Diarrhea TCM Therapy

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Health care methods for diarrhea

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External medicine
a. Grind 1-2 white pepper into powder, apply to the umbilicus, cover it with gauze and fix it with adhesive tape, once a day, continue apply for 2-3 days.

b. Pharmacotherapy for adult: consist of 15 ingredients: Acanthopanacis Radicis Cortex, Homalomenae Rhizoma, Ledebouriellae Radix, Speranskiae seu Impatientis Herba, Paeoniae Radix Rubra, Angelicae Duhuo Radix, Artemisiae Argyi Folium, Loranthi Ramus, Olibanum, Myrrha, Carthami Flos, Angelicae Sinensis Radicis Extremitas, Zanthoxyli Pericarpium, Rhizoma seu Radix Notopterygii, Daemonoropis Draconis Resina.
Method: Cover all the above ingredients in a cloth, then steam it for 30 minutes, apply externally to middle and lower abdomen for 30 minutes, once a day, 15 days as a course of treatment, cure 1-3 courses of treatment.

c. Selected parts include Qizhong (CV8), abdomen and the center of the feet. Qizhong (CV8) also named Shenque (CV8), the abdomen is the large scale, which in the center of Shenque (CV8). The center of feet is Yongquan (K11). Prescription: Grind Atractylodis Rhizoma and Cinamomi Cortex into powder respectively, mix powder 1:1, then mix with wine to make paste, put the paste into the umbilicus for 24 hours.

d. Grind right amount of Caryophylli Flos and Cinamomi Cortex into powder, apply 2-3g of it to Shenque (CV8) once, fix it with adhesive tape, change the prescription for every 8 hours, three times as a course of treatment. Infant and nannie should avoid eating greasy and undigested foods during the treatment.

(2) Acupoints Massage
Adopt sitting or a supine position, massage twice a day, 5 days as a course of treatment.
1) Supplement Pitu: Pitu also named Pijing, which is on the red-white border of the radial surface of the thumbs, the straight line from the finger tip to the end. The doctor pinch the infant thumb by forefinger and thumb of the left hand, apply pushing manipulation from the infantile border of the radial surface of the thumbs to the palm root by finger pulp of the right hand for 500 times. It can tonify the spleen and the stomach.

2) Knead Banmen: Location: On the flat area of the major thenar eminence of palm. The doctor rotate knead infantile great thenar by the finger pulp of the right thumb for 200 times. It can clear foods stagnation, stop bleeding and eliminate distention.

3) Knead Neibagua: Location: On palm surface. Taking the center of the palm as the center of a circle and 2/3 from the center of the circle to the cross striation of the middle finger as the radius, draw a circle. The circle is Neibagua. The doctor kneads infantile finger by the left hand, do the circle movement on the center of the palm of the infant by the left thumb, push for 3-5 minutes. It can clear heat and detoxicate and relieve diarrhea.

4) Massage abdomen: do the circle movement on the infantile abdomen by the four finger pulps for 5 minutes. It can disperse food, eliminate distention and relieve diarrhea.

5) Press and knead Zusanli (ST 36): 3 cun below Oubi (ST35), one finger-breadth from the anterior crest of the tibia. The doctor kneads the Zusanli (ST 36) for 3-5 minutes by the forefinger pulps of the thumb or middle finger.

6) Pinch spinal column: when pinching the spinal column, focus on the infantile vertebral column and its two sides. The spinal column belongs to the Du meridian in TCM, control yang of hold body. Pinching the spinal column can regulate yin and yang, strengthen the spleen and tonify the kidney. When manipulating, the doctor press the Changqiang (GV 1) by the forefingers of both hands, then push from Changqiang (GV 1) to Dazhui (DU14), at the same time, apply pressing, pinching and twirling manipulation on the spinal column for 6 times by thumbs of both hands. When in the fifth times of manipulation, apply pinching and raising manipulation to Pishu (BL20), Weishu (BL21) and Geshu (BL17). After the sixth times of manipulation, knead gently on the Shenshu (BL23) for three times by thumbs of both hands. The kneading therapy can be practiced in the morning after get up or in the morning for 3-5 minutes, which can get a better effect. 

(3) Guasha Therapy
1) Back: Du meridian, from Dazhui (DU14) to Xuanshu (DU5), bilateral from Pishu (BL20) to Sanjiaoshu (BL22). Stomach: Ren meridian: from Zhongwan (RN12) to Qihaishu (BL24), bilateral Tianshu (ST25), Zhangmen (LR 13), Sifeng (EX- UE 10) and Zusanli (ST 36).

2) Manipulation: Hold the Guasha board, keep 45° with the skin, apply to the above acupoints with gentle force from top to bottom or from inner to outside until a local light red skin occurs. It can boost qi and strengthen the spleen.

(4) Cupping Therapy
Location cupped and methods:
Acupoints selected:
1. Tianshu, Zhongwan, Qihaishu (BL24), Hegu (LI 4), Zusanli (ST 36), Shangjuxu (ST 37), Sanyinjiao (SP6)
2. Pishu (BL20), Weishu (BL21), Shenshu (BL23), Dachangshu (BL25)
Method: you should let acute diarrhea sufferer lie down on his back and select the moderate cups to cup on the acupoints of Group One for 10-15 minutes one time a day. It takes three times as a circle.
The patient who suffers from chronic bacillary diarrhea should be cupped properly. In other words, you should choose proper posture of the patient as well the cups and then get the acupoints cupped for 10-15 minutes 2-3times a week. Caution that ten times consisting of one course of treatment and you should rest for one week between two courses.

(5) Pedicure
1) Basic reflection areas: stomach, intestines, spleen.
Related reflection areas: brain, solar plexus.
Symptom reflection areas: thoracic diaphragm, lymph node on the upper and lower limbs.
Reflexotherapy take 10-15 times as a course of treatment, 30-40 minutes fir each time, 1-2 times each day, repeat it after 1-2 days. Soak both feet with light salt water to recover the feet sensitive to massage.

2) Pedicure prescription:
INGREDIENTS: Lablab Semen(100g), Radix Puerariae (Gegen)50g, Semen Plantaginis (Cheqianzi) 150g
PROCESS: Decoct all the above ingredients in water for 20 minutes, then pour the decoction into the basin, soak both feet into the decoction when it’s warm. The decoction should be kept in 30 ℃, add hot water if it become cold, 2-3 times a day.

Treat diarrhea by Chinese herbs:
a. Stimulate the accupoints on the feet by warming and rubbing therapy, so as to smooth the meridian-qi movement, strengthen and tonify spleen and stomach.
b. Though the absorption of the herbs to take effect of viscera regulation. The combination of both can play a good antidiarrheal effect.

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