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A Look at Blood Stasis

A Look at Blood Stasis

- by Ronald Koh DVM, MS, CVA, CVCH, CVFT. FL USA

Blood Stasis or Xue Yu (Xu = Blood; Yu = Stasis) is an important pathology of many disease processes in TCVM. Simply put, it means the flow of Blood is slowed down and brought to a static state. Normally, Blood is stored in the Liver and propelled by the Heart Qi to flow through the body. If Blood circulation is Stagnant or slowed down by certain factors, it will lead to retention of Blood in any part of the body or overflow of blood out of the vessels, resulting in Blood Stasis. Blood Stasis frequently occurs in long-term chronic illnesses. Blood Stasis, due to various etiologies may be the root of many age-related disharmonies. It can also be commonly observed after surgery or external traumatic injuries. Liver (in TCVM) is the most frequently affected organ by Blood Stasis. Other affected organs are the Heart, Lung, Stomach, and Intestines.

Monday, September 9, 2013/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (35663)/Comments (0)/
TCVM Treatment for Vomiting

TCVM Treatment for Vomiting

Acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments for common vomiting patterns

A failure of the smooth flow of Stomach Qi results in Stomach Qi Stagnation or Stomach Qi rebelling upwards. This disrupted function often leads to nausea and vomiting. The common causes of rebellious Stomach Qi can be categorized as Excess or Deficiency patterns. Excess patterns include Cold or Heat invading the Stomach, Food Stagnation, or Liver Qi Stagnation. Deficiency patterns include Spleen Qi/Yang Deficiency or Stomach Yin Deficiency. Acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments for these common vomiting patterns are presented in this TCVM article.
Monday, April 1, 2013/Author: Dr. Ronald Koh/Number of views (6461)/Comments (0)/
Case Report: TCVM for Paraparesis and Incontinence in a Dog

Case Report: TCVM for Paraparesis and Incontinence in a Dog

by Ronald Koh DVM, CVA, CVCH, CVFT, INDONESIA

Cooper, a 12 YO neutered male Dachshund was presented with chronic worsening paraparesis and incontinence. Over the last year, his rear legs paresis progressed slowly and he has difficulty navigating steps. He started having urinary accidents in the house a year ago. Just a few days prior to initial presentation, he also become fecal incontinent and was reluctant to engage in play.

Thursday, November 1, 2012/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (5462)/Comments (0)/
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