Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp

TCM Diagnostic Pattern

Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp TCM Pattern Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential approaches for spleen invasion - cold damp.

Content Related to Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp

Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp is one of many possible underlying factors from a TCM perspective for health issues such as crohn's disease, dysentary, edema, jaundice, miscarriages, and/or morning sickness.

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: Thick sticky white coat.
Pulse: Slippery, slow.

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 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 point should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • View UB 20 (Spleen Shu)

        1.5 cun lateral to GV 6, level with T11.

        Main point for all Spleen problems from a TCM perspective of both the physical organ functions and the energetic/psychological relationships. Physical spleen issues - distention, abdominal pain, bloating, poor appetite along with more inv…

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