Spleen Yang Deficiency

TCM Diagnostic Pattern

Spleen Yang Deficiency TCM Pattern Connections

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

The primary diagnostic signs for spleen yang deficiency involve

Tongue: Pale, wet, swollen w/teethmarks.
Pulse: Deep.

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

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

  • SP 3 (Supreme White)
    Proximal and inferior to the head of the 1st metatarsalphal…
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