Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Indigestion

What Patterns Are Related To Indigestion?


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:

Liver Attacking the SpleenLiver Qi StagnationSpleen Qi DeficiencyStomach Food StagnationStomach Qi Deficiency

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Which Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols Apply To Indigestion?


Indigestion - Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy 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 and tong ren therapy protocols may be used with indigestion:

1 Point Is Empirically Important For Indigestion

1 TCM Herb Are Potentially Used With Indigestion

Formulas and Products @ Our Store Associated With Indigestion

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

Ping Wei Wan (Calm the Stomach Powder)

Clinical Usages

  • 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.

    Clinical Categorization


    • 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)

      Clinical Usages

      • 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.

        Clinical Categorization


          • Avoid raw and cold food when taking this formula (and generally for Spleen Qi Deficiency).

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