ABDOMINAL FULLNESS AND DISTENTION (BLOATING)

Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal distention
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chills and fever
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Headache
  • Anhidrosis
  • Chest and/or gastric distension
  • Gastric pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Borborygmus
  • Diarrhea (acute)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Thirst
  • Dry throat
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy and white
  • P: Floating and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Wind
  • Relieve the Exterior
  • Tonify the Spleen and Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever and chills with fever increasing and chills decreasing
  • Headache
  • Anhidrosis
  • Stiffness and pain of the extremities
  • Orbital pain
  • Eye pain
  • Shoulder and neck tension
  • Dry nasal passages
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal fullness
  • Fever
  • Tenesmus
  • Vomiting
  • Thirst
  • Epistaxis
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Floating and slightly flooding
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel Wind
  • Release the muscle layer
  • Clear Interior Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Great thirst with a desire to drink
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dryness
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Feverish body parts
  • Red face
  • Abdominal fullness without resistance
  • Dry stools
  • No constipation
  • No aversion to Cold
  • T: Red, dry
  • C: Dry yellow
  • P: Rolling and rapid (gigantic)
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Reduce fever
  • Moisten and replenish fluids
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Profuse sweat
  • Generalized weakness
  • Severe chills
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Red face
  • Severe thirst
  • Thirst may be unquenchable
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Pruritis
  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • Gum bleeding
  • Epistaxis
  • Dry lips
  • Dry tongue
  • Dry mouth
  • May be sensitive to Cold in the upper back
  • Polyuria
  • Delusions
  • Eye congestion
  • Burning sensation on the skin
  • Itching skin
  • Abdominal fullness without resistance
  • Dry, course skin
  • Listlessness
  • May be heavy labored breathing
  • Delirious speech (serious cases)
  • Mania (serious cases)
  • T: Red tip and sides
  • C: Yellow, dry or white
  • P: Large and forceless
Treatment Principle
  • Clears Yang Ming Heat
  • Drains Stomach Fire
  • Generates Fluids
  • Alleviates thirst
  • Nourishes Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever (sometimes rises and falls)
  • Great thirst
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Abdominal pain (worse with pressure)
  • Abdominal distension
  • Dryness
  • Constipation (hard dry knots)
  • Dislikes pressure
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Mental disturbances:
    Mentally unclear
    Delirious speech
  • T: Red and dry, or black and moist
  • C: Thick yellow or dry yellow
  • P: Deep, strong and forceful. 
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Excess Heat with bitter, cold, strong purgative herbs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation
  • Dry stools that cannot easily be expelled, even with purgatives
  • Thirst
  • Distention and fullness of the epigastrium and abdomen
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry lips
  • Previous history of Yin, Jin Ye, or Blood Deficiency
  • Previous history of Yang Ming
  • Fluid and Yin depleted
  • Anhidrosis
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Dryness
  • T: Red, dry and thin
  • C: Little or None or thin and yellow or Burnt and yellow
  • P: Thready and slightly rapid or weak and forceless
Treatment Principle
  • Generate Fluids
  • Drain Heat
  • Unblock the bowels
  • Enrich Yin
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Hot skin on the chest and abdomen
  • Thirst (prefers cold drinks)
  • Fever
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Abdominal distension and hardness
  • Maybe constipation
  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding gums
  • T: Red
  • C: Thick dry, yellow
  • P: Slippery and rapid or Forceful and rapid
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Alternating chills and fever (chills predominate) or
  • Chills without fever
  • Sensation of irritability in the chest
  • Sweating from the head
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal weakness
  • Heavy head
  • Neuralgia
  • Epigastric distension
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Tension around pubic bone
  • Periumbilical pain
  • Urinary difficulty
  • T: Moist
  • C: White and slippery
  • P: Superficial and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Clumping
  • Harmonize the Shao Yang
  • Warm the Interior
  • Dispel Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Intolerance of Cold
  • Abdominal fullness and distention
  • Constipation
  • Cannot purge easily due to lack of Qi
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Fever
  • Cold extremities
  • Hernia
  • Abdominal pain
  • T: Normal
  • P: Rolling and forceful or Tight and wiry.
