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

Chronic Cholecystitis - Basics

Chronic Cholecystitis is causes by repeat attacks of a sudden inflammation of the gallbladder. Over time, these attacks cause the gallbladder to become less able to concentrate, store, and release bile. The main symptom is severe pain in the upper right side or upper middle of the abdomen.

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

Chronic Cholecystitis - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of chronic cholecystitis 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 chronic cholecystitis:

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Chronic Cholecystitis - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (1) acupuncture point may be useful for chronic cholecystitis. 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.)

The following (1) Formula TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Chronic Cholecystitis

Yin Chen Hao Wan

  • Artemisiae Scopariae Decoction
    • Used for a range of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disorders arising from damp heat. ┬áSymptoms such as jaundice, urinary difficulty, nausea, bloating and more.
    • Western conditions could be cirrhosis, gallbladder disease, alcohol toxicity and more.
    • May involve other psychiatric conditions as well such as manic depression, anger outbursts, etc.
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Damp-Heat
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in pregnancy.
    • Avoid with yin jaundice (jaundice with absense of heat signs, feeling cold, no redness in tongue).

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