Spleen Blood Deficiency

TCM Diagnostic Pattern

Spleen Blood Deficiency TCM Pattern Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential approaches for spleen blood deficiency.

Note that in Chinese Medicine theory, treatment is generally directed towards "spleen blood deficiency" 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.

Spleen Blood Deficiency is one of many possible underlying factors from a TCM perspective for health issues, such as addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), anorexia nervosa, aplastic anemia, bulimia nervosa, constipation, hypotension (low blood pressure) 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, spleen blood deficiency 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:

  • SI 6 (Nursing the Aged)
    Dorsal to the head of the ulna in the body cleft on the rad…
    Acute and Severe Pain, in the neck, shoulder a/or arms. Us…
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  • ST 36 (Leg Three Li)
    3 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anteri…
    Tonify deficient Qi a/or Blood. Tonify Wei Qi and Qi overa…
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  • ST 37 (Upper Great Hollow)
    6 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anteri…
    Generally for excess and more acute disorders of the intest…
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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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