Chronic Cholecystitis

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Chronic Cholecystitis" Issue / Symptom Connections

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

Content Related to Chronic Cholecystitis

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "chronic cholecystitis" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "chronic cholecystitis" - 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, "chronic cholecystitis" is potentially related to one or more of the following diagnostic patterns: liver and gallbladder damp heat, liver blood stagnation, liver fire, and/or liver qi stagnation.

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.

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:

  • View EX Huatuojiaji at T10 (Sides of Spine at T10)

        .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T10

        T10 (Left) innervates the gall bladder and is used for issues such as gallstones, high cholesterol and other digestive issues. T10 (Right) innervates the bile duct and is used for gallbladder/bile duct related issues. Used extensively wi…
  • View UB 19 (Gallbladder Shu)

        1.5 cun lateral to GV 7, level with T10.

        Shao Yang level diseases, alternating fever and chills. Main point for damp heat in the Liver and Gall Bladder: hepatitis, cholecystitis, jaundice, vomiting, flank pain and distension, bitter taste in the mouth. Often combined with the LV…

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