Acute sudden onset of stomach spasms causing stomach ache.
Western medicine – acute gastritis, ulcer, cancer, neurosis.
Warmth and pressure help condition, rectus abdominus can be seen spasming, pale face, cold sweat, cold limbs, nausea, vomiting, belching, acid reflux, P-wiry. May be caused by acute sudden over-eating, eating too fast, eat too much after fasting, consumption of too much cold foods.
P/T – regulate Qi to harmonize Stomach Qi and relieve pain
Acupuncture Rx – foot yangming, ST 21 (local), 34 (xi-cleft, pain), 36, Ren 12 (mu)
– nausea/vomiting – PC 6
– belching, reflux – Ren 10, 11
– rectus spasms – GB 34, Du 8, 9
– deficiency cold – back-shu points
*purge and sedate, when pain subsides use moxa.
Alternative treatment methods
auricular – Stomach, Shenmen, sympathetic, *strong stimulation
electro – ST 34, 36, GB 34, *strong rapid continuous frequency