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Psychosomatic Disorders

 

The display of emotional problems through physical disorders is known as Xin Shen (heart and body) in Chinese.  It is usually caused by Yu (stagnation) of either Qi, phlegm, blood, food, fire or dampness or a combination of these.  The stagnation will injure the zang fu organs causing excessive conditions.  Chronic Yu will injure the middle jiao Qi creating Qi deficiency due to the disruption of post haven Qi.

 

Psychosomatic disorders are heart spirit disorders which attacks other organs creating deficiency throughout the body. The principle of treatment with psychosomatic disorders is to treat with herbs, acupuncture, massage as well as psychological methods of treatment (ie Qigong, Yoga, Hypnosis).

 

Click on links below…

Emotional Diagnosis of Psychosomatic Disorders

Acupuncture For Psychosomatic Disorders

Specific Herbs For Individual Disease

 

 

 

Diagnosis of Psychosomatic Disorders

 

Asthma sensitive, dependent, anxious, attacks induced by stress and emotions

Chest Bi (pain) emotional disharmony, ambitious, driven, self confident, serious, competitive, stubborn, irritable

Dysphasia depressed, little or no emotions (emotions suppressed) pessimistic

Soothe liver

Vomiting triggered by anger, irritable, avoid stress (ST/LV) vomiting blood (HT fire)

Hiccup depressed, holds emotions back,  p/t need to express themselves (soothe liver)

Diarrhea emotional, stress, anger,  depression, worry, sadness

Stomach Ache emotional stress with liver Qi stagnation

Abdominal Pain liver and spleen disharmony (blood and LV Qi stag.)

Hypochondriac Pain       Anger

Abdominal Mass Qi/Phlegm/Blood stagnation, happy emotions will move mass

Typmanites (drummy distention)     don’t show anger or stress

Headache stress, stubborn, non sociable, cautious, irritable

Dizziness anxious, stressed, easily excited, perfectionist

Xiao Ke sadness and worry turn to fire – irritability, anger, anxious

Seminal Emission excessive dreaming

Impotence shock or fear induces it or worry

Menstrual Disorders  liver and spleen disharmony due to disharmony of emotions

Stroke over emotion turn to wind

Primary Hypertension hostile, hatred, aggravated while under pressure, anxious, fear full, oppressed anger, insecurity

Coronary Heart Disease drastic emotional changes (excessive emotions of joy/fear/shock/anger)

Bronchial Asthma         combination of congenital disease or recurring infectious disease and psychological disease.  Drastic emotional factors involving stress or excitement.  hypochondriacs

Children – unconsciously attacks are triggered for attention

Ulcer depressive, anxiety, nervousness, cautious, hard on ones self, over thinking

Hyperthyroidism long term difficult situations with stress and or excitement, usually un-trustful, sceptical, nervous

Diabetes stress aggravates or creates disease, accompanied by worry and anxiety

Psoriasis excessive emotions with seriousness, not open to others

Cancer type C personality, 

Breast cancer – usually sensitive, sad and worrisome women

 

 

Acupuncture

Anxiety           DU 24/20/13               GB 39             KD  1/6           SI  4/7

                  HT 3/5/9                       BL 15

                        Moxibustion on back points

 

Depression     BL 4\14\18\19             DU 11\23         PC 6                HT 5\8\9          LV 1   

                  GB 37 KD 4

                        Tonify head points, use pecking moxibustion on body points

 

Irritability       DU 20\21                     PC 3                BL 14\18\23                HT 6\7 GB 34  SP 6                KD 7

                        Use moxibustion on the back and sedating method on the limbs

 

Fear                DU 19\20\24                GB 12\38         HT 5/7 REN 14/15      ST 27   KD ¼

                        Moxibustion on KD 1 and REN 15 and sedate head points

 

Sadness          GB 2/12/13                  DU 11/13/16    BL 13  SJ 10  PC 7    LV 5/1

                        Moxibustion on posterior points

 

Poor Appetite REN 12/10/11 ST 25/36/40     BL 20/21     LI 10        SP 8

                        Moxibustion on abdomen

 

Fatigue            DU 20/14/4      LU 2    SJ 6     BL 11  LI 10/11          LV 5    PC 6    SP 6     ST 36   KD 6

                        Use tonifying methods

 

Sleepiness      DU 23/20/14                HT 7/5 KD 4/6            SJ 4     ST 36   SP 6

                        Use tonifying methods with moxibustion on DU 14

 

Insomnia         GB 12/20/34                ST 27               BL 11/15/23/42/44/47             DU 4                HT 6/7       KD 1               PC 6

 

Low Libido      REN 4/6          KD 1/6            BL 23/31-34      GB 38            DU 4                SP 6

                        Always use moxibustion and tonifying methods

 

Dizziness         DU 23  BL 2/11/19      GB 5/6/8/20/34/39       ST 8/36            PC 6             SJ 4        SP 6

                       

Hypertension  BL 11                          SI 14                LI 11                         ST 36      PC 6                HT 3                                 ST 36      GB 30/39              SP 6                       LV 2

 

Stroke             ST 8                             BL 10              SJ 16                           SI 17

 

Angina            Ren 14/17                    LV 14  BL 14/15/41                LI 4/10 PC 5/6         GB 21/39          SP 6                 ST 334

 

Fast Heart Beat         SJ 16/17          LI 11/17/18      SI 14/15/17         BL 12/14/15             PC 6/7 HT 7                        ST 36               SP 6

 

Migraine         GB 5/6/8/12/20/39       BL 2    DU 23/24        ST 7/8/36         SJ 5/21            SI 17   

 

Asthma           BL 13/23/43      LU1/5/6/8/9   REN 17/22      ST 36/40

 

Stomach Ulcer     LI 10            ST 19/21/22/24          REN 11/12/13/14                   

 

Cancer            DU 4/14           SP 6/9/10         REN 3/4          ST 36/40   BL 11         SJ 5    GB 34/39 PC 6

                        MILD MOXA FROM BL 13 – BL 23

 

 

Herbs

Ma Huang      asthma, heart and vascular disorders, nervous system disorders, hormonal disorders, high blood pressure,  increased heart beat

 

Ge Gen           diabetes, lowers blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, heart disease, migraines, shoulder/neck stiffness

 

Huang Qin      relieves inflammation, immune system inhibitor (small amount), increases immune system function (large amount), diarrhetic, lowers triglyceride level, blood thinner, calms CNS, anti-cancer

 

Ku Shen          immune system suppressor, anti-cancer

 

Mu Dan Pi      vascular and heart system disorders, increases blood flow, increase immune system, hypertension

 

Xia Ku Cao     relax bronchus, lowers blood pressure

 

Di Gu Pi          lowers blood sugar levels, lowers blood pressure

 

Shan Dou Gen            suppress CNS, anti-cancer

 

Da Huang       diarhetic, laxative, high blood pressure, blood sugar level disorders

 

Yuan Hua        anti-cancer, leukemia

 

Sang Ji Sheng             lowers blood pressure, diarhetic, bi syndrome, heart disorders

 

Lei Gong Teng           TOXIC – arthritic, wind dampness, promotes blood circulation, autoimmune system disorders, suppress immune system, dry syndromes (eczema, psoriases)

 

Wu Tou (close to Fu Zi)

                        TOXIC – lowers blood sugar levels, vascular heat system disorders, large amount decreases heart function,  small amount increases heart function

 

Shan Zha         lowers blood pressure, suppresses CNS , increase immune system function

 

Lai Fu Zi         stimulates weight loss

 

Pu Huang        heart and vascular system disorders, increase immune system

 

Dan Shen        lowers blood pressure, anticancer, treats PNS inflammation

 

Hong Hua       calming, relieves pain, increases blood flow, nourish heart muscle

 

E Zhu              activates stomach and intestines smooth muscle, anti-cancer, heart diseases

 

Xing Ren        asthma, cough, brainstem relaxant, anti-cancer

 

Di Long           anticancer (suppress cancer cells activity), nervous system disorders

 

Ren Shen        anti-cancer, increases immune system, activates white blood cells

 

Ling Zhi          anti-cancer, increases heart function (not heart beat), CNS suppressant

 

Huang Qi        heart system disorders, anti-cancer

 

Ci Wu Jia (pi) calm mind, promote blood circulation, regulate endocrine system

 

Yin Yang Hou             immune system disorders, regulate lymphatic system and heart system

 

Gan Cao         increases immune system, calm bronchus, coughing, stomach ulcers, diabetes, achne

 

Dong Chong Xia Cao

                        Immune system disorders, lung and kidney disorders, asthma, bronchitis, slows heart beat

 

Bu Gu Zhi       anticancer, skin and soft tissue cancer, heart system disorders

 

Du Zhong        decrease blood pressure, immune system suppressant

 

He Shou Wu   increase immune system and lymphatic systems, increases heart muscle strength

 

Mai Dong       increase immune system and spleen function, decreases blood sugar levels

 

 

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