Shen Disturbance

TCM Diagnostic Pattern

Shen Disturbance TCM Pattern Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential approaches for shen disturbance.

Note that in Chinese Medicine theory, treatment is generally directed towards "shen disturbance" 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.

Shen Disturbance is one of many possible underlying factors from a TCM perspective for health issues, such as aphonia - dysphonia, coma, delirium, heat stroke, schizophrenia, toothache, trauma 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, shen disturbance 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 4 (Large Goblet)
    Posterior and inferior to the medial malleolus in a depress…
    Luo Connecting Point - can be used to treat the LI (opposit…
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  • KD 9 (Guest House)
    5 cun above KI 3 on the line drawn from KI 3 to KI 10 at th…
    Strong spirit disorders - anger, cursing, mania. Deficient…
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  • SI 19 (Auditory Palace)
    Anterior to the tragus and posterior to the condyloid proce…
    Ear problems of any etiology, inflammation, deafness, tinni…
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  • ST 27 (Great Gigantic)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 5.
    Beneficial for multiple genito-urinary issues in men - impo…
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  • UB 3 (Eyebrow Ascension)
    .5 cun inside the anterior hairline, directly above UB 2, b…
    Local point for headaches, nasal obstruction. Epilepsy, ag…
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  • UB 8 (Declining Connection)
    1.5 cun posterior to UB 7 or 5.5 cun above the AHL and 1.5 …
    Resolve phlegm and clear wind - nasal congestion, blurry vi…
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  • UB 10 (Celestial Pillar)
    1.3 cun lateral to GV 15 in a depression or .5 cun above th…
    Relieves pain - neck issues, stiffness, ROM, occipital head…
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