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

The Chinese Medicine treatment of chronic illness 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).

A Chronic Illness is one that is long-term, with side effects and symptoms occurring sporadically or progressively worsening. Types of chronic illnesses include epilepsy, diabetes, sickle-cell anemia, lupus and others. Individuals suffering from a chronic illness often deal with emotional and physical stress, in addition to the symptoms associated with his/her illness.

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


There are no acupuncture treatment protocols associated at this time.



There are no tongren treatment protocols associated at this time.


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The following herbal formulas from our store are potentially useful for chronic illness:

Connections coming soon, for now please use our stores formulas by conditions page.


The following (0) acupuncture points may be useful for chronic illness. 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.)

There are no associated points at this time.



There are (0) Chinese herbs currently associated with chronic illness. Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for chronic illness. For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

There are no associated Chinese herbs at this time.

TCM Herbal Formulas That May Be Useful For Chronic Illness

TCM FormulaClinical Functions
Yu Ping Feng Wan

Frequent colds, flus, chronic bronchitis - general low immunity to common infections. Aversions to drafts, spontaneous sweating.

The Tongue will be pale with a white coat and the Pulse will be floating, deficient and soft.

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