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

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).

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.

The following Acupuncture Treatment Protocols May Be Used With Hypochondriac Pain


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 hypochondriac pain:

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

TCM FormulaClinical Functions
Ban Xia Hou Po Wan

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Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan

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Long Dan Xie Gan Wan

Hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, easily angered, headache, dizziness, red, and possibly sore, eyes, diminished hearing and/or swollen sensation in ears/head.  May have urinary symptoms such as painful, hot urination perhaps with swollen genitalia.  Women may have leukorrhea with a strong odor.

The Pulse will be wiry, rapid and forceful and the Tongue will be red with a yellow tongue coating.

Shu Gan Wan

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Si Ni San Wan

Used for liver qi stagnation and counterflow qi to the limbs (i.e. cold limbs with hot/stagnant trunk).  Principle signs would be those of liver qi stagnation (depression, mood swings, PMS, grinding of the teeth), hypochondriac pain and/or abdominal pain.

The tongue will generally be purple/red - darker and the pulse will be wiry or possibly mixed to indicate heat trapped within and stagnation to the extremities.  

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