Gout

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Gout Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for gout. It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "gout" is rarely designed with the resulting "gout" 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, "gout", is potentially related to the following diagnostic patterns - kidney qi deficiency, kidney yang deficiency, liver blood deficiency, liver cold stagnation, liver wind 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 point should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • SP 2 (Great Metropolis)
    On medial side of big toe, sital and inferior to the 1st me…
    Generally used to clear damp-heat - gout, painful obstructi…
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