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 (4)Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Hypochondriac Pain
Ban Xia Hou Po Wan (Pinellia & Magnolia Pills)
- 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.
Use with caution in yin deficiency or with patients with signs of liver yang rising
Long Dan Xie Gan Wan (Gentiana Purge Liver Formula)
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- Use with caution with pregnancy.
Si Ni San Wan (Frigid Extremities Powder Pills)
- 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.
- 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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