The Bladder's main function of transforming and excreting fluids relies on Kidney Yang. Bladder patterns can result not only from Kidney Yang Deficiency, but from accumulation of Dampness as well. Dampness can accumulate in the Bladder as a result of exposure to damp climates, For example; Living, working, or even sitting in damp places. The Bladder also belongs to the Water element and is affected by the emotion of Fear (especially in children), which can deplete Bladder Qi and cause nocturnal enuresis.
This is an Interior Excess Heat pattern. It can arise from exposure to exterior Dampness which can penetrate the Bladder from below. Alternatively it can be caused when Dampness builds up in the Lower Burner (as a result of Kidney and/or Spleen Yang deficiency), which then combines with interior Heat. The Heat can arise after long-standing stagnation of Dampness itself, or from another interior Heat condition.
|SP 9 (Yin ling quan), SP 6 (San yin jiao)||Resolve Dampness in Lower Burner|
|BL 22 (San jiao shu)||Transformation of fluids in Lower Burner.|
|BL 28 (Pang guang shu)||Back Shu point of Bladder: clears Bladder Heat|
|Ren 3Z (hong ji)||Front Mu point of Bladder: clears Bladder Heat|
|BL 63 (Jin men)||Xi Cleft point of Bladder: stops acute pain|
|BL 66 (Tong gu)||Clears Bladder Heat|
Method: Sedation. No Moxibustion
Usually caused by excessive exposure to Exterior Dampness and Cold.
|SP 9 (Yinlingquan), SP 6 (Sanyinjiao)||Resolve Damp in Lower Burner|
|BL 22 (Sanjiaoshu)||Open Water passages of Lower Burner|
|Ren 3 (Zhongji), BL 28 (Pangguangshu)||Resolve Dampness in Lower Burner|
|St 28 (Shuidao), Ren 9 (Shuifen)||Resolve Dampness in Lower Burner
Method: Sedation. Moxibustion is Applicable
Arises from Kidney Yang Deficiency. Kidney Yang is insufficient to give the Bladder enough Qi to control fluids, and the fluids therefore 'leak out'. Kidney Yang Deficiency can be caused by excessive sexual activity, or excessive exposure to Damp or Cold climates.
|BL 23 (Shenshu), GV 4 (Mingmen)||Moxa to tonify Kidney Yang & Bladder|
|BL 28 (Pangguangshu)||Back Shu points of Bladder; tonifies Bladder|
|Ren 4 (Guanyuan)||tonify Qi and Yang in Lower Burner (with moxa)|
Method: Tonification. Moxibustion is applicable.