Anemia

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Anemia" Issue / Symptom Connections

Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for anemia.

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "anemia" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "anemia" - i.e. the "cause(s)".

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, "anemia" is potentially related to one or more of the following diagnostic patterns: blood stagnation, heart qi deficiency, kidney qi deficiency, liver blood deficiency, spleen qi deficiency, and/or stomach qi deficiency.

The above patterns are common examples. In clinical situations, however, there are any number of other possibilities. Many times there will be a layered combination of patterns in an interwoven blend with their symptoms - some being the cause of an issue and the result of another issue. While initially complex, this is illustrative of the the web of relationships that Chinese Medicine is designed to approach.

Related Acupuncture Protocols

When developing an acupuncture protocol a practitioner is very often focusing on the causal diagnoses in Chinese Medicine terms, not on the condition itself. To illustrate and guide developing an acupuncture treatment for someone experiencing anemia, this issue is referenced in the following acupuncture protocol section:

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 point should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • View EX Huatuojiaji at T7 (Sides of Spine at T7)

        .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T7

        T7 (Left) innervates the spleen and is an important point for any blood related issues - both in terms of circulation but also in terms of disease.  Due to the role in body fluids and blood a range of issues that are more prominent at nigh…

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 "anemia", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Anemia ".

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