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Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Stomach Food Stagnation


Stomach Food Stagnation - Basics

Vomiting, regurgitation, belching, epigastric pain a/or distention, lack of appetite, insomnia.

Thick yellow or white coat.

Full, slippery.


Stomach Food Stagnation - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (7) acupuncture points may be useful for stomach food stagnation. 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 Food Stagnation - Formulas From Our Store

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


Stomach Food Stagnation - Questions

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

Bao He Wan

  • Preserve Harmony Pills
    • Epigastric and or abdominal fullness or painful distention after meals.
    • Acid reflux, belching, vomiting with possible aversion to food due to food stagnation.
    • This formula can also be used for acute food poisoning.
  • Reduce Food Stagnation
  • Cautions
  • Use with caution with weak or qi deficient patients.

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

Jian Pi 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.  
    • Chronic diarrhea, IBS, or other digestive disorders characterized by both heat and cold.
  • Expel Parasites

Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan

  • Aucklandia Amomi Nurture Stomach Pills
    • Low appetite, apathy towards eating due to spleen qi deficiency.
    • Acid reflux, indigestion, epigastric pain, tendency to feel full even with small quantities of food.
    • Food stagnation due to overeating.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi
  • Cautions
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Stomach Food Stagnation - Conditions and Possibilities

The Chinese Medicine treatment of stomach food stagnation 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 8 conditions may arise from stomach food stagnation . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.




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