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Nausea
  • Clear, frequent urination
  • Lack of thirst
  • Anorexia
  • Vomit clear fluid
  • Abdominal distension and pain (sharp)
  • Diarrhea or loose stool
  • Prefers warmth
  • T: Pale or pink
  • C: White
  • P: Slow, tight or soft
Treatment Principle
  • Regulate the middle
  • Warm the Middle Jiao
  • Disperse Cold
  • Relieve pain
Herb Formulas
Points
  • For pain and Cold: Moxa the abdomen
  • To strengthen the Spleen and Stomach: ST-36, UB-20, UB-21, REN-10, LIV-13 (moxa if severe)
  • For abdominal pain and nausea: PC-6, SP-4, ST-25
  • For frequent, clear urination: Moxa REN-4, REN-6, UB-23
  • For diarrhea: Moxa REN-8
  • Use few needles with deep insertion and moxa
Clinical Manifestations
  • Clear, frequent urination
  • Abdominal distension
  • Anorexia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting clear fluid
  • Dull abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea or loose stools
  • Prefers warmth and pressure
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Slow, sinking or Soft and weak
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Long standing cold hands and feet that are cold to the touch and feel cold to the patient
  • Maybe lumbago and leg pain
  • Abdominal pain and distention
  • Midline pain
  • Uterine pain
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Menstrual abdominal pain
  • Maybe chest pain
  • Increased sweating, particularly of the feet
  • Increased salivation
  • Vomits clear fluid
  • Vertex headache
  • Body cold
  • Diarrhea
  • Complete exhaustion of Yang
  • Spasm and pain of the limbs
  • Scanty urination
  • Pain at the waist, hips, legs and feet
  • Sciatica
  • Joint pain
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Abdominal Cold
  • Migraine headache
  • Vaginal discharge
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Deep and thready (may be almost imperceptible).
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Yang especially in the Liver and Stomach
  • Descend turbidity
  • Warm the channels
  • Disperse Cold
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Unblock the Blood vessels
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cold extremities
  • Body hot and feverish due to lack of harmony of Liver Qi
  • Thirst
  • Abdominal distention
  • Fever
  • Dark yellow urine
  • T: Red
  • C: Normal
  • P: Rapid, slippery
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever and chills, fever more pronounced or
  • Tidal fever
  • Abdominal distention
  • Thirst
  • Sweat
  • Stifling sensation in the chest
  • Restlessness
  • Gastric disturbances:
    Heaviness
    Nausea
    Severe diarrhea
  • Scanty urine
  • T: Red tip and edges
  • C: Greasy white or yellow
  • P: Rapid and soft
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache (wrapping)
  • Fever and chills, fever more pronounced or
  • Chills with afternoon fever
  • Heavy extremities
  • Heavy sensations in the body
  • Stifling sensation in the chest
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Gastric and abdominal distension
  • Sticky mouth
  • No thirst
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy white or yellow
  • P: Soft and rapid or soft and slow or Wiry thin and soft
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Damp-Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Distention of the abdomen
  • Distention of the epigastrium
  • Fever
  • Fullness of the abdomen
  • Fullness of the epigastrium
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Resurgence of Heat signs
  • Thirst
  • T: Red
  • C: Greasy-dirty-yellow
  • P: Floating, slippery and rapid especially on the right position or Floating, full and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Calm restlessness and irritability
  • Clear Heat
  • Disperse Stagnation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever
  • Pressure headache - like a bandage
  • Gastric distension
  • Poor appetite
  • Heaviness
  • Body aches
  • Chest distension
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysentery
  • T: Red
  • C: Greasy and yellow
  • P: Soft and rapid or Soft and slow or Wiry thin and soft
Treatment Principle
  • Clean Damp-Heat and toxins
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal distention
  • Sweating with aversion to Wind
  • Heavy sensation in body
  • Superficial edema
  • Difficult urination
  • Edema in lower legs
  • Fatigue.
  • Edema in women with constitutional Deficiency
  • Heavy limbs with numbness
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Floating and weak, or Soft and thready
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Protracted, incessant cough
  • Expectoration of copious, clear, watery or white Phlegm
  • Short, weak, breathing
  • Asthma
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • Weak voice
  • Reluctance to speak
  • A general air of sadness or melancholy
  • A waxy, pale complexion
  • Rounded or hunched shoulders
  • Four limbs tired
  • Anorexia
  • General lassitude
  • Distention and pain of the epigastrium and abdomen
  • Loose stools
  • Severe cases:
    Frightens easily
  • T: Pale with a thin crack
  • C: White or White and greasy
  • P: Thready and weak or Floating and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce the Spleen
  • Benefit the Lungs
  • Descend Lung Qi
  • Disperse accumulation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Knotted constipation or
  • Watery, thin diarrhea (Heat knots or flows)
  • Burning hot sensation in the anus
  • Abdominal distention and pain (dislikes pressure)
  • High fever or infantile tidal fever
  • Hands and feet dripping with perspiration
  • Vomiting
  • Irritating thirst
