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

The Chinese Medicine treatment of pneumonia 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).

Pneumonia occurs when a virus, fungus or bacteria infects the lungs, which causes inflammation. It can be transmitted from an infected individual through respiratory droplets from the nose or mouth. The primary symptoms of pneumonia include cough, sore throat, chills, high fever, chest pains and shortness of breath. Individuals may also experience nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, fatigue and headache.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Pneumonia.


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 pneumonia:

Unfortunately there are no linked formulas at this time, try our stores symptoms page. Ultimately, you should ask your practitioner or ask questions in our in our forums.


The following (0) acupuncture points may be useful for pneumonia. 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 no associated points at this time.



There are (0) Chinese herbs currently associated with pneumonia. Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for pneumonia. 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.

TCM Herbal Formulas That May Be Useful For Pneumonia

TCM FormulaClinical Functions
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