Tuberculosis


Pulmonary Tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, a very powerful infection.

Symptoms

  1. cough
  2. cough blood
  3. tidal fever
  4. night sweat
  5. emaciation

 Categories

Lung Yin deficiency

  • P/T – nourish Lung Yin, kill bacteria, relieve cough
  • Acupuncture Rx – hand taiyin, foot yangming, foot shaoyin, *LU 9 (yuan), *KI 3, LU 1 & BL 13, BL 43, ST 36 & SP 6 (tonify mother)
    • Yin deficiency –– KI 6
    • Fire – KI 2, LR 2 (ying-spring)
    • Yin and Qi deficiency – BL 20, 21, Ren 6
    • Yin and Yang deficiency – Moxa Ren 4
    • cough Phlegm – LU 5
    • cough blood – LU 6 (xi-cleft), BL 17 (blood influential)
    • tidal fever – LU 5, 10 (purge Fire)
    • night sweat – HT 6, KI 7

Lung Yin deficiency Fire

  • Lung Jing Luo are damaged, cough blood more, more Dryness and Heat symptoms, tidal fever, afternoon malar flush, T- red geographic
  • Acupuncture Rx – hand taiyin, foot shaoyin, LU 9 (yuan), LU 1 & BL 13 (mu/shu), KI 3 (Yin), LU 10 (deficiency Heat), LU 6 (xi-cleft, bleeding), HT 6 (night sweats)

Lung Qi and Yin deficiency

  • P/T – strengthen Spleen and Lung
  • Acupuncture Rx – hand and foot taiyin, moxa, LU 9, BL 13, 43 (Qi), SP 6, ST 36, Ren 17 (regulate Lung Qi)
    • poor appetite – BL 20, 21

Yin and Yang deficiency

  • frothy pink bloody sputum, coldness, diarrhea, night and spontaneous sweats
    • T- pale geographic, P- rapid empty
  • P/T – nourish Yin and Yang
  • Acupuncture Rx – hand taiyin, foot shaoyin and yangming, Moxa, LU 9 (yuan), BL 13, 43, 23, Ren 4, KI 3, ST 36, Ren 17

 

Alternative treatment methods

  • auricular – LU, SP KI, endocrine, Shenmen, with electro or point injection
  • injection – TB point 3.5 cun bilateral to Du 14, and LU 1, BL 13.  Inject B1 and/or antibiotics
  • application – Wu Bei Zi 60g + Long Gu 15g (powder and mix with warm water and apply to points). Try Bai Jie Zi on Lung area (antibacterial). Garlic on KI 1 is said to stop coughing blood.