"Mastitis" Issue / Symptom Connections
Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for mastitis.
Content Related to Mastitis
It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "mastitis" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "mastitis" - 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.
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 SI 1 (Lesser Marsh)
.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the ulnar side of the little finger.
Breast disorders of any etiology, insufficient lactation, mastitis, breast abscess, cysts.
Jing Well Point, clear heat from the opposite end of the channel, for eye redness, earache, tinnitus, sore throat, stiff tongue.
- View SI 11 (Celestial Gathering)
On the scapula in a depression at the center of the infrascapular fossa, found at the junction of the upper and middle …
Breast problems, mastitis, insufficient lactation, breast pain.
Emotional issues, anxiety that presents with asthma, expands and relaxes the chest, asthma generally.
Local point for channel pain within the shoulder, scapula region, elbow…
- View ST 15 (Roof)
4 cun lateral to the AML in the 2nd ICS.
Asthma, chest oppression, fullness a/or pain in the chest.
Breast pain, distention, mastitis, abscess.
General pain, heaviness and/or itching of the whole body.
- View ST 16 (Breast Window)
4 cun lateral to the AML in the 3rd ICS.
Chest tightness a/or pain, asthma, cough.
Breast pain, abscess, mastitis.
Swelling of the lips (with LV 3).
- View ST 18 (Breast Root)
4 cun lateral to the AML in the 5th ICS.
Any issues with the breasts - mastitis, pain/swelling, insufficient lactation.
Chest tightness/oppression, asthma, cough.
- View ST 39 (Lower Great Hollow)
9 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.
Disorders of the Small Intestine organ - abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentary.
SI channel problems - breast issues, mastitis, pain/swelling/numbness along channel.
Local point for lower leg issues - pain, numbness, motor control, atrophy.
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 "mastitis", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Mastitis ".