Leukorrhea

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Leukorrhea" Issue / Symptom Connections

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

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

Within TCM, "leukorrhea" is potentially related to one or more of the following diagnostic patterns: liver and gallbladder damp heat, liver fire, liver qi stagnation, liver yin deficiency, and/or spleen qi deficiency.

The above patterns are common examples. In clinical situations, however, there are any number of other possibilities. Many times there will be a layered combination of patterns in an interwoven blend with their symptoms - some being the cause of an issue and the result of another issue. While initially complex, this is illustrative of the the web of relationships that Chinese Medicine is designed to approach.

Related Acupuncture Protocols

When developing an acupuncture protocol a practitioner is very often focusing on the causal diagnoses in Chinese Medicine terms, not on the condition itself. To illustrate and guide developing an acupuncture treatment for someone experiencing leukorrhea, this issue is referenced in the following acupuncture protocol section:

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 EX Huatuojiaji at L4 (Sides of Spine at L4)

        .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of L4

        L4 innervates the large intestine and is used for a range of colon issues, distention, diarrrhea, constipation, crohn's, IBS and more.  Also useful for low back and/or sciatic pain, weakness in the lower extremities, etc.  Collections of d…
  • View KD 6 (Shining Sea)

        In a depression below the tip of the medial malleolus.

        Sore throat from any etiology, especially empty heat from yin deficiency. Other Yin Deficient throat related issues - swollen, dry, loss of voice, difficult swallowing. A range of menstrual issues such as amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, infert…
  • View KD 10 (Yin Valley)

        On the medial side of the knee joint between the tendons of semitendinosis and semimembranosus.

        Clears damp or damp-heat in the lower warmer - urgent/difficult urination, genital pain/itching, leukorrhea, uterine bleeding. Main treatment point of Liver Sho pattern (with LV 8) - in Japanese style Five Phase treatment protocol.
  • View ST 25 (Celestial Pivot)

        2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 8.

        All intestinal issues - constipation, diarrhea, dysentary, distention, pain, masses/accumulations of any type. Irregular menstruation, painful menstruation, fibroids/cysts, fertility issues and leukorrhea. Connects the Upper and Lower Wa…
  • 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 UB 23 (Kidney Shu)

        1.5 cun lateral to GV 4, level with L2.

        For all Kidney system related issues from a Chinese Medicine perspective which effect the brain, bone, hair, teeth a/or hearing. Male deficiency related sexual problems: impotence, premature ejaculation, spermatorrhea, sterility, exhausti…
  • View UB 24 (Sea of Qi Shu)

        1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with L3.

        Generally used as a local point for back pain.  General weakness in the low back and/or knees. Due to the qi moving functions in the area, may be used with hemorrhoids, dysmehorrhea and other discharges such as leukorrhea, blood stools, e…
  • View UB 27 (Small Intestine Shu)

        1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with 1st PSF.

        Main point for all Small Intestine related issues. Damp heat effecting the bladder (difficult or painful urination, hematuria, dark urine). Damp heat effecting the intestines (diarrhea, hemorrhoids, dysentary). Other lower warmer discha…
  • 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.
  • View UB 31 (Upper Bone Hole)

        On the sacrum at the midpoint of the PSIS and the PML, level with the 1st PSF.

        UB 31, UB 32, UB 33 & UB 34 together form the "Eight Liao" points and are all useful for local low back a/or sacrum problems and most genital and urinary related disorders. Of these UB 32 is most often used clinically. As it quickens …
  • View UB 32 (Second Bone Hole)

        On the sacrum medial and inferior to the PSIS, level with the 2nd PSF.

        UB 31, UB 32, UB 33 & UB 34 together form the "Eight Liao" points and are all useful for local low back a/or sacrum problems and most genital and urinary related disorders. Of these this point, UB 32, is most often used clinically.  Sc…
  • View UB 33 (Central Bone Hole)

        On the sacrum medial and inferior to UB 32, level with the 3rd PSF.

        UB 31, UB 32, UB 33 & UB 34 together form the "Eight Liao" points and are all useful for local low back a/or sacrum problems and most genital and urinary related disorders. Of these UB 32 is most often used clinically. In women may be…
  • View UB 34 (Lower Bone Hole)

        On the sarcum lateral to GV 2, level with the 4th PSF.

        UB 31, UB 32, UB 33 & UB 34 together form the "Eight Liao" points and are all useful for local low back a/or sacrum problems and most genital and urinary related disorders. Of these UB 32 is most often used clinically. Useful for cons…
  • View UB 35 (Meeting of Yang)

        .5 cun lateral to the GV line on either side of the tip of the coccyx bone.

        Clears damp heat from the lower warmer - principle point for hemorrhoids, also vaginal disharges/leukorrhea, diarrhea. Trauma a/or pain of the coccyx, deviation. Potentially useful for impotence and/or swellings in the genitals or in the…

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