Pulmonary Tuberculosis (TB)

Acupuncture point treatment

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Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Caused by Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, a very powerful infection.

The 4 symptoms of TB:

1. cough

2. cough blood

3. tidal fever

4. night sweat

5. emaciation


Lung Yin deficiency

P/T nourish Lung Yin, kill bacteria, relieve cough

Acupuncture Rx hand taiyin, foot yangming, foot shaoyin, *LU 9 (yuan), *KI 3, LU 1 & BL 13, BL 43, ST 36 & SP 6 (tonify mother)

- Yin deficiency KI 6

- Fire KI 2, LR 2 (ying-spring)

- Yin and Qi deficiency BL 20, 21, Ren 6

- Yin and Yang deficiency Moxa Ren 4

- cough Phlegm LU 5

- cough blood LU 6 (xi-cleft), BL 17 (blood influential)

- tidal fever LU 5, 10 (purge Fire)

- night sweat HT 6, KI 7

Lung Yin deficiency Fire

Lung Jing Luo are damaged, cough blood more, more Dryness and Heat symptoms, tidal fever, afternoon malar flush, T- red geographic

Acupuncture Rx hand taiyin, foot shaoyin, LU 9 (yuan), LU 1 & BL 13 (mu/shu), KI 3 (Yin), LU 10 (deficiency Heat), LU 6 (xi-cleft, bleeding), HT 6 (night sweats)

Lung Qi and Yin deficiency

P/T strengthen Spleen and Lung

Acupuncture Rx hand and foot taiyin, moxa, LU 9, BL 13, 43 (Qi), SP 6, ST 36, Ren 17 (regulate Lung Qi)

- poor appetite BL 20, 21

Yin and Yang deficiency

frothy pink bloody sputum, coldness, diarrhea, night and spontaneous sweats,

T- pale geographic, P- rapid empty

P/T nourish Yin and Yang

Acupuncture Rx hand taiyin, foot shaoyin and yangming, Moxa, LU 9 (yuan), BL 13, 43, 23, Ren 4, KI 3,

ST 36, Ren 17


Alternative treatment methods

auricular LU, SP KI, endocrine, Shenmen, with electro or points injection

injection TB points 3.5 cun bilateral to Du 14, and LU 1, BL 13. Inject B1 and/or antibiotics

application Wu Bei Zi 60g + Long Gu 15g (powder and mix with warm water and apply to points). Try Bai Jie Zi on Lung area (antibacterial). Garlic on KI 1 is said to stop coughing blood.



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