  • Delirium
  • T: Pink, maybe prickles (swollen papillae on the tongue that look like thorns and are very sensitive to the touch) or Red
  • C: Thick, yellow and dry
  • P: Deep and Excess
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Excess Heat with bitter, cold, strong purgative herbs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Sallow complexion
  • Fatigue
  • Anorexia
  • Four limbs feel tired and heavy
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention after eating
  • Maybe acid regurgitation or vomiting
  • Loose stools
  • Shortness of breath
  • T: Pale and flabby - may have teeth marks
  • C: White
  • P: Even, forceless and Deficient
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify The Spleen
  • Augment Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Edema in limbs, especially lower limbs
  • Maybe anasarca
  • Maybe abdominal distention
  • Loose stools
  • Physical and mental fatigue
  • T: Pale
  • C: White and moist
  • P: Soft and even
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Yang
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Benefit Qi
  • Move water
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Prolapse of one or more organs
  • Sallow complexion
  • Anorexia
  • Four limbs feel tired and heavy
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention after eating
  • Maybe acid regurgitation or vomiting
  • Loose stools
  • Shortness of breath
  • T: Pale and flabby - may have teethmarks
  • C: White
  • P: Even or Soft and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Reinforce the Center
  • Invigorate Yang
  • Benefit Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
  • DU-20 Other points are selected according to the type of prolapse
Clinical Manifestations
  • Sallow or pale complexion
  • Anorexia
  • Four limbs feel tired and heavy
  • Physical and mental exhaustion
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention after eating
  • Maybe acid regurgitation or vomiting
  • Loose or unformed stools
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • T: Pale and flabby - may have teethmarks
  • C: White
  • P: Thready and weak
  • The above symptoms occur with bleeding:
    Functional Uterine Bleeding
    Purpura
    Epistaxis
    Hemafecia
    Hematuria
    Menorrhagia
    Metrorrhagia
Treatment Principle
  • Benefit Qi
  • Conserve Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Sallow complexion
  • Fatigue
  • Anorexia
  • Four limbs feel tired and heavy
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention after eating
  • Maybe acid regurgitation or vomiting
  • Loose stools
  • Shortness of breath
  • Distention and pain in the sides or flanks
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Women:
  • Irregular menses
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Breast distention and pain before and
  • during menses
  • T: Pink or Pale and flabby - may have teeth marks
  • C: Thin and White
  • P: Even, forceless and Deficient or Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Splee,
  • Tonify Qi
  • Regulate Liver Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Emaciation
  • Sallow complexion
  • Anorexia with a full feeling after very little food
  • Weak abdomen
  • Belching
  • Abdominal distention or pain (subtle)
  • Rolled lips
  • Pale lips
  • Stiff tongue
  • Tired limbs
  • Heavy limbs
  • Chest fullness
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Epigastric distention or pain
  • Muscle weakness in arms and legs
  • Loose stools or diarrhea
  • Maybe bleeding
  • Thin muscles.
  • Lethargy-fatigue
  • Does not like to speak
  • Weak, soft voice
  • Maybe enuresis
  • Maybe cold extremities
  • Maybe borborygmus
  • T: Pale and flabby - may have teeth marks
  • C: Thin and white.
  • P: Weak and Deficient
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Regulate Qi
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Sallow complexion
  • Anorexia (maybe with vomiting)
  • Four limbs feel tired and heavy
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention after eating
  • Maybe acid regurgitation or vomiting
  • Loose stools or watery stools containing undigested food
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in the epigastrium with cold sensations (pain is relieved by warmth)
  • Cold limbs
  • Feeling chilled
  • Mental fatigue
  • Maybe scanty urine with edema
  • Maybe clear, watery vaginal discharge
  • T: Pale and flabby - may have ethers
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Even or Soft and thready or Deep and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Center
  • Dispel Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Distention and fullness of the epigastrium and abdomen
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Loose stools
  • Reduced sensation of taste
  • No thirst or preference for hot drinks
  • Sticky sensation in mouth
  • Borborygmus
  • Lassitude
  • Yin jaundice
  • Heavy head
  • Maybe edema
  • Maybe copious white vaginal discharge
  • Maybe cold limbs, fear of cold, feeling chilled
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thick, white and greasy or sticky
  • P: Deep and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Cold
  • Transform Dampness
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Strengthen the Spleen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Anorexia
  • Loss of the sense of taste
  • Inability to eat more than a little at a time
  • Bloating after eating
  • Focal distention
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Epigastric discomfort
  • Generalized weakness
  • Maybe chest distention
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Deep and soft
