Abdominal mass according to Chinese Medicine

What is abdominal mass?

An abdominal mass is a growth or swelling in a part of your abdomen.

What causes abdominal mass according to TCM?

There are 5 patterns of disharmony in our database that are associated with abdominal mass. TCM sees our body (and mind) as a holistic system in which health issues stem from imbalances, known as "patterns of disharmony". These patterns can manifest in a wide range of symptoms and illnesses, such as abdominal mass here.

All the patterns associated with abdominal mass are "Full" (also called "Excess") in nature. This means that according to TCM abdominal mass is seen as an acute condition, caused by an excess of pathological factors or substances that overwhelm the body's defensive capabilities.

In this case, the most common of these excesses is Blood Stagnation, behind 3 patterns associated with abdominal mass. Other excesses or pathogenic factors which might contribute to abdominal mass include "Cold".

For more details on the underlying causes and patterns behind abdominal mass, refer to this comprehensive page on the subject.

Herbal formulas used in TCM for abdominal mass

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Individual herbs used in TCM for abdominal mass

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Acupuncture and acupressure points for abdominal mass

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TCM dietary and lifestyle recommendations that might help with abdominal mass

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