"Cysts" Issue / Symptom Connections
Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for cysts.
It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "cysts" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "cysts" - 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.
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 SI 1 (Lesser Marsh)
.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the ulnar side of the little finger.
Breast disorders of any etiology, insufficient lactation, mastitis, breast abscess, cysts.
Jing Well Point, clear heat from the opposite end of the channel, for eye redness, earache, tinnitus, sore throat, stiff tongue.
- View SP 4 (Yellow Emperor)
In a depression distal and inferior to the base of the 1st metatarsal bone at the junction of the red and white skin.
Excess pathologies of the ST and Intestines - severe abdominal a/or epigastric pain, dysentery, food poisoning.
Gynecological and Abdominal issues due to stagnation of Qi and Blood - masses, fibroids, cysts, irregular menstruation.
- View SP 13 (Bowel Abode)
.7 cun laterosuperior to SP 12 and 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline (between CV 2 and CV 3).
Abdominal pain, abdominal masses (fibroids, cysts, etc.), hernia, thigh pain - regulates the liver, qi, and alleviates pain.
- View ST 28 (Waterway)
2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 4.
Excess Cold/Damp Issues of the Lower Warmer - retention of urine, inflammations.
Gynecological issues of an excess nature - dysmenorrhea, fibroids, cysts.
Fertility issues in women, cold in the uterus.
Expel either the placenta after bi…
- View UB 26 (Origin Pass Shu)
1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with L5.
Local point for clearing the channel - low back pain, both as a local point and from wind invasion (possibly with UB 28).
Dissipates cold in the lower warmer - abdominal pain, bowel issues, abdominal masses.
Possibly useful for a range o…