Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Bulimia Nervosa

What Is Bulimia Nervosa?


Bulimia Nervosa - Basics

Individuals with bulimia nervosa engage in cycles of binge-eating alternating with self-induced vomiting or starvation to prevent weight gain.  The purging behavior may involve the abuse of laxatives, diuretics or excessive vomiting. 

What Patterns Are Related To Bulimia Nervosa?


Bulimia Nervosa - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of bulimia nervosa 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 bulimia nervosa:

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