Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Hypochondriac Pain

What Is Hypochondriac Pain?


Hypochondriac Pain - Basics

Hypochondriac pain, whether real or perceived, occurs in individuals who have an excessive fear of developing a serious illness or disease, despite medical reassurances.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Hypochondriac Pain.

What Patterns Are Related To Hypochondriac Pain?


Hypochondriac Pain - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of hypochondriac 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 hypochondriac pain:

Blood StagnationLiver Qi StagnationLiver Yin DeficiencyLiver and Gallbladder Damp Heat

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Which Acupuncture Point Protocols May Be Applied For Hypochondriac Pain?


Hypochondriac Pain - Acupuncture Protocols

The treatment of conditions with acupuncture can be a complicated endeavor that should only be undertaken by individuals with a deep understanding of the underlying Chinese Medicine theory (and/or whatever system being used for treatment). There are many approaches, but generally speaking few viable approaches are involved on a point to condition basis. Rather using proper diagnostic procedures the patients diagnostic pattern is ascertained and that is what is treated. The protocols listed here exemplify some of these clinical approaches.

The following acupuncture treatment protocols may be used with hypochondriac pain:

Formulas and Products @ Our Store Associated With Hypochondriac Pain

The Following (5)Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Hypochondriac Pain

Ban Xia Hou Po Wan (Pinellia & Magnolia Pills)

Clinical Usages

  • Plum pit qi (globus hystericus) and/or difficulty with swallowing from liver qi stagnation.
  • Coughing, hiccups, nausea and possible vomitting from rebellious qi and phlegm.

    Clinical Categorization


      Use with caution in yin deficiency or with patients with signs of liver yang rising

        Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan (Bupleurum Powder to Spread the Liver)

        Clinical Usages

        • Liver qi stagnation signs - hypochondriac tension, abdominal pain, IBS symptoms
        • Alternating chills and fever.

          Clinical Categorization


          • Use with caution with pregnancy.
          • Avoid or use with caution with kidney yin deficiency signs are present.

            Long Dan Xie Gan Wan (Gentiana Purge Liver Formula)

            Clinical Usages

            • Hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, easily angered, headache, dizziness, red, and possibly sore, eyes resulting from liver fire rising.
            • Urinary symptoms such as painful, hot urination perhaps with swollen genitalia, dark and/or turbid urine from damp heat accumulation in the lower jiao.
            • Leukorrhea of yellow color with a strong odor.

              Clinical Categorization


                • Not for long term use.
                • Not for patients who present with yin, yang, and/or blood deficiency.
                • Use with caution with patients that present with spleen qi deficiency.

                  Shu Gan Wan (Liver Comfort Pills)

                  Clinical Usages

                  • Abdominal and/or Hypochondriac pain, cramps or spasms resulting from liver qi stagnation.
                  • Alternating chills and fever.
                  • Nausea, bloating, acid reflux, alternating stools, or IBS like symptoms caused by the liver invading the spleen.

                    Clinical Categorization


                      • Use with caution with pregnancy.

                        Si Ni San Wan (Frigid Extremities Powder Pills)

                        Clinical Usages

                        • Important formula for liver qi stagnation - manifesting as moodiness, depression, cold in the extremities (particularly hands and/or feet), possibly along with other stress signs - mild headaches, teeth grinding, facial twitching, etc.
                        • A range of liver "attacking" the spleen digestive issues, hypochondriac, abdominal and/or epigastric pain.  Sensation of tension in the chest that worsens with stress.
                        • All of the above symptoms that come along with menstruation.

                          Clinical Categorization


                            • Not for cold extremities from yang or Blood deficiency.
                            • Use with caution or avoid in very weak patients who cannot sustain the movement that this formula creates.

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