Liver Blood Stagnation TCM Pattern Connections
Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential approaches for liver blood stagnation.
Content Related to Liver Blood Stagnation
Liver Blood Stagnation is one of many possible underlying factors from a TCM perspective for health issues such as amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), bells palsy, cataracts, chronic cholecystitis, gallstones (cholelithiasis), hepato-cirrhosis, liver cancer - hepatocellular carcinoma (hcc), pneumothorax, and/or raynaud's disease.
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.
General TCM Diagnostic Signs
Tongue: Purple, possibly w/purple spots.
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 Protocols
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, liver blood stagnation is referenced in the following acupuncture protocol sections:
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 GB 37 (Bright Light)
5 cun above the tip of the external malleolus on the anterior border of the fibula
Eye issues, especially LV related - redness, itching, blurry vision, night blindness, optic nerve atrophy, cataracts.
Lower leg, calf a/or foot problems - dropped foot, edema, atrophy, obstruction.
Headaches effecting the region around t…
- View KD 5 (Water Spring)
1 cun directly below KI 3 in a depression on the medial side of the tuberosity of the calcaneum.
Generally nourishes Yin and Blood and moves the uterus.
KD related menstrual issues, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea (pain/cramps), delayed menstruation, sensations of oppression below the heart (possibly at onset of menstruation).
- View SP 10 (Sea of Blood)
With knee flexed, 2 cun above the superior medial border of the patella on the bulge of the medial portion of quadricep…
Any Gynecological issues originating from Blood, Heat, Stasis a/or Deficiency - irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, cramping, lin disorders, PMS, uterine bleeding.
Skin problems from damp-heat or hot Blood - eczema, painful/…
- View ST 29 (Return)
2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 3.
Excess or Cold/Deficient disorders of the Lower Warmer - amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, qi stagnation/masses, leukorrhea.
Uterine prolapse, hernia.
Infertility, genital pain and/or swelling, impotence, seminal emission…
- View UB 18 (Liver Shu)
1.5 cun lateral to GV 8, level with T9.
Main point for all Liver related conditions in TCM terms - physical and psycho-emotional.
Physical liver issues such as - hepatitis, jaundice, cirrhosis. Generalized blood stagnation, qi stagnation, etc.
Brightens the eyes - important p…
- View UB 32 (Second Bone Hole)
On the sacrum medial and inferior to the PSIS, level with the 2nd PSF.
UB 31, UB 32, UB 33 & UB 34 together form the "Eight Liao" points and are all useful for local low back a/or sacrum problems and most genital and urinary related disorders. Of these this point, UB 32, is most often used clinically. Sc…