Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Addison's Disease (Adrenal Insufficiency)

What Is Addison's Disease (Adrenal Insufficiency)?


Addison's Disease (Adrenal Insufficiency) - Basics

Addison's Disease occurs when your adrenal glands don't make enough of the hormones that help your body respond to stress and regulate your blood pressure and water and salt balance. It is usually caused when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own tissues, damaging your adrenal glands.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Addison's Disease.

What Patterns Are Related To Addison's Disease (Adrenal Insufficiency)?


Addison's Disease (Adrenal Insufficiency) - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency) 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 addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency):

Kidney Qi DeficiencyKidney Yang DeficiencyKidney Yin DeficiencyLiver Yin DeficiencySpleen Blood DeficiencySpleen Yang Deficiency

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