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Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Wheezing (Dyspnea) - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses


Wheezing (Dyspnea) - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of wheezing (dyspnea) 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).

The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of wheezing (dyspnea):



Wheezing (Dyspnea) - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating wheezing (dyspnea). For a complete list from our store with more details see our wheezing (dyspnea) formula section.


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Wheezing (Dyspnea) - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (11) acupuncture points may be useful for wheezing (dyspnea). 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.)



Wheezing (Dyspnea) - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (4) chinese herbs may be useful for wheezing (dyspnea). In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.



The following (2) Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Wheezing (Dyspnea)

Bu Fei Er Jiao Wan

  • Tonify the Lungs Formula with Gelatin
    • Lung yin deficiency with strong heat signs and/or bleeding - chronic dry cough, wheezing, pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, COPD.
    • Stops bleeding when it arises from lung yin deficiency - mild bloody sputum with dry cough.
  • Treat Dryness
  • Gently Disperse and Moisten Dryness
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in patients with wind-cold (i.e. "common cold").
    • Avoid when there are profuse amounts of blood in the sputum.
    • Avoid, or use with caution, in patients with stomach and/or spleen deficiencies, particularly with phlegm accumulation.

Sha Shen Mai Dong Wan

  • Glehnia and Ophiopogonis Decoction
    • Important formula for stomach yin deficiency - benefits the stomach and the lungs - a range of digestive issues (gastritis, epigastric pain), possibly with dry throat, thirst and/or cough.
    • Diabetes - particularly with signs of dryness.
    • A range of lung related issues - lung cancer, pneumonia, cough/wheezing.
  • Treat Dryness
  • Gently Disperse and Moisten Dryness



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