Spleen And Stomach Damp Heat

TCM Diagnostic Pattern

Spleen And Stomach Damp Heat TCM Pattern Connections

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

The primary diagnostic signs for spleen and stomach damp heat involve

Tongue: Yellow sticky coat.
Pulse: Slippery, rapid.

Note that in Chinese Medicine theory, treatment is generally directed towards "spleen and stomach 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.

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, spleen and stomach damp heat is referenced in the following acupuncture protocol sections:

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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:

  • SP 2 (Great Metropolis)
    On medial side of big toe, sital and inferior to the 1st me…
    Generally used to clear damp-heat - gout, painful obstructi…
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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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  • 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 44 (Inner Court)
    Proximal to the web margin between the 2nd and 3rd metatars…
    Ying Spring Point - Clears heat from the channel and organ …
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  • UB 18 (Liver Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 8, level with T9.
    Main point for all Liver related conditions in TCM terms - …
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  • UB 20 (Spleen Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 6, level with T11.
    Main point for all Spleen problems from a TCM perspective o…
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  • UB 22 (Triple Burner Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 5, level with L1.
    As Triple Heater Shu this point effects conditions related …
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