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

The Chinese Medicine treatment of muscle weakness 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).

Muscle weakness is characterized by the loss of muscle stability or a weakened feeling of the muscle. This symptom can be the result of several conditions including muscular dystrophy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy and others. Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for muscle weakness.


There are no acupuncture treatment protocols associated at this time.



There are no tongren treatment protocols associated at this time.


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The following herbal formulas from our store are potentially useful for muscle weakness:

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The following (12) acupuncture points may be useful for muscle weakness. 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.)



There are (0) Chinese herbs currently associated with muscle weakness. Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for muscle weakness. For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

There are no associated Chinese herbs at this time.

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