Large Intestine Cold

TCM Diagnostic Pattern

Large Intestine Cold TCM Pattern Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential approaches for large intestine cold.

Note that in Chinese Medicine theory, treatment is generally directed towards "large intestine cold" 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.

Large Intestine Cold is one of many possible underlying factors from a TCM perspective for health issues, such as dysentary, irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) among others, often involving layered combinations of issues.

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

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, large intestine cold is referenced in the following acupuncture protocol section:

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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 16 (Huang Shu)
    .5 cun lateral to CV 8.
    Cold a/or Dry effecting the lower abdomen a/or intestines -…
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  • UB 25 (Large Intestine Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 3, level with L4.
    Main point for low back pain especially when related to con…
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  • UB 26 (Origin Pass Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with L5.
    Local point for clearing the channel - low back pain, both …
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