Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Jaundice Connections

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

  • SI 4 (Wrist Bone)
    On the ulnar side of the palm in a depression between the b…
    Local point for shoulder, arm, hand and wrist problems part…
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  • SP 9 (Yin Mound Spring)
    On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia in t…
    He Sea point - drains dampness (generally through urination…
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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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  • UB 19 (Gallbladder Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 7, level with T10.
    Shao Yang level diseases, alternating fever and chills. Ma…
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  • UB 22 (Triple Burner Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 5, level with L1.
    As Triple Heater Shu this point effects conditions related …
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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 "jaundice", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Jaundice ".

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