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen and harmonize the Spleen and Stomach
  • Resolve Dampness
  • Improve the appetite
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Anorexia
  • Intermittent abdominal fullness, distention and discomfort
  • The distention is generally worse in the afternoon or after eating
  • The abdomen feels firm and may appear swollen
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Epigastric mass
  • Maybe abdominal pain on palpation
  • Yang jaundice (sclera and skin are bright yellow)
  • Dislike of oily foods
  • Greasy skin
  • Red complexion
  • Maybe strong body odor
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Lassitude
  • Heavy sensation in the body
  • Scanty, dark urine
  • Maybe thirst or thirst with no desire to drink
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea with foul smell or
  • Constipation
  • Fever or afternoon fever
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Sweet sticky taste or bitter taste in mouth
  • T: Normal or Thick
  • C: Thick, yellow and greasy (maybe sticky)
  • P: Soft and rapid or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Benefit Dampness
  • Strengthen the Spleen and Stomach
  • Regulate Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Intermittent or continuous abdominal distention, fullness and discomfort
  • Distention is improved by warmth and pressure and worse when eating raw or cold foods
  • Poor appetite
  • Easily satiated
  • Fatigue
  • Weak, tired limbs
  • Loose stools or
  • A tendency toward sluggish bowel movements
  • Puffiness around the eyes or in the fingers
  • Rapid weight fluctuations
  • A pale, sallow face and lips
  • Shortness of breath
  • Reluctance to speak
  • A weak, soft voice
  • T: Pale or Pale and swollen with teeth marks
  • C: White
  • P:Weak and thready or Deficient or Big and Weak
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Facilitate the Raising of Qi and the descent of the turbid
Herb Formulas
  • Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang modified
  • Chinese Patent Medicines:
    Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan
    Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan
    Jian Pi Wan
    Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Focal distention and discomfort in the epigastrium and upper abdomen
  • Distention worse after eating
  • Anorexia
  • Decreased sense of taste
  • Only able to eat a little at a time
  • Generalized weakness
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thick and white
  • P: Slippery, deep and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Dry Dampness
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Relieve distention
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • A sensation of blockage, distention, fullness and discomfort in the epigastrium
  • When palpated, feels soft and without pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting or
  • Dry retching
  • Borborygmus with diarrhea
  • Poor appetite
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy and yellow
  • P: Soft, slippery, slightly wiry and maybe rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Descend Qi
  • Disperse Accumulation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Severe, unrelenting or intermittent abdominal distention that is progressively worse as the day goes on which may be difficult to bear in the evening
  • The abdomen may appear swollen or the patient may feel that the clothing is tight
  • The distention is worse with eating, exposure to Cold and when fatigued
  • Mild constant epigastric or abdominal pain which is relieved by warmth and pressure
  • Cold intolerance
  • Anorexia
  • Easily satiated
  • Abdominal pain and fullness after meals
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Loose, unformed stools or
  • Diarrhea with undigested food in the stools or
  • Sluggish bowel movements with no urge to defecate
  • Excessive salivation
  • Cold limbs
  • Fatigue
  • Lassitude
  • Weakness
  • Exhaustion
  • Sallow or pale, dull complexion
  • Puffiness around the eyes or in the fingers
  • Quick weight fluctuations
  • Maybe edema
  • Maybe scanty urination
  • Maybe clear, watery, copious vaginal discharge
  • T: Pale or Pale and swollen with teethmarks
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Deep, thready and forceless or Deep, weak and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Yang
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Warm the Center
  • Dispel Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal distention
  • Lower abdomen feels cold and painful
  • Mild tenesmus or
  • Chronic, relentless dysenteric diarrhea which is thin, watery and mucoid
  • A dragging sensation in the lower abdomen which is relieved by the diarrhea
  • “Cock-crow” diarrhea (occurs at about 5 am) which is watery and may have undigested food
  • Diarrhea may contain pus and Blood
  • Diarrhea is worse with exposure to Cold and cold foods
  • Borborygmus or periumbilical pain may precede diarrhea
  • Body cold
  • Limbs icy (especially the legs)
  • Complexion white and shiny or sallow
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Watery cough
  • Dizziness
  • Anorexia
  • Fatigue
  • Listlessness
  • Depression
  • Exhaustion
  • Low back, knees and abdomen feel cold, weak and painful
  • Mild, persistent abdominal pain worse with Cold and better with warmth and pressure
  • Loose stools containing undigested food
  • Edema of face and limbs
  • Heaviness and aching of the limbs and head
  • Palpitations
  • Dysuria
  • Copious, clear urine or
  • Scanty urination
  • Severe:
    Abdominal ascites
    Incontinence of stools
    Rectal prolapse
