Eating Disorders

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Eating Disorders Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for eating disorders. It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "eating disorders" is rarely designed with the resulting "eating disorders" 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.

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:

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