Addisons disease according to Chinese Medicine

Acquired adrenal insufficiency, Acquired hypocortisolism, Autoimmune adrenalitis and Autoimmune adrenal atrophy redirect here

What is addisons disease?

This is a acquired condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of steroid hormones, primarily cortisol; but may also include impaired production of aldosterone (a mineralocorticoid), which regulates sodium conservation, potassium secretion, and water retention.

What causes addisons disease according to TCM?

There is 1 pattern of disharmony in our database - Kidney Yang Deficiency - that is associated with addisons disease. 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 addisons disease here.

For more details on "Kidney Yang Deficiency" and underlying causes behind addisons disease, refer to this comprehensive page on the subject.

Herbal formulas used in TCM for addisons disease

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Individual herbs used in TCM for addisons disease

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Acupuncture and acupressure points for addisons disease

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TCM dietary and lifestyle recommendations that might help with addisons disease

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