Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating large intestine damp heat. For a complete list from our store with more details see our large intestine damp heat formula section.
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The following (2) chinese herbs may be useful for large intestine damp heat. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.
Generally used with roundworms - abdominal pain, irritability, stifled chest w/heat, vomiting after eating, cold hands and/or feet. Roundworms may be observed in vomit.
Also has a broader application in chronic diarrhea, IBS, or other digestive disorders characterized by both heat and cold. Symptoms may be chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain (often that is better w/heat).
With parasites the tongue and pulse are less critical, with chronic conditions the Tongue may be red with a white coating.
Signs of damp-heat with interior clumping which may settle into the abdominal region and/or rise upward to the head. Fever, irritability, red eyes, constipation, dark urine, flushed face - middle warmer issues - jaundice, dysentery, tongue/mouth ulcers.
Pulse will be be wiry and rapid and the Tongue will be red, swollen with a yellow greasy tongue coating.
The Chinese Medicine treatment of large intestine damp heat 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 6 conditions may arise from large intestine damp heat . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.
|Conditions||Other Possible Patterns|
|Appendicitis||¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Large Intestine Blood Stagnation|
|Colon Cancer||¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency|
|Crohn's Disease||¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Large Intestine Blood Stagnation ¤ Spleen Qi Sinking|
|Dysentary||¤ Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Dampness ¤ Large Intestine Cold ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency|
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)||¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Large Intestine Dryness ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Large Intestine Cold|
|Leukemia||¤ Liver Blood Deficiency ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency|