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2022 Aug 05

Altern Ther Health Med

Traditional Chinese Nursing Using Fennel With Coarse Salt for Ironing and Umbilical Moxibustion for Epigastric Pain With Spleen-stomach Vacuity Cold.


Zhang Y-Y, Wang S-T, Long X-H, Wei L-H, Pang C, Guan Q, Li Q-Y
Altern Ther Health Med. 2022 Aug 05.
PMID: 35951072.


Spleen-stomach vacuity cold is the primary TCM pattern for epigastric pain, accounting for 75% of the patients. According to the TCM theory of treating both the tip and the root, epigastric pain requires the caregiver to dissipate cold and relieve pain, the treatments for the tip, which warm and supplement the spleen and stomach, the treatments for the root.