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Lung, Spleen, and/or Kidney lose transport and transform fluids functions, this leads to water retention.

Yang- acute onset, starts at the head and face then moves downward.

Yin- slow onset, starts at the feet and ankles, is more in the lower half of the body.

Western Medicine- kidney disorders, endocrine, heart failure, malnutrition.



invades and causes the Lung to lose its dispersing and descending functions, Yang edema that starts from the eyes, head, and face, may quickly spread to the whole body.  Skin has luster, and the edema is not pitting.  This more often shows Wind/Heat patterns.

                P/T – expel Wind, promote Lung function

                Acupuncture – Shu, Taiyin, BL 13 & LU 5, SJ 5 & LI 4 (induce perspiration), BL 22, *SP 9, Du 26

Spleen deficiency

Yang deficiency, facial as well as ankle edema, chronic, worse in the afternoon when patient feels tired.  This is a Yin edema.  Shows Spleen deficiency symptoms.

P/T – warm and strengthen Spleen

Acupuncture – Ren, foot Taiyin, BL 20, 22, Ren 6, 9, ST 36, SP 6, and moxa

Kidney Yang deficiency

long term Spleen Yang deficiency, or anything else that causes Kidney deficiency, Kidney can’t control the gates, causes whole body severe edema, abdominal edema, chest fullness, scanty urine, Kidney Yang deficiency symptoms, T- swollen pale with teeth marks and white coat, P- wiry or deep thin

                P/T – warm and tonify Kidney Yang, transform Qi

                Acupuncture – Ren, Shu, BL 23, Ren 4 (heavy moxa), BL 22, Ren 9, BL 20, ST 36



Alternative Treatment Methods

                auricular- LU SP KI, BL, subcortex

                3 edge needle- bleed BL 40, SP 9, BL 23 (chronic)

                7 star needle- BL meridian


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