Theory

Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Stomach Fire


Stomach Fire - Basics

Constant hunger, painful, swollen a/or bleeding gums, regurgitation a/or vomiting likely after eating, burning sensation in the epigastrium, nausea, constipation.

Red, dry w/thick yellow coat.

Full, deep, rapid.


Stomach Fire - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (5) acupuncture points may be useful for stomach fire. 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 Fire - Formulas From Our Store

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


Stomach Fire - Questions

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The following (4) TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Stomach Fire

Ma Zi Ren Wan

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. ┬áRoundworms 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.

  • Expel Parasites

Xiang Lian Wan


Stomach Fire - Conditions and Possibilities

The Chinese Medicine treatment of stomach fire 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 18 conditions may arise from stomach fire . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.

ConditionsOther Possible Patterns
Abdominal Pain¤ Stomach Food Stagnation ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Stomach Rebellious Qi ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)¤ Stomach Dampness ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Liver Attacking the Spleen 
Diabetes Type II¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Diarrhea¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Stomach Food Stagnation ¤ Stomach Dampness ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Liver Attacking the Spleen 
Epigastric Pain¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Food Stagnation ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation ¤ Liver Attacking the Spleen 
Esophageal Cancer¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Fever¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Fire ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Gingivitis¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency 
Halitosis (Bad Breath)
Hiccups¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency 
Hyperlipidemia¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Blood Stagnation ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Nausea¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Food Stagnation ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Phlegm Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Obesity (Weight Loss)¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Dampness ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Peptic Ulcer¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Stomach Cancer¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Stomach Food Stagnation ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Stomach Blood Stagnation ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Toothache¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Shen Disturbance ¤ Heat in the Blood 
Trigeminal Neuralgia¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Vomiting¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Food Stagnation ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Phlegm Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation ¤ Liver Attacking the Spleen 



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