Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential approaches for blood stagnation.
Blood Stagnation is one of many possible underlying factors from a TCM perspective for health issues such as abdominal pain, amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), anemia, angina, arrhythmia (palpitations), atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, bedwetting, bells palsy, blood clot, cardiomyopathy (dilated), chest pain, coma, congestive heart failure, convulsions, coronary artery disease, deafness (hearing loss), delirium, dementia, depression, diabetes type ii, disseminated intravascular coagulation (dic), dizziness (vertigo), dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain - cramps), emphysema, endometriosis, epigastric pain, fever, gastritis, headache, hemiplegia, hypersomnia, hypertension (high blood pressure), hypochondriac pain, incontinence, infertility, irregular menstruation, lung cancer, myasthenia gravis, myocardial infarction, nausea, nephrotic syndrome, neuritis, neuropathy, numbness, obesity (weight loss), osteoarthritis (oa), palpitations, pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, parkinson's disease (pd), peptic ulcer, psoriasis, raynaud's disease, rheumatoid arthritis (ra), rosacea, scleroderma, stroke (cva), transient ischemic attack (tia), trauma, trigeminal neuralgia, ulcerative colitis, and/or vomiting.
The above issues are common examples. In clinical situations, however, there are any number of other possibilities. Many times there will be a layered combination of issues intermixed from a variety of causal patterns in TCM terms. While initially complex, this is illustrative of the the web of relationships that Chinese Medicine is designed to approach.
Treatment approaches are often 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.
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:
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: