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Acupuncture relief constipation

The practice of acupressure which is practiced by mostly Asian countries is also an alternative therapy against constipation. Let us take a look on nature's provisions for our healthy living.

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Acupuncture


Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes.

(LI) Large Intestine Meridian


The main function of the Large Intestine is to receive food and drink from the Small Intestine, absorb some nutrients and fluids, and excrete the waste in the form of stools. This closely correlate with western medicine.

The Lungs and Large Intestine are interiorly/exteriorly related Yin and Yang paired organs. The Lungs descend Qi to the Large Intestine to give it the energy needed to defecate. This is displayed when Lung Qi is deficient and constipation ensues. This is very common in the elderly. Conversely, if there is constipation, the Lungs descending function is impaired. This can cause breathlessness, and hypertension

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Excess Yangming Heat

fullness in the intestines, may be pain (particularly on pressure), bad breath, thirst, T- red with yellow coat, P- slippery full

P/T – clear Heat, induce bowel movement, protect body fluids

Acupuncture – sedate, yangming, *LI 4, 11, *ST 37, 25, *SP 14

                - thirst, fever – Ren 23, HT 8

                - bad breath – Ren 24, PC 8

Large Intestine Qi stagnation

                unfinished feeling, bitty stools, difficult to pass, bloated, belching, T- white coat, P- wiry

                P/T – regulate Qi, induce bowel movement

                Acupuncture – sedate, Ren, foot jueyin, Ren 12 & ST 25, *Ren 6 (move intestines), LR 2 & GB 34

                                - hypochondriac pain – LR 14, SJ 6

                                - bloating – SP 15

Spleen Stomach Qi deficiency

lack of Qi and blood can lead to Lung Qi deficiency, lack of energy to push out stool, sweating and fatigue after bowel movement, T- pale with white coat, P- thin weak

                P/T – strengthen Spleen, nourish Qi, induce bowel movement

                Acupuncture – tonify, moxa, BL 20, 21, SP 6, ST 36, Ren 4, BL 25 & ST 25, KI 7 & LI 4

                                - palpitations – PC 6

Spleen Kidney Yang deficient Cold

                fatigue, coldness, dizzy, tinnitus, copious clear urine, T- pale, with white moist coat,

P- deep retarded

P/T – warm Spleen and Kidney Yang

Acupuncture – tonify , moxa, foot shaoyin and taiyin, Ren 6, KI 6, 18, BL 23, 20 & SP 6, ST 25

                - excess coldness – Du 4, BL 40

                - anal prolapse – Du 1, 20

Yin/Blood deficiency

                chronic, rabbit stools, whole body Yin deficient signs, dryness

                P/T – moisten dryness, nourish Yin

                Acupuncture – Shu, foot shaoyin, KI 3, 6, BL 20, SP 6, ST 36, BL 25 & ST 25

                                - insomnia, palpitations – HT 7, LR 2 or 3

                                - dry mouth – jin jin, yue ye


source: http://tcm.health-info.org

>> Read more on Acupressure >> .1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the radial side of the index finger On radial side of the index finger distal to the 2nd metacarpalphalangeal joint in a depression on the red and white skin On radial side of the index finger proximal to the head of the 2nd metacarpal bone In the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radial side ** No needle and No Moxa in pregnant women ** On the radial side of the wrist in a depression when the thumb is tilted upward between extensor pollicis longus and brevis tendons (snuff box) 3 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line 5 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line 5 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line 8 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line 8 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line 9 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line 9 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line 10 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line 10 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line With elbow flexed, in the depression at the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease midway between LU 5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus With elbow flexed, in the depression at the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease midway between LU 5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus With elbow flexed, on the radial side of the upper arm, 1 cun above LI 11 on the border of the humerus (1 cun superolateral to LI 11) 3 cun above LI 11 on LI 15 - LI 11 line ** AA ** On radial side of the upper arm on LI 15 - LI 11 line, 7 cun above LI 11 at the insertion of the deltoid muscle Anterior and inferior to the acromion in a depression when arm is in full abduction In the upper aspect of the shoulder between the acromial extremity of the clavicle and the spine of the scapula On lateral side of neck 1 cun below LI 18 on the posterior border of the SCM Level with the tip of the Adams apple between the sternal and clavicular heads of the SCM Directly below the lateral margin of the nostril level with GV 26 ** No Moxa ** In the nasolabial groove, level with the midpoint of the lateral border of the ala nasi ** No Moxa **

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