Blood Stagnation

TCM Diagnostic Pattern

Blood Stagnation TCM Pattern Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential approaches for blood stagnation.

Note that in Chinese Medicine theory, treatment is generally directed towards "blood stagnation" and other patterns the individual may be presenting with. Issues may arise from other layered patterns and/or from other issues. Treatment approaches are akin to unravelling an onion, with the goal of resolving the root factor involved in the constellation of resulting issues. The current and historical array of issues and signs must be taken into consideration as well as the timing of the onset of each individual aspect.

Additionally, any of the above conditions may be involved with other patterns. Hence the web of relationships that Chinese Medicine is designed to approach.

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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 guide you towards treatment potentials, blood stagnation is referenced in the following acupuncture protocol sections:

  • acupuncture for abdominal pain - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for amenorrhea - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps) - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for epigastric pain - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for female infertility - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for headaches - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for hypochondriac pain - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for irregular menstruation - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for low back pain - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for menopause - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for neck pain - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for urinary disorders - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for uterine bleeding - treatment protocols
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    Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific diagnostic patter or condition. 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 18 (Stone Pass)
    3 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 11.
    Local Point for abdominal and intestinal issues.   Pain, h…
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  • LI 16 (Great Bone)
    In the upper aspect of the shoulder between the acromial ex…
    Adjunctive point with LI 15 for shoulder issues, particular…
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  • SP 8 (Earth's Crux)
    3 cun below SP 9 on line connecting SP 9 and the tip of the…
    Xi Cleft Point - acute and painful menstrual issues due to …
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  • SP 10 (Sea of Blood)
    With knee flexed, 2 cun above the superior medial border of…
    Any Gynecological issues originating from Blood, Heat, Stas…
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  • ST 37 (Upper Great Hollow)
    6 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anteri…
    Generally for excess and more acute disorders of the intest…
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  • ST 38 (Ribbon Opening)
    8 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anteri…
    Empirical point for shoulder issues - pain, motor control, …
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  • UB 17 (Diaphragm Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 9, level with T7.
    Hui-meeting Point of the Blood, useful for all Blood relate…
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