Fatigue

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Fatigue" Issue / Symptom Connections

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

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "fatigue" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "fatigue" - 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 KD 27 (Shu Mansion)

        In a depression on the lower border of the clavicle, 2 cun lateral to the CV line.

        Opens & relaxes the chest - asthma, constricted breathing, cough, chest tightness. Tonify KD Deficiency leading to adrenal exhaustion - fatique, lowered immunity. Local point for neck a/or jaw issues - pain, tension
  • View UB 20 (Spleen Shu)

        1.5 cun lateral to GV 6, level with T11.

        Main point for all Spleen problems from a TCM perspective of both the physical organ functions and the energetic/psychological relationships. Physical spleen issues - distention, abdominal pain, bloating, poor appetite along with more inv…

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