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Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Stomach Dampness


Stomach Dampness - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (4) acupuncture points may be useful for stomach dampness. 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.)




Stomach Dampness - Formulas From Our Store

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


Stomach Dampness - Questions

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Stomach Dampness - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (1) chinese herb may be useful for stomach dampness. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.



The following (5) TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Stomach Dampness

Er Chen He San Zi Yang Qin Wan

Er Chen Wan

  • Two Aged Herbs
    • The primary base formula to resolve phlegm damp, particularly in the lungs and GI system - cough (with white mucus), plugged ears, sinus blockage - along with GI symptoms of nausea, vomiting.
    • Upper respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, emphysema, COPD - when arising from phlegm damp.
    • Phlegm accumulation in the head symptoms such as dizziness, insomnia, meniere's disease, alcohol hangover.
    • Cysts from phlegm accumulation - fibroids, breast cyst, ovarian cyst, thryoid cysts, goiter. 
  • Treat Phlegm
  • Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in patients with yin deficiency - i.e. cough from dryness.

Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan

  • Agastache Powder to Correct the Qi
  • Fever w/chills, chest oppression, abdominal pain, nausea, possibly vomiting and/or diarrhea, loss of taste, headache.

    The Pulse will be soggy and moderate and the Tongue will have a white greasy coating.

  • Expel Dampness
  • Transform Damp Turbidity

Xi Guan Jie Bi Tong Wan

  • Knee Joint Pain Relief
    • Arthritis from damp heat in Chinese Medicine terms.
    • Knee issues with kidney and liver systems involvement.
    • Lower body pain and/or inflammation - hips, knees, ankles, toes.
    • Connective tissue disorders.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Dispel Wind-Dampness

Xiang Lian Wan


Stomach Dampness - Conditions and Possibilities

The Chinese Medicine treatment of stomach dampness 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 10 conditions may arise from stomach dampness . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.

ConditionsOther Possible Patterns
Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Liver Attacking the Spleen 
Diarrhea¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Stomach Food Stagnation ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Liver Attacking the Spleen 
Dysentary¤ Large Intestine Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Large Intestine Cold ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency 
Gastritis¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Gastroenteritis¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Cold 
Glomerulonephritis¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Hepato-Cirrhosis¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Blood Stagnation 
Jaundice¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency 
Motion Sickness¤ Heart Blood Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Stomach Rebellious Qi 
Obesity (Weight Loss)¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Blood Stagnation 



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