Wheezing (Dyspnea)

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Wheezing (Dyspnea) Connections

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

  • KD 20 (Open Valley)
    5 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 13.
    Local point for abdominal and digestive issues. Mania, epi…
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  • KD 24 (Spirit Ruins)
    In the 3rd ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 18.
    Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, con…
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  • LI 13 (Arm Five Li)
    3 cun above LI 11 on the LI 15 to LI 11 line.
    Local point for pain in the elbow and upper arm. Difficult…
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  • LU 1 (Central Treasury)
    6 cun lateral to the anterior midline, level with the 1st I…
    Lung Front MU Point - useful for all LU Issues, especially …
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  • LU 6 (Collection Hole)
    7 cun above LU 9 on the line joining LU 5 and LU 9.
    Xi Cleft Point - for Acute attacks of OPI's, usually wind-h…
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  • LU 9 (Great Abyss)
    At the wrist crease on the radial side of the radial artery.
    Tonify LU Qi and Yin - cough, asthma, wheezing, SOB, chroni…
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  • SP 18 (Celestial Ravine)
    6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 4th inter-cost…
    Descends qi - chest oppression, shortness of breath, cough,…
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  • ST 13 (Qi Door)
    4 cun lateral to the AML at the lower border of the clavicl…
    Asthma, cough, wheezing, chest distention, hiccups. Local …
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  • ST 15 (Roof)
    4 cun lateral to the AML in the 2nd ICS.
    Asthma, chest oppression, fullness a/or pain in the chest. …
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  • ST 20 (Assuming Fullness)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 13.
    Abdominal pain, bloating, hiccups, gastric pain, vomiting. …
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  • ST 36 (Leg Three Li)
    3 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anteri…
    Tonify deficient Qi a/or Blood. Tonify Wei Qi and Qi overa…
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