Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Dysentary Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for dysentary. It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "dysentary" is rarely designed with the resulting "dysentary" 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, "dysentary", is potentially related to the following diagnostic patterns - large intestine cold, large intestine damp heat, spleen and stomach damp heat, spleen invasion - cold damp, stomach cold, stomach dampness, stomach qi deficiency 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:

  • 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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  • SP 4 (Yellow Emperor)
    In a depression distal and inferior to the base of the 1st …
    Excess pathologies of the ST and Intestines - severe abdomi…
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  • SP 16 (Abdominal Lament)
    3 cun above SP 15 and 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline…
    Aids intestinal issues by clearing heat in the intestines a…
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  • ST 37 (Upper Great Hollow)
    6 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anteri…
    Generally for excess and more acute disorders of the intest…
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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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  • UB 20 (Spleen Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 6, level with T11.
    Main point for all Spleen problems from a TCM perspective o…
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  • UB 27 (Small Intestine Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with 1st PSF.
    Main point for all Small Intestine related issues. Damp he…
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