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