  • T: Pale, moist and swollen
  • C: Thin and white or White and greasy
  • P: Deep, thready, weak and maybe slow
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Reinforce the Spleen and Kidney
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Vague epigastric pain
  • Mouth and throat dry but with no desire to drink
  • Above symptoms especially evident on waking
  • Abdominal distention after meals
  • No appetite or
  • Famished but with no desire to eat
  • Abdominal distention after meals
  • Dry stools
  • Irritability with low grade fever
  • Maybe dry retching or
  • Hiccups
  • T: Red
  • C: Little and dry
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Continuous pain in the Stomach
  • Epigastric fullness and distention
  • Likes pressure
  • Reduced appetite
  • Frequent belching
  • Loss of sensation of taste
  • Borborygmus
  • Pale face
  • Stools not solid
  • Urine clear and abundant
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Empty, Weak an Slow or Weak and Deficient
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and tonify the Spleen and Stomach
  • Replenish Qi
  • Harmonize the Interior
  • Alleviate pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Burning Heat and pain in the epigastrium
  • Irritating thirst: drinks copious fluids and prefers cold drinks
  • Excessive appetite: hungry again quickly after eating (as if food vanishes)
  • Swelling, pain, ulceration and bleeding of gums
  • Foul breath
  • Toothache
  • Maybe vomiting right after eating
  • Vomiting acid or undigested food
  • Constipation
  • Maybe scanty, red urine
  • T: Red
  • C: Thick, yellow and dry
  • P: Slippery, big, Excess and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear and Purge Stomach Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fixed pain
  • Swelling
  • Abdominal distention with occasional pain
  • Pain worse with pressure
  • Acrid belching
  • Chest discomfort
  • Scanty urine
  • Dry heaves (serious)
  • Epigastric fullness, distention and pain with dislike of pressure
  • Belching with rotten food smell
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Detests food or
  • Vomits after eating
  • Distention is reduced after vomiting
  • Unformed stools or
  • Knotted constipation
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thick and greasy
  • P: Slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Food
  • Conduct Stagnation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Epigastric focal distention
  • Fullness and tightness with very slight or no pain
  • Dry heaves
  • Vomiting
  • Borborygmus
  • Diarrhea
  • Anorexia
  • Stomach pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Subcardiac distention
  • Heartburn
  • Resistance below the Heart
  • Soft epigastrium
  • Nausea
  • Ascites
  • Gurgling sounds
  • T: Normal or with a red tip
  • C: Thin, yellow and greasy
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Wiry, tight and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Descend Rebellious Qi
  • Disperse clumping
  • Eliminate focal distention due to Cold and Heat factors
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Irritability
  • Palpitations
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Much dreaming
  • Easily startled
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Profuse white foamy sputum
  • Restlessness
  • Timidity
  • Indecisiveness
  • Indeterminate gnawing hunger
  • Seizures accompanied by copious sputum
  • Flushing up
  • Chest distention
  • Expectoration of yellow Phlegm
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Chills and fever
  • Abdominal distention
  • Frequent dark, scanty urine
  • Depression
  • Slight thirst
  • Anorexia after serious illness
  • T: Pink or Red tip
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery and rapid or Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Heart
  • Break through Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Much dreaming
  • Easily startled
  • Poor memory
  • Four limbs tired and lethargic
  • Loss of appetite
  • Distention and fullness of the epigastrium and abdomen
  • Loose stools
  • Sallow complexion
  • Copious, pale menses
  • Uterine bleeding or
  • Light menstrual flow or
  • Amenorrhea
  • T: Pale
  • P: Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce and Benefit the Heart and Spleen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fullness and distention of the lower abdomen
  • Irritability
  • Ulceration and erosion of mouth and tongue
  • Sore throat
  • Dry mouth
  • Desire for cold drinks
  • Maybe deafness
  • Urination short, dark, difficult and painful or Hematuria or
  • Pain in urethra
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Excess Heat
  • Promote diuresis
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Vague pain in lower abdomen involving low back
  • Pain radiates down into testicle
  • Abdominal distention
  • Borborygmus
  • Relief after passing wind
  • Hernia pain in scrotum
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Deep and wiry or Wiry and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Move Qi
  • Expel Knotting
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Intermittent abdominal fullness and distention
  • Vague lower abdominal pain
  • Feelings of cold and heaviness
  • Fond of warmth and pressure
  • Borborygmus
  • Unformed, loose stools or
  • Chronic, incessant diarrhea
  • Urinary frequency
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Deep and even
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Clear the Small Intestine
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic epigastric and abdominal distention, fullness and discomfort which is worse with emotional upset.
