Healing Pathways: Acupuncture and Herbs for Everyday Ailments

  1. Headache: Peppermint or lavender essential oil is applied topically or inhaled for relief.
  2. Toothache: Clove oil is applied topically or on a cotton ball placed on the affected tooth for numbing.
  3. Nausea: Ginger tea or peppermint tea to soothe the stomach.
  4. Indigestion: Chamomile tea or fennel seeds to aid digestion and relieve discomfort.
  5. Insomnia: Valerian root tea or passionflower tea to promote relaxation and improve sleep.
  6. Anxiety: Lemon balm tea or ashwagandha supplements to calm the mind and reduce stress.
  7. Muscle Pain: Arnica gel or comfrey poultice for topical application to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
  8. Joint Pain: Turmeric supplements or ginger tea to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
  9. Menstrual Cramps: Raspberry leaf tea or cramp bark supplements to ease uterine contractions and relieve discomfort.
  10. Allergies: Nettle leaf tea or quercetin supplements to reduce histamine response and alleviate allergy symptoms.
  11. Cold and Flu: Echinacea tea or elderberry syrup to boost the immune system and shorten the duration of illness.
  12. Cough: Thyme tea or honey and lemon mixture to soothe the throat and suppress coughing.
  13. Sore Throat: Slippery elm lozenges or sage gargle to soothe the throat and reduce inflammation.
  14. Constipation: Senna tea or psyllium husk supplements to promote bowel movements and relieve constipation.
  15. Diarrhea: Blackberry root tea or activated charcoal supplements to absorb toxins and firm stools.
  16. Acid Reflux: Marshmallow root tea or aloe vera juice to soothe the esophagus and reduce acidity.
  17. Skin Rash: Calendula cream or oatmeal bath to soothe irritation and reduce inflammation.
  18. Hemorrhoids: Witch hazel compress or horse chestnut supplements to reduce swelling and relieve discomfort.
  19. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): Cranberry juice or D-mannose supplements to prevent bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract walls.
  20. Stress:Rhodiola supplements or holy basil tea to support the body’s stress response and promote relaxation.
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Acupuncture Points and Benefits for Common Ailments

Acupuncture points and their benefits for the 20 common ailments:

  1. Headache – Taiyang (Extra Point), Hegu (LI4), Shuaigu (GB8) – Relieves tension and reduces headache intensity.
  2. Toothache – Jiache (ST6), Xiaguan (ST7), Hegu (LI4) – Stimulates points related to dental health and pain relief.
  3. Nausea –Neiguan (PC6), Zusanli (ST36), Fenglong (ST40) – Regulates stomach function and alleviates nausea.
  4. Indigestion– Zhongwan (CV12), Zusanli (ST36), Tianshu (ST25) – Harmonizes digestion and alleviates discomfort.
  5. Insomnia – Shenmen (HT7), Sanyinjiao (SP6), Baihui (GV20) – Regulates the sleep-wake cycle and promotes relaxation.
  6. Anxiety – Yintang (Extra Point), Shenmen (HT7), Neiguan (PC6) – Calms the nervous system and reduces anxiety levels.
  7. Muscle Pain – Ashi Points (Tender Points), Jianyu (LI15), Xuehai (SP10) – Releases tension in muscles and reduces pain.
  8. Joint Pain – Ashi Points (Tender Points), Hegu (LI4), Yanglingquan (GB34) – Increases circulation and reduces inflammation in joints.
  9. Menstrual Cramps– Sanyinjiao (SP6), Guanyuan (CV4), Zigong (EX-CA1) – Regulates hormone levels and reduces uterine contractions.
  10. Allergies– Yingxiang (LI20), Hegu (LI4), Quchi (LI11) – Modulates immune responses and reduces allergy symptoms.
  11. Cold and Flu – Fengchi (GB20), Dazhui (GV14), Feishu (BL13) – Strengthens the immune system and promotes faster recovery.
  12. Cough – Lieque (LU7), Dingchuan (EX-B1), Fengmen (BL12) – Soothes the respiratory tract and reduces coughing.
  13. Sore Throat – Hegu (LI4), Quchi (LI11), Tiantu (CV22) – Reduces inflammation and promotes healing in the throat.
  14. Constipation– Tianshu (ST25), Zhigou (TE6), Shangjuxu (ST37) – Stimulates bowel movements and alleviates constipation.
  15. Diarrhea – Tianshu (ST25), Zhigou (TE6), Shangjuxu (ST37) – Regulates digestive function and reduces bowel urgency.
  16. Acid Reflux – Zhongwan (CV12), Neiguan (PC6), Qihai (CV6) – Regulates stomach acid production and reduces reflux symptoms.
  17. Skin Rash –Quchi (LI11), Hegu (LI4), Dazhui (GV14) – Balances the body’s energy and reduces inflammatory skin conditions.
  18. Hemorrhoids – Ashi Points (Tender Points), Baihui (GV20), Sanyinjiao (SP6) – Improves circulation and reduces swelling in hemorrhoids.
  19. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) – Qugu (CV2), Guanyuan (CV4), Zhongji (CV3) – Boosts immune function and supports urinary tract health.
  20. Stress – Shenmen (HT7), Neiguan (PC6), Yintang (Extra Point) – Induces a state of relaxation and reduces stress levels.

Acupuncture treatment is individualized based on the patient’s specific symptoms and needs. It’s essential to consult with a licensed acupuncturist for proper diagnosis and treatment planning.

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