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.

Note that in Chinese Medicine theory, treatment is generally directed towards "large intestine dryness" 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 Dryness is one of many possible underlying factors from a TCM perspective for health issues, such as 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.

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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 38 (Superficial Cleft)
    1 cun above UB 39 on the medial side of the tendon of bicep…
    Similar functions to the bladder points on the sacrum and l…
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