarely designed with the resulting "acid reflux disease (gerd)" exclusively in mind.

For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.

Within TCM, "acid reflux disease (gerd)", is potentially related to the following diagnostic patterns - liver attacking the spleen, stomach cold, stomach dampness, stomach fire among many other possibilities and/or layered combinations.

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Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific condition or diagnostic pattern. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following points should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • EX Huatuojiaji at T6 (Sides of Spine at T6)
    .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes…
    T6 innervates the diaphragm, used for a range of respirator…
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  • EX Huatuojiaji at T8 (Sides of Spine at T8)
    .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes…
    T8 (Left) innervates the esophagus and is used for conditio…
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  • EX Huatuojiaji at T9 (Sides of Spine at T9)
    .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes…
    T9 (Left) innervates the stomach and is used for a range of…
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  • KD 19 (Yin Metropolis)
    4 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 12.
    Local point for abdominal and intestinal pain. Vomiting, r…
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  • KD 21 (Dark Gate)
    6 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 14.
    Local point for abdominal and intestinal pain and functiona…
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  • KD 23 (Spirit Seal)
    In the 4th ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 17.
    Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, con…
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  • KD 25 (Spirit Storehouse)
    In the 2nd ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 19.
    Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, con…
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  • LI 18 (Protuberance Assistant)
    Level with the tip of the Adam's Apple between the sternal …
    Window of the Sky Point for sudden loss of voice with qi ob…
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  • SP 14 (Abdominal Bind)
    1.3 cun below SP 15 and 4 cun lateral to the anterior midli…
    Warms the middle warmer and dissipates cold for lower abdom…
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  • ST 11 (Qi Abode)
    At the superior border of the clavicle between the sternal …
    Local point - sore/swollen throat - counterflow qi, cough, …
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  • ST 12 (Empty Basin)
    In the midpoint of the supraclavicular fossa, 4 cun lateral…
    Shoulder pain (esp. that radiates to neck). Neck/throat is…
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  • ST 19 (Not Contained)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 14.
    Abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting (rebellious stomach qi).…
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  • ST 34 (Beam Hill)
    With knee flexed, 2 cun above the superior lateral border o…
    Lateral knee issues, swelling, pain, difficult movement. P…
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  • ST 44 (Inner Court)
    Proximal to the web margin between the 2nd and 3rd metatars…
    Ying Spring Point - Clears heat from the channel and organ …
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  • UB 17 (Diaphragm Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 9, level with T7.
    Hui-meeting Point of the Blood, useful for all Blood relate…
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  • UB 21 (Stomach Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with T12.
    Main point for all Stomach related issues in TCM diagnostic…
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    The Tom Tam/Tong Ren Therapy system can be applied via energy healing/medical qi gong methods as well as an acupuncture component. The acupuncture aspect is generally utilized in combination with more standard TCM diagnostic approaches. For the specific points/areas that would generally be utilized in someone experiencing "acid reflux disease (gerd)", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) ".

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