Large Intestine Dryness

TCM Diagnostic Pattern

Large Intestine Dryness TCM Pattern Connections

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

Content Related to Large Intestine Dryness

Large Intestine Dryness is one of many possible underlying factors from a TCM perspective for health issues such as .

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.

Related Acupuncture Points

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:

  • View KD 16 (Huang Shu)

        .5 cun lateral to CV 8.

        Cold a/or Dry effecting the lower abdomen a/or intestines - constipation, abdominal pain, five types of Lin, shan disorder
  • View 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 constipation a/or menstruation. Combine with local points such as GV 3, UB 26, Shiqizhui (between L5 and S1), UB 31, UB 32, GB 30 & distal points such as GB 34, GB 39, GB 41, UB 4…
  • View UB 38 (Superficial Cleft)

        1 cun above UB 39 on the medial side of the tendon of biceps femoris (found with knee slightly bent).

        Similar functions to the bladder points on the sacrum and leg in that it relieves pain and moves the triple warmer.  Pain related issues such as pain and/or numbness in the buttocks, pain along the meridian in the thigh or outer thigh. Dr…

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