Hiccups

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Hiccups Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for hiccups. It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "hiccups" is rarely designed with the resulting "hiccups" 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, "hiccups", is potentially related to the following diagnostic patterns - stomach cold, stomach fire, stomach qi 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:

  • KD 18 (Stone Pass)
    3 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 11.
    Local Point for abdominal and intestinal issues.   Pain, h…
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  • SP 18 (Celestial Ravine)
    6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 4th inter-cost…
    Descends qi - chest oppression, shortness of breath, cough,…
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  • ST 9 (Man's Prognosis)
    Level with the tip of the Adam's Apple on the anterior bord…
    In ancient times the ST Qi was assessed by palpating the pu…
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  • ST 11 (Qi Abode)
    At the superior border of the clavicle between the sternal …
    Local point - sore/swollen throat - counterflow qi, cough, …
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  • ST 13 (Qi Door)
    4 cun lateral to the AML at the lower border of the clavicl…
    Asthma, cough, wheezing, chest distention, hiccups. Local …
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  • ST 43 (Sunken Valley)
    In a depression distal to the junction of the 2nd and 3rd m…
    Similar actions to ST 44 but used less often - will clear h…
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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 "hiccups", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Hiccups ".

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