Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Ibs)

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Ibs) Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)" is rarely designed with the resulting "irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)" 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, "irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)", is potentially related to the following diagnostic patterns - kidney yang deficiency, large intestine cold, large intestine damp heat, large intestine dryness, liver qi stagnation, spleen qi deficiency, spleen yang 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:

  • EX Huatuojiaji at L4 (Sides of Spine at L4)
    .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes…
    L4 innervates the large intestine and is used for a range o…
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  • EX Huatuojiaji at L5 (Sides of Spine at L5)
    .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes…
    L5 innervates the descending colon and is used for the enti…
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  • UB 21 (Stomach Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with T12.
    Main point for all Stomach related issues in TCM diagnostic…
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  • UB 25 (Large Intestine Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 3, level with L4.
    Main point for low back pain especially when related to con…
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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 "irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) ".

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