Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Gastritis Connections

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

  • EX Huatuojiaji at T9 (Sides of Spine at T9)
    .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes…
    T9 (Left) innervates the stomach and is used for a range of…
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  • ST 19 (Not Contained)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 14.
    Abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting (rebellious stomach qi).…
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  • ST 20 (Assuming Fullness)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 13.
    Abdominal pain, bloating, hiccups, gastric pain, vomiting. …
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  • ST 30 (Surging Qi)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 2.
    Upper Sea of Water & Grain Point - excess or deficient …
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    The Tom Tam/Tong Ren Therapy system can be applied via energy healing/medical qi gong methods as well as an acupuncture component. The acupuncture aspect is generally utilized in combination with more standard TCM diagnostic approaches. For the specific points/areas that would generally be utilized in someone experiencing "gastritis", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Gastritis ".

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