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


Anemia - Basics

Anemia is a condition characterized by an abnormally low number of red blood cells or deficient levels of hemoglobin, an iron-rich protein found in red blood cells that helps facilitate the travel of oxygen throughout the body. When these are low, the body is unable to receive sufficient amounts of oxygen-rich blood, resulting in symptoms ranging from fatigue to heart damage. Other symptoms can include headache, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, pale appearance of the skin, and sensitivity to cold in the extremities.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Anemia.


Anemia - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of anemia 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 anemia:



Anemia - 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 Anemia


Anemia - Formulas From Our Store

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


Anemia - Questions

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The following (2) Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Anemia

Ba Zhen Wan

  • Eight Treasure Combination
    • For recovery of qi and blood after acute trauma or accident
    • For frequent heavy┬ámenstrual cycles
    • Pale complexion, fatigue, dizziness from qi deficiency
    • Vertigo, palpitations, anxiety from blood deficiency
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi and Blood
  • Cautions
  • Do not confuse with Ba Zheng Wan

Si Wu Tang Wan

  • Four Substances Pills
    • The primary base formula for tonifying the blood and regulating menstruation in Chinese Medicine terms - irregular cycles, amenorrhea or long cycles.
    • Postpartum issues such as uterine bleeding when arising from blood deficiency.
    • General blood deficiency symptoms - dry skin, dry eyes, dry hair, anemia, calf cramping. ┬áCertain version of dermatitis, psoriasis and other skin conditions - diabetic ulcers, etc.
    • With the right underlying factors threatened miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy.
    • Fertility issues, endometriosis.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Blood
  • Cautions
    • Avoid during the early phases of a cold or flu.



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