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
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:
The Following (5)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
Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan (Bupleurum Powder to Spread the Liver)
- Hypochondriac pain with possible breast tenderness.
- Irregular menstruation and or amenorrhea, PMS symptoms that result from liver qi stagnation.
- Irritability and or depression may also manifest as the emotional component of liver qi stagnation.
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)
- Coldness in the limbs with simultaneous heat in the body.
- Irritibility, possibly with fullness in the chest or epigastrium.
- 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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