Theory

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


Indigestion - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of indigestion 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 indigestion:



Indigestion - Tam Healing - Tong Ren Protocols

Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for indigestion that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.

The following Tam Healing/Tong Ren Therapy Protocols May Be Used With Indigestion


Indigestion - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating indigestion. For a complete list from our store with more details see our indigestion formula section.


Indigestion - Questions

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Indigestion - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (1) acupuncture point may be useful for indigestion. 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.)



Indigestion - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (1) chinese herb may be useful for indigestion. In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.



The following (2) Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Indigestion

Ping Wei Wan

  • Calm the Stomach Powder
    • Damp cold stagnation in the middle jiao - poor appetite, indigestion, gastritis, loose stools, heavy sensation of the limbs, fatigue.
    • Can be used to induce labor with appropriate underlying diagnoses.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid in pregnancy and in yin deficient and/or blood deficient cases due to the warming and drying nature.

Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan

  • Aucklandia, Amomi & Six Gentlemen Pills
    • A modified version of the base, zhi zhu wan, which is used to treat qi stagnation and food retention from qi deficiency. ┬áThis modification includes herbs which add more movement and damp drying.
    • Distention and fullness in the epigastric area - bloating, indigestion, gastritis, gastric prolapse.
    • Poor appetite (from Spleen Qi Deficiency), anorexia.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi
  • Cautions
    • Avoid raw and cold food when taking this formula (and generally for Spleen Qi Deficiency).



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