  • Distention and pain in the sides or flanks, which is generally worse at night
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Belching
  • Flatulence
  • Borborygmus
  • Anorexia
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Moodiness
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Irregular menses
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • Alternating constipation and diarrhea
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Soothe the Liver
  • Clear Stagnation
Herb Formulas
  • Yue Ju Wan
  • With chronic sluggish stools or constipation: Liu Mo Tang
  • With Food Stagnation and sluggish bowels: Mu Xiang Shun Qi Wan
  • Chinese Patent medicines:
    Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan
    With sluggish or incomplete bowel movements: Mu Xiang Shun Qi Wan
    With constipation: Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan
    With Spleen Deficiency and dampness: Xiao Yao Wan
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Irritability
  • Short temper
  • Restlessness
  • Fever or tidal fever
  • Red eyes
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Palpitations
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Difficult urination
  • Painful urination
  • Increased menstrual flow
  • Uterine bleeding
  • Early menstruation
  • Aching in limbs
  • Dizziness
  • Mental instability
  • Red face
  • Thirst
  • Turbid urine
  • Alternating chills and fever
  • Red cheeks
  • Wheezing
  • Nervousness
  • Headache
  • Red eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Anorexia
  • Infertility
  • Abdominal pain
  • Spontaneous sweating or night sweats with fever
  • Anxiety
  • Dry eyes
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Anorexia
  • Somnolence
  • Insomnia
  • Aching shoulders
  • Five sole Heat
  • Earache
  • Premenstrual tension
  • Hot flashes
  • Fatigue
  • Lassitude
  • Depression
  • Restlessness
  • Constipation with flushing up
  • Pale complexion
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Vertigo
  • Abdominal distention near the umbilicus
  • Epistaxis
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Heaviness in the lower abdomen
  • T:Red or Red edges
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Thready, rapid and wiry or Wiry and tight and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Pacify the Liver
  • Spread Liver Qi
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Nourish Blood and Yin
  • Regulate menstruation
  • Sedate the Heart
  • Clear Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal distention and pain
  • Gas
  • Borborygmus
  • Diarrhea
  • Distention and pain in the sides or flanks
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate anger
  • T: Normal
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Slippery and wiry
  • Women:
    Irregular menses
    Dysmenorrhea
    Breast distention and pain before and during menses
Treatment Principle
  • Soothe the Liver
  • Invigorate the Spleen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Epigastric pain (worse when emotionally upset)
  • Belching with acid regurgitation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention
  • Distention and pain in the sides or flanks
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Irregular menses
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Soothe the Liver
  • Harmonize the Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Feeling of obstruction in throat as if a slice of roast meat were stuck there which cannot be coughed up nor swallowed down.
  • This sensation becomes more prominent during emotional upset and subsides when relaxed
  • Distention and pain in the sides or flanks
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest and hypochondrium
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Coughing with profuse phlegm
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • A delicate constitution
  • A tendency towards fatigue
  • Palpitations
  • Abdominal distention
  • Muscular and skin flaccidity
  • Fear
  • Edema
  • Asthma
  • Insomnia
  • Women:
    Irregular menses
    Dysmenorrhea
    Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Slippery and wiry (slippery due to Phlegm)
Treatment Principle
  • Spread Qi
  • Resolve Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal distention
  • Yang jaundice (sclera and skin bright yellow)
  • Pain and fullness in ribs on both sides
  • Maybe pain in the right hypochondrium
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting sour and bitter fluids
  • Anorexia
  • Maybe alternating chills and fever
  • Concentrated, dark urine
  • T: Normal
  • C: Yellow and greasy or sticky
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Slippery and rapid
  • Women:
    Yellow vaginal discharge with foul smell
    Pruritis vulvae
  • Men:
  • Pain, swelling and burning sensations of testicles
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Dampness
  • Purge Heat from the Liver and Gall Bladder
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Swelling and pain in scrotum as if testicles were being pulled downward or
  • Contractions and cold sensations of scrotum which are alleviated by warmth.
  • Pain, distention, fullness and cold sensation in lower abdomen.
  • Cold limbs.
  • Dislike of cold and preference for warmth.
  • T: Pale.
  • C: White, greasy.
  • P: Deep and wiry or Slow or Deep and forceful
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Liver
  • Dispel Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Hypochondriac and chest pain
  • Dry, parched mouth and throat
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Epigastric and abdominal distention
  • T: Red and dry
  • P: Thready and weak or Wiry and Deficient
Treatment Principle
  • Enriches Kidney and Liver Yin
  • Spreads Liver Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Dark, rough urine
  • Red or yellow urine
  • Excruciating headache
  • Constipation
  • Rashness
  • Impatience
  • Irascibility
  • Tinnitus
  • Abdominal fullness
  • Fright palpitations
  • Hypertension
  • Throat blockage with difficulty swallowing
  • Sore throat
  • Semi-unconsciousness
  • Dry throat
  • Vertigo
  • Delirium
  • Mania
  • Dizziness
  • Red face
  • Red eyes
  • Irritability
