Breast Distention

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Breast Distention Connections

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

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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:

  • 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 24 (Spirit Ruins)
    In the 3rd ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 18.
    Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, con…
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  • SI 1 (Lesser Marsh)
    .1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the ulnar sid…
    Breast disorders of any etiology, insufficient lactation, m…
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  • SI 11 (Celestial Gathering)
    On the scapula in a depression at the center of the infrasc…
    Breast problems, mastitis, insufficient lactation, breast p…
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  • SP 17 (Food Hole)
    6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 5th inter-cost…
    Promotes smooth spleen qi (digestion), moves water stagnati…
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  • SP 18 (Celestial Ravine)
    6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 4th inter-cost…
    Descends qi - chest oppression, shortness of breath, cough,…
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  • ST 15 (Roof)
    4 cun lateral to the AML in the 2nd ICS.
    Asthma, chest oppression, fullness a/or pain in the chest. …
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  • ST 16 (Breast Window)
    4 cun lateral to the AML in the 3rd ICS.
    Chest tightness a/or pain, asthma, cough. Breast pain, abs…
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  • ST 18 (Breast Root)
    4 cun lateral to the AML in the 5th ICS.
    Any issues with the breasts - mastitis, pain/swelling, insu…
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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 36 (Leg Three Li)
    3 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anteri…
    Tonify deficient Qi a/or Blood. Tonify Wei Qi and Qi overa…
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  • ST 39 (Lower Great Hollow)
    9 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anteri…
    Disorders of the Small Intestine organ - abdominal pain, di…
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