Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Appendicitis

What Is Appendicitis?


Appendicitis - Basics

Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes infected and swells. The most characteristic symptom is the gradual onset of abdominal pain, in addition to nausea and loss of appetite.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Appendicitis.

What Patterns Are Related To Appendicitis?


Appendicitis - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of appendicitis 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 appendicitis:

Large Intestine Blood StagnationLarge Intestine Damp HeatSpleen and Stomach Damp Heat

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Which Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols Apply To Appendicitis?


Appendicitis - Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols

Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for appendicitis that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.

The following Tam healing and tong ren therapy protocols may be used with appendicitis:

1 Point Is Empirically Important For Appendicitis

Formulas and Products @ Our Store Associated With Appendicitis

The Following (2)Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Appendicitis

Da Huang Mu Dan Pi Wan (Rhubarb and Moutan Combination)

Clinical Usages

  • Breaks up heat, moves blood stagnation and reduces swelling, release through the bowels - appendicitis, lower abdominal distension with pain, intestinal abscesses, hemorrhoids.
  • Post surgical infections, particularly in the colon and/or lower warmer.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • Groin pain relieved by flexing hip and without urinary difficulty (but with symptoms similar to a UTI).

    Clinical Categorization


    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • As this formula will cause looser stools use with caution in deficient and/or elderly patients.
    • Used for general appendicitis - avoid in infant appendicitis, or appendicitis with necrosis, peritonitis and/or parasites.

      Huo Luo Xiao Ling Wan (Miraculously Effective Pill To Invigorate The Collaterals)

      Clinical Usages

      • A range of pain related issues when they arise from qi and blood stagnation (both acute and chronic) - pain essentially anywhere in the body, bruises and swelling and other signs of stasis.  May often be combined with other formulas which deal more with the root issues.
      • Abdominal masses, fibroids, cysts as well as organ related issues such as cirrhosis, appendicitis and inflammatory conditions such as endometriosis.
      • May be used to help clear an ectopic pregnancy with the right factors.

        Clinical Categorization


        • Avoid during pregnancy.
        • Avoid with heavy menstrual bleeding.
        • Use only under direction if you are taking blood thinners.
        • Generally not for long term use.

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