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One or both sides of the torso have pain.
Western medicine – hepatitis, Gallbladder pleura
infections, intercostals neuralgia (more common in women)
TCM – controlled by Liver (Qi stagnation,
emotions), may also be caused by injury or Blood Stasis, Damp/Heat i.e.
jaundice, poor diet, or Liver Yin deficiency.
Qi stagnation, Blood Stasis, Damp/Heat
– soothe Liver Gallbladder to remove stagnation from Jing
– sedate, foot jueyin and shaoyang,
LR 14, 3, SJ 6, GB 34 (soothe Liver Gallbladder), ST 36
nausea – Ren 12
Blood Stasis – BL 17, SP 6, 21
Damp/Heat – PC 6, Ren 12, ST 44
deficiency, intermittent dull pain that is worse with activity and fatigue
– nourish Yin, soothe Liver
– tonify and sedate, foot jueyin, Shu, BL 18, 23, LR 14 & 2 (soothe Liver Qi,
36 & SP 6 (Produce Qi and blood)
dizziness – Du 20, GB 20
auricular – LR, GB, shenmen, chest, medium to strong stimulation
injection – Hua Tou Jia
Ji with corresponding painful ribs, keep needle just
above where sensation occurs and inject vitamin B12 or 10% glucose
– add to points chosen, continuous mild frequency, 10-15 minutes
star – on ashi points (Blood Stasis) then cup,
also try scrapping
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