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Abdominal pain
  • Clonic spasm
  • Fright Wind in children
  • Dysuria
  • Pain with swelling and inflammation
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Wiry or Taut and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Purge Liver and Gall Bladder Fire
  • Clear the bowels
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Dream-disturbed sleep with unusual dreams
  • Palpitations
  • Anxiety
  • Profuse white foamy sputum
  • Restlessness
  • Timidity
  • Indecisiveness
  • Indeterminate gnawing hunger
  • Seizures accompanied by copious sputum
  • Flushing up
  • Chest distention
  • Expectoration of yellow Phlegm
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Chills and fever
  • Abdominal distention
  • Frequent dark, scanty urine
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Slight thirst
  • Anorexia after serious illness
  • T: Pink or Red tip
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery and rapid or Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Regulate Qi
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Clear the Gall Bladder
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Dry Dampness
  • Dispel Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal distention with full sensations
  • Edema of whole body particularly at and below the waist
  • Pitting edema
  • Low back pain, aching and heaviness
  • Oliguria
  • Cold limbs
  • Face gray and congested or pale
  • Feeling nervous and cold with mental weariness
  • T: Pale and swollen
  • C: Thin or Thick, white and sticky
  • P: Deep and thready
  • In severe cases:
    Ascites
    Edema of the scrotum
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Kidneys
  • Promote diuresis
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Facial color dark and dull
  • Emaciation
  • Sides and ribs distended on both sides (maybe with sharp pain)
  • Enlargement of the Liver and Spleen
  • Suffocating sensation in chest
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Irregular menses
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • Anorexia
  • Edema
  • Abdominal distention
  • Chest and hypochondriac distention
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Thirst with no desire to drink
  • Maybe no thirst
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of Breath
  • T: Varies from Normal to Dark purple (maybe purple spots on edge of tongue)
  • C: Thick and slippery
  • P: Wiry, choppy and slow or Slippery, full and maybe wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Circulate Qi
  • Activate the Blood
  • Break up Stasis
  • Eliminate Phlegm
  • Warm Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Reduced appetite
  • Soreness in the lower back
  • Red and white vaginal discharge
  • Weak extremities
  • Abdominal distention
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Deficiency
  • Activate the Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Lassitude
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Palpitations
  • Emaciation
  • Lack of strength
  • Dry, rough eyes
  • Possible distended feeling in eyes
  • A pale, lusterless face
  • Possible malar flush
  • Restless
  • Insomnia
  • Poor memory
  • Dry, parched throat
  • Tasteless feeling in the mouth
  • Low back and knee soreness and weakness
  • Low grade fever
  • Five sole heat
  • Possible sweating
  • Possible tremors of the hands and tongue
  • Scanty intake
  • Abdominal distention after meal
  • Loose stools
  • T: Red
  • C: Thin or Peeled
  • P: Empty and rapid or Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi and Blood
  • Promote urination
  • Activate the Blood
  • Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Nourish Yin
  • Generate fluids
  • Clear Heat
  • Drain Kidney Fire
  • Cool the Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Emaciation
  • Abdominal fullness
  • Anorexia
  • Rough, dry and scaly skin
  • May be localized abdominal pain and tenderness
  • Amenorrhea
  • A dull, dark appearance of the eyes
  • Tidal fever
  • May be dry stools
  • T: Petechiae or Purplish or Reddish
  • P: Wiry and choppy or Wiry, small and smooth
Treatment Principle
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Break up Stagnation
  • Nourish the Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chest pain
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Abdominal distention and pain
  • Constipation
  • Cold feet
  • An aversion to Cold
  • Pale face
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches with heavy headedness
  • Abdominal weakness
  • Anorexia
  • T: Pale
  • C: Greasy, white
  • P: Weak or Weak and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Break up Stagnant Qi
  • Reduce accumulation
  • Descend Qi
  • Warm the Middle Jiao
  • Disperse Cold
  • Transform Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic constipation or
  • Sluggish stool which may contain mucus
  • Maybe tenesmus
  • After evacuation, the patient feels lighter and more clear-headed
  • Abdominal distention and discomfort
  • Foggy-headedness
  • Poor concentration
  • Poor memory
  • Tendency toward sleepiness
  • Lethargy
  • Heaviness of the body
  • Maybe chronic mucus production from the sinuses and Lungs
  • Greasy skin
  • A musty body odor
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches that can be triggered by strong smells
  • A tendency toward obesity
  • A pear shaped body
  • T: Flabby and swollen
  • C: Greasy and white, thicker at the root
  • P: Deep and slippery or Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Transform and eliminate Phlegm
  • Open the bowels
  • Elevate Yang to facilitate the descent of turbid Yin
  • Regulate Liver Qi
  • Strengthen the Spleen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Sudden collapse
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Clenched jaws
  • Fullness, extreme pain, and a cold sensation in the chest and abdomen
  • Purple or blue lips
  • Sudden loss of consciousness
  • Coma
  • An urge to vomit and defecate without doing either
  • Abdominal pain with chest distention
  • Mental upset
  • Paraphasia
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive mucus and saliva
  • Breath cold
  • Pale complexion
  • Cold extremities
  • Staring eyes
  • T Pale
  • C: White and slippery or greasy
  • P: Deep and slippery or Deep, excess and slow or Wiry, tight and Excess
Treatment Principle
  • Warms and Aromatically Opens the Orifices
  • Moves Qi
  • Expels dirt
  • Transforms turbidity
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • General edema of the body and extremities
  • Dysuria
  • Oliguria
  • Orthopnea
  • Pitting edema
  • Dyspnea
  • Anorexia
  • Abdominal fullness and pain
  • T: Thick
  • C: White and thick
  • P: Slow or Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel Stagnant Water
  • Dry Dampness
  • Eliminate water from the Lungs
  • Harmonize the Spleen
  • Relieve edema
  • Move Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Scanty or no urine
  • Dysuria
  • Thirst with no desire to drink
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal fullness and distention
  • Heavy head
  • Headache
  • General aching
  • General edema beginning from the eyelids
  • Dizziness
  • May have fever or fever and chills
  • T: Normal or red
  • C: Greasy and white
  • P: Soft and rapid or Slippery and rapid or Floating and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel Dampness
  • Regulate Qi flow to the Urinary Bladder and Large Intestine
  • Clear Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal distension
  • Heaviness
  • More damp symptoms than heat symptoms
  • Anorexia
  • Uncomfortable bowel movements
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • T: Pink
  • C: Greasy and white
  • P: Soft
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal distention
  • Dry, scaly skin
  • Tightness
  • A mass-like appearance
  • Softness on palpation
  • Absence of thirst
  • Maybe an aversion to drinks
  • Tenderness and soreness of the lower abdomen
  • Lower abdominal cramps
  • Lower Jiao pain
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Heaviness
  • Headache
  • Dull spirit
  • Mental fuzziness
  • No fever
  • Condition fails to improve
  • A right-sided abdominal swelling that is soft when touched and not very painful
  • Cold extremities
  • A gray or pale complexion
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy, yellowish white
  • P: Soft or slippery and maybe rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Mental cloudiness
  • Heavy head
  • Heavy sensation in the body
  • Cough with Excess sputum
  • Chest and epigastric distention
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest and epigastrium
  • Nausea
  • Profuse sputum
  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Fatigue
  • Borborygmus
  • Tinnitus
  • Mouth glutinous
  • No thirst
  • Likes to sleep
  • Maybe palpitations
  • Headaches (may be recurrent)
  • Spots before the eyes
  • Lockjaw
  • Sinus congestion
  • Cold feet
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal distention
  • Weakness of hands and feet
  • May be edema
  • Sudden loss of consciousness
  • Excess salivation
  • Compulsive sleeping after eating
  • T: Normal or Thick
  • C: White and greasy or Sticky and white
  • P: Rolling or Wiry and slippery or Soft and slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Eliminate Dampness
  • Resolve Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal distension
  • Poor appetite
  • Edema
  • Chest and hypochondriac distension
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Thirst but doesn't wish to drink
  • Maybe no thirst
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thick, slippery
  • P: Slippery and full and maybe wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Eliminate Dampness
  • Resolve Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough with sharp pain in the chest and hypochondrium
  • Hypochondriac distention and pain
  • Hard focal distention in the epigastrium
  • Dry heaves
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Abdominal distention
  • Wheezing
  • Fullness in the chest
  • Dyspnea caused by extreme chest and back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Asthma
  • Rapid breathing
  • Generalized edema which is worse in the lower body
  • Difficult urination and defecation
  • T: Normal or Dark
  • C: Thick, greasy and white
  • P: Deep and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Attack and Dispel water
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Shortness of breath especially while lying down
  • Abdominal distension with water retention
  • Edema in lower extremities
  • Edema in face
  • T: White bubbles
  • C: Thick, greasy, white
  • P: Thready
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Hard abdominal distention
  • Flatulence
  • Urethra problems
  • Prostate problems
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal distention
  • Heart pain
  • Chest and flank pain
  • Throat pain
  • Cannot swallow
  • Throat swelling
  • Cannot spit
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
  • UB-67, KI-4
  • UB-64, KI-4
  • Bleed UB-40
    If the Blood is black, it indicates cholera or para cholera
    If the Blood is red, it indicates Blood Stagnation
    If there is no vomiting and diarrhea, it indicates Qi Stagnation
    If there is vomiting with diarrhea, it indicates Heat or Cold Stagnation
    If there is only vomiting, it indicates Fire
    If there is only diarrhea, it indicates Cold
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pale, watery Blood
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Laconic speech
  • A sinking sensation in the lower abdomen
  • Fatigue
  • A shiny, pale complexion
  • Abdominal fullness
  • Lower back pain
  • T: Pale
  • C: Moist and thin
  • P: Deficient and frail or Weak and smooth
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi in order to tonify the Blood
  • Raise Yang Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Chronic tinnitus
  • Hair loss
  • Dark purple complexion or
  • Blue or green facial complexion with or without rosacea or vitiligo
  • Darkness around the eyes
  • Brandy nose
  • Progressive emaciation
  • Abdominal distention
  • Purplish discoloration of the sinews
  • Tidal fever
  • Dizziness
  • Deafness
  • Pale face
  • Cyanosis
  • Phthisis
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • T: Dark or with petechiae
  • C: Normal
  • P: Choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Open the orifices
Herb Formulas
Points