Large Intestine Damp Heat

TCM Diagnostic Pattern

Large Intestine Damp Heat TCM Pattern Connections

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

Note that in Chinese Medicine theory, treatment is generally directed towards "large intestine damp heat" 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 Damp Heat is one of many possible underlying factors from a TCM perspective for health issues, such as appendicitis, balanitis, colon cancer, crohn's disease, dysentary, irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), leukemia 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.

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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, large intestine damp heat 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:

  • LI 1 (Metal Yang)
    .1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the radial si…
    Jing Well Point, for heat, pain, stagnation, especially at …
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  • LI 3 (Third Space)
    On the radial side of the index finger, proximal to the hea…
    Expel wind and heat particularly from the throat, teeth, mo…
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  • LI 9 (Upper Ridge)
    3 cun below LI 11 on the LI 5 to LI 11 line.
    The following relationships exist between the ST and the LI…
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  • LI 11 (Pool at the Bend)
    At the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease midway …
    Reduction of high fevers, patients with the 4 bigs, combine…
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  • SP 4 (Yellow Emperor)
    In a depression distal and inferior to the base of the 1st …
    Excess pathologies of the ST and Intestines - severe abdomi…
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  • SP 15 (Great Horizontal)
    4 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus (CV 8) lateral…
    Regulate the Qi of the Intestines - constipation, diarrhea …
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  • SP 16 (Abdominal Lament)
    3 cun above SP 15 and 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline…
    Aids intestinal issues by clearing heat in the intestines a…
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  • ST 22 (Pass Gate)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 11.
    Abdominal pain, bloating, gurgling in the stomach/intestine…
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  • ST 25 (Celestial Pivot)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 8.
    All intestinal issues - constipation, diarrhea, dysentary, …
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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 27 (Small Intestine Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with 1st PSF.
    Main point for all Small Intestine related issues. Damp he…
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  • UB 28 (Bladder Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with 2nd PSF.
    Main point for all Bladder issues: from damp heat (painful …
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  • UB 37 (Gate of Abundance)
    6 cun below UB 36 on a line joining UB 36 and UB 40.
    Strenghtens the spine and alleviates pain - low back pain, …
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  • UB 39 (Bend Yang)
    Lateral to UB 40 on the medial border of the tendon of bice…
    Harmonize the triple warmer, damp heat conditions effecting…
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