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Home > Education > Zang Fu > Spleen Qi Sinking

Spleen Qi Sinking

From "Zang Fu Syndromes," by McDonald and Penner

Etiology

SP Qi Xu or SP Yang Xu causes SP Qi to be unable to hold things up.

Clinical Manifestations
Prolapse of one or more organs Abdominal and epigastric distention after eating
Sallow complexion Maybe acid regurgitation or vomiting
Anorexia Loose stools
Four limbs feel tired and heavy Shortness of breath

T: Pale and flabby - may have teethmarks
C: White
P: Even, or Soft and thready

Associated Western Conditions
Prolapse of uterus, rectum, stomach, kidney
or other visceroptosis
Chronic diarrhea

Urinary incontinence

Differential Diagnosis

This is a subcategory of SP Qi Xu or SP Yang Xu. All prolapses basically fall under the category of Central Qi Sinking.

Treatment Principle

Strengthen SP, Reinforce the Center, Invigorate Yang and Benefit Qi.

Common Acupuncture Points

DU-20 / Baihui Raises Yang Qi, hence is the main general point for Central Qi Sinking.

Other points are selected according to the type of prolapse.

Common Herbal Formulae

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang / Decoction for Reinforcing the Center and Replenishing Qi

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