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

The Chinese Medicine treatment of diverticulitis 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).

Diverticulitis occurs when the small pouches that line the lower portion of the large intestine, called diverticula, become inflamed. The most common symptom of diverticulitis is pain in the abdomen, varying in severity; however, an individual may also experience nausea, chills, fever and change in bowel habits.

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


There are no acupuncture treatment protocols associated at this time.



There are no tongren treatment protocols associated at this time.


Need treatment options for diverticulitis and not finding the information you need?


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



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

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 diverticulitis. 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 diverticulitis. Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for diverticulitis. 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.

Share and Engage:

· Discuss Theory in our Forums.