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


Chest Pain - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of chest 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 chest pain:



Chest Pain - Formulas From Our Store

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


Chest Pain - Questions

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Using our forums our staff and our community may offer guidance with regards to the treatment of chest pain.



Chest Pain - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (12) acupuncture points may be useful for chest 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.)



Chest Pain - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (2) chinese herbs may be useful for chest 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 (1) Formula TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Chest Pain

Fu Fang Dan Shen Wan

  • Saliva Compound Pill
    • For stasis of the chest (zhong bi syndrome).
    • Heavy sensation, palpitations, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, easily fatigued.
    • Can be used forĀ a variety of cardiac diseases.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution with patients who present with blood deficiency.



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