From "Zang Fu Syndromes," by McDonald and Penner
|Mild constant epigastric pain;
relieved by warmth and pressure
|Abdominal pain and fullness after meals
||Sallow or pale, dull complexion
|Nausea / vomiting
|Loose, unformed stools
||Maybe scanty urination
|Maybe clear, watery, copious vaginal discharge
C: White and greasy
P: Deep, thready and forceless
Basically these are the same as the complications of SP Yang Xu,
SP and ST Yang Xu can lead to KI Yang Xu.
SP and ST Yang Xu can lead to Damp-Stagnation hence, Phlegm formation
which contributes to such conditions as:
- Cold-Damp Distresses SP.
- Phlegm-Damp Obstructs LU.
- Phlegm Confuses HT Orifice.
SP and ST Yang Xu can be associated with:
- SP Xu Edema.
- Central Qi Sinking.
- SP Not Governing Blood.
Associated Western Conditions
|Gastric or duodenal ulcer
||Cirrhosis of the liver
SP and ST Yang Xu is almost identical to SP Yang Xu since there
is usually some ST involvement in SP Yang Xu. Since the Treatment
Principle, Common Herbal Formulae and Common Acupuncture Points
are also very similar, there is little clinical value in making
such a differentiation.
Warm Yang, Strengthen SP, Warm the Center and Dispel Cold.
Common Acupuncture Points
UB-20 / Pishu Back-Shu point for SP.
UB-21 / Weishu Back-Shu point for ST.
LIV-13 / Zhangmen Front-Mu point for SP.
REN-12 / Zhongwan Front-Mu point for ST.
SP-3 / Taibai Yuan-Source point of the SP channel.
ST-36 / Zusanli He-Sea point of the ST channel.
SP-6 / Sanyinjiao Strengthens SP and ST.
Moxibustion, warm needle and reinforcing technique should be used.
Common Herbal Formulae