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Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses



Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Formulas From Our Store

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


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Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (1) acupuncture point may be useful for inflammatory bowel disease. 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.)




The following (1) Formula TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Da Huang Mu Dan Pi Wan

  • Rhubarb and Moutan Combination
    • Breaks up heat, moves blood stagnation and reduces swelling, release through the bowels - appendicitis, lower abdominal distension with pain, intestinal abscesses, hemorrhoids.
    • Post surgical infections, particularly in the colon and/or lower warmer.
    • Pelvic inflammatory disease.
    • Groin pain relieved by flexing hip and without urinary difficulty (but with symptoms similar to a UTI).
  • Drain Downward
  • Purge Heat Accumulation
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • As this formula will cause looser stools use with caution in deficient and/or elderly patients.
    • Used for general appendicitis - avoid in infant appendicitis, or appendicitis with necrosis, peritonitis and/or parasites.



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