"Nosebleed (Epistaxis)" Issue / Symptom Connections
Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for nosebleed (epistaxis).
Content Related to Nosebleed (Epistaxis)
It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "nosebleed (epistaxis)" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "nosebleed (epistaxis)" - 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 HT 6 (Yin Cleft)
.5 cun above the wrist crease on the radial side of the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, on the HT 3 - HT 7 line.
Night sweats, Steaming Bone Disorders, tonify Yin and Blood. Often used with SI 3 for nightsweats.
Acute chest and/or heart pain from Blood stasis. Palpitations, although HT 5 may be better.
Acute emotional disturbances - mania, anxiet…
- View LI 6 (Veering Passageway)
3 cun above the crease of the wrist on the LI 5 to LI 11 line.
Luo Connecting Point, influences the descending and dispersing function of the Lungs - useful for upperbody edema a/or facial puffiness.
The Luo channel travels upward to the face effecting the jaw, teeth and ears, tinnitus, deafness, too…
- View LI 19 (Grain Bone Hole)
Directly below the lateral margin of the nostril at the level of GV 26
Nasal polyps, sores.
Nosebleed (combination with GV 23 and LI 19)
- View LU 3 (Celestial Storehouse)
3 cun below the axillary fold on the radial side of the biceps brachii tendon.
Window of the Sky Point, regulates head/body Qi flow - goiters, swellings in the neck.
Lung related spirit disharmonies - stress induced asthma, poor memory, fuzzy/muddled thinking, depression, "floating corpse ghost talk", "melancholy cr…
- View UB 4 (Deviating Turn)
1.5 cun lateral to GV 24, or .5 cun inside the AHL at the junction of the medial 1/3 and lateral 2/3's distance between…
Local point for headache and/or nasal issues.
Headaches, particularly frontal/sinus, eye pain, vision issues (dimness, blurry).
Nasal polyps, nosebleeds, allergies, rhinitis.
- View UB 7 (Celestial Connection)
1.5 cun posterior to UB 6 or 4 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the AML.
Clear wind and resolve the exterior - important point for sinus congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis, nosebleed, nasal polyps.
Loss of sense of smell.
Headaches and/or dizziness from wind and congestion.
Neck pain and stiffness, throat goite…
- View UB 17 (Diaphragm Shu)
1.5 cun lateral to GV 9, level with T7.
Hui-meeting Point of the Blood, useful for all Blood related conditions. Classically combined with UB 19 to create the "Four Flowers" which is used to nourish the Blood, although in clinical practice UB 18 & UB 19 may used equally as o…
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 "nosebleed (epistaxis)", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Nosebleed ".