Heat Stroke

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Heat Stroke" Issue / Symptom Connections

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

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "heat stroke" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "heat stroke" - 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.

Within TCM, "heat stroke" is potentially related to one or more of the following diagnostic patterns: heart qi deficiency, heart yin deficiency, liver wind, lung qi deficiency, lung yin deficiency, shen disturbance, stomach qi deficiency, and/or stomach yin deficiency.

The above patterns are common examples. In clinical situations, however, there are any number of other possibilities. Many times there will be a layered combination of patterns in an interwoven blend with their symptoms - some being the cause of an issue and the result of another issue. While initially complex, this is illustrative of the the web of relationships that Chinese Medicine is designed to approach.

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 LI 11 (Pool at the Bend)

        At the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease midway between LU 5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.

        Reduction of high fevers, patients with the 4 bigs, combine with LI 1, LI 2 or LI 4. Damp Heat skin diseases, red, itchy, oozing & inflamed (hives, herpes zoster, acne), may be used with UB 40 for any skin disease. ST Excess Issues, …
  • View PC 3 (Marsh at the Bend)

        On the transverse cubital crease on the ulnar side of the biceps brachii tendon.

        Chronic angina - palpitations, anxiety, panic attacks, sensation of "pounding" heart particularly in the upper abdominal area. Tremors of the hand a/or arm, Parkinson's disease - localized pain in the elbow and arm. Gastrointestinal diso…
  • View UB 40 (Bend Middle)

        Midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of biceps femoris and semitendinosis.

        As the Lumbar Command Point, useful for all lumbar related issues: acute low back pain, sprain, muscle spasms, etc. Main point for heat conditions such as summer heat, heatstroke and heat exhaustion.  Nightsweats in some cases from defici…

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