Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Abdominal Pain - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

Abdominal Pain - Basics

Abdominal pain indicates pain in the abdominal area which extends from your rib line down to your groin. Pain within this area can arise by stomach issues as well as problems within any of the other organs in the abdominal cavity. People may experience mild or severe pain and this can indicate any number of health issues.

Abdominal Pain - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of abdominal pain generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of abdominal pain:

Abdominal Pain - Acupuncture Protocols

The treatment of conditions with acupuncture can be a complicated endeavor that should only be undertaken by individuals with a deep understanding of the underlying Chinese Medicine theory (and/or whatever system being used for treatment). There are many approaches, but generally speaking few viable approaches are involved on a point to condition basis. Rather using proper diagnostic procedures the patients diagnostic pattern is ascertained and that is what is treated. The protocols listed here exemplify some of these clinical approaches.

The following Acupuncture Treatment Protocols May Be Used With Abdominal Pain

Abdominal Pain - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating abdominal pain. For a complete list from our store with more details see our abdominal pain formula section.

Abdominal Pain - Questions

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Abdominal Pain - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (35) acupuncture points may be useful for abdominal pain. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)

Abdominal Pain - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (29) chinese herbs may be useful for abdominal pain. In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.

The following (17) Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Abdominal Pain

Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan

Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan

Bao He Wan

  • Curing Pills
  • Useful for overeating, over drinking and/or eating contaminated food.  Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, belching, reflux, nausea, vomiting, aversion to food, possibly diarrhea.

    The Pulse will be slippery and the Tongue will often have yellow, greasy tongue coating.

  • Reduce Food Stagnation

Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan

Gan Bing Zhi Ben Wan

Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan

  • Agastache Powder to Correct the Qi
  • Fever w/chills, chest oppression, abdominal pain, nausea, possibly vomiting and/or diarrhea, loss of taste, headache.

    The Pulse will be soggy and moderate and the Tongue will have a white greasy coating.

  • Expel Dampness
  • Transform Damp Turbidity

Mu Xiang Shun Qi Wan

Si Jun Zi Tang Wan

Wu Mei Wan

  • Mume Fruit Pill
  • Generally used with roundworms - abdominal pain, irritability, stifled chest w/heat, vomiting after eating, cold hands and/or feet.  Roundworms may be observed in vomit.

    Also has a broader application in chronic diarrhea, IBS, or other digestive disorders characterized by both heat and cold.  Symptoms may be chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain (often that is better w/heat).

    With parasites the tongue and pulse are less critical, with chronic conditions the Tongue may be red with a white coating.

  • Expel Parasites

Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan

Yi Guan Jian Wan

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