Uterine Prolapseaccording to TCM

Symptom family: Gynecological Conditions

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Root Causes of Uterine Prolapse in TCM

Explore below more details about what might cause Uterine prolapse according to TCM.

  • By Syndrome
  • By Organ
  • Qi Sinking
  • Qi Deficiency
  • Kidney
  • Spleen
Detailed description of the cause

Qi Sinking

Qi Sinking is a pattern of disharmony in TCM where the body's energy, or Qi, is thought to "sink" or drop down. Imagine a balloon slowly deflating and falling; that's similar to what happens with Qi Sinking. This can lead to feelings of heaviness, fatigue, and even physical symptoms like prolapse of organs or frequent urination. It's as if the body's energy, which usually supports and holds things in place, isn't able to do its job properly. TCM views this as an imbalance where the uplifting and supporting qualities of Qi are weakened.... see more

Qi Sinking Patterns That Can Lead to Uterine Prolapse

Common Symptoms: Prolapsed Bladder Stomach Prolapse Anus Prolapse Hemorrhoids Generalized Fatigue Lack Of Appetite Diarrhea Depression

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Qi Collapsing or Qi Sinking Uterus prolapse, Uterine prolapse, Prolapsed bladder, Stomach prolapse, Nephroptosis, Anus prolapse, Bearing down sensation in abdomen, Hemorrhoids, Chronic diarrhea, Frequent and urgent urination, Urinary incontinence, Generalized fatigue, Low energy, Intestines prolapse, Vaginal prolapse... see more Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang | Du Shen Tang
Spleen Qi Sinking Uterus prolapse, Lack of appetite, Slight abdominal distension after eating Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
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Qi Deficiency

Qi Deficiency in TCM is like running low on battery power. Qi is the vital energy that powers every function in your body. When there's a Qi Deficiency, it means your body doesn't have enough of this essential energy. This can make you feel tired all the time, weak, or even cause shortness of breath. It's similar to how you feel when you haven't had enough sleep or nutritious food. Your body just doesn't have the energy it needs to perform at its best. Unlike modern medicine, which often focuses on specific physical causes for fatigue and weakness, TCM views Qi Deficiency as an overall energy depletion that affects your entire well-being, and it seeks to replenish and balance this vital energy.... see more

Qi Deficiency Patterns That Can Lead to Uterine Prolapse

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Kidney Qi not Firm Uterus prolapse, Lower back pain, Lower back weakness, Polyuria, Weak urine stream, Enuresis, Nocturnal emission, Generalized fatigue, Chills, Cold extremities, White vaginal discharge, Bearing down sensation in abdomen, Recurrent miscarriage... see more You Gui Wan | Jin Suo Gu Jing Wan | Fu Tu Dan | Qing E Wan | Tu Si Zi Wan
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Kidney

In TCM the Kidneys are regarded as the body's most fundamental reservoir of Essence, known as Jing, which influences growth, reproduction, and aging. They are not just organs for filtering blood, but a holistic system governing vital life forces. When the Kidneys malfunction in TCM, it can manifest as a variety of health issues, such as chronic fatigue, reproductive problems, imbalances in fluid metabolism leading to edema or dryness, lower back pain, and a sense of fear or insecurity.... see more

Kidney Patterns That Can Lead to Uterine Prolapse

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Kidney Qi not Firm Uterus prolapse, Lower back pain, Lower back weakness, Polyuria, Weak urine stream, Enuresis, Nocturnal emission, Generalized fatigue, Chills, Cold extremities, White vaginal discharge, Bearing down sensation in abdomen, Recurrent miscarriage... see more You Gui Wan | Jin Suo Gu Jing Wan | Fu Tu Dan | Qing E Wan | Tu Si Zi Wan
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Spleen

In TCM the Spleen plays a vital role in digestion and transformation, converting food into energy and nutrients, and overseeing the distribution of Qi and Blood. It's also crucial in maintaining the health of muscles and limbs and ensuring the blood remains within the vessels. When the Spleen malfunctions in TCM, it can lead to a variety of issues such as digestive disorders, fatigue, weak muscles, bloating, and a feeling of heaviness. It can also cause a pale complexion, poor appetite, and a tendency to bruise easily. Emotionally, a Spleen imbalance is often associated with excessive worry or overthinking, reflecting its role in the interplay between physical and mental health.... see more

Spleen Patterns That Can Lead to Uterine Prolapse

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Spleen Qi Sinking Uterus prolapse, Lack of appetite, Slight abdominal distension after eating Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang

TCM Herbal Formulas for Uterine Prolapse

Explore below some TCM herbal formulas used to address uterine prolapse, organized by cause and by formula type.

