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Using Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang For Abdominal Pain and Glomus

Using Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang For Abdominal Pain and Glomus

Abdominal Pain, Glomus and Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang

In Chinese medicine, abdominal pain is often caused by a glomus – a type of pain that’s characterized by its “softness” and the GI symptoms it may cause. There are several types of glomera, but they all generally affect the spleen and stomach and the meridians that flow through them.

Abdominal pain and GI-related glomera are often caused by qi obstructions in the spleen or stomach meridians. Practitioners work to clear these obstructions to resolve difficult-to-diagnose abdominal pain and GI conditions – with acupuncture and herbal formulations. A proven herbal mix for these symptoms is Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang.

How Heat, Cold and Qi Stagnation Can Cause Abdominal Pain

Chinese medicine considers qi flow to be an important marker for overall health. Qi is the essential life energy that supports organ health and balance.

When qi flow stagnates, it can cause a variety of symptoms, which include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

The cause may be a combination of heat and cold – both of which are considered pathologies in Chinese medicine. This complex heat and cold glomus typically forms in the middle of the abdomen and interferes with qi flow, which itself interferes with stomach (food processing) and spleen (fluid removal) functions. It’s this dysfunction that leads to abdominal pain.

Treating Abdominal Pain and Glomus with Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang

Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang is effective for many cases of abdominal pain arising from a complex heat and cold glomus. If your practitioner determines that Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang is right for you, it can be used to clear heat and cold. This seven-herb formulation includes warm and cool herbs, which are used to restore balance, remove excessive heat or cold, remove dampness, and tonify the spleen and stomach.

If your abdominal pain and GI distress hasn’t been adequately diagnosed or addressed, Chinese medicine can provide additional treatment options. If your Chinese medicine practitioner is also board certified in western medicine, they can understand your abdominal pain from both perspectives and determine the ideal treatment option.   

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