Quality of the Abdomen in TCM




Distention with tympanic note on percussion

Stagnation of Qi

Distention with gurgling sound on palpation, fluctuating sensation

Accummulation of Fluid

Immovable, hard masses

Blood Stasis

Unfixed, soft masses

Stagnant Qi

Masses tending in lower left abdomen with constipation

Retention of Dry Stool

Rebounding pain in Right Lower Quadrant

Qi and Blood Stasis; Appendicitis