  • By Cause
  • By Formula Type
  • Qi Sinking
  • Qi Deficiency
  • Formulas that secure essence and stop enuresis
  • Formulas that warm yang and tonify
  • Formulas that tonify qi
  • Formulas that nourish yin and tonify
  • Formulas that warm and transform water and dampness
  • Formulas that rescue devastated yang

All Formulas Recommended for Uterine Prolapse Caused by Qi Sinking

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang Qi Collapsing or Qi Sinking, Spleen Qi Sinking
Du Shen Tang Qi Collapsing or Qi Sinking

All Formulas Recommended for Uterine Prolapse Caused by Qi Deficiency

Formula Patterns Suitable For
You Gui Wan Kidney Qi not Firm
Jin Suo Gu Jing Wan Kidney Qi not Firm
Fu Tu Dan Kidney Qi not Firm
Qing E Wan Kidney Qi not Firm
Tu Si Zi Wan Kidney Qi not Firm

All "formulas that secure essence and stop enuresis" recommended for uterine prolapse

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Jin Suo Gu Jing Wan Kidney Qi not Firm
Fu Tu Dan Kidney Qi not Firm
Sang Piao Xiao San Not applicable

All "formulas that warm yang and tonify" recommended for uterine prolapse

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
You Gui Wan Kidney Qi not Firm
Qing E Wan Kidney Qi not Firm
Tu Si Zi Wan Kidney Qi not Firm

Acupoints for Uterine Prolapse

Explore below some acupoints used to address uterine prolapse, organized by meridian.

  • By Meridian
  • Bladder Channel
  • Liver Channel
  • Gall Bladder Channel
  • Kidney Channel
  • Extra Points: Chest and Abdomen (EX-CA)
  • Governing Vessel
  • Stomach Channel
  • Directing Vessel
  • Heart Channel
Pishu BL-20

Pishu BL-20

1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 11th thoracic vertebra (T11).

Shangliao BL-31

Shangliao BL-31

In the 1st posterior sacral foramen, about midway between the posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS) and the midline.

Ciliao BL-32

Ciliao BL-32

In the 2nd posterior sacral foramen, about midway between the posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS) and the midline.

Dadun LIV-1

Dadun LIV-1

On the lateral side of the dorsum of the great toe terminal phalanx, between the lateral corner of the nail and interphalangeal joint.

Taichong LIV-3

Taichong LIV-3

On the dorsum of the foot, between the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones, in the depression proximal to the metatarsophalangeal joints and the proximal angle between the two bones.

Jimai LIV-12

Jimai LIV-12

Interior and lateral to the pubic spine, 2.5 cun lateral to the Qugu REN-2 on the anterior midline and 1 cun inferior to the upper border of the symphysis.

Daimai GB-26

Daimai GB-26

Level with the umbilicus, directly below Zhangmen LIV-13 which is on the free end of the 11th rib.

Wushu GB-27

Wushu GB-27

In the lateral side of the abdomen, in the front of the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS), 3 cun below the level of the umbilicus.

Weidao GB-28

Weidao GB-28

Anterior and Inferior to the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS), 0.5 cun anterior and inferior to Wushu GB-27.

Shuiquan KID-5

Shuiquan KID-5

1 cun directly below Taixi KID-3, in the depression over the joint space between the talus and calcaneus.

Dahe KID-12

Dahe KID-12

4 cun below the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Zigong EX-CA-1

Zigong EX-CA-1

3 cun lateral to the anterior midline and 1 cun superior to the upper border of the pubic symphysis.

Tituo EX-CA

Tituo EX-CA

4 cun lateral to the anterior midline and 2 cun superior to the upper border of the pubic symphysis.

Baihui DU-20

Baihui DU-20

At the vertex, at the junction of a line connecting the apex of the ears and the midline, in the depression 7 cun above the posterior hairline and 5 cun behind the anterior hairline.

Guilai ST-29

Guilai ST-29

4 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Qihai REN-6

Qihai REN-6

On the midline of the abdomen, 1.5 cun below the umbilicus.

Shaofu HE-8

Shaofu HE-8

On the palmar surface, between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones. When a fist is made, the point is where the tip of the little finger rests.