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

The Chinese Medicine treatment of scleroderma 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).

Scleroderma is a disease characterized by the abnormal growth of connective tissue, which support the body's organs. Derived from the Greek meaning "hard skin," there are two forms of scleroderma: localized and systemic. Localized scleroderma is limited to the connective tissue in the skin and underlying muscle, and causes sections of skin to become discolored and hard. Systemic scleroderma not only affects the skin but also blood vessels and major organs. This form of the disease can cause the onset of Raynaud's Disease (a condition in which the blood vessels in the body constrict in response to temperature change or stress); the appearance of small, red patches on the face and hands; a dysfunctional esophagus; the formation of calcium deposits in the connective tissues; impaired kidney function; and other symptoms.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Scleroderma.


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 scleroderma:

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The following (0) acupuncture points may be useful for scleroderma. 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 scleroderma. Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for scleroderma. 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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