Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Irritability Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for irritability. It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "irritability" is rarely designed with the resulting "irritability" 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 2 (Blazing Valley)
    Anterior and Inferior to the medial malleolus in a depressi…
    Generally useful for clearing excesses & acute presenta…
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  • 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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  • ST 23 (Supreme Unity)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 10.
    Abdominal pain, epigastric pain, bloating, poor appetite, d…
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  • UB 18 (Liver Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 8, level with T9.
    Main point for all Liver related conditions in TCM terms - …
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