Hernia

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Hernia Connections

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

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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:

  • KD 9 (Guest House)
    5 cun above KI 3 on the line drawn from KI 3 to KI 10 at th…
    Strong spirit disorders - anger, cursing, mania. Deficient…
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  • SP 12 (Surging Gate)
    Superior to the lateral end of the inguinal groove lateral …
    Used for a variety of urinary disorders (retention, painful…
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  • SP 13 (Bowel Abode)
    .7 cun laterosuperior to SP 12 and 4 cun lateral to the ant…
    Abdominal pain, abdominal masses (fibroids, cysts, etc.), h…
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  • ST 26 (Outer Mound)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 7.
    Abdominal pain, bloating, hernias. Menstrual issues - dysm…
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  • ST 27 (Great Gigantic)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 5.
    Beneficial for multiple genito-urinary issues in men - impo…
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  • ST 29 (Return)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 3.
    Excess or Cold/Deficient disorders of the Lower Warmer - am…
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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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  • UB 30 (White Ring Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to the GV line, level with the 4th PSF.
    Local point for low back, sacrum, tailbone and/or hip pain.…
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