Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)
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The Chinese Medicine treatment of large intestine cold generally involves being certain that this pattern is the proper diagnosis. Each pattern may have multiple conditions and each condition may arise from one or more patterns (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).
The following 2 conditions may arise from large intestine cold . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.
|Conditions||Other Possible Patterns|
|Dysentary||¤ Large Intestine Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Dampness ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency|
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)||¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Large Intestine Damp Heat ¤ Large Intestine Dryness ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency|