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


Malabsorption - Basics

Malabsorption is the body's inability to properly digest or absorb certain fats, proteins, sugars and/or other nutrients from food. Symptoms of malabsorption are bloating, cramping, fatty or bulky stools, diarrhea, weight loss, and/or physical development issues. There are several conditions that can cause malabsorption, including Celiac disease, Crohn's disease, certain cancers, milk intolerance, AIDS, Cystic Fibrosis, Whipple disease, parasites and others.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Malabsorption.



Malabsorption - 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 malabsorption 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 Malabsorption


Malabsorption - Questions

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Malabsorption - Related Acupuncture Points

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






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