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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.
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
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
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 cant 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
Ren, Shu, BL 23, Ren 4 (heavy moxa),
BL 22, Ren 9, BL 20, ST 36
Alternative Treatment Methods
auricular- LU SP KI,
3 edge needle- bleed
BL 40, SP 9, BL 23 (chronic)
7 star needle- BL
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