Chronic Cholecystitis

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Chronic Cholecystitis Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for chronic cholecystitis. It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "chronic cholecystitis" is rarely designed with the resulting "chronic cholecystitis" 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, "chronic cholecystitis", is potentially related to the following diagnostic patterns - liver and gallbladder damp heat, liver blood stagnation, liver fire, liver qi stagnation 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 T10 (Sides of Spine at T10)
    .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes…
    T10 (Left) innervates the gall bladder and is used for issu…
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  • UB 19 (Gallbladder Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 7, level with T10.
    Shao Yang level diseases, alternating fever and chills. Ma…
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