Acupuncture Strategy - Spleen and Stomach Syndromes

Spleen and Stomach Syndromes

TCM regards the spleen and stomach as the "acquired foundation of life." These organs are responsible for receiving food and drink, digesting them, and then transforming them into nutrient essence and body fluids, after which these are distributed throughout the body. The spleen also controls blood flow and rules the muscles and flesh. It opens into the mouth and its functioning is manifested in the lips. The spleen meridian communicates with the stomach meridian creating an exterior and interior relationship. The two organ systems closely influence each other.

Spleen syndromes Meridians for the selection of major acupoints Techniques Deficiency in the spleen The spleen and stomach meridians, also the back transport points and alarm points of the organs. Reinforcing needling techniques and used in combination with moxibustion if necessary Damp-heat in the spleen & stomach The spleen and stomach meridians and also the alarm points of small intestine Reducing needling techniques Depletion of spleen yang The spleen, stomach and conception vessel meridians as well as the back transport points and alarm points of the spleen. Reinforcing needling techniques, and used in combination with moxibustion if necessary Localized symptoms along the course of the spleen meridian, e.g. leg pain, knee stiffness and swelling The spleen meridian Reducing needling techniques which can be used in combination with moxibustion if necessary
Stomach syndromes Meridians for the selection of major acupoints Techniques Dysfunction of the stomach The stomach meridian, and also the back transport points and alarm points of the stomach Reinforcing needling techniques which can be used in combination with moxibustion if necessary Cold coagulating stomach The stomach, spleen and pericardium meridians, and also the back transport points and alarm points of the organs Reinforcing needling techniques which can be used in combination with moxibustion if necessary Fire retention in the stomach The stomach and large intestine meridians Reducing needling techniques; do not use moxibustion Localized symptoms along the course of the stomach meridian, e.g. mouth sores, bad breath, gum problems and nosebleeds The stomach meridian Reducing needling techniques and used in combination with moxibustion if necessary
Spleen and Stomach Meridians