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.

Spleen Yang Deficiency is one of many possible underlying factors from a TCM perspective for health issues such as abnormal body temperature, addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), arrhythmia (palpitations), behcet's disease, bronchitis, colon cancer, dermatitis, eczema, edema, hepato-cirrhosis, hyperlipidemia, hypotension (low blood pressure), hypothyroidism, irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), jaundice, myasthenia gravis, nephrotic syndrome, obesity (weight loss), renal failure, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (sle), thyroiditis, and/or ulcerative colitis.

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

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 Protocols

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:

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 SP 3 (Supreme White)

        Proximal and inferior to the head of the 1st metatarsalphalangeal joint in a depression at the junction of the red and …

        SP Qi and Yang Deficiency, especially those with excess pathologies - abdominal a/or epigastric pain, digestive issues, heart pain. Muscle atrophy in the lower legs, heaviness in the body. Main treatment point of Lung Sho pattern (with L…

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