Abdomen Pain

Abdominal Pain

In Chinese medicine, the “abdomen” indicates the area below the epigastrium and above the pubic bone.
Abdominal pain is caused by internal organ pathologies that include such biomedically defined conditions as gastrointestinal tract ulcer, enteritis, appendicitis, cholecystopathy, peritonitis, pancreatitis, urolithiasis, intestinal intussusception, intestinal adhesion and gynecological pathology, etc.

Abdominal pain due to excessive pathogenic factor: acute onset, severe pain which is resistant to pressure or touch.




E x c e s s

Excess heat in Yang Ming Fu

severe abdominal pain which is resistant to touch, focal distention and abdominal fullness, severe constipation and flatulence, tense and firm abdomen, thirst, afternoon tidal fever possible, delirious speech, profuse sweating; dry black tongue coating, deep and forceful pulse

Da Cheng Qi Tang
or Xiao Cheng Qi Tang

Food stagnation

abdominal pain and distention which is worse after eating and relieved by bowel movement; rotten- smelling belching; acid regurgitation, nausea and vomiting, aversion to food, yellow greasy tongue coating, slippery pulse

Bo He Wan

Blood stagnation

with heat

Acute lower abdominal pain, night fevers, delirious speech, irritability, restlessness, thirst, possible manic behavior; dysmenorrhea or amenorrhea in female patients, red tongue with yellow coating, forceful, deep and choppy pulse

Tao He Cheng Qi Tang

with cold

lower abdominal pain with sensation of cold, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea or amenorrhea, pale and purple tongue with white coating, wiry and choppy pulse

not pregnant

Wen Jing Tang


Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan

Excess cold accumulation

excruciating epigastric and abdominal pain, patient cannot tolerate being touched, strong sensation of cold; vomiting, patient unable to eat; cold limbs, white slippery tongue coating, tight and wiry or slow and wiry pulse

Da Jian Zhong Tang

Cold-damp in the Stomach with wind-cold attack

epigastric and abdominal pain alleviated by warmth; fullness and distention in the chest and epigastric region; nausea, vomiting, cold extremities, diarrhea, may have chills and fever, pale moist tongue coat, floating and slippery pulse

Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San

Abdominal Pain, cont.




E x c e s s

Qi stagnation

abdominal pain which comes and goes, no fixed location, pain sometimes radiates to the hypochondriac region and lower abdomen, pain can be induced by emotional stress; wiry pulse

Si Ni San

Dampness accumulation

abdominal distention and pain with diarrhea or vomiting; heavy sensation in the body; scanty urination, white thick tongue coating, slippery pulse

Wu Ling San
+ Ping Wei San

Six kinds stagnation

epigastric and abdominal pain; distention and fullness; nausea, vomiting, poor digestion, acid regurgitation, white or yellow greasy coating, wiry pulse

Yue Ju Wan

Abdominal pain caused by internal organ deficiency: chronic abdominal pain, dull ache, relieved by pressure or warmth.

D e f i c i e n c y

Middle-Jiao deficiency with cold

chronic abdominal pain which is relieved by pressure or warmth; induced by hunger or exertion, loose stools, abdominal distention, poor appetite, nausea or vomiting, pale tongue,
deep and weak pulse

Li Zhong Wan

Spleen and Stomach Qi deficiency

chronic indeterminate dull abdominal pain with feeling of emptiness, relieved by pressure, no appetite, pain surrounding or below the naval after a meal, pale face, fatigue, lassitude, shortness of breath, soft stools but with difficult bowel movement, weak pulse

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang, Si Jun Zi Tang

Blood deficiency

dull and vague abdominal pain, pale face, palpitations, dizziness, thin pulse, patient has history of profuse bleeding; in female patients, pain can be induced by menses

Si Wu Tang Gui Pi Tang

Yang deficiency

abdominal pain with sensations of cold, aversion to cold, loose stools, no thirst, a pale and sallow complexion, pale tongue with moist coating, deep and weak pulse

early morning diarrhea

Si Shen Wan

difficult urination, edema

Zhen Wu Tang

fatigue, weakness and spermatorrhea

Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan

extremely cold extremities

Si Ni Tang