Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Raynaud's Disease - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of raynaud's disease 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).

Raynaud's Disease is a disorder that causes the arteries to constrict for brief periods, limiting blood flow to the extremities—typically the fingers or toes. These "attacks" can be brought on by emotional stress or exposure to cold temperatures, and last anywhere from less than a minute to many hours. During a Raynaud's attack, little to no blood flows to the affected area, causing the skin to turn pale and the affected area to feel cold or numb. As blood flow returns, the skin may turn red and feel a burning or throbbing sensation. In rare, severe cases of Raynaud's disease, the artery constriction can lead to tissue decay, or gangrene.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Raynaud's Disease.


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 raynaud's disease:

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The following (0) acupuncture points may be useful for raynaud's 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.)

There are no associated points at this time.



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