Natural and Alternative Muscle Weakness Treatment Options

Muscle Weakness Treatment {introduction}

Muscle weakness is characterized by the loss of muscle stability or a weakened feeling of the muscle. This symptom can be the result of several conditions including muscular dystrophy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy and others. Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for muscle weakness.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Muscle Weakness

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".

There are no tcm differential pattern diagnoses listed for this pattern at this time.


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Herbal Formulas

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Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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Submitted Case Studies

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Muscle Weakness related articles

Below are articles related to this condition submitted by our practitioner members. See our practitioner member section for all articles.


  • Chad Dupuis's picture
    Contributor ~ Chad Dupuis
    Submitted On Tue, 12/21/2010 - 1:16pm

    As we have previously written about, Tai Chi has an impressive array of health benefits and continues to be studied extensively.  One important benefit of Tai Chi is how it helps to build leg strength and promote balance.  With falls being a significant factor for health issues within seniors, anything that can prove helpful to avoid them is worthy of attention. 

Forum posts related to Muscle Weakness

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  • Snooterp's picture
    Submitted On Wed, 02/02/2011 - 4:17pm
    Contributor ~ Snooterp

    I am a gun shot robbery victim, T11 T12 incomplete with 50% sensation, 50% movement.  What exercise's or technics can you recommend to help strengthen my legs? 

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    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Muscle Weakness

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Muscle Weakness

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Muscle Weakness

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs relevant to this condition. See our TCM Herbal Database for more details.

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    Western Herbs and Muscle Weakness Medical Information

    Western herbs for Muscle Weakness

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    Muscle Weakness - Western Medicine Information

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