Eating Disorders

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Eating Disorders" Issue / Symptom Connections

Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for eating disorders.

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "eating disorders" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "eating disorders" - 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 point should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • View ST 4 (Earth Granary)

        Directly below the pupil, lateral to the corner of the mouth.

        Facial pain - Bell's palsy, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, deviation of mouth from stroke, toothache. Inability to close the eye, eye twitching, itching, night blindness. Inability to eat. May be helpful for atrophy and/or moveā€¦

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