Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of deep vein thrombosis (dvt) 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).

Deep Vein Thrombosis is a blood clot that forms commonly in the lower leg or thigh, causing pain, swelling and discoloration of the leg. The clot becomes an embolus when it breaks off and enters the blood stream. This can lead to complications if the clot travels to a vital organ and cuts off blood flow. A pulmonary embolism occurs when the clot travels to the lungs, potentially causing severe damage.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Deep Vein Thrombosis.


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 deep vein thrombosis (dvt):

Unfortunately there are no linked formulas at this time, try our stores symptoms page. Ultimately, you should ask your practitioner or ask questions in our in our forums.


The following (0) acupuncture points may be useful for deep vein thrombosis (dvt). 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 deep vein thrombosis (dvt). Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for deep vein thrombosis (dvt). 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.

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