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Angina Pectoris (Heart pain, Chest Bi)Western medicine angina
TCM stagnation of Qi and blood, Phlegm-Damp, deficiency lack of nourishment to Heart meridian.
Seen more in males after age 40. Lasts a few seconds to a few minutes. Pain radiates to left arm and/or neck, break sweat, become fearful/scared, breathing becomes difficult, can be crushing chest pain, palpitations, T- purple (especially sub-lingual), P- uneven, irregular, or wiry.
Etiology - Sudden change to cold weather, overeating, excess emotional factors, over-fatigued
P/T promote Qi circulation, connect Yang Qi, remove stagnation to relieve pain
Acupuncture Rx hand jueyin, front-mu, PC 6 (yin wei -heart & chest), HT 6 & PC 4 (xi-cleft pain), Ren 14 (mu), 17 (Qi influential, PC mu)
- short of breath Ren 22, LU 6
- excess Phlegm Ren 12, ST 40
- Qi and blood stagnation LR 3, BL 17
- Kidney & Heart Yang deficiency BL 14, 15, 23
- Heart & Spleen Yang deficiency BL 15, 20, ST 36
Alternative treatment methods
auricular Heart, Shenmen, sympathetic, brain
electro Xi-cleft, Ren 14 to 17, rapid continuous frequency
injection Dan Shen, BL 14, 15, Xi-cleft
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