Pattern usually appears with ST a/or other organ patterns and is related to the ST not descending the Qi, regurgitation, belching, hiccups, vomiting.
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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Do not use for epigastric distention due to food stagnation. Use with caution if patient has yin deficiency.
Used for liver qi stagnation and counterflow qi to the limbs (i.e. cold limbs with hot/stagnant trunk). Principle signs would be those of liver qi stagnation (depression, mood swings, PMS, grinding of the teeth), hypochondriac pain and/or abdominal pain.
The tongue will generally be purple/red - darker and the pulse will be wiry or possibly mixed to indicate heat trapped within and stagnation to the extremities.
The Chinese Medicine treatment of stomach rebellious qi 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 3 conditions may arise from stomach rebellious qi . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.
|Conditions||Other Possible Patterns|
|Abdominal Pain||¤ Stomach Food Stagnation ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation|
|Morning Sickness||¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp ¤ Stomach Cold|
|Motion Sickness||¤ Heart Blood Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Stomach Dampness|