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Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Large Intestine Dryness


Large Intestine Dryness - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (3) acupuncture points may be useful for large intestine dryness. 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 Dryness - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating large intestine dryness. For a complete list from our store with more details see our large intestine dryness formula section.


Large Intestine Dryness - Questions

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Using our forums our staff and our community may offer guidance with regards to the treatment of large intestine dryness.




The following (4) TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Large Intestine Dryness

Da Huang Mu Dan Pi Wan

  • Rhubarb and Moutan Combination
    • Breaks up heat, moves blood stagnation and reduces swelling, release through the bowels - appendicitis, lower abdominal distension with pain, intestinal abscesses, hemorrhoids.
    • Post surgical infections, particularly in the colon and/or lower warmer.
    • Pelvic inflammatory disease.
    • Groin pain relieved by flexing hip and without urinary difficulty (but with symptoms similar to a UTI).
  • Drain Downward
  • Purge Heat Accumulation
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • As this formula will cause looser stools use with caution in deficient and/or elderly patients.
    • Used for general appendicitis - avoid in infant appendicitis, or appendicitis with necrosis, peritonitis and/or parasites.

Ma Zi Ren Wan

Run Chang Wan

  • Lubricate the Intestines Pills
    • Constipation primarily from blood and/or yin deficiency patterns.  
    • Dryness of the skin, nails, and/or hair.
  • Drain Downward
  • Moisten the Intestines and Unblock the Bowels
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • Use with caution if at all when breastfeeding as rhubarb may contribute to colic and/or diarrhea in infants.

Tong Bian Pian


Large Intestine Dryness - Conditions and Possibilities

The Chinese Medicine treatment of large intestine dryness 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 1 conditions may arise from large intestine dryness . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.




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