Hernia

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Hernia" Issue / Symptom Connections

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

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "hernia" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "hernia" - 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 9 (Guest House)

        5 cun above KI 3 on the line drawn from KI 3 to KI 10 at the lower end of the belly of the gastrocnemius muscle.

        Strong spirit disorders - anger, cursing, mania. Deficient yang, cold, in the abdomen - shan disorder, hernia, pain a/or retraction of the scrotum. Useful in a detox prescription to assist the cleansing, especially with respect to emotio…
  • View SP 12 (Surging Gate)

        Superior to the lateral end of the inguinal groove lateral to the pulsating external iliac artery (joins femoral artery…

        Used for a variety of urinary disorders (retention, painful) due to it's functions of draining dampness, clearing heat and regulating urination. Abdominal pain, hernia, hemorrhoids by regulating qi and invigorating blood.
  • View SP 13 (Bowel Abode)

        .7 cun laterosuperior to SP 12 and 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline (between CV 2 and CV 3).

        Abdominal pain, abdominal masses (fibroids, cysts, etc.), hernia, thigh pain - regulates the liver, qi, and alleviates pain.
  • View ST 26 (Outer Mound)

        2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 7.

        Abdominal pain, bloating, hernias. Menstrual issues - dysmenorrhea (cramps/painful menstruation), amenorrhea (absense of menstruation), irregular cycles.
  • View ST 27 (Great Gigantic)

        2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 5.

        Beneficial for multiple genito-urinary issues in men - impotence (erectile dysfunction), seminal emission, premature ejaculation, difficult urination, etc. Irregular menstruation. Abdominal pain, bloating, hernia. Fear/fright with palpi…
  • View ST 29 (Return)

        2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 3.

        Excess or Cold/Deficient disorders of the Lower Warmer - amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, qi stagnation/masses, leukorrhea. Uterine prolapse, hernia. Infertility, genital pain and/or swelling, impotence, seminal emission…
  • View ST 30 (Surging Qi)

        2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 2.

        Upper Sea of Water & Grain Point - excess or deficient conditions of the Stomach - hypogastric pain, bloating, abdominal pain. Regulates the Intestines - borborygmus, hernia - rectal, inguinal. Regulates genitalia - swelling and pain…
  • View 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.  Also used for hernia. Secondary point for kidney related gynecological disorders: menstrual problems, leukorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis.

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