Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Protocols

Acupuncture for Diarrhea - Treatment Protocols

Below you will find some of the more common tcm diagnoses and acupuncture treatment protocols for diarrhea. There are many ways to treat this condition with Eastern Medicine and our presentation is only one of many possible options.

  • Etiology & Pathology:
    • 2 Major Factors:
      1. Cold - generally a direct strike or from Yang Deficiency.
      2. Damp - effecting the ST/SP fluid transformation/ascension leading to loose stools (damp-heat is also common).
    • 2 Major Organ Deficiencies Involved:
      • SP Deficiency (can arise from LV Excess overacting on SP) - transforms and transports body fluids, raises and ascends the Qi.
      • KD Deficiency - controls the lower orifices, role in transforming body fluids and as the pilot light to the SP.
    • Etiology:
    • Differentiation:

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were consulted within this section:

  • St. John, Meredith: New England School of Acupuncture, Etiology and Pathology Lecture Notes
  • Valaskatgis, Peter: New England School of Acupuncture, Etiology and Pathology Lecture Notes

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