|Posted on Friday, September 07, 2007 - 09:36: |
I found the following on a website concerning dysentery and would like to have some confirmation :::::: could anyone suggest points and/or TCM medicines ::::::::::::
Crohn’s, abdominal pain tenesmus, pus in stool (thick fluids), may contain blood (not very significant), heaviness, fatigue, sticky mouth with no desire to drink, poor appetite,
T- white greasy coat, P- soft slow
P/T – warm mid Jiao, expel Cold, transform Damp
Acupuncture – hand yangming, foot taiyin, moxa, *LI 4, *ST 25, *37, Ren 12, 6, SP 9
|Posted on Sunday, September 09, 2007 - 14:34: |
Seems like a basic prescription that can work Patrick. I would substitute Ren-6 for Ren-5 and add Sp-5. Also, B-20/ 21/ 23 and 25 can be effectively added. It´s important however, to distuinguish whether the Sp xu condition is more predominant than the accumulation of dampness or v.v. This will determine if you need to emphasize your needle technique on toniying the xu or disperse the excess dampness. Sometimes, when cold is predominant, you may need to add other points + warming techniques, or, if blood stasis is the main issue, adjust your selections and techniques accordingly.