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Hypogastric distention can be the consequence of several so-called “patterns of disharmony” in Chinese Medicine.
Chinese Medicine sees the body as a system, not a sum of isolated parts. A "pattern" is when the system's harmony is disrupted, leading to symptoms or signs that something is wrong (like hypogastric distention here). It is similar to the concept of disease in Western Medicine but not quite: a Western disease can often be explained by several Chinese patterns and vice-versa.
A pattern often manifests itself in a combination of symptoms that, at first glance, do not seem necessarily related to each others. For instance here hypogastric distention is often associated with hypogastric fullness, blood in urine and restlessness in the pattern “Greater Yang Accumulation of Blood”.
Once identified, patterns are treated using medicinal herbs, acupuncture, and other therapies. In the case of hypogastric distention we’ve identified that a herbal formula called Tao He Cheng Qi Tang can help treat the patterns behind the symptom.
In Chinese Medicine hypogastric distention is a symptom for the pattern "Greater Yang Accumulation of Blood". Below is a small explanation for it with links for more details.
Pulse type(s): Deep (Chen), Rapid (Shu), Fine (Xi)
Greater Yang Accumulation of Blood is often treated with Tao He Cheng Qi Tang, a herbal formula made of 5 herbs (including Peach Kernels - Tao Ren - as a key herb). Tao He Cheng Qi Tang belongs to the category of "formulas that invigorate blood and dispel blood stagnation", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Dispels Heat and".
Source date: 220 AD
Number of ingredients: 5 herbs
Key actions: Dispels Heat and. Eliminates Blood Stagnation.
Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Greater Yang Accumulation of Blood' of which hypogastric distention is a symptom.
Its main actions are: Drains Excess Heat and eliminates Dampness, especially when in the Bright Yang stage according to the Six Stages Theory. Cools the Blood and stops bleeding. Invigorates Blood, breaks up Stasis and relieves pain. Clears Heat and toxins from Excess. Applied topically for Hot sores and Blood Stasis.
Its main actions are: Moves Blood and breaks up Stasis. Moistens the Intestines. Relieves coughing.