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Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Large Intestine Damp Heat


Large Intestine Damp Heat - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (14) acupuncture points may be useful for large intestine damp heat. 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.)




Large Intestine Damp Heat - Formulas From Our Store

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.


Large Intestine Damp Heat - Questions

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Large Intestine Damp Heat - Related Chinese Herbs

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.



The following (7) TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Large Intestine Damp Heat

Bao Ji Wan

  • Protect and Relieve Pills
    • Cramping and/or painful distension of the abdomen.
    • Foul smelling belching or gas with diarrhea due to heat in the intestine.
    • May alleviate some hangover symptoms.
    • Also useful to treat food poisoning. 
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Heat From The Organs

Huai Hua Wan

  • Sophora Flower Formula
    • Hemorrhoids and/or anal fissures, bleeding from the anus (fresh blood in most cases).
    • Ulcerative colitis.
    • Rectal polyps.
    • Rectal prolapse.
  • Stop Bleeding
  • Clear Heat and Stop Bleeding
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Do not use if pregnant.
    • Avoid in cases of bleeding from yin deficiency.
    • Not suitable for long term use.

Wu Mei Wan

  • Mume Fruit Pill
    • Generally used with roundworms - abdominal pain, irritability, stifled chest w/heat, vomiting after eating, cold hands and/or feet.  
    • Chronic diarrhea, IBS, or other digestive disorders characterized by both heat and cold.
  • Expel Parasites

Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan

  • Immortals Formula For Sustaining Life
    • Generally for short-term use with early stage heat toxins - sores, carbuncles, boils, styes, acne.  Swollen and painful skin lesions with other heat signs (chills/fever). 
    • Breast abscesses, mastitis.
    • Uses for rheumatoid arthritis and/or psoriasis with the right underlying diagnosis.
    • Internal abscesses from blood stasis.
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
  • Cautions
    • Generally not for long-term use.
    • Use with caution with spleen qi deficiency.
    • Avoid with yin fire.

Xie Xin Wan

  • Drain the Epigastrium Formula
  • 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.

  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity

Yi Zi Wan

  • Decoction B
    • Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of damp-heat and toxins in the lower jiao - possibly bleeding hemorrhoids, pain, rectal prolapse, anal itching.
    • With the right underlying factors may also be useful for vaginal bleeding with abdominal pain, possibly with dark clots.
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity

Large Intestine Damp Heat - Conditions and Possibilities

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.




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