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 shen disturbance 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 7 conditions may arise from shen disturbance . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.
|Conditions||Other Possible Patterns|
|Coma||¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation|
|Delirium||¤ Phlegm Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation|
|Heat Stroke||¤ Liver Wind ¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency|
|Schizophrenia||¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Heart Blood Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation|
|Toothache||¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Heat in the Blood|
|Trauma||¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation|