Flashcards in Morning Sickness Deck (31):
What are the contraindicated points in pregnancy?
LI 4, SP 6, BL 60, BL 67, GB 21, ST 25
Points below the umbilicus not used at all.
Points above the umbilicus used only in the first trimester
What is the tx strategy for calming the fetus
a strategy that consolidates the original qi to prevent miscarriage by tonifying the mother's KD yang
What are the 3 TCM diseases of pregnancy
Blood or Yin Xu - pre-existing condition
Qi Stagnation - proper ascending and descending of qi in mid-jiao
Spleen Qi xu and phlegm
What is the pathology of morning sickness?
a disharmony betw blood and essence of the penetrating vessel. Qi rebels upward as a result. Chong connects the uterus and the ST at ST 30 interfering w/ST qi's ability to descend causing nausea and vomiting
What is the TCM condition associated w/vomiting soon after eating?
Heat and Fullness
What is the TCM condition associated w/vomiting of dilute fluids?
Cold and Xu
What is the TCM condition associated w/vomiting w/retching and belching?
LV qi stagnation
What is the TCM condition associated w/slight nausea?
ST qi xu
What is the TCM condition associated w/vomiting of sour fluids?
LV qi stagnation
What is the TCM condition associated w/vomiting bitter fluids?
ST & LV heat
What is the main tx principle for morning sickness?
‘pacify the Penetrating Vessel, subdue rebellious Qi, harmonize the Stomach and stop vomiting.’
What are 4 other tx principles that may be used for morning sickness?
1) Pacify the Liver and eliminate stagnation
2) Tonifying the Stomach and Spleen
3) Clearing Stomach heat
4) Resolving Phlegm
What are the morning sickness points to be used only in the first trimester?
KD 20, 21
CV 10, 11, 12 13, 14
ST 19, 20, 21
What are the actions & effects of KD 20 & 21 for morning sickness?
KIDNEY and CHONG MAI
KID 21 ‘dark door’, exit point of Chong Mai (door) and Yin character, on both the Kidney & Chong Mai
Pacifies the Five Yin organs
Combined with ST 19
KID 20 also on Chong Mai, stops nausea and vomiting from Qi rebelling up the Chong Mai
Combined with ST 20
What are the actions & effects of CV 10 - 14 for morning sickness?
CV 14 Mu point of Heart, descends Qi; Emotions
Combined with ST 19 and KID 21
CV 13 Upper Stomach effect;
Combined with ST 20 and KID 20
CV 12 Subdues ST Qi, stops nausea and vomiting; for deficiency types of nausea and vomiting
Combined with ST 36; warm needle if Empty Cold
CV 11 Full ST patterns, rebel Qi;
Combined with PC 6
CV 10 Makes ST Qi descend; Stomach def.
What are the distal points for morning sickness?
PC 6 - main pt for nausea
SP 4 - comb w/PC 6, KD 21 or KD 20 subdue rebel qi
ST 34 - accumulation pt of ST. use w/PC 6
ST 40 - nausea from full conditions. use w/ PC 6, CV11, ST 20
BL 21 - shu pt of ST
BL 20 shu pt of SP
What are the sx of ST qi xu w/empty cold?
Slight morning sickness, nausea without vomiting or vomiting of dilute fluids, tiredness, feeling of cold, poor appetite, depression
T: Pale and wet
What are the pts of ST qi xu w/empty cold?
ST 36, CV 12, CV 13, BL 20, BL 21, PC 6
What are the sx of ST yin xu?
Morning sickness, slight nausea, dry mouth w/o desire to drink or w/desire to drink in small sips, poor appetite
T: Peeled with Stomach cracks
P: Floating-Empty on the right middle position
What are the pts of ST yin xu?
CV 12, ST 36, SP 6, ST 44, ST 21, PC 6
What are the sx of LV qi invading ST?
Morning sickness, retching, belching, vomiting of food with sour taste, abdominal and epigastric distention, depression, irritability (Stagnation of Liver Qi, also influenced by rebellious Qi within Chong Mai)
T: slight Red sides
What are the pts of LV qi invading ST?
LV 14, GB 34, CV 12, CV 13, PC 6, TW 6, ST 34, ST 36, KID 21
What are the sx of ST heat?
Morning sickness that may persist beyond the first three months, vomiting of food soon after eating, thirst, bleeding gums
T: Red with yellow coating in the center
P: Overflowing on the right-middle position
What are the pts of ST heat?
ST 44, CV 11, ST 21, ST 34, PC 6, PC 3
what are the sx of accumulation of phlegm?
Morning sickness, profuse vomiting, occasional vomiting of clear fluids with mucus, a feeling of oppression of the chest, dizziness
T: Swollen with a sticky coating in the center
what are the pts of accumulation of phlegm?
ST 40, SP 9, CV 12, CV 13, ST 21, KID 21, PC 6, BL 20, ST 19
what are the sx of HT qi xu?
Morning sickness, palpitations, anxiety, depression
P: Empty on the left-front position
what are the pts of HT qi xu?
HT 5, BL 15, PC 6, CV 14, ST 36 CV 6
what are the sx of HT fire?
Morning sickness which may last beyond three months, mental restlessness, anxiety, thirst, agitation, insomnia
T: Red with redder tip and yellow coat
P: Overflowing on the left-front position
what are the pts of HT fire?
HT 8, PC 6, CV